The South Arkansas Arts Center will host a reception on Thursday, May 3, at 6:30pm to honor El Dorado artist Gay Bechtelheimer, as she opens her new exhibit, “Recent Works”, in the Price and Merkle Galleries.

This show is an exhibit of work completed from 2016 through 2018. The Merkle Gallery will display works in pastel, watercolor, mixed media, acrylic and neon. “Forty Days in the Delta”, a series of forty watercolors also completed from 2016 through 2018, will hang in the Price Gallery. This series expresses the seasons, atmosphere and mood of the Mississippi River delta found in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

According to Bechtelheimer, “As an artist, you take on what’s going on around you. There’s an alchemy between you, your medium and what’s going on… and there’s an outpouring. You just can’t help it!”

For more information about “Recent Works”, please call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474. SAAC is located at 110 East Fifth Street, El Dorado, Arkansas.