The Road Less Traveled Exhibition

SOREHEAD HILL: JESSE HOWARD

Matthew Higgs

Sep. 24, 2017 - Dec. 31, 2017

Jesse “Outlaw” Howard (1885–1983) lived most of his life in Fulton, Missouri, and was known for the large environment of painted signs he created there. His signs bear traces of his varied life experiences, including interpretations of biblical verse, commentary on local and national politicians, and his low opinion of vandals who stole his signs.

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Ends Dec. 2017

About this exhibition

Jesse “Outlaw” Howard (1885–1983) lived most of his life in Fulton, Missouri, and was known for the large environment of painted signs he created there. His signs bear traces of his varied life experiences, including interpretations of biblical verse, commentary on local and national politicians, and his low opinion of vandals who stole his signs.

In 1977, the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) celebrated Howard’s artistry and his undaunted commitment to free speech. The Institute invited Howard to speak with students and to show his work during a celebration of “Jesse Howard Day.”

For more than 20 years, Higgs has shown consistent ways to supports artists, artist-groups, and curators, through his writing, interviews, curating, and teaching, as well as his reinvention and on-going development of White Columns as a space for people to experiment with the presentation of new ideas and work. For this exhibition, Higgs will lend his expertise to reinvent Sorehead Hill.

Opening Night: The Road Less Traveled

You’re invited to Opening Night in our yearlong series dedicated to artist-built environments!

Seven multidisciplinary exhibitions exploring art environments
Musical performance by Jim White and Paul Fonfara
Followed by DJ and dancing
Complimentary appetizers
Cash bar

Members are Free (remember to bring your card for fast check-in)

$15 in advance/$25 at door

Feb. 25, 2017

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This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding was also provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Kohler Trust for the Arts and Education, and the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The Arts Center thanks its many members for their support of exhibitions and programs through the year.