Fine Arts Have Become a Family Affair

Siloam Springs, Ark. (September 28, 2005) - This October the Hutcheson Family’s oil paintings and wood carvings will be displayed at John Brown University’s art gallery at an exhibit, titled “Relativity and Art: Paintings and Sculpture from the Hutcheson Family.” The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will open with a reception for the three artists on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p. m. in the Art Gallery lobby. The artists are Dede Hutcheson, Karen Hutcheson, and Robyn Hutcheson Horn.

Dede Hutcheson also works with oils. Her paintings capture the color and ruggedness of the Texas Hill County.

Karen Hutcheson’s oil paintings are influenced by the landscape found around her home in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Her paintings are in many private collections and her work is represented by the Page O’Connor Fine Arts Gallery in Sandestin, Fla. and the C.K. Sway Gallery in Highlands, N.C.

Horn’s wood sculptures combine the curving lines of nature with the angular lines of geometry. Her work has garnered awards both nationally and internationally and is included in such prestigious public collections as The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, The National Museum of American Art in Washington D.C., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Calif. and the White House Collection of American Crafts, in Little Rock, Ark.

The exhibit will run through Friday, Oct. 28. Regular art gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoons 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked sixth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,900 students from 43 states and 40 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

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