MVC Morris Gallery Opens Fall 2021 Season

September 16, 2021
Missouri Valley College

The Missouri Valley College Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art has begun its Fall 2021 season.

The Morris Gallery typically features a wide variety of professional artists, photographers and graphic designers from the continental United States. This fall, The Gallery is featuring two native Missourians who make their work inspired by their lives in the state of Missouri.

“Art is for everyone,” said Mary Linda Pepper Lane, director of the Morris Gallery. “The goal of the gallery is to expose visitors to high quality artwork from national artists through a variety of media forms. It is my hope that the exhibits will provoke thought, empathy, appreciation and inspire the student body and local community. It’s also entirely free to view and enjoy.”

Ms. Lane is a resident of Carrollton, Missouri and a Missouri Valley College alumna. She graduated in 2019 with a BFA in Studio Art and a minor in Business.

The first show of the season features Jimmie Allen of Springfield, Missouri and his show “Point and Periphery: Photographs from Small Missouri Towns.” His work centers around social documentary photography. This show especially focuses on the small towns in Missouri and the people that live there. It’s available for viewing from now until October 7, with the in-person artist talk and reception taking place on September 22. The artist talk will begin at 1 p.m. in the Eckilson-Mabee Theatre with the reception following from 2 – 3 p.m. in the Morris Gallery.

The second show of the year will run from October 11-November 24 with more details to follow.

The Morris Gallery, located inside of the Tech Center on the Missouri Valley Campus, is open to the public on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; and on Sundays from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Guided tours can be scheduled by emailing

All Missouri Valley College campus policies apply to Morris Gallery visitors. Currently, face masks are required at all times. Visitors are asked to stay home if they are displaying any symptoms of illness.

Visit the Morris Gallery website for more information, or connect with them on Facebook and Instagram.