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Hutson’s work featured at Art Station

By submitted, 01/2/19 10:12 AM

HOPE – Forrest Alexander Hutson will be the featured artist at the Art Station Gallery in Hope beginning Tuesday, January 8. The show, featuring Hutson’s artwork and hand-crafted and painted furniture will be on display from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays.

Hutson, 18, has won more than 100 awards for his art and and original furniture designs in county, regional and state contests.

A self-taught artist, Hutson started off drawing cartoon figures but quickly advanced into a wide range of subjects, including still life paintings, portraits and religious illustrations and paintings. His hand-painted folding chairs and table designs made from a variety of materials (metal, glass and recyclables) are all one-of-a-kind creations.

Tamara Read, gallery chair, said, “Alex is an amazing artist with the ability to create artwork that ‘speaks’ to a wide audience. Art in any form is appreciated by individuals on their level of what they like or do not necessarily understand.

“With Alex’s work, if you do not embrace one painting on a personal level, the next one will be something you absolutely love.”

She also said that due to his affection for DC and Marvel comic book characters and super heroes, the exhibit will be of interest to children of all ages.

The son of Stephen and Dolly Hutson, managers of Pioneer Printing in Hope, Hutson, an Eagle Scout, is a senior at Hope High school; he also has as certificate in welding from the University of Arkansas Community College, Hope-Texarkana (UACCH-T), and will graduate in May 2019 with a certificate in industrial maintenance.

Hutson’s grandparents are Phil and Marlan Lloyd of Texarkana, and Forrest and Pat Hutson of Hope.

The exhibit will open Monday, January 7 with a private showing for SWAAC members and guests. Persons interesting in joining can contact the SWAAC at 870-777-8200.