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The South Arkansas Arts Center is hosting El Dorado artist Danny Nesbit’s show in the lobby gallery through Feb. 27.

An artist’s reception honoring Nesbit will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Nesbit’s eclectic exhibit consists of a varied grouping of sizes and media, mostly concentrating on detail oriented small mixed media pieces.

His works are showcased on different backgrounds, including canvas, boards, small shells and other miniature items. His show also includes drawings and abstract paintings, as well as cartoon drawings.

Nesbit’s interest in art began when he was in high school, and a few of his works from that period of his life, mostly cartoons, are included in this show.

Most of the pieces in his exhibit have been done in the last four to five years, and from a period when he lived in Florida. Some of his favorite pieces are beach scenes and paintings done on driftwood from a canal near where he lived.

“My art consists of many different mediums, acrylics being my favorite,” Nesbit said. “Melting crayons with a heat gun is a technique I recently tried and I liked the colorful results. I enjoy creating and thinking outside of the box. I may see an image in an object that someone else may have overlooked.

Also, working with old barn wood from my grandparent’s farm keeps me connected to my family’s past.”

Gallery viewing hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474 or saac-arts.org. SAAC is located at 110 E. Fifth St., El Dorado.

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