FRIDAY, AUG 4, 5 – 7 PM

Upon graduating with language degrees from Colorado College, Fort Smith native Margaret Speer Carter took her first art course at the Fort Worth Fine Arts School. She created a sculpture of an “old man” and was hooked. She continued to learn at art schools in Colorado, New Mexico, and New York, but says her first real art teacher was Casimir Rutkowski – the first director of the Fort Smith Art Center.

We invite you to see the world through Carter’s 60 years of painting. From landscapes from trips around the world, to portraits, still lifes and abstracts, her talent has shown in 26 galleries across the country, including 16 one-woman shows.

“I try to make my art uplifting in some way – calming, intriguing, or thrilling to you,” Carter says. “Art should be strong enough to grab you, and you do not have to know why.”

Join us for a lecture with the artist on Friday, September 22, at 5 pm!