Hot Springs -- The public is invited to an opening reception featuring the works of Traditional Art Guild Artist Cynthia Schanink from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 21 in the terminal building at Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road. The exhibit will remain on display until mid-January.
Schanink has been painting in watercolor since high school, and has won numerous awards including best of show in Arkansas exhibits. Her works are inspired by sights from all around Arkansas including Garvan Woodland Gardens, historic buildings, landmarks, Mount Nebo State Park and national parks. Her paintings are in many corporate and private collections.
She and her husband Daniel travel internationally each year to teach watercolor on cruise ships. She also gives workshops in Arkansas. She exhibits a variety of watercolor painting techniques, but emphasizes a negative painting technique. Schanink is also a member of the Fine Arts Center, Brushstrokes and Artist Workshop Gallery.
TAG sponsors a new exhibit at the airport each month, and meets on the third Thursday of the month from September through May at the Garland County Library. For membership information, contact President Doug Jones 501-915-0994 or traditionalartguild.com .