“I do art wherever we go,” said Rather, whose work has been exhibited at various venues in Johnson County. She has loved doing art since a child and credits her high school art instructor, Marie Pruitt, for teaching her the basic skills. When employed at Girls Inc. and Johnson County Schools’ afterschool programs, Rather enjoyed encouraging the youngsters about the fun of art. She also worked as a children’s librarian at Northwood Elementary School.
A reception in her honor will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the gallery, 299 E. Broadway St., Greenwood. Regular hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is free.