Monthly Archives: January 2016



The DeSoto Arts Council Gallery is privileged to offer a collection of original gemstone jewelry created by the late DAC Gallery Artist, Bill Hart.  Hart’s family donated his inventory to the DAC  in his memory and DAC receives all of the proceeds from the sale of his unique, original jewelry art.

Lapidary Art is defined as creating art from stone, minerals or gemstones and Bill Hart was a master Lapidary Artist!  He learned his art of cutting, grinding and polishing his pieces to showcase their natural beauty, while stationed in Japan while serving in the U. S. Air Force some 40 years ago.  His pieces include necklaces, pendants, belt buckles and bolos.  Many of his pieces are offered at reduced or half price and include an assortment of necklace chains.  Visitors are encouraged to stop by and see first-hand this collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry art, offered at sale prices.  Each heirloom quality piece will make a treasured personal piece or a special gift.  DAC Gallery hours: Thurs – Sat, 10 am – 1:30 pm.  Our DAC Gallery Volunteers are always happy to welcome visitors and share the beautiful art on display.