North Central Arkansas Artists League members Diana Foote and Carolyn Goettsch will be honored with a reception hosted by Indian Rock Village, 265 Dave Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay, from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 24. Their artwork is the featured exhibit in the upstairs dining room and downstairs gallery through Aug. 15.
Foote’s formal education includes Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Nursing in Community Health from the University of Kansas. Her informal art education began in Kansas while she was still employed in various nursing positions. She has had a lifelong interest in art and has studied painting in watercolor, acrylic, pastel, collage and mixed media. She enjoys painting from nature and using an abstract format for her subjects. Currently she belongs to NCAAL and the Mid-Southern Watercolorists. She and her husband, Mike, live in Clinton.
Goettsch moved to Arkansas from Iowa in 1971 to escape the cold winters. She tried oil painting in Iowa but became serious when she joined a watercolor group at the Sheperd Center in North Little Rock. She took lessons at the Art Center in Little Rock and joined the Arkansas League of Artists before moving to Edgemont. She has taken classes in drawing, acrylics, and watercolor at Arkansas State University in Heber Springs. Her favorite subjects are landscapes and pictures from her extensive travel experiences. She enjoys gardening and has been a Master Gardener for 18 years.
The reception is open to the public. For further information contact Connie Hood at 884-3283.