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Spotlight on Volunteers: Patricia Trulock

BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS –

Volunteers are the lifeblood of many organizations and Mena Art Gallery is certainly one of them. Today, we’d like to introduce Patricia Trulock: photographer and volunteer extraordinaire.

Pat and her husband, Dean, have made Mena their home since 1979. She was born and spent some early years in Fresno, California. She was introduced to travel early since her father was in the Air Force. Now that she is retired, she hopes to do more traveling in between visiting with their two children and seven grandchildren.

She got her first camera, a Kodak Brownie, when she was about 11 and has been snapping pictures ever since.

Pat helps set up every show at the gallery; that takes at least eight hours for every show. She also is on the list of volunteers who fill in the gaps when someone cannot make it in to work as Gallery Attendant on the day they agreed to come. People like Patricia Trulock make it possible for the gallery to open its doors and welcome you when you come in.

In addition to working as a volunteer, Pat has some of her beautiful photographs on display in almost every show. Come by to enjoy her work as well as all the other things on display at the gallery.

And keep an eye out for something new: you can bank on Pat’s camera traveling with her so that when her artist’s eye spots something spectacular in Mena, or wherever she goes, she can capture its image and bring it back for all of us to enjoy.

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