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Historic wood from a 1940s barn in Big Lick was transformed by property owner and artist Corey Legare and her son, Forest, into a beloved alligator.

The Shanks Center for the Arts, 140 N. Main St., will open a series of new galleries Thursday that will exhibit the works of local and regional artists. Historic wood from a 1940s barn in Big Lick was transformed by property owner and artist Corey Legare and her son, Forest, into a beloved alligator. It will be among the works on display at the Shanks Center, as well as a florals gallery of various media, two galleries exhibiting media on various subjects and a newly created warehouse gallery. The Shanks Center is open Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 787-1936 for more information.