Hot Springs -- The public is invited to an opening reception featuring Traditional Art Guild members Nina Louton and Cynthia Schanink from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 in the terminal building at Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road. The exhibit will remain on display until mid-May.
Louton began studying art with her mother using paper, clay, cloth, wax, and gourd art as well as clothing design and gardening. A graduate of Henderson State University, Louton taught twenty-nine years at Mountain Pine School. She has been involved with The Fine Arts Center, Traditional Arts Guild and The Artists Workshop Gallery for many years. In November 2013, Louton began teaching enrichment classes in the public schools with Arkansas Learning through the Arts, a nonprofit organization that works closely with Arkansas Arts in Education.
Schanink has been painting in watercolor since high school. She has won numerous awards, including Best of Show in Arkansas exhibits. Her works are inspired by locales in Arkansas, including Garvan Woodland Gardens, historic buildings, landmarks, Mt. Nebo State Park and the U.S. National Parks. Schanink’s paintings are in many corporate and private collections.
TAG sponsors a new exhibit at the airport each month, and meets monthly at the Garland County Library from September through May. For membership information, contact President Doug Jones 501-915-0994 or traditionalartguild.com .