Spotlight Member Section: Marilyn Evelo Hanson
- Category: News
- Published: Sat. Mar 9, 2019
This Spotlight Member Section is meant to get to know each other.
Q: Tell us about you!
A: I was raised on a farm near Aberdeen, South Dakota – does that make me a “Farmer’s Daughter”? I am thankful for those wonderful memories of my childhood: going to the swimming pool, riding horses, spending my early schooling in a one-room schoolhouse with my mother my teacher! My dad did custom combining in the Southern States and my mom and I fed the combine crew and in a pinch drove a grain truck! I graduated from Northern State University with a BS in Art Education. I painted photos for Photo Studios. Was an Architectural Delineator for an Architectural Firm. Worked for Hallmark Greeting Card Company in Kansas City, MO as their finished airbrush artist. While there I attended Kansas City Art Institute. Moved to San Diego and belonged to several art organizations. Showed my art at mall and outdoor shows. Had my own Photo Restoration business before moving to Omaha to marry my husband, Arlo. Between us we have 5 children and 10 grandchildren; all residing in Colorado, Missouri, California and Omaha!
Q: Tell us about your Omaha Artists Inc and ANAC experience!
A: I joined OAI in the early 90’s. I was Vice President 2 years for OAI. Served as hostess and helped hang our art shows in the 90’s. I enjoy the friendship and talent of all the members and have some very special friends in OAI. It certainly has been a happy and important happening in my life! I helped hang OAI art work at ANAC for several years and was on the ANAC Exhibit Board in 1999.
Q: Do you have experience with other organizations?
A: I was on the PTA Board when my children were in grade school. I was a member of the San Diego Art Institute and Spanish Village in Balboa Park. Presently, I am a member of the Flatwater Investment Club and Omaha Symphony and Music Circle
Q: What is the story of your art experience as a child and now today:
A: My mom and grandmother were consistently creating. I always had paper, scissors, oil pastels and later watercolors. I learned oils in High School and still love using oil paint. I do like to try new mediums to get the creative juices going! Lately I’ve been painting with Alcohol Inks and Encaustics, but I’ll probably be back to oils.
Q: Can you share little known information about yourself?
A: We raised Peacocks on the farm. I enjoy cooking but, my cooking doesn’t always turn out gourmet! If that isn’t enough information, Arlo and I went to the Junior Senior Prom when we were sweet sixteen!
Q: What are your hobbies or interests?
A: I love gardening, cooking, the farm and boating at Lake of the Ozarks. We have a garden with wandering paths full of trees, flowers and sometimes weeds! We drive to the farm to enjoy family, friends and country life. Then we pack up and head for the lake. Summer is just not long enough. Right now I have a 5 year old grandson that I get to spoil and enjoy!