FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2019

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The Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site hosts art exhibit featuring paintings of Elephant Rocks State Park

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 16, 2019 – The Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site is proud to host an art exhibit featuring the work of Garry McMichael during the month of November. Over the past year, McMichael has created almost 30 oil and acrylic paintings of Elephant Rocks State Park. His new collection of paintings depicting the beauty and spender of the Elephant Rocks will be on display at the Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The historic site museum will host a free opening night reception 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2. McMichael will be present to answer questions, give insight into how he creates his art, and why he is so inspired by Elephant Rocks State Park and its unique formations.

There is nothing quite like this rock-strewn landscape anywhere else in Mid-America. Giant boulders of pink granite appear throughout the park and the Ozark hardwood forest. Over the centuries, green and gray lichens and mosses have only added to their shape, texture and beauty. McMichael has taken on the challenge of capturing their beauty throughout the seasons and under unique weather and lighting conditions. To see more of McMichael's Elephant Rock art, visit the web at https://garrymcmichael.com/elephant-rocks.html.

Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic site is located in southeast Missouri at 118 E. Maple St., Pilot Knob. For more information about the event, call the site at 573-546-3454.

For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the web at mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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