National exhibit includes Arkansas teacher’s painting

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ART: ‘Wash’ painting

“Mrs. Lucy’s Wash,” a painting by Little Rock artist Glenda McCune, is one of 80 works chosen by a panel of five artists and arts leaders from 425 entries for inclusion in the National Art Education Association’s Member Exhibition, according to a news release from the Arkansas League of Artists. The virtual display went up July 25 and is available online through Jan. 6 at

McCune, a native of Hamburg and a retired Pulaski County Special School District teacher, is the only Arkansas artist with a work in the exhibition. The painting is part of her “Southern Scenes” series, depicting her life in southeast and Central Arkansas. Her work was most recently on display in a solo exhibit, “Southern Culture,” June 17-July 10 at the Acansa Gallery in North Little Rock.

    Hannah Ratzlaff, historic preservation officer for the City of Little Rock, will make a virtual preservation presentation today Tuesday Aug. 9, part of the Preserve Arkansas’ Women in Preservation Virtual Speaker Series. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)
 Virtual presentation

Hannah Ratzlaff, urban designer and historic preservation officer for the city of Little Rock, will make a preservation presentation, virtually via Zoom, 3:30 p.m. today. It’s part of the Preserve Arkansas’ Women in Preservation Virtual Speaker Series and it’s free; register at You can also watch the webinar live via YouTube: Call (501) 372-4757. Series support comes from DEMX Architecture.

Ratzlaff previously was the exterior design consultant for Main Street Arkansas. She has a bachelor’s degree in history from John Brown University in Siloam Springs and a postgraduate degree in urban strategies and design from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.