Press Release

Local Artist, John Stoeckley, to Unveil New Book: "Reflections of Missouri"

Friday, September 9, 2011
by Carolyn Carpenter

President Dr.Woodrow Burt, of Hannibal-LaGrange University, has announced a public unveiling of the new pictorial book by renowned Missouri artist, John Stoeckley.  HLGU will host the event on Thursday, September 15, 2011, starting with a reception at 5:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Roland Fine Arts Center located at 2800 Palmyra Road in Hannibal, MO. The main presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Along with other speakers, Stoeckley will speak on the creation of his artwork selections of his subject matter and being an artist in Missouri.

Stoeckley, of Louisiana, MO, created over 200 art pieces featuring Missouri’s most beautiful and historic sites in his new book, Reflections of Missouri. This large, coffee-table book, published by Acclaim Press of Sikeston, MO, will feature his best works in full color from one end of the state to the other.

“My career started in Hannibal, MO. I drew my first painting there and got it published at the museum. Since then, I have done over 200 paintings in 20 years on historical sites and landscapes. I am also a personal friend of Dr. Burt. All these things have brought HLGU to the top of the list for the starting place to unveil my book. It’s the logical place for it,” quotes Stoeckley. The public is invited to this special event.

For more information contact Carolyn Carpenter, HLGU Director of Public Relations, at 573-629-3116 or email her at carolyn.carpenter@hlg.edu

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations