A joint art exhibit will be open from Friday, Nov. 2, to Friday, Nov. 16, at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main St.

A joint art exhibit will be open from Friday, Nov. 2, to Friday, Nov. 16, at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main St.
An opening reception will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.
HAC gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The HAC gallery is closed on Tuesdays and Sundays.
The photography exhibit and competition is titled “Through Their Eyes.” It will include the work of both local amateur and professional photographers from youth to adult.
An exhibit called “Young. Restless.” features the work of four artists who attended Hannibal High School about the same time and make creating art a part of their lives.
The artists are Andrew Buckwalter, Scott Haycraft, Bradley Pipkin and Nick Willett.
HAC Executive Director Michael Gaines reported the Young. Restless. exhibit “will showcase the respective skills of the four artists.“
“The drawings and paintings by Buckwalter highlight his skillful use of the graphite medium.” Gaines said.
“The intricate creations by Haycraft and Willett showcase their respective skills using metal a their medium, and the fusion paintings by Pipkin bring street art into a gallery setting using a variety of media.”
The photography exhibit will have more than 50 photos, which will be considered for placement awards.
The awards include Best of Show, Achievement and Merit and Honorable Mention awards. Awards will be presented at 6 p.m. during the opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 3.
“This is the first time we’ve sponsored a photography competition in recent history,” Gaines said. “It is our pleasure to have the opportunity to spotlight the area youth and adult, amateur and professional photographers who entered!
“The pieces submitted allow us to glimpse the world through the lens of a camera and the eyes of the photographer,” he continued.
“George Denniston, a professional photographer from the St. Joseph area, was our judge. He was very impressed with the quantity and quality of all the entries.”
This new joint exhibit is sponsored by Walden Brothers Transportation of Hannibal, Mo., and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
Gaines encouraged the public to attend and support the exhibits and artists.
For more about HAC programs e-mail findit@hannibalarts.com, call the HAC at (573) 221-6545 or see hannibalarts.com.