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Painting Missouri, one county at a time

Jun 4, 2012

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From 2001 to 2008, painter Billyo O’Donnell traveled across the Show-Me State to capture scenes from each of Missouri's 114 counties and the city of St. Louis. Meanwhile, writer Karen Glines compiled essays about each county to accompany the artwork. Since being published in a coffee-table book titled "Painting Missouri" in 2008, the paintings have toured the state and are back on display this month in Columbia. We talk with the duo about what went into their effort and how people have responded to the work.


Karen Glines, author and former arts and culture writer for AOL in St. Louis

Billyo O'Donnell, landscape painter