Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Featured Arkansas Artist: Sharrell Slaughter Holcomb

The Arkansas Studies Institute houses four art galleries, including a retail gallery, featuring the work of Arkansas artists and art related to the state. This post is part of a bi-weekly series featuring ASI gallery artists.

Sharrell Slaughter Holcomb

Sharrell Slaughter Holcomb was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she was raised, although she did live in St. Louis, Missouri, for several years. She attended school in Little Rock and earned a degree in merchandising. She has been active in her community, having served on many boards and as a member of the Little Rock Junior League. As of 2010, she serves on the statewide board of the non-profit, Arkansas Voices for Children Left Behind, an organization dedicated to serving and advocating for children left behind due to parental incarceration, addiction, foster placement, and all of the myriad reasons children are left behind. She serves as a mentor to a group of high school girls at Hall High School, and is the board designee overseeing the Youth Advocacy Council, One Voice, of the non-profit agency.

She owns her own business, Huntington Design, and has done design work for Pulaski Bank and Trust, as well as for many individuals. She has had an interest in design, art, and photography and has sold several of her pieces, along with donating to non-profit organizations. But her true passion is photography. She has studied under Ed Barham and continues to work with Lori Sparkman. Some of her photographs were submitted to Capture Arkansas, a local contest sponsored by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bedford Camera. One photo was selected and appears in the book/CD Capture Arkansas. Some of her work has also been published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

She is married to Steve Holcomb, owner of Mangan Holcomb Partners. They have two grown children and three grandchildren.

Click here to see more work by Sharrell Slaughter Holcomb.


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