Kane County Hospital’s Healing Arts for May, 2016 is hosting four moms with their diverse show of art and photography while helping to celebrate Mother’s Day month. The ladies who will be showing from May 5th through June 1st are; Rosemary Swapp, Cynthia LaBelle, Lou Ann West and Laurali Noteman.
Cynthia LaBelle, who is primarily a watercolorist, also likes to dabble in drawing and digital media. LaBelle believes, “There is always something new to learn. I am very lucky to have the time and energy to pursue my art.” Cynthia will be showcasing 10 new watercolors she has created over the past year. She is primarily self-taught but attends art classes and workshops whenever possible. To get a sneak preview of Cynthia’s work visit her webpage at www.cynthialabelle.com .
Rosemary Swapp joins this team with her artistic knack for combining mediums. Over the past years Swapp has taken a variety of art classes through Yavapai, Mohave, and Dixie Colleges. Rosemary believes, “That if you create from the heart rather than the head, it is easier. I find great pleasure when a work comes out looking and feeling right, then it is fun.” When she is not out helping with the ranch she continues her studies always returning to the basics of art.
Lou Ann West grew up taking pictures with her Brownie at age seven. As her talent and interest developed she realized she mentally “frames” most of what she sees. Lou Ann’s favorite subjects to photograph are children, “especially my grandchildren”, flowers and the many places she has traveled in this beautiful world. Her travels and photographs include the western United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Samoa, Great Britain, Europe, the Holy Land and Egypt.
Laurali Noteman has been involved with promoting the arts in Kanab for over forty years. She has spear headed the KCH arts show which began in 1997 and was given new life blood by Ed Myers who renamed the show Healing Arts. Noteman works in pen and ink, and pastels, writes and performs cowboy poetry. She believes, “The talent found in our area is surely inspired by the majesty of our geographic location. It feeds the artists’ inspiration.”
Kane County Hospital would like to invite you to our Healing Arts reception on May 12th at 5:30 in the Hospital lobby. Light refreshments will be served.