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Explore the North Village Arts District, just steps away. The Broadway also features a wide variety of work from local artists throughout the entire hotel. We’re also patrons of First Fridays, a monthly event in the North Village Arts District where gallery doors are open to the public to further appreciate and foster Columbia’s burgeoning art community.
By Chris Morrey
Chris is a Canadian sculptor who lived and worked all over North America before making his home in Columbia, Missouri. He has been deeply influenced by ancient Chinese and Japanese arts, as well as European ornamental styles. Ozark Dragon combines these influences with an aerial view of Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks to create a burnished steel dragon for the Broadway Hotel.
By Dawson Morgan
This work consists of sculptural stoneware pieces that incorporate shadow as a design component. Jennifer Perlow created the visual concept with Morgan’s studio work in mind. Dawson added, “As an artist, I was inspired by the project right from the start. Jennifer Perlow’s appreciation for the elegant shapes and shadow in my work served as a muse throughout the process. It is a joint project from my perspective, completely Jennifer’s idea that I played out three dimensionally.”
By Bob Hartzell
Bob Hartzell is a printmaker and light sculptor, who is active in community arts and education. He grew up in small Missouri towns as he followed his education farther from school to school. After starting graduate school at Columbia College Chicago’s Center for Book and Paper Arts, he was lured to the University of Missouri to study fibers with Jo Stealey and the opportunity to run the silkscreen program at Mizzou. While completing the work for his MFA, he volunteered for many local arts organizations, and remains very active in the art community.
By Corey Hale Ransberg and Chelse Myers
The photograph is a collaboration between two crazy local photographers. Featuring a time-lapse view from the rooftop of The Broadway Hotel, it conveys the vibrancy of downtown Columbia through the lens. It has been printed on metal to emphasize the luminescence of the mid-summer sky.
By EL Woodworks
EL Woodworks is a small, family woodworking company. They design and handcraft wood wall art, furniture, and home decor. All of their unique woodworks are handmade with extra care. They have a workshop in Portland, MI.