“All About Arkansas” On Display At Ozark Health Medical Center

Turn a bunch of artists loose to create art with the subject “Arkansas” and what do you get? To find out, visit the new art exhibit at Ozark Health Medical Center, with 37 works of art by 19 area artists, all members of the North Central Arkansas Artist League.

Artists participating in this exhibit are Connie Hood, Kathleen Hadley, Ellen Kelly, Charlotte Rierson, Doris Sexson, Judy Shumann, Lea Berry, Ruby Krimm, Freda May, Bonnie Hookman, Van Swink, Louise Shaw, Julie Caswell, Jan Cobb, Diana Foote, Sue Pico, Camille Thomas, Carolyn Goettsch, and Joyce Hartmann. They are all local, from Greers Ferry, Clinton, Fairfield Bay, Diamond Bluff, Edgemont, Quitman, Shirley, Holly Mountain, and Choctaw.

Arkansas lakes, rivers, and waterfalls are most popular, with several Sugarloaf paintings, both at Fairfield Bay and Heber Springs. Floral subjects and woodland scenes with seasonal autumn colors portray more Arkansas beauty. Artists painted the bridge in Garvan Gardens and the Natural Bridge in Clinton, as well as other recognizable locations like the old mill at Little Rock, a downtown scene at Leslie, the Indian Rock Cave in Fairfield Bay, churches, cabins, and barns. Arkansas is the Natural State, and so you’ll see brightly colored rainbow trout, graceful trumpeter swans, and a peaceful scene with gulls at a beach. Look for a hog or two, pumpkins, and even a riot of naked ladies (flowers, that is…these exhibits are family-oriented).  Media includes oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, and colored pencils.

The public can view the art exhibit during normal business hours from now through January 14th. The exhibit is free. Art work is for sale, with prices ranging from $15 to $500. Purchases help support projects by the Hospital Auxiliary, so consider buying local art if you’re looking for a unique gift or home décor. The hospital is located on Highway 65 in south Clinton.

For information about NCAAL call President Connie Hood, Fairfield Bay, 884-3283.  For more information about this exhibit, call Hospital Exhibit Coordinator Joyce Hartmann, Choctaw, 745-6615.