Arrow Rock State Historic Site is excited to welcome back local artist Shawn Cooper from Sedalia.

The exhibit will be available for viewing in the visitor center’s small gallery, daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. throughout June and July. Two “meet-the-artist” events during the exhibit’s run will also be held in the small gallery June 3 and July 15, both from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cooper enjoys painting with acrylics and oils. He has no formal training other than a few classes in high school. In addition to painting, he also enjoys studying genealogy and while researching his family, he traced his ancestry to the Howard County settlement of Cooper’s Fort, located across the river from Arrow Rock.

The historic site hosted a display of Cooper’s paintings several years ago and the event was well-received.

For more information about these events, call the historic site office at 660-837-3330. The events are free, open to the public and there is no registration.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.