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Proud of East Texas: Whisenhunt Center

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By Joan Hallmark joanhallmark@kltv.com

Joan Whisenhunt Sturkie and her husband moved back to Gladewater to retire. However, neither could adjust to inactivity so they formed Sturkie Properties. Joan's job there is what supports the non profit "Whisenhunt Center" for visual and performing arts.

Joan had been an avid collector of art during her travels around the world. She also had formed friendships with many of the artists she met in her travels. Needing a place to hang her art, Joan bought a beautiful old church in Gladewater and turned it into an art gallery, in order to share her art with the public. Although it wasn't in the original plans, the center has also become a venue for performing arts and community activities. Named after her parents, Joan Whisenhunt Sturkie knows her parents would be proud of their namesake. For further information call Joan Sturkie at 903-738-0277 or Ron Gage at 903-241-2049.

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