North Central Arkansas Art Gallery/Fairfield Bay Conference Center November Feature Artist: Jeannie Fry from Cabot
Jeannie is one of the galleries’ new artists to show her paintings.
She is a painter who loves the outdoors and all living things. Birds, water, fish, animals, sunsets, misty mornings are all scenes taken from actual experiences in her life outdoors. She grew up in Kansas and received early training from watercolorists around the Wichita area. She has experimented with acrylics and oils, but prefers watercolor. As a child, weekends were spent enjoying the outdoors, drawing and painting, and this love of the outdoors has carried on throughout her life.
After coming to Arkansas, she worked for many years professionally in management and accounting. Following her retirement in Washington, D.C from a major “Fortune Five” corporation, she returned to Arkansas and pursued her creativity more seriously, continuing to learn, to experiment and to paint more watercolors. Her paintings primarily memorialize actual moments that she has personally experienced from the outdoors, but often she experiments with colors, shapes, lines and forms to express feelings of the moment. She likes for her paintings to make people feel good.
Ms. Fry received her Bachelor of Art Education Degree Magna Cum Laude from Wichita State University and her Master of Arts Degree from Michigan State University. She is included in the Artist’s Book of Arkansas Artists called “A Gathering of Artists”, published by the Hot Springs Fine Arts Center. She has exhibited her watercolors in various exhibitions in Central Arkansas sponsored by the Mid-Southern Watercolorists and other local venues, including the Arkansas Arts Center, Laman Library Galleries, Cantrell Gallery, Historic Arts Museum and the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Little Rock. She is a Past President and a current board member of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists.
View and Purchase Art: The new art exhibit went up Oct. 17. The NCA Art Gallery’s mission is to bring quality fine art with family values to our community. The exhibit is open for all artists that are 18 years of age. A selection committee choses the art and changes the exhibit bi-annually. The artists now showing are Painters-Judith Beale, Lea Berry, Julie Caswell, Jan Cobb, Annette Garner, Kathleen Hadley, Joyce Hartmann, Bonnie Hookman, Joyce Hubbard, Gary Johnson, Sarah Johnson, , Yun Kim, Rebecca Loftis, Sandra Marson, Sue Pico, Charlotte Rierson, Faye Rodgers, Diana Shearon, Ann Snyder, Mary Ann Stafford, Dianne Traylor, Suzann Waggoner, Cathy Wester, Jeannie Fry, Carolyn Cloud, and Suzie Zimbelman: 3 Dimensional Art-Barbara Cornett, Karen Gehl, Linda Pledger, Suzie Zimbleman, Anne Mitchell; and Susan Peterson; and photography-Lee Phillips.
The artists come from Fairfield Bay, Greers Ferry, Heber Springs, Conway, North Little Rock, Little Rock, Jacksonville, Edgemont¸ Mt. View, Benton, Clinton, Maumelle, Mt. Vernon, Shirley, Cabot, and Fayetteville.
About the NCA Art Gallery:
The North Central Arkansas (NCA) Art Gallery Mission is to bring quality Fine Art to our community with good taste & family values. The artists are professionals as well as emerging new artists. The artwork is open to all Artists and chosen by a selection committee under the direction of Art Coordinator, Charlotte Rierson.
Art Gallery hours are Mon. – Fri., 9:00-4:00 (unless special events then hours are extended). The viewing of the Art is open & free of charge to the public. All art is available for purchase. The NCA Art Gallery is sponsored by the North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts & Education (NCAF&E) and The City of Fairfield Bay. For more information about the Art Gallery, contact NCA Art Coordinator, Charlotte Rierson – 501-884-6100, email [email protected] or Conference Center Directors, Wilba or Bob Thompson for more information- 501- 884-4202, [email protected], 110 Lost Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay 72088.