You wouldn’t think Crystal Moody has only been painting since 2014 just from looking at her ultra-clean, precise and colorful work. Bright, bold and unique are all apt words for Moody’s art, which ranges from stencil portraits of Frida Kahlo and David Bowie, to sharp angles and pristine colors making up shapes and patterns that play with three-dimensional space. 417 Home featured Moody’s at-home art studio back in 2018.
Joshua Beecher, Photographer
You’ve probably seen Joshua Beecher’s photography, even if you don’t realize it. Beecher has contributed to a few 417 Magazine stories in the past as a freelance photographer. As well as taking some spectacular photos of Ha Ha Tonka, Beecher has been all over the world capturing landscapes, locations, nature and people.
Laura Ingalsbe is the founder of the Waxing Moon Collective fine art studio and has been an artist for more than 30 years. Ingalsbe studied painting and sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and paints wildly creative, abstract and surreal pieces. Visitors to the Springfield-Branson airport can currently see one of these paintings—“Tempesta” which, according to Ingalsbe, is one of her favorites—hanging in the Sky Gallery.
Along with photographers, sculptors, painters and craft-makers, Artfest hosts musicians and performers, too. For this year’s virtual event, artists included Justin Larkin, Jin J X and Molly Healey, among many others (over 80, in fact.) Do you have a local artist who would have been at the in-person Artsfest that you think we should highlight? Let us know.