The Helen Stahl Memorial Art Gallery

The lobby of the Hardeman County Arts Council (HCAC) is now "The Helen Stahl Memorial Art Gallery". Helen Stahl played a significant role in the early years of the development of the HCAC Arts Center. This designation creates a new destination for the public to see visual works of art by local artists. All are invited to see the art exhibits, learn more about the HCAC and how you may become involved in promoting arts in Hardeman County.


"Back to School -

4 Art Educators"

The show begins Friday, August 20 and continues through Saturday, October 2. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Expert guides will be on hand to answer your questions about the artwork. In addition, the guides will be able to help you with inquiries about any other activities at HCAC including upcoming events, ticket sales and contact information for the organization.

Featured in this exhibit are Lisa Engle, art teacher at Adamsville High School, Sarah Cagle, art teacher at Northside High School in Jackson, Mary McAuslin, art workshop leader in watercolor and special creative processes and Patty Simon, colored pencil workshop leader. This is a full range of art education instructors vital to many levels of our cultural needs.

Lisa Engle works with oil on canvas with five examples of nature and rural life featuring several award winning paintings. Sarah Cagle, who is Lisa's daughter, works with oil on canvas featuring nature, portraits, and rural scenes. Mary McAuslin works with watercolor on paper featuring two works using coffee to make the marks and one using the dye from the pokeberry plant. Finally, Patty Simon, who has been leading workshops in colored pencil has six works of colored pencil on special art papers.

Art collectors, agents and interior decorators are welcome and encouraged to attend as all the work is for sale with 20% going to HCAC for future development of the facility.

Anyone who wants to own an original work of art by local artists can take advantage of this opportunity to make that purchase here in the Helen Stahl Memorial Art Gallery. You may have a special place in your home or office for that perfect painting to enhance your environment and enhance your good taste in fine art in the eyes of your friends and family.


Friday & Saturday

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.



Hardeman County Arts Council

1580 West Market Street
Bolivar, TN 38008


Fred Asbury

HCAC Fine Arts Director

(901) 485-3686