New Art Exhibit “A Sense of Place” at Ozark Health Medical Center in Clinton

Artists came from all over in Tuesday’s morning rain, carrying umbrellas to protect plastic-wrapped art. They converged in the halls of Ozark Health Medical Center, 2500 Hwy. 65, S. Clinton to hang their paintings so you can enjoy this new exhibit “A Sense of Place” which will hang through Nov. 12th.

The display features mostly landscapes, but florals, still life, and wildlife art also meet this theme, because through art the viewer peers through a window into the very soul of its creator, a sense of place from which an artist derives individual creative expression.

Local artists exhibiting more than 50 works of art are Mark Davis of Shirley; Faye Rodgers of Clinton; Diana Foote, Holly Mt.; Yun Kim, Joyce Hubbard, Marion Thorpe, all of Mt. View; Charlotte Rierson and Ellen Kelly, Fairfield Bay; Jan Cobb and Julie Caswell, Greers Ferry; and Diane Dudzik and Joyce Hartmann of Choctaw.

Art is located in two places within the same building: the hallways near the cafeteria on the upper level and the outpatient wing on the lower level. There are all sizes and varieties of oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, giclees and colored pencil: landscapes of local and exotic places, endangered wildlife portraits, farm scenes and animals, flowers, and more. Purchase any painting, affordably priced from $15 to $450, at the Gift Shop. By shopping locally, buyers benefit Hospital Auxiliary projects as well as encourage artists to produce more art.

All artists are members of the North Central Arkansas Artist League, open to anyone who would like to learn more about art. They meet in Fairfield Bay, paint together, take art workshops, and watch demonstrations by professional artists. Programs are held each third Monday of every month.

The next program is a watercolor workshop by Richard Stephens on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 20th and 21st, at Bayside Studio at 100 Greenwood Rd. in Fairfield Bay. For further information about this program or exhibit or to join the League, call Hospital Exhibit Coordinator Hartmann at 745-6615.