Mark Weber, professor of art at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, is among 22 artists invited to show their work in, “Drawn from Life: Artful Aging in the Washington University Community.”
The exhibit runs Feb. 23 through March 9 at the People’s House, 7 University Lane in St. Louis.
Weber’s painting in this show is from his “Special Intentions” collection. The 65-inch by 65-inch painting is created with oil, acrylic and enamel on canvas.
Through his work, Weber said he tries to eliminate the impossible.
“Every day we are presented with images that relate to us on a personal or universal level,” he said. “My artwork aims to encourage spiritual and hopeful thoughts about the journeys each of us are involved in, rather than offer answers or narratives.”
A Washington University alum, Weber looks forward to showing his work at his alma mater.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to exhibit alongside other members of the Washington University community,” he said. “As a student, I made many lifelong colleagues and friendships that continue to this day. While we have developed our careers in many different directions, they will forever be linked by our connection to Washington University.”
Prior to earning his master’s degree in fine arts from Washington University, Weber completed a bachelor’s degree in fine arts at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. In addition to this exhibit, he has participated in nearly two dozen solo exhibitions and more than 50 group exhibitions. Moreover, his artwork has been displayed in numerous public and private collections, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Ralston Purina, and Hunan Normal University in Changsa, China.