For her St. Louis tenure (2005-2010), Cindy Tower explored and painted sites of metro-area forgotten industry, including the Armour Packing Plant, the National City Stockyards and the Great Lakes Carbon Factory. At once, her paintings are accessible and conceptual as she mediates the site for an art audience in her plein air process. Now Cindy Tower returns to St. Louis and Fontbonne University to discuss the role of community in art.
View images and videos of Tower's art and process.
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Photo by John Fey: "Artist with Bodyguard and Dog."