Longtime Trail’s End Art Center member, Lou Kister, was recently honored for her participation and support of the center by outgoing President Richard Newman during the center’s recent year-end meeting, potluck, and announcement of new officers for 2018.
Kister has been a member of Trail’s End since 2003, enjoying a variety of art classes, being part of the center’s celebrations and exhibitions, and volunteering in many aspects of its operations. The Lifetime Member Award signifies the center’s appreciation for all her efforts.
Kister’s interest in art began following her retirement in 2001 after many years of teaching school and raising her four children. When she retired from teaching, she took a trip to Italy. While in Florence, she realized how little she really knew about art, but definitely wanted to learn more.
Kister took all the two-dimensional art classes she could find at Clatsop Community College, along with art history. She joined Trail’s End Art Association in 2003.