The family of Herb & Marie Whiting recently donated their substantial art collection to the Southeast Colorado Arts Council. Marie, born “Honoria Marie Noel on March 17, 1917, lost her mother when she was only eleven months old. Raised in a convent in Maine, she quickly developed an interest in the arts and painting specifically. A self taught artist with an incredible eye for detail, Marie and Herb settled in Lamar, Colorado in 1984 for retirement. Marie quickly became active with the area senior citizens, the golf community, art clubs, and the art guild. Marie embraced many styles of art including quilting, crocheting, sewing, jewelry, ceramics, photography and painting. Many of her works included oil paintings and a small number of watercolors. Much of her work will be on display February 21-23 at the “Birds of a Feather” Art Show & Sale sponsored by the Southeast Colorado Arts Council. The sale coincides with the 11th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival registration activities at the Shore Arts Center-115 South Main in Lamar. Please plan to attend this unique show and sale featuring Marie’s work and works from dozens of other artists. Call Vincent Gearhart at 719-688-7720 for more information.