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Art show with two local artists

Published at 3:59 PM on Thursday, June 6, 2024

NATCHEZ – ArtsNatchez opens its doors on Saturday to showcase the work of Brenda C. Hicks and Mary Bryan Flach. This free event is open to the public from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and includes a giveaway of an original work by both artists.

“This event will feature pieces by both me and Brenda Hicks, followed by refreshments and a live harp performance by Ms. Merisha Gore,” Flach said.

An accomplished, retired business executive, Flach began painting after the death of her mother in the fall of 2015. Flach is a certified image/color consultant, who has influenced her work as a published illustrator with preferred media in both acrylic and watercolor. Her work ranges from whimsical to folk art and still life, all too often drawing on her childhood experiences in the South.

Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Hicks moved to Natchez in 1984. After years of working as an office manager at Coca Cola and with the encouragement of her son Shawn Crowe, she began painting with pastels in 2001. received additional instruction from artists including impressionist realist Gloria Perkins of Sharpsburg, Georgia, and Wall Paint artist Douglas Walton of Louisiana. Since then, she has found herself painting with a versatile artistic reputation, utilizing a variety of artistic outlets, her favorite being oil painting.

ArtsNatchez is a 501(c)3 organization and showcases the work of more than 30 local artists. ArtsNatchez represents many artist mediums, including photography, painting, pen and ink, mixed media, ceramics, carvings, jewelry and much more. For more information about the event, ArtsNatchez can be reached at 601-442-0043.