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Fort Smith Regional Art Museum: Fort Smith Legend John Bell Exhibit

February 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Organized by the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Opening reception: Wednesday, February 14, 2018; On display: January 5 – April 22, 2018

Two hundred years in the making, 2018 will mark the bicentennial of one of the oldest cities in the country, Fort Smith, AR. To help celebrate this historic event, RAM has organized an exhibition by Fort Smith legend and native, John Bell, Jr. (1937-2013). Bell was an acclaimed American painter and sculptor whose career spanned nearly fifty years. His memories and influences of western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma are the topics reflected in most of his works. Bell had a keen appreciation for the beauty of our state and the character of its people. This dynamic exhibit will showcase works by John Bell, Jr. that reside in private collections across our region, brought together to honor this truly unique artist and his works, that literally painted our local history. This exhibit will have an opening reception at RAM on Thursday, January 4, 2018 – free for members, $5 for nonmembers.


February 14, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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