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Hospital hosts ‘People Parade’ art exhibit

The new fine art exhibit “People Parade” at Ozark Health Medical Center in Clinton depicts people as they go through life with all the highs and lows, illustrating simple everyday pleasures as well as hardships and struggles to survive in different cultures. The exhibit by members of the North Central Arkansas Artist League will hang through Oct. 6.

The human figure is considered to be the most difficult of all subjects to master, and these artists have rendered the subjects with great skill in a great variety of media: graphite, colored pencil, oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, and large intricate works rendered entirely with pen and ink.

Viewers cannot rush through this exhibit, there is so much here to contemplate and enjoy. There’s whimsy and symbolism, sadness and joy – all sorts of states of human existence. You will chuckle, you will ponder, you will admire.

All work is for sale with some of the proceeds benefiting the hospital auxiliary’s programs.

Participating artists include Mary Shelton, Cabot; Dianne Traylor, Greers Ferry; Judy Shumann, Diamond Bluff; Jan Cobb and Julie Caswell, Edgemont; Van Swink, Doris Sexson, Kathleen Hadley, Ellen Kelly, Connie Hood, Dorothy Hendrickson, Jane Roznauer, all of Fairfield Bay; Joan Bland, Holly Mountain; and NCAAL President Joyce Hartmann, Choctaw.

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