November Volunteer Spotlight

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Hugh Keating

     For November, we introduce you to Hugh Keating.

      A returning resident of Canon City, Hugh is employed in the mental health field with Anthem, Inc. Having been involved in the visual arts since childhood, Hugh completed a bachelor's degree in Studio Art at Illinois State University and a master's in Art Therapy Counseling at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  

     Hugh understands the overlap between art and wellness and how the opportunity for self-expression and the sharing of experiences and talent are crucial to the self and the community.

     That’s why, after an invitation from our Director, Nan Sullivan, Hugh has become heavily involved with Fremont Center for the Arts. Not only is he FCA’s newest board member; but also, Hugh is currently exhibiting downstairs in our Studio Gallery and has organized a fun and fundraising event for Thanksgiving Eve, called No Drama Night, combining music and painting. You can join us for this event on November 22nd.

     Hugh draws influence from a variety of sources, like the works of artists Joan Mitchell and George Rouault. This can be seen in his catalogue of portraits, still lifes, and architectural landscapes. You can witness these influences for yourself by watching him paint live on Nov 16th from 2-5pm.

     Hugh received First Prize at the 2017 Blossom Art Show at the FCA and his work may be seen here at FCA and at Mid-Mod and More Furniture and Art in Denver.