An exhibition featuring landscape and figural paintings in acrylic and mixed media by Fayetteville artist Carol Hart is on display through March 31 in the Story Gallery at Grace Point.
Carol Hart, born in Shreveport, Louisiana, developed a love for art at a very young age. She earned a BA in Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. After a year of teaching and working on an advanced degree, she and husband Bill became part of the “back to the land” movement living in Madison County.
But it was her love for people, especially the disenfranchised, that led her to teaching children with disabilities and then on to founding Life Styles, a non-profit organization based on the belief that when all are included, all of our lives are enriched. Through Life Styles, Carol was able to incorporate her love for art by establishing The Blair Art Center giving individuals with disabilities the opportunity to find their voice through art and express them creatively.
Since retiring from the center in 2012, Carolhas reconnected with her passion for painting. She enjoys experimenting with a variety of subjects, mediums, and materials. She loves the painting process, bold rich colors, and those inevitable surprises that come as the painting develops. Recent works include figurative paintings, landscapes, and abstracts.
The exhibition is free to the public. Contact Story Gallery director Tim Logan for more information or to arrange group visits.
November 9–January 6, 2019
1201 NE McCollum Drive
Or by appointment for special group showings