Frank Packlick art exhibit open at Town Museum until July 30

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All Saints Parish drawing by South County artist Frank Packlick

The artwork of Housatonic-born Frank Stanley Packlick is now on display at the GBHS Town Museum at the Wheeler Farmstead. The exhibit entitled “Frank Packlick – A Man and His Passion” opened on June 10th.

The GBHS is very appreciative that Frank’s long-term friend and neighbor Nancy Fay Hecker of Apple Hill Design coordinated the exhibit.

Frank Packlick was born in 1921 in the “Beehive” Building on Park Street in Housatonic. He was a World War II Navy veteran serving in the Pacific Theatre. As a nationally famous artist, the Baseball Hall of Fame purchased 500 of his prints of his portraits of well-known ball players. His work is part of the permanent collections of the LBJ Library, famed conductor Seiji Ozawa, and the Brown University War Library.

He made pen and ink drawings of all kinds of subjects throughout the Berkshires, Litchfield County CT and in nearby New York State. Frank donated much of his collection to the Great Barrington Historical Society, making this exhibition the largest collection of his work ever publicly shown.

The exhibit will be open during June and July every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. For more information, please call us at 413-591-8702 or email us at info@gbhistory.org.

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