ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: National exhibit includes Arkansas teacher’s painting

Little Rock artist Glenda McCune holds her painting "Mrs. Lucy's Wash," which is included in the National Art Education Association’s Member Exhibition. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)

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ART: 'Wash' painting

"Mrs. Lucy's Wash," a painting by Little Rock artist Glenda McCune, is one of 80 works chosen by a panel of five artists and arts leaders from 425 entries for inclusion in the National Art Education Association's Member Exhibition, according to a news release from the Arkansas League of Artists. The virtual display went up July 25 and is available online through Jan. 6 at arteducators.org/community/articles/968-2022-naea-member-exhibit.

McCune, a native of Hamburg and a retired Pulaski County Special School District teacher, is the only Arkansas artist with a work in the exhibition. The painting is part of her "Southern Scenes" series, depicting her life in southeast and Central Arkansas. Her work was most recently on display in a solo exhibit, "Southern Culture," June 17-July 10 at the Acansa Gallery in North Little Rock.

  photo  Hannah Ratzlaff, historic preservation officer for the City of Little Rock, will make a virtual preservation presentation today Tuesday Aug. 9, part of the Preserve Arkansas’ Women in Preservation Virtual Speaker Series. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)
 Virtual presentation

Hannah Ratzlaff, urban designer and historic preservation officer for the city of Little Rock, will make a preservation presentation, virtually via Zoom, 3:30 p.m. today. It's part of the Preserve Arkansas' Women in Preservation Virtual Speaker Series and it's free; register at tinyurl.com/ajx9njah. You can also watch the webinar live via YouTube: tinyurl.com/4nb5rax6. Call (501) 372-4757. Series support comes from DEMX Architecture.

Ratzlaff previously was the exterior design consultant for Main Street Arkansas. She has a bachelor's degree in history from John Brown University in Siloam Springs and a postgraduate degree in urban strategies and design from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.