Monticello residents to be featured in Guachoya exhibit

Guachoya Cultural Art Center at Lake Village will have a reception for the Elgenia Ross-Isabel Bacon exhibit from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4.

Both women have long careers in the arts, Ross with 30 years and Bacon with a 42-year career as an artist.

Ross is a resident of Monticello. After receiving an undergraduate degree from Furman University in Greenville, S.C., and an art teaching certificate from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, she taught high school art. She received a master’s degree from Parsons School of Design and Bank Street College, NYC, in administrative supervision in visual arts. Her work has been shown at many places in Arkansas. Art mediums she has worked in include pastels, charcoal, oil and acrylic. In recent years she has mainly painted in oil.

Bacon was born in Managua, Nicaragua. She grew up in Guatemala where she became seriously interested in art during her high school years and began studying painting with don Oscar Gonzalez Goyri, a well-respected Guatemalan artist. She holds a master of arts in Spanish literature from the University of Arkansas and is currently a professor of Spanish and director of foreign language teaching assistants at UAM. Her work is mainly in oils and watercolors. She is married to Ed Bacon and their home is in Monticello.

The exhibit will be on display until Sept. 26. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.

Guachoya is located at 1652 Highway 65 & 82 South in Lake Village. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information, call 870-265-6077.