Guachoya Cultural Art Center in Lake Village will open the Mid South Odysseys exhibit “Celebrating the Treasures” with a reception on May 7 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 pm.

The public is invited to attend with no admission charge. The GCAC exhibit will be the debut of the “Mid South Odyssey Celebrating the Treasures” exhibit as a group.

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The Mid South Odysseys Exhibit consists mostly of works by photojournalist and Lake Village native, Larry Burchfield. Six other Arkansas artists will be presenting a variety of work.

“In the last couple of years my photojournalism has taken me to areas outside the Delta that have provided tremendous photo opportunities,” Burchfield said. “I have had the opportunity to meet and attend exhibits with some great artists. I thought it would be a great opportunity to ask these artist to join the Mid South Odysseys Exhibit. After all, they (the artist) are the true treasures.”

The six additional artist contributing work to the exhibit are: photographers Reed Breedlove of Portland, Dale Ellis of Little Rock, and Paul Farley of Searcy; oil and watercolor paintings from Janelle Selvidge of Rose Bud; western artist Kevin Bell of El Paso, Ark., and renown Heber Springs artist and gallery owner Ellen Hobgood.

“Some of us have participated in art shows around the state as individuals, but not as a group,” Burchfield explained. “I have written feature articles on three of the artists (Selvidge, Bell, and Hobgood) so I know the quality of their work. Plus, some of the
photography pieces are absolutely amazing. Visitors are in for a real treat.”

Most of the artists will be on hand for the reception to meet and greet friends and guests of GCAC.

The Mid South Odysseys, “Celebrating the Treasures” exhibit runs through June 25. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

For more details about the exhibit or other GCAC events, contact executive director, Vera C. Pesaresi at 870-265-6077.

Guachoya Art Center is located at 1652 Highway 65 & 82 in Lake Village.

Support for Guachoya Cultural Arts Center is provided, in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment of the Arts.