Have you met the current artist-in-resident at the Corning Center for the Fine Arts? If not, here’s your opportunity to meet Zack Jones during a wonderful event. At the “Art and Historic Preservation” opening reception October 9th from 3-9 p.m., you can enjoy the creative atmosphere at the gallery while meeting Zack and enjoying his latest series of paintings. The Corning Winery will be on hand, Tim from the “Swamp Boy Blues” will be performing and Dede Johnson from the Omaha Clayworks will be sharing her passion for art. Also enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and home brew. If you miss the reception make sure you stop by during October to meet Zack and hear his story. Zack Jones is an Iowa native that moved back from Phoenix four years ago. Zack’s a full time oil painter developing a name for himself while bringing the arts to rural Iowa and now bringing rural Iowa into art. He joined Corning Center for Arts Residency program in June 2010. Jones entered the program to work on commission projects but was captivated by Corning’s Opera House renovation. Hope to see you October 9th. I plan to be there. It’s awesome! To learn more about the Corning Center for the Fine Arts check out their website at www.corningfinearts.org.