Winning watercolor on display |

Winning watercolor on display

Submitted artA painting by Mike Stockwell shows Teton Spring near Jackson Hole, Wyo.
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Mike Stockwell’s winning watercolor, “Let Freedom Ring,” in the 2000 Arts for the Parks competition is now on display at the Flying Hare Gallery through July 31.

“Let Freedom Ring” depicts the 1812 warship USS Constitution as it faced the Boston Harbor. Selected from 2,400 entries, “Let Freedom Ring” was then chosen as one of 100 top paintings in the annual competition sponsored by the National Park Academy of the Arts in cooperation with the National Park Foundation. Those 100 paintings were then in a national touring exhibit for one year.

About 19 other watercolors, oils and pastels of Stockwell’s are also

at Flying Hare Gallery. Stockwell’s subjects include portraits, landscapes and seascapes.

“I have been interested in art since age 6 and now, because I am a Christian, I see my art talent as a way to express my love for God,” Stockwell said.

The Flying Hare is at 102 Mill St., Grass Valley. Viewing hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays or by special appointment.

Call 477-7111 for any questions.

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