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Progressive Club visits Arkansas Arts Center

Charlene Lewis was hostess for the Carlisle Progressive Club’s April meeting at the Arkansas Arts Center. (submitted photo)
Charlene Lewis was hostess for the Carlisle Progressive Club’s April meeting at the Arkansas Arts Center. (submitted photo)

Members of the Carlisle Progressive Club carpooled to the Arkansas Arts Center for their April 9 meeting. Charlene Lewis served as hostess.

Upon arrival, the group toured The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South exhibit. Cloar, a sophisticated, well trained, world traveled artist could have chosen any style or subject, but instead chose to capture the heart of a simpler world. His paintings are based upon family stories and memories of his childhood in rural Arkansas on a cotton farm. Cloar was born in 1913 outside Earl. Everyone enjoyed the exhibit and had a favorite painting.

After the self tour, President Jane Ann Harper conducted a short business meeting in the atrium of the center. April library donations were given to Margaret Ann Zimmerman and Sue Young. The group then browsed the gift shop and had a buffet lunch at Best Impressions, the centers dining area. Phyllis Hillman won the door prize of chocolates, and members visited over dessert and coffee before leaving for home.

The next meeting, a tour and luncheon at Ashley Alexander House, will be May 14. Members should meet at the Methodist Church by 10 a.m. to carpool.

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