Bonham, Texas — The Creative Arts Center at Bonham is proud to announce that Jack Champion has been selected as Artist of the Month for March! The entire East Gallery show has been dedicated to showcasing Jack’s work for the month, and we hope you’ll stop by the Creative Arts Center at 200 West 5th Street in Bonham to experience it. Our Exhibit Opening Celebration is scheduled for Friday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m. in conjunction with our monthly Open Mic Night & Potluck where you can also enjoy the poetic talents of Jack Champion!
“I’ve always loved drawing pictures from the age of 5,” says Jack, but it’s been “over the past 5 months that my beautiful wife of 30 years, Donna, and I have rekindled our passion for painting. We enjoy working with pastel chalk, pastel crayons and acrylic paints.
Jack was born, raised, and graduated from high school in Caddo, OK, where he was the artist of The cat’s paw school paper. He attended Oklahoma State Tech in Okmulgee, OK and majored in commercial art.
Jack entered the US Marine Corp boot camp in 1969, went to Vietnam from 1971 to 1972 on the USS coral sea aircraft carrier. He later served in the Air Force Reserves, Oklahoma Army Air National Guard, and Texas Army National Guard before retiring from the USA National Guard. armed in December 2004 as E-7, SFC.
Jack spent the next few years working in technical publications and as a graphic artist for companies like Texas Instruments while volunteering as an artist for the lemon lines site paper and taken various community college courses and life drawing courses. Eventually Jack retired from the City of McKinney Water Department in 2012 and moved to Bailey in 2013.