Contemplative Brush Strokes: Member Artist Cindy Dietrich Logan

For artist Cindy Dietrich Logan, it’s all about the light: the way the light is captured in a child’s eye, the sun illuminating a forest path, the moon shimmering on the midnight river. Her contemplative works are achieved through richly layered marks with each stroke of her pen or brush providing the context for a story of people and places and pathways. Often these marks include messages of prayer and inspiration. Cindy works in a variety of media as she believes that these varied experiences are necessary in order to teach art and she is as passionate about teaching as she is about art.

Cindy was born and raised in Ft.Worth, Texas. After graduating from high school in Texas she attended William Woods College in Fulton, Missouri from 1970-1974. Cindy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art with minors in English and Secondary Education. She taught in Texas for two years and then returned to Missouri where she taught privately until returning to teach at Louisiana High School in 1984. While at LHS, she formed the National Art Honor Society and became active in the Missouri Art Education Association. In 1988 she received her Master’s Degree from Webster University.

Today Cindy is still teaching privately. She serves on the Board of Raintree Arts Council and as a deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Louisiana, Missouri. She is a member of the scholarship committee for the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She has served on the Missouri Arts Council Community Arts Panel, on the William Woods University Alumni National Board and is a Juried Member of Best of Missouri Hands. Cindy has completed two murals in Louisiana, including the largest to date of the historic churches of Louisiana, Missouri prior to 1900.

Cindy’s work can also be seen at Her school-aged students’ work can be seen at: under Logan Private and in the Celebrating Art Books published by Dick Blick. In addition to exhibiting as a member at the Alliance Art Gallery, Cindy also exhibits at The Art House in Fulton, Missouri.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 5:00 until 8:00. A free drawing for artwork by Cindy will be held at 6:00. This reception coincides with Hannibal’s monthly Second Saturday Gallery Night and is free and open to the public.

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