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Jim Gaston

Jim Gaston

(Mountain Home) – Mountain Home resort owner and photographer Jim Gaston is the featured artist in the Ozark Regional Arts Council Conference Room at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center during the month of April.

The exhibit will be on display from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday – Friday on the campus of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. An opening reception will be held from 4-6 PM on April 4 and the public is invited to attend.

As owner of Gaston’s White River Resort in Lakeview, Arkansas, Jim Gaston has been a dedicated and dynamic force in the Arkansas travel and tourism industry, including its role in environmental education. Gaston has operated Arkansas’s renowned Gaston’s White River Resort in Lakeview for 45 years. Gaston’s, one of America’s top fishing resorts, is located two river-miles below Bull Shoals Dam.

Gaston joined the Arkansas State Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission in 1973 when appointed by then-Governor Dale Bumpers, and he has remained on the commission since then. In 1997, Gaston was named a commissioner emeritus in honor of his service. Gaston has been a long-time supporter of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, funding Gaston Lobby in Roller Hall and endowing the popular Gaston Lecture Series which provides thought-provoking lectures two times a year for the community.

For more information, contact Sarah Sikes at 870-405-6105.

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