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Henson appreciates the therapeutic value of art


Marione Martin

Left: Heather Henson of Oklahoma City visits Alva for the June First Friday Art Walk. These and more of her paintings are part of the Art on the Salt Fork exhibit this month at Graceful Arts Gallery. Right: Musicians David Engle (left) and Jeff McAlpin find a spot of shade as they sing "Knocking on Heaven's Door." They entertained visitors to the Friday Art Walk.

After being closed for a couple of months, the Graceful Arts Gallery kicked off June with the First Friday Art Walk in Alva. The evening provided a feast for eyes, ears and stomach. This month the gallery is featuring Art on the Salt Fork, displaying the work of Lauren Florence, Heather Henson and Deborah Burian. Those who missed the evening can still visit the gallery to view the art all month.

Local musicians David Engle and Jeff McAlpin hovered in the shade of an adjacent building entrance as they sang to their own accompaniment. A bench and chairs were provided for listeners to linger....

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