PB Art League member to speak at meeting Sunday


The Pine Bluff Art League will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the A/B Room at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave. Attendees are asked to use the Third Avenue entrance.

Linda Lewis, a local artist and longtime member of the PBAL, will be the guest speaker. Lewis will present a program on painting animals in oil and acrylic and the importance of using value as a means of adding volume and texture, especially on fur, feathers and hair, using a limited palette to produce harmony and knowing your subject.

There will be light refreshments and a brief business meeting after the program.

A “Palette knife, Brush and Acrylic workshop” with Pat Sheffield will be held July 16. The fee is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. There will be a sign-up sheet at the July meeting.

In August, Shirley Anderson of Hot Springs Village will teach a pastel workshop in the A/B Room. The cost is $60.

Members can paint along with Dell Gorman and the Tuesday bunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or with Margie Spharler on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Suite 108. For more information, contact Gorman at 870-718-2274 or Spharler at 870-794-2304.

The art league gift shop is open Tuesday and Thursday with hand-painted items by league members that include cards, domino pendants, coaster tiles, totes and purses. These items are a main source of fundraising for the year and as a means of providing art workshops at reduced prices for members and non-members. For a complete list of items or prices contact Gorman.

These meetings are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in the arts is encouraged to attend. For more information on the program or becoming an art league member, contact Inis Ray at 870-536-3354 or 870-718-4726.