Dr. Anthony Scheffler, dean of the School of Education, was recently recognized in Art St. Louis XXXV, The Exhibition, where his work won the Award of Excellence at the opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 9.
Art St. Louis XXXV, The Exhibition is a juried art exhibition in its 35th year. The show features many St. Louis regional artists who work in a variety of media, subjects, and styles. Scheffler’s piece “Purple Tea,” was one of 52 pieces selected by a jury from more than 500 submissions to be shown in the exhibition. The awards judge, Shannon Bailey, chose four of those pieces to win an Award of Excellence.
The wooden carved teapot “Purple Tea” (2016) includes a purple heart, ebonized walnut, and figured fir. It was well received by those in attendance, which included School of Education faculty and staff who celebrated Scheffler’s accomplishment.
"I thoroughly enjoyed attending the opening reception for this art exhibit,” said Matthew Kertzman, administrative assistant, School of Education. “Dr. Scheffler’s talent received a deserved recognition, and it was wonderful to see that happen for him. I am learning from his professional expertise and artistic creativity every day, and I feel very fortunate to have him as a colleague and professional role-model.”
Scheffler has been practicing art for 15 years. View more of Scheffler’s work.
The exhibition will run Nov. 9 through Dec. 23 and is open to the public.