Memories and DreamsThe Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs is proud to announce the publication of MEMORIES AND DREAMS, a selection of thirty stories from The Art Center’s 2010 Short Story Writing Competition. The authors included in the book are Kathy Attwood, Ted Brown, Judith Waller Carroll, Jo Eldridge, Roxanne Erickson, Laura Moseley Goodwin, Neala Gunderson, Sharon K. Hacker, Linda Hamon, Trevor Lewin, Tanya Loftin-Gentry, Sandra Lundin, Virgini…a Miller, J. L. Mulvihill, Mary Ann Robertson, Jackie Siears, Mike Smith, Angela Stickels, Deborah Tackett, John Tackett, Anna Troll, C. J. Trotter, Bill Wells, Linda Woodburry, and Madelyn Young.

Local artists that are represented in the book are Hugh Dunnahoe, Lois Fossum, Jeri Hillis, Patricia Langewis, Kendall Maycumber, Johnce Parrish, Cynthia Schanink, Nancy Silver, Chuck Smith, Richard Stephens, Kleon Van, and Bill Wiedmann.

There will be a reception and book signing at the Quapaw Bathhouse on Thursday, December 16th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Three authors will receive $100 merit awards for their stories at the reception. The original drawings and paintings will be on display and for sale and public readings of the stories will occur throughout the evening. The authors and illustrators will be eager to autograph copies of the book and answer questions about their inspirations.

MEMORIES AND DREAMS is being sold for $4 at the reception and will be for sale at The Fine Center of Hot Springs thereafter for $5. The proceeds benefit The Fine Arts Center community art programs.