Cultural Arts Gallery

The public is invited to view new exhibits and meet the artists at receptions held each month at the Renaud Spirit Center. Hours of operation are as follows:

M - TH
5:15 a.m. - 10 p.m.
F
5:15 a.m. - 9 p.m.
SA
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
SU
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Rachel Rueweler

Through July 14
Medium: Painting

Rachel is a retired teacher who spends her time traveling and painting. This is her first show in the O’Fallon area.


Neil Kruel

July 21 – September 1
Medium: Acrylic paintings on craft paper

Neil has always lived in Missouri except for the years pursuing a Fire Arts degree at the University of Colorado. While living in the west he began his artistic journey as a landscape painter using the majestic mountain scenes as reference. Later he was introduced to the medium of clay by the accomplished ceramicist, Herb Schumacher. After returning to Missouri, Neil completed his art education at the University of Missouri and Washington University in St. Louis. He combined his skills as a painter with clay and used these expressive elements to produce images which capture honesty in his art with a unique perspective and mood.

Neil has been a faculty member of East Central College for eight years, teaching art history, painting and ceramics, and he has exhibited his artwork in a variety of galleries and venues. Many of his commissions, murals, paintings and sculptural forms are in public and private collections worldwide.

On the value of art, Neil Kruel says, “Art refines, distills and discards the ephemeral and presents to the viewer the purity of the process.”