Artists paint and draw to benefit their care

MARKED TREE, AR (KAIT) – Artists in Poinsett County showed off their best paintings and drawings Thursday.

The art contest was hosted by the employees of Absolute Care Management.  The artists had their works of art auctioned off to benefit the center that provides them with care.

The gallery was an inspiration according to Marked Tree Mayor Wayne Nichols.  He says, "To have a program like this for the elderly and you look at those that's got the arthritis and the painting and doing things and I was saying while ago I can't even draw a stick man."

This was the first contest of its kind for Absolute Care Management to host.  But the group hopes to expand it to other locations.

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