SAAC welcomes local artist and restaurateur Fadil Ismajli and his exhibition “The Beauty in Nature” to the Lobby Gallery November 1 – November 30. There will be an artist’s reception from 2pm-3pm on Saturday, November 5th.

Ismajli was born in former Yugoslavia in 1957. Due to tension in the country and a desire for a better life, he came to the United States in 1988. It was then that he discovered his love for painting. Fadil painted on and off throughout the years, typically rural landscape scenes that reminded him of home.

Locals will recognize Ismaji as the owner and operator of El Dorado’s restaurant “La Piazza.” When he’s not cranking out pasta and pizza, Ismajli spends a few hours a day painting and honing his artistic skills. He has never had any formal artistic training, but he is ready and eager to share his work with the community. This will be his first art exhibition ever.

For more information about Ismajli’s exhibit, please call the SAAC office at 870-862- 5474.