Daven Anderson’s series of paintings on our nation’s waterways opens at the St. Louis Mercantile Art Museum on Saturday, February 4th.  It closes the end on March.

Last Light by Daven Anderson
Last Light by Daven Anderson

THE RIVERS: A Celebration of Life and Work on our Nation’s Waterways

The series of oil on canvas, watercolors and a pastel opens an exhibition on Saturday, February 4th (its second of nine museum exhibitions) at the St. Louis Mercantile Library & Art Museum.  It will be up through March and then moves to LA for a July, August and September exhibition before returning to museums in Indiana and Pennsylvania in 2018. The series’ exhibitions will end in 2021.  The exhibition is supported by a 116 page full color catalog with an introduction by the President of the Port of New Orleans, two articles by museum curators and Daven’s narrative of his time on the water all over the US.

Daven will be giving gallery talks of the series and his time on our waterways on Saturday, February 11th and Saturday, March 18th.  Both talks are at 1 pm.  Please come and view the exhibition and attend his gallery talk.

Nine Network of Public Media, the PBS affiliate in St. Louis, will feature Daven’s work and the exhibition in its programming.  Daven does not have an air time yet.  Also, St. Louis NPR will air their interview of Daven regarding his work and the series on Wednesday, February 8, at approximately 12:35 pm.

The series has had extensive print coverage as well: The American Art Collector (June 2016 article), The National Maritime Historical Society’s Sea History quarterly (Winter 2016/7 cover and article), and Waterway’s Journal (2 articles).  Other print coverage has been promised and is in the works.

Daven hopes that you view the exhibition.  The Mercantile Library & Art Museum in located on UMSL’s campus and is entered through the UMSL Jefferson Library.

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