Arkansas Craft Gallery Events for July 2018

Artist Yun Kim will be in the Arkansas Craft Gallery between 1 and 3 Saturday, July 21, demonstrating her expressive style of painting using exuberant color on canvas. Kim enjoys working in several different media – acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, collage, and charcoal. Her subjects include people, animals, waterfalls, creeks and landscapes, however, any subject can be captured by her eye for color and detail. She uses her own photos as subject matter, then returns to her studio to work.  It’s a converted garage, a space to inspire her creativity.  Working while listening to music, she says, “Painting helps to soothe my soul.”  Her ability to capture movement in her brushwork is evident in her waterfalls, creeks, and the manes and tails of galloping horses.  She works realistically, but her brushwork is loose and impressionistic, capturing the fleeting aspect of changing light.

She has a facebook page devoted to her art called Created in the Ozarks, where she shares her art and offers prints for sale. She participates in the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour, Sept. 15-17 where folks visit her home with her husband Bobby Hensley not far from Mountain View. Some examples of her artwork are on display and for sale at the Gallery, as a member of the Arkansas Craft Guild for the last 8 years. The Gallery is open 10 to 5 Tuesday through Saturday, at 104 East Main in Mountain View, just off the Square.

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 800, Mountain View, AR 72560

Gallery hours: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday – Saturday

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Ginger Smith joined OGTC in 2014 as a volunteer, and has lived in this area since 1972 when she moved to be near her parents, the late Doss and Vivian Burgess. Her late father was Independence County Appraiser and any time family, whether kids or grand kids, came to visit for even a short time, he would take them to A.D. Hill’s grocery store, and get them a soda pop and candy bar, see the talking bird there, and end up “checking out the great White River.” All the kids and grands have played on the banks there, picnicked, and played on the old train. Ginger is adamant, since she moved to Batesville, there is just no other place to raise a family. Her love for the area and desire to help promote it in her professional capacity led her to seek volunteering, and Charlie Morris, whom she met when she was a typesetter at the Daily Guard Newspaper, put her in touch with Cathy Drew, Executor Director of OGTC. She has been on board since then and says she has loved everything she has done and is proud to represent North Central Arkansas.
The last 20 years of her employment she worked for the late County Judge David Wyatt, West Elementary School Principal Jerry Harris, and Circuit Clerk Claudia Nobles and Judge John Kemp. At the Guard Office she says she made friends for a life time, and then the West Elementary teachers, students, and their families grew close to her forever. Her last job she was hired in a newly created position to collect felony fines and restitution. She was so proud that after three years she more than tripled the annual revenues that she retired! Her part-time retirement job was with the ortho docs, Drs. Allen and Angel where she also met many people from all over the area, and made another set of new friends! She is a published writer and has also written feature articles for the Batesville Guard TV Guide and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
She has a daughter, Misty Long Sparks, son-in-law Dloyd Sparks, and three grands, Dalton Lee, Victoria Lynn and Anna Rose, who own her heart, and three more heartbeat grands, Nico and Corbin of Washington, and a late granddaughter, Ginger Savannah. Her late husband, Ken Smith, was the Batesville Postmaster.
Totally retired now, Ginger offers her time and writing abilities to OGTC as she travels around the state and visits with so many nice folks, writes reviews, and tries to be a worthy representative for Ozark Gateway Tourism. She is a people person who really cares for all God has blessed us with in our beautiful state of Arkansas in the United States of America.