Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Bull Shoals Art Club will be exhibiting the month of July at the Ozark Regional Arts Council Gallery in the Vada Sheid Community Center (The Sheid) on the campus of Arkansas State University/Mountain Home. Reception Thursday, July 2 from 4-6; refreshments will be served.
     The Bull Shoals Art Club started in1992, with several artist friends who gathered to paint at the Bull Shoals First Baptist Church. January 26, 1999 Gladys Fournier of Bull Shoals filed Bull Shoals Arts and Humanities Council as a No-Profit Corporation. Over the years they displayed their art in several locations and had a gallery at Bel Arco Resort. Today, their work is displayed where they meet the first Wednesday each month at 10:30 a.m., in Lloyd Travis Municipal Center (City Hall) 14 Skyles Lane, Lakeview. Every other month no business meeting for they gather to paint and learn from each other.
     July artist exhibitors are, President Lilly Dana, had always loved to draw and at sixteen she started to paint in oil and attended classes at the Minnesota Art School. She loves to paint land and seascapes for her own enjoyment. Edie (Edith) Thornburg retired 1998 from Illinois. She took classes from Jo Rowell at PAL’s in Yellville, working in pastel, oil and colored pencils, painting still life, animals, and flowers. She is also a member of the Area Art Club and has won ribbons in several area art shows. Arlene Westmoreland moved to Lakeview over four years ago from Iowa where she was involved in classes, art shows and promoting her art in all mediums except acrylics. Phyllis Myers started taking classes for therapy in 1978 and after retiring to this area she joined the club in 2002. Jerry Preator is a native of Independence, Missouri who has worked and taught watercolor painting for over fifty years. He provides classes at his studio in Lakeview. He has exhibited in shows in several states winning awards and many are in private collections. Preator designed the latest Bull Shoals Art Club logo. Mary Nida Smith is a former president of the Siloam Spring Artist Guild where she entered several art shows. After moving to Lakeview she has been involved in photography. Her photographs have won in several local art shows. Dale Hedgecough, moved from Michigan to this area 12 years ago to retire. She took eight years of painting and drawing lessons at ASUMH to improve her skills Call Lilly Dana 656-2757 dana-ron@comcast.net. Edie Thornburg 870-431-4718 edierachel@yahoo.com

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