Jane Lovett Holt’s colorful oil paintings – which she describes as “soft realism” – have been featured in such publications as Southwest Art and the American Art Collector. Her work can also be seen in national and international collections, including the Arkansas Justice Building, the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. Recently she painted two triptychs (6’ x 12’) for St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock and has work displayed in the new Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, AR.
The Art in the Park exhibit, titled Arkansas Seen & Scenes, will open to the public on Friday, April 22 and will continue through Friday, May 27. There is no fee to visit the exhibit. Art may be viewed weekdays between 10 am and 4 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 4 pm.
Thursday, April 28 at 6 pm – Opening Reception
The reception is free. A House Concert featuring The Will Anderson Trio will begin at 7:30 pm in the Cabe Theatre Studios. A $15 donation is suggested for entry into the jazz concert where snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.
Sunday, May 1 at 2 pm
Artist Meet & Greet in conjunction with a casual Sip & Stroll through Wildwood’s botanical gardens from 2 – 4 pm.
Sunday, May 22 at 2 pm
Artist Meet & Greet social from 2 – 4 pm.
Monday – Friday 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday 12- 4 PM
Sunday 12 – 4 PM
April 22 – May 27, 2016
Award-winning artist Jane Dees Lovett Holt, of Little Rock, began her study of painting with Jack Diner, highly-regarded medical illustrator/sculptor and board-certified ocularist, at The Arkansas Arts Center. After graduating from the University of Arkansas with a BA in Art, Jane studied portraiture with the internationally-renowned artist Michael Shane Neal. By invitation, she painted with Jeff Legg, Master Painter and Jurist for the Oil Painters of America, in France as part of the Plein Air Masters’ Program. She paints in oil from life, either en plein air or with a model. Jane is a Founding Member of the Portrait Society of America and an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America. Among her works on permanent display is the official portrait of her husband, Jack Wilson Holt, Jr., which hangs in the Arkansas Supreme Court Building where he served as Chief Justice for 10 years.