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About Peggy Guest

 


 

Peggy A. Guest, native of Kansas City, is a graduate of Park College in Parkville, Missouri, with additional undergraduate studies in fine art at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and the Kansas City Art Institute.

Peggy began her art career as an illustrator and graphics supervisor for the federal government. She worked for the Department of Defense at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, the Army Recruiting Command and the USDA .

Her husband, Joe Guest, a mid-Missouri native, has an extensive background in commercial and residential construction and engineering. He collaborates with Peggy on the actual fabrication and installation of the artwork. His working knowledge of each piece from the ground up, is invaluable when installing pieces.

Peggy and Joe now have their own art studio near Fayette, in mid-Missouri. They take private commissions, commercial, corporate and public art on a project-by-project basis (i.e. murals, large public sculptures, exhibits).

“Our objective is to create a piece of art, either two or three dimensionally, that fits perfectly into its environment. I get inspiration from the space a piece will be, the piece almost creates itself, then.”

Her first carving was a 28-foot totem of animals and natural objects. It was carved, in place, from a 50-foot hard maple. The carving, a private commission, still stands on a the scenic bluffs overlooking the Missouri river and Katy Trail, near Rocheport, Missouri.

Her first large mural project was the Boonslick mural at Main and High Streets in Boonville, MO. which earned a Presidential award for beautification.

Her other murals include the “Mother of Counties” mural at the courthouse in Fayette, MO, as well as many other private residential commissions. Recent murals include two 125-foot walls on the main street in Slater, MO, and another mural for Boonville High School.

The latest three-dimensional work Guest completed is a carved mirror, four feet by five feet. It features individually carved animals and natural objects assembled together to form a collective form around the edge of the mirror.

The three-dimensional piece “Sunning Turtles” is on display at the Boone County Government Building and was exhibited at Powell Gardens in Kansas City.

 

Peggy Guest

Peggy Guest
painting the Wholly Cow Creamery

 

Exhibitions

Ashby-Hodge Museum of American Art
Central Methodist University
Fayette, MO

see view of installation

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church,
Kansas City, MO

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn, NY

Lauritzen Gardens,
Omaha, NE

Powell Gardens,
Kansas City, MO

Recent Art Festivals

Columbia Art League's
Art in the Park
Columbia, MO

(6/2006)

River City Arts Festival,
Jefferson City, MO

(6/2006)

Press

Peggy and Joe Guest
were featured in the
Columbia Daily Tribune
August 1, 2004.

 
     

 

 
     

 

 

 
 
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