Although Redstone Arsenal is known for its technical excellence, tucked away on Vincent Drive is a vibrant artist community.

That community would like to invite Team Redstone to their first-ever Art Gallery Show to be held at the June M. Hughes Arts & Crafts Center, Sept. 29 from 5-8 p.m. The event is free and open to anyone with access on post.

“This is mostly to give the artists some recognition,” June M. Hughes Arts & Crafts Center’s Nancy Green said. “Most of the art you will see can be learned in our classes.”

A wide variety will be showcased at the event, including handcrafted wooden pieces, photography and paintings, to name a sample.

Wood carver Chris Lang will display his hand carved wooden pieces, including a painstakingly crafted walnut table, adorned with the tree of life on the table top.

“It was 80 hours of work since I hand carved the design for the inlays,” Lang said.

Although regulations prevent the center from selling art at the event, guests will have the opportunity to become familiar with the artists on hand, many of whom sell their art through websites and accept custom requests.

The following artists will be featured at the event: Richard and Jennifer Bumgardner, Image Hunter Gallery; Chuck Clark, The Wandering Camera; Bill and Sonya Davis, B + S Landscapes; Joy Hall, acrylic painting and card making; Chris Lang, hand wood carving; Tatyana Hankinson, oil on canvas; Patricia Mullins, classic oil painting; Cindy Plansky, scrapbooking; Charles Putnam, wooden bowls; Cindy Rodriguez and Shirley Carlson, collage animal portraits; Cpl. Mark Silverberg, charcoal portraits; and Jerrett Thomas, drawing.

Budding student artists can get to know and talk shop with the show’s youngest artist, Thomas, 14, who is embarking on his own artistic career.

The event is designed for all ages and Green hopes that art lovers both young and old will attend.

“Come out and enjoy a night with your family,” she said.

For those who cannot make the show, many of the art pieces will still be on display at the center the following day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on the Art Gallery Show, call the center at 876-7951.

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