Calico Rock Museum New Tomlinson Art and Science Center Hosts First Show in March

The Calico Rock Museum System is pleased to announce the opening of their first show in the new Tomlinson Art & Science Center. Entitled, “Diversity Is a Strength,” by R. Scott Flanagin and Neilla Flanagin is showing now through Saturday, March 24 and again on Saturday, March 31. The museum will be closed the week of March 26-30 for the Arkansas Museums Association Conference.

Neilla Hudson Flanagin was born in Calico Rock, Arkansas in 1944 and graduated from Calico Rock High School in 1962. Randy Flanagin was born in Alhambra, California in 1942 and graduated from Russellville High School in 1961. They met at a youth retreat in 1958 and were married at the Pineville Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1963 when Neilla’s father, Rev. Neil Hudson, was pastor at the church.

While Randy served in the United States Marine Corps, they lived in many states and traveled extensively. After they both retired, they decided to reinvent themselves through art. Examples of their work can be seen in the Student Union at the University of Arkansas and in the floor of the Donald W. Reynolds Baxter County Library in Mountain Home.

The Tomlinson Art & Science Center is a part of the Calico Rock Museum System and is open Wednesday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information on the museum, call 870-297-6100 or visit their website at To learn about the artists, visit their website at

Calico Rock Museum Foundation
104 Main Street
Calico Rock, Arkansas 72519