May/June ‘Art for the Health of It’ exhibit features works by Louisiana artist

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Dennis Babbit's work, done mainly in oils, pastel and watercolor, focuses on nature seen on the 60 wooded acres he calls home. | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Arts Council

HANNIBAL, Mo. — The May/June Art for the Health of It exhibit at the Hannibal Arts Council’s satellite gallery within Blessing Health Hannibal features works by artist Dennis Babbitt.

Babbitt lives on 60 wooded acres outside of Louisiana that inspires him to capture the beauty and calm surrounding him in his paintings. Babbitt works primarily in oils, pastel and watercolor and is influenced by the work of the Hudson River School, California and Pennsylvania Impressionist schools and artists such as Skip Whitcomb, Sam Hyde Harris, Percy Grey, Clyde Aspevig and others.

Babbitt has won numerous awards. His work can also be seen at Alliance Art Gallery, where he is a member.

Art for the Health of It was created as a year-round partnership between the Hannibal Arts Council and Blessing Health Hannibal.  The exhibit series features original works by local artists and may be viewed in the facility’s west entrance reception/waiting area.

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