The public is invited to an art exhibit opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 15 at Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road. This month’s exhibit features a “Christmas Celebration” by Traditional Art Guild members Nita Calamaio, Nan Merchant and Beth Boone. The exhibit will remain on display until mid-January.
All Southerners, Boone and Merchant are native Arkansans, while Calamaio is originally from Memphis. All three ladies are accomplished long-time artists. Beth Boone paints mainly in oils, and is known for her paintings of children. Calamaio is a watercolorist whose extensive travels in France and other parts of Europe are depicted in her paintings. Merchant, who paints mostly in oils, specializes in scenes of Hot Springs buildings and landscapes. She has recently added the watercolor medium in what she calls her “fun paintings.”
The third Saturday of every month throughout the year, the airport will host a new art exhibit by a Traditional Art Guild member, beginning with an opening reception. For information on membership, contact TAG President Joanne Kunath at 262-2953.