We love to showcase the works of talented people living right here in our community! Each month, a different local artist is featured in the lobby of the Forum Theater. This exhibit is open to the public Tuesdays-Fridays, from 10-6. If you are interested in displaying or purchasing art, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 935-2726 for more information.
September/October Artist: Laura Meyers
Bio: After living in several states around the country, my family and I came to live in Jonesboro in January 2003. I have three children, my youngest daughter, Andrea, just became a licensed Pharmacist. My son, Billy is a Project Engineer with Tyson in Fayetteville. My oldest daughter, Victoria, is an RN working at NEA in the Research Department. Victoria has spent many hours at the FOA in various roles, from actor to costumer. I have helped her on numerous occasions sewing costumes. With a family that likes to be active, we took up playing Disc Golf at Craighead Forest. Our involvement of the sport grew and as that happened, I picked up a new hobby of dyeing the golf discs with dye and stencils to create unique images for friends and local players. This hobby grew and five years later I am now dyeing and sending discs around the world to players. Dyeing, for me, can get stressful and it’s also somewhat rigid when trying to please a customer. It is for this reason that I turned to painting. Paint pouring is a wonderful deviation from the rigidity of stencils and dye. Pouring is relaxing and freeform. I only started pouring in November 2018, but it quickly became another new hobby for me that I have thoroughly enjoyed.