New Art Exhibit At FFB Library Open To The Public

Jeanne Homuth had a vision when she and Melva King formed the North Central Arkansas Artist League here in Fairfield Bay. Her love of painting and the area surrounding her inspired Jeanne to create works of art that depict scenes of Arkansas grandeur. Now that art may be viewed at Fairfield Bay Library, 369 Dave Creek Parkway in Fairfield Bay from the present time to October 20. Jeanne knows her way around the Bay, moving here in 1977. Her art beginnings in Arkansas began in an empty storefront in “Old Town” with a few other artists. Entirely self taught with a smattering of workshops, she executes both oils and watercolors. Her style can be expressed as somewhat impressionistic with the color flowing effortlessly through each of her works. Jeanne is open to try many new techniques, but above all else is her desire to paint particularly flowers from reminisces of her grandparent’s farm. In 1999 – 2000, Jeanne was presented with North Central Arkansas Foundation Art and Education’s “You Make A Difference Award” for her copious contributions to arts in the community. Serving as an inspiration to many artists who call her a mentor and friend, Jeanne offers her display for free viewing by the public at the library Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, Tuesday-Thursday 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30am to 12:30 p.m. For more information including purchase of -any works that are for sale, contact Ellen Kelly, Library coordinator, 501-884-6476. News from the Fairfield Bay Library which many of you may not be aware: Our Library is open to the public and memberships are modestly priced. Since this library receives no public funds at all, membership fees help to bring the latest in books, videos and periodicals, plus five computer stations with internet connections available for your use, an early childhood development computer workstation, an expanded youth section for the youngest readers through elementary and into high school aged students Children under age 18 can use the resources free of charge. 1 basic adult membership is $15 annually, and a household membership in only $20 per year. You are invited to drop by anytime to see for yourselves what a wonderful resource we have for your entire family. The Library Director, Sara Michael would be happy to give you a tour of the facility anytime. Membership entitles you to check out movies and books free of additional charges. We have some comfortable well-lit areas to sit and read and are looking forward to the day when we will be adding a private conference area to allow for more meeting or study rooms as needed. Last, but certainly not least, we also have Wi-Fi, so you can bring along your own laptop and still have access to the internet while you work on your own projects. This is invaluable to our students who may not have internet connections at home but do have them in the classroom.

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