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2018 State of the City

Mayor Baird will deliver the City of Lee's Summit's State of the City address Monday, September 24, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. The State of the City will take place at the B&B Theatres located at 3241 SW Fascination Dr. in New Longview. The address is open to the public.

The State of the City will be streamed live on the City's Facebook page and rebroadcast on LSTV beginning Tuesday, September 25. 

The next Meet the Artist event features local artist Pamela Covington. Join us as Covington chats with guests in the lobby of City Hall, 220 SE Green St., Lee’s Summit on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 5:30 - 7 p.m.  Light hors d’oeuvres and wine sampling available, compliments of Third Street Social.

Covington is a modern abstract painter. Her work is a mix of styles ranging from sleek and contemporary to rustic and organic. She doesn’t limit herself to any particular format, technique or current trends in the art world. She constructs her paintings using layers of thick and thin color, using brushes, palette knives, paint sticks, and found objects.

“My work is both deliberate and unintentional. I often start with a deliberate framework, color, or composition and then allow the freedom of expression, intuition, and introspection to dictate the direction of the painting before moving into the next phase of the process. It is working in this space where I find the most profound joy,” Covington said.

Covington has lived in California and New York City but has called the Kansas City area home since 2000 and recently moved to a small lake community just outside of the city surrounded by the beauty of woods and water.

Covington is an award winning artist who travels the country exhibiting her work in juried art shows. She first found a passion for art in high school as an escape, then went on to major in graphic design in college. After college she owned a hair salon for many years but always worked on and sold paintings and drawings on the side. Then, in 2009 she rededicated herself to painting and began making major life shifts and changes in order to fully pursue her passion.

Covington said she finds inspiration from the works of Kandinsky, the New York School of Abstract Expressionism from the mid-century, as well as being in nature and in the study of symbolism and spirituality. 

Her artwork will be on display at City Hall during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, until mid-January 2018.