Founding artists of Monroe Art Guild celebrated in Monroe

Press Release from Monroe Walton Center for the Arts

Thursday evening, May 10, Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts hosted a reception to honor the Founding Artists of the Monroe Art Guild.

Our ten Founding Artists were recognized and honored by Mayor John Howard who presented each with a Certificate of Appreciation:
Susan Pelham
Bill Barnes
Peggy Byrd
Heather Hilton
Betty Hearn
Lois Reichelderfer
Gloria Potter
Mildred Hinton

Pictured from left are: Susan Pelham, Betty Hearn, Mayor John Howard, Gloria Potter and Lois Reichelderfer. Contributed photo

These two members have passed away but a selection of their works are included in the Founders Show:
Arlene Mitcham
Edna Pannell

The show also includes a beautiful and informative video produced by Denis and Mary Vogel:  “A Storm, a Community and a Group of Artists” that features interviews with many of the Founders plus photographs from those early years, including the devastation of the storm of 1993 which played a part in kick-starting the Art Guild.

The Founders Show closes May 24. Don’t miss this fabulous show!


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