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Updated: 01/19/2017 08:30:01AM

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Former LWAC board chair Cindy Alexander, far right, said

Lake Wales is blessed to have had Arabella Decker and that Susan Abrahamson brought warmth to a room. The lives and work of Decker and Abrahamson were honored Thursday night at Lake Wales Arts Center. Their "Women at Work" exhibit is on display through Jan. 30.


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Mountain Lake resident and LWAC board member Jane Elfner, left, chats with LWAC member Allison Wood at the reception for "Women at Work" Thursday in Lake Wales.


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Mountain Lake residents Mellie Cooper, who knew and frequently painted with the featured artists, and Gen. James Abrahamson, widow of featured artist Susan Abrahamson, pose together at LWAC Thursday night. Gen. Abrahamson is likely more famous for being the first director of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization during the Reagan era.

By CHARLES A. BAKER III

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LAKE WALES — Showing through Jan. 30 is an exhibit honoring the lives and work of two Lake Wales artists who spent a decade apiece working with and supporting the Lake Wales Arts Council.

The Artistic Legacy Women at Work Exhibit features the work of former LWAC board members and Mountain Lake community residents Susan Abrahamson and Arabella Decker.

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