Farmer by day, Artist by night

Laura Valenti For the Record

A self-admitted bit of a recluse, local artist Larry Holley has agreed to share his art work with the public at  a reception on Saturday from  5 to 8 pm at the Lebanon Art Guild Studio and Gallery at 227 W. Commercial in downtown Lebanon. 

Art show pieces by Larry Holley will remain on display at the gallery for the entire month of June.

Originally from Iowa, where he and his wife, Faye were teachers, they bought property here in 1996 and retired to the area where Faye McBride, now Holley, grew up. 

“Faye was a kindergarten teacher and I was an elementary art teacher for many years in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,” he shared recently. 

Larry has been painting all of his adult life, going back to his days in 1968-69 in Vietnam. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Northern Iowa and his Masters at the University of Iowa. He is a highly disciplined artist in that he and his wife work on their 75 acre farm during the day and he paints every evening, which accounts in part for his extensive body of work.

For the complete article, see the Wednesday edition of the Laclede County Record. 


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