In planning activities and events to support our theme, there will be a focus on exhibits that celebrate senior art, especially the vast collection of our centennial artist, Mary Talbert. Mary is nearing her 100th birthday in January and to celebrate we’re sharing her massive body of work which includes many paintings of Arkansas’ natural environment. Mary’s authentic and impressionistic paintings serve as an inspiration for all to preserve the beauty and resources of our natural state. Equally important is to honor and celebrate the contributions and wisdom of all senior artists in Arkansas, a group we call the Golden Creatives. We will also feature Fayetteville artist Terry Dushan, a fine art photographer for 35 years, who now continues to inspire others with her abstract digital photography. Also, Fayetteville artist Gary Johnson who has shown his abstract watercolor paintings throughout the United States, Europe and China. Gary is a popular NWA workshop conductor where he teaches his approach to abstract art. Next we have Helen “Bunny” Hellwig who’s been drawing with a number 2 pencil all her life. Her portraiture and color pencil drawings are masterful and amazing! These artists have each won numerous awards for their outstanding art and will exhibit their awe-inspiring art during the months of January and February. We’ll also host a wide variety of weekly art classes with our Golden Creative instructors covering everything from watercolor to Ai. We’ll have a wide range of activities to realize our ultimate goal of providing intergenerational collaboration through presentations, school field trips and filmed interviews by student videographers. Co-director and artist, Kathleen Siegfried and I are excited to envision the opportunities and grateful to CACHE for their assistance with this milestone and extraordinary project!
Check the links below for additional information on our Golden Creatives.