Three separate themes make up the next exhibit at the Hannibal Arts Council. AGGLOMERATION II, a collection of different things, opens to the public from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26 at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S Main St. Honorary hosts for the opening reception is the HAC Gallery Committee, with featured beverages from Golden Eagle Distributing. Sponsors are Milly Johnson, Michael Gaines and Missouri Arts Council.

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Paper, Paintings and Pottery features painters Deborah Davis and Maron Horonzak from Stoutsville, Hannibal artist Becky Evans, Kirksville painter Patti Kreps and Canton potter Josh McCurdy. An open show, titled This Is What Freedom Looks Like, celebrates the 150th anniversary of Missouri’s Emancipation Proclamation. This exhibit is in partnership with Jim’s Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center. Area artists were invited to submit pieces that symbolize what freedom means to them. Sculptor and painter Preston Jackson of Dunlap, IL will be highlighted in the freedom exhibit, as well as artifacts from Zeta Phi Beta, a national organization whose founder, Arizona Cleaver, was from Hannibal. Zeta Phi Beta The third installation of HAC’s The Photography Channel, a digital photography exhibit, features the theme “details.” The general public was invited to submit close-up, macro and detailed photos.

The exhibit will be on display through August 8. Hannibal Arts Council gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Hannibal Arts Council is closed Tuesdays and Sundays. In addition to regular gallery hours, evening viewing hours will include 5-8 p.m. Saturday, July 11 and Saturday, August 8 during Second Saturday Gallery Night.

For more information on the current exhibit and other HAC programs contact the Hannibal Arts Council at, 573-221-6545 or visit them on the web at