Gary and Joann Campbell have honored the Mena Art Gallery with a book of his mother’s paintings.
Bernice Campbell had taken an art class in high school in the mid-1930’s. She rekindled that dream in the late 1970’s when Rich Mountain Community College offered art classes. She went on to further her art education with classes at Rich Mountain and at Wenatchee, Washington, as well as lessons from individual artists.
She also learned photography and took thousands of slides during travels with her husband, Earl Campbell. She used those slides as inspiration to paint many pieces which were still hanging in her home when she passed away in January of this year.
In 2016, some of her children and grandchildren published a book of her paintings, and a copy of this book has been donated to Mena Art Gallery where a seating area is available for you to sit and enjoy them.
Come by the gallery during regular hours: 11 am to 2 pm Tuesdays and 10 am to 3 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays. From now through June 3, you can also enjoy seeing the work of Gilda Meyers and Patricia Trulock when you come to the gallery.
The attached photo is of Rick Chrisman, Joann Campbell, Gary Campbell, and Jan Wennberg with the book of Bernice Campbell’s paintings.