Painting Lebanon's past


Those who have been around Lebanon a while are blessedly familiar with the name Alva Hazell, not only as a retired Lebanon High School art teacher of 31 years but also as a community activist who brings new life and energy to our town.
If his name is new, then you are in for an extra special treat as he has embarked on a new adventure that he will be sharing with one and all in an art show at the Lebanon-Laclede County Library on Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m.
“What I’ve done,” he explained recently sitting in his home’s art studio, “is taken historical places throughout Lebanon, many of which are long gone and painted modern renditions of them in water color with colored pencil. I’ve got the old Lebanon train station, the original bus station which stood where the Walgreen’s store is now, the original ‘Our Town, Your Town’ sign, the magnetic waters, the Bell Restaurant and several others."

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