Kyla Swanson’s art exhibit at the North Missouri Arts Council (NOMO) opened June 8 at 4 p.m.

Swanson’s exhibit runs for the month of June and features many works in a wide array of mediums and themes.

Kyla Swanson’s art exhibition opened at the NOMO art gallery June 8 at 4 p.m. The exhibit features many pieces from the artist. Photography, glass, watercolor and many other mediums can be found by the artist at the gallery.

Swanson has been creating art for as long as she can remember. According to Swanson, she comes from an artistic family.

“I’ve always been encouraged to create,” Swanson said. “There’s never really been a time when I haven’t been [creating].”

For Swanson, the sky’s the limit.

“I love experimenting with whatever is out there,” Swanson said. “Anything that gets my hands messy.”

The opening reception was attended by friends, family and Marceline residents. The reception also featured snacks and refreshments for guests.

Swanson was raised in Marceline. She recently graduated from Hannibal-LaGrange University with a degree in art with an emphasis in graphic design. Swanson recently accepted a job with Walsworth as well.

Swanson’s mother Kim Swanson says she is excited for her daughter.

“It’s like having a welcome home party,” Swanson said. “To see the work Kyla has put so much work in to, so many different mediums and creations and have it hanging in your hometown is great.”

The NOMO art gallery opened in 2007. The nonprofit showcases art from local and regional artists. Artists have been featured in the gallery from all over the U.S. According to North Missouri Arts Council President Darrell Gardner, the gallery usually has a new exhibition every month.

Swanson’s exhibit will be on display throughout June. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The NOMO art gallery is located at 111 S. Main Street USA in downtown Marceline.