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Posted on: February 11, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Airport hosts monthly art exhibit

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Hot Springs -- The public is invited to an opening reception featuring Traditional Art Guild members Jan Briggs and Ellen Capello from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 15 in the terminal building at Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road. The exhibit will remain on display until mid-March.

Briggs is a local artist whose works span a wide range of subjects and mediums. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Henderson State University, and takes classes under Thad Flenniken at National Park Community College. Briggs often experiments with new techniques to stretch the boundaries of her artistic accomplishments.

Mount Ida resident Ellen Capello is relatively new to Arkansas, having relocated here a little more than 4 years ago, but her love of painting has been a lifelong pursuit. For many years, work and family took priority over her art. Since retiring to Hot Springs, she has returned to her artistic roots. Capello has taken classes at National Park Community College to refresh her skills. She joined the Traditional Art Guild to stay active in the art community.

TAG sponsors a new exhibit at the airport each month, and meets at 10 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the Garland County Library. For membership information, contact President Doug Jones 501-915-0994 or .

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