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Tour D'Art 2018 Recap

Published on May 15, 2018

The 7th annual Tour D'Art was hosted by the Friends of the Paul Weaver Library on April 19, 2018. The event took place at Ozarka College in Melbourne, Arkansas and saw some 300 visitors throughout the day-long event. Tour D'Art featured artwork from area public schools, as well as works from Ozarka College students, faculty, staff and community members. This year's event also featured performing arts that were much enjoyed by those in attendance!

Art exhibits were displayed in the John E. Miller Education Complex and included paintings, woodcrafts, sculptures, hand-made jewelry, quilts, drawings, photography, mosaic art, and more. Calico Rock High School and Head Start, Melbourne High School and Bearkatz Academy, Cave City Middle School, and Highland High School each had participating artists in this year's event.

Ozarka College has many faculty members who are multi-talented; some of them volunteered to share these talents with the community. Leslie Love (Biology) provided painting demonstrations and Amy Keywood (Culinary) shared culinary art demonstrations. Tena Rosse (English) performed poetry readings, Jed O'Brien (Math) and David Mitchell (Science) both shared their musical talents in the Miller Auditorium. Performing with Mr. Mitchell was his daughter, Echo.

Community member and Ozarka College student, Debbie Gray, showed the art of floral design through her demonstrations. Attendees were also honored to watch drama and poetry from members of the Network Theatre in Hardy, Arkansas, poetry readings from Ozarka student Megan Moxley, and additional music provided by Ozarka students Christian Lewis and Emily Burleson. The evening concluded with a performance by American Idol contestant Lauren Gray, featuring her father Mike Gray on guitar.    

Tour D'Art is free to attend and is sponsored by the Friends of the Paul Weaver Library, a group of community volunteers who support the Paul Weaver Library and its mission. If you would like more information about joining the Friends or  next year's Tour D'Art, please contact Dan Lindsey, Ozarka College library director, at 870-368-2055 or email:  

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