Gallery talk on "Picture Perfect" exhibit at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site

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Volume 37-032 For Immediate Release: Feb. 2, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, -- Join photographer and artist Adrienne Walker Hoard, Ph.D., for a gallery talk about the exhibit "Picture Perfect: A Woman's Decade in Post-Apartheid South Africa" on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Elizabeth Rozier Gallery in Jefferson City.

"Picture Perfect" chronicles Hoard's experiences with the people of the Ndzundza Ndebele nation of South Africa from 1996 to the present day. It displays artwork and artifacts that tell the stories of the lives of Ndebele women while also expressing the artist's insights through photography and paintings. This exhibition reveals a creative nation of women who are cultural warriors and, through their art creations, are determined not to disappear in the face of 21st century globalization. The exhibit runs through Feb. 28.

The Elizabeth Rozier Gallery, located in the historic Union Hotel at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site (Jefferson Street at the Missouri River), is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, contact the department's  Missouri State Museum office at 573-751-2854 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information on state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at