Through the Eyes of Carey Hilburn
October 26, 2007 through January 6, 2008
Second Floor Gallery
Free opening reception on November 9, 5-8 pm, in conjunction with downtown’s 2nd Friday Art Night
Folk artist Carey Hilburn of Atkins, Arkansas, has been painting for as long as he can remember, but just a few years ago he started a series of illustrations narrating the legend of Petit Jean. For a year, Hilburn passionately researched the tales and their characters before finally putting them down in his detailed, imaginative paintings. His work captures the creative spirit of the self-taught artist, which only comes out of an artist's love and affection for stories, and a life-long passion for art.