Local artists Rob and Willie Bowness spent a total of 60 years between the two of them teaching art in public schools – the vast majority in the Steelville School District. Both feel lucky that they were able to work in a field that they were passionate about, but they are definitely enjoying the opportunities afforded by retirement, especially having the time to pursue their own interests.
By Mary Young, STARCO member
When driving by Heartland Arts on Main Street Steelville lately, it doesn't look so pretty on the outside with all of the construction going on, but wait until you step inside! There is so much pretty to see in the many rooms of the Evans House.