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Stone County Art Fair special chance to ‘experience’ art

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Reger on patio

John Reger on the patio of his home in Galena. Behind him is the studio he built to create his wood carvings.

Imagine yourself right in the middle of an artist’s studio where they work to create their art. The Stone County Art Fair offers a special chance to meet nine remarkable artists who live and work in some of the most beautiful back country locations in the Ozarks.

Many of them have unique talents, and their perseverance is nearly beyond belief because they believe in what they do. Meeting them in their work and studio environment is a special way to understand what they do, how they do it, and perhaps why they have dedicated their lives to their art.

One I can highly recommend to you is woodcarver John Reger, a retired stone mason, who was featured in Ozarks Living Magazine (June/July 2014). John and his daughter, Jenny Cunnyngham, a jewelry designer, will be at her home in Galena for the Stone County Art Fair on Oct. 25.

You can find more information and photos on Facebook at Stone County Air Fair.

George Freeman is a veteran journalist and photographer. An award-winning writer, editor and columnist in Springfield, Mo., with more than 50 years experience. His preference is for positive and uplifting stories about people, places, traditions and trends that make the Ozarks one of the most livable regions anywhere. A member of the Garden Writers Association of America, he is a past-president of the Society of Professional Journalists of Southwest Missouri, the Kansas and Ohio AP societies; a board member of Friends of the Garden and a member of the Rotary Club of Springfield. In 1976, he traveled to India as a member of a Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange Team.

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