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The Montminy Gallery is proud to announce the COALIER/SPEAR show. This exhibition showcases the work of two award-winning local artists, Kelly Coalier and David Spear. Among their awards, each has won the City of Columbia Commemorative Art Poster. The COALIER/SPEAR show is the first dual show for this pair of long-time Columbia friends and residents. With each artist exhibiting more than 25 works of art, it is also the largest show for either artist in many years.

Coalier has been making artwork daily for 30 plus years. His current drawings and photographs reflect a decade of raising kids and living in Boone County. Fairs, festivals, family and friends are inspirational sources in Coalier’s work. His style and composition are influenced by traditional drawing, comics, ani-mation, photography, and pre-World War II modernism.

Spear’s work is influenced by history and the evolution of art. He weaves together genres of realism and abstraction to express a range of artistic concepts and points of view. His artistic career and work are motivated by a continuous commitment to the development of a broad understanding of diverse process-es and perspectives.