The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a gallery reception featuring artist Carly Dahl from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at 226 E. Main, Batesville.
Dahl will give a brief artist talk starting around 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and will include refreshments by Garden Girl.
Dahl was born and raised in Monroe, Michigan, and relocated to Batesville in 2010, where she is currently the executive director of BAAC.
Her work focuses on the ideas and ideals of beauty and unattainable representations of women in society. The exhibition, titled “Beauty as Form,” features paintings and prints with hand drawn details, as well as an installation of small dresses handmade from magazine pages, according to a news release.
The exhibition is on display until Sept. 29 and is sponsored by First Community Bank.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Lacy, 34, spent most of her life in the hills of Lawrence County. Today, she lives in Cave City, the home of “World’s Sweetest Watermelons,” in what’s known as the Prince Matlock house. Its former owner helped create what’s known as the Cave Courts where the city’s cave lies above the Crystal River. He fashioned his home out of the same rocks and materials that are found among the cave’s property, and she feels blessed to now be its caretaker for many more years to come.