Things are about to get colorful at the Hannibal Arts Council. Artists from around the area have been bringing in work for the next HAC exhibit, 'Full Spectrum.'

'Full Spectrum' is described on

Open exhibit featuring artwork focusing upon vibrant and intense colors by artists living within a 50-mile radius of Hannibal and handcrafted one-of-a-kind kaleidoscopes by Steve and Peggy Kittelson of Clermont, IA."

Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works in all mediums are being accepted for the show.

The Hannibal Arts Council Gallery Committee challenged area artists to create original works using vibrant and intense colors, focusing on one or multiple colors from the color spectrum. The resulting pieces will be revealed at an Opening Reception from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S Main St.  This time corresponds with the Second Saturday Gallery Night activities. Thirty-eight area artists chose to accept the challenge and submitted over fifty pieces of work."

The opening reception for 'Full Spectrum' will be on July 13, from 5 - 8 p.m., and will coincide with the monthly Second Saturday Gallery Night in downtown Hannibal.

In conjunction with this exhibit, a workshop on making kaleidoscopes will be held on August 10 at Cave Holly West Winery from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $150 per person, and that includes all materials necessary to build a Kaleidoscope. Two people may attend as a pair and make one scope. The workshop is limited to 8 participants, and the minimum age is 12. To register, call  573-221-6545.

Students will have the opportunity to use a torch to make their own glass pieces and build their own mirror system. Participants may bring small objects, such as metal charms or colored glass, to put in the cell which is 1 5/8” x ¾” diameter. The barrel of the kaleidoscope will be walnut with a cherry eyepiece and an anodized turned end."