Wilmington Artist Debbie Hook coming to the Markay

Debbie Hook, of Wilmington, has spent much of the last quarter century immersed in the arts. Her love of nature and all the creatures of God’s world are evident in her gentle drawings and paintings.

“Realistic representation is the rudder that steers by driving passion,” says Debbie. Her favorite medium is colored pencil. It allows her to create subtle color and light movement with her subject matter. The clarity of her work draws the viewer into each piece. Debbie will also exhibit work in graphite, pastel, and oil during her one-woman exhibit at the Markay Cultural Arts Center, 269 East Main Street, Jackson.

Hook is an adjunct drawing instructor at Southern State Community College, North Campus, gives private art lessons in all mediums, and teaches at the Wilmington Christian Academy. Her work has been juried into International Colored Pencil S ociety of America exhibitions. Judges throughout the region frequently select her for high honors. Her work is in private collections in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, and Alaska.

Everyone is cordially invited to welcome Debbie to the Markay at a Reception in her honor beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, September 26. There is no admission charge. The space is handicapped accessible. Light Refreshments will be served.

Hook’s work will be on display through November 9. The Gallery is regularly opened Wednesdays to Fridays from Noon to 5 p.m. as well as weekends from 1 to 3 p.m. It is easy to make arrangements, for groups of any size, outside of regular hours by calling the Markay at 740-286-6355.

Debbie will conduct two separate Colored Pencil Workshops for Beginners at the Markay Cultural Arts Center on October 4. Space is still available for the 9 a.m. to Noon session with the cost being $25. There is a list of necessary supplies. You can enroll for this workshop by calling Southern Hills Arts Council at 286-6355.

“Team Work,” a graphite drawing will be among the works by Debbie Hook
on display at the Markay from September 26 to November 9.


Summer’s Sonnet



Love Comes to Light in a Blessing


Debbie Hook



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