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Art and History: The Journey of a Missouri New Regionalist

Presentation by Artist Bryan Haynes

Join artist Bryan Haynes for a discussion about his works and the formation of the Missouri New Regionalism art movement.

Time and Place

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
7:00 pm

Les Bourgeois Vineyards Bistro
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Presentation by Artist Bryan Haynes

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Bistro Restaurant is closed on Tuesdays, but the bar will be open. You ARE welcome to come early, bring some food and gather with friends before the presentation. Speaker Series attendees are welcome after 6:00 p.m.

Hosted by Missouri River Relief 

“Osage River” – painting by Bryan Haynes

A walk through Bryan Haynes’ Washington, MO, gallery is a walk through time, through the diverse natural faces of Missouri and across the bridge between the real truth of place and a fantasy. Real characters from regional history come alive in an idealized Missouri landscape. His brushstrokes reveal the profound beauty of simple hills and of tree branches.

Missouri native artist Bryan Haynes will be presenting a tour through forty years of creating artwork since his graduation from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Before returning to his home state, Bryan freelanced for Disney, Warner Brothers, and Universal Studios. However, it was here in Missouri that he rediscovered the beauty and history of the Missouri River Valley landscape, and founded the Missouri New Regionalism movement.

He will share with attendees the history of the movement as well as its key identifiers. Below are several of his works:

“Great Mayer Oak”


“Drei Eisheiligen”


“Above the Beyond”



Gallery representation includes; Bryan Haynes Gallery, Washington, Missouri; American Legacy Gallery, Kansas City; Kodner Gallery of Ladue; Manitou Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

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Bryan Haynes graduated from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California in 1983. Work by the artist has included murals and large scale paintings for; The Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, The Missouri Botanical Garden’s permanent collection, The Westward Expansion Memorial Museum at the Arch, Novus International Inc., Edward Jones, Inc., Missouri Athletic Club, Arrowhead Stadium, The Missouri History Museum, PGAV Architects, First Bank, and the Danforth Plant Science Center. Additional patrons include Disney, Estee Lauder, Warner Bros., Toblerone Switzerland, Universal Studios, IBM, Nike, Sony Music Corp., and Anheuser Busch.


  • 14020 W. Hwy BB, Rocheport, MO
  • Take I-70 to the Rocheport, MO, exit (Exit #115). It’s the first exit east of the Missouri River.
  • Head north toward Rocheport.
  • After about a mile, turn left at the sign for Les Bourgeois Bistro. Follow the signs to the Bistro. You will probably need to park in the lot above the Bistro and walk the trail down.
  • The presentations are held in upstairs in the restaurant. The restaurant is no longer open on Tuesdays but the bar is! You are welcome to bring your own food or snacks.

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Special thanks to Les Bourgeois Vineyards for giving us the opportunity to use their beautiful space overlooking the Missouri River. All speakers are presenting for free! Thank you all for sharing your knowledge with us!

The Big Muddy Speaker Series also takes place in Kansas City and St. Charles.

The views and opinions expressed by our presenters do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of Missouri River Relief, the Big Muddy Speaker Series or any of the partners that support this public forum. The Big Muddy Speaker Series believes that hearing diverse perspectives is a crucial building block for an informed public.