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Alex Hutson…Artist

By Mark Keith, 12/28/18 4:41 PM

January 8th through 25th you will want to make sure you visit the Southwest Arkansas Arts Council at Walnut and Division downtown to see the work of Alex Hutson. Most folks know Alex’s parents, Dolly and Steve Hutson, or his grandparents Pat and Forrrest Hutson. The Hutson family has operated Pioneer Printers in Hope for nearly fifty years; however, Alex is a whole other story.
Walk in Pioneer Printers on East 2nd and in addition to the usual displays of printer ribbons, stationary, envelopes, and office furniture you’ll also see a number of colorful poster-sized works of art on the wall. These are the work of Alex Hutson. Alex is 18 years old and a student at Hope High in the CATS program. He also has a CP in welding from UAHT and is also on track to graduate in 2019 with his “Welding Tech” and a CP in Industrial Maintenance from UAHT.
Alex’s works on paper encompass a lot of comic book and superhero themes. His metal work features creations you almost can’t imagine. A table on display at Pioneer Printers features a top made of bearings Obviously Alex is quite a creative young man.
Alex Hutson is not just an artist, he excels in a number of categories. He became an Eagle Scout at the age of 14. He attends Unity Baptist Church where he completed four years of “Discipleship 101”. He’s been on the staff at the Southwest District Fair and spent the summers of 2015 and 2016 working at “Camp 4:13” in Hot Springs. In addition to his studies and art work he also works for Parrish Equipment.
Hutson says “I’ve always liked comic books and I go to comic book shows…probably three or four years ago I went to the Texarkana ComicCom and Micheal Golden was there and he was doing some reverse art…so I started watching the different artist like Micheal Perez and Micheal…I watched their style and said maybe I could do that and I started trying myself”. His “trying” is obviously successful as his art has won numerous honors in the Hempstead County Fair, the Southwest District Fair, the Four States Fair, and the Arkansas State Fair.
In addition to his comic book and superhero themes, Alex has begun branching out into other subjects to draw including a recent nativity scene.
Alex Hutson appears to be a relaxed young man who’s comfortable in his own skin. He carries a challenging academic load at Hope High and UAHT in addition to his art work and dealing with some challenging vision issues.
Make plans to visit the Southwest Arkansas Arts Council’s Arts Station at Walnut and Division January 8th through 25th to enjoy the art of Alex Hutson!