The sky is not the limit for artist Veda Reed, it’s just the starting point.

The Oklahoma-native will be exhibiting a collection of her works, inspired by the wide-open skies of the western prairies, at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art. The exhibit, Veda Reed: Oklahoma Skies, will open March 26 and run through May 12.

An opening reception for Reed will be held at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia, Ala., 35674, at 1 p.m. March 26 where she will meet and talk with visitors.

Reed said she’s influenced by the open landscapes of her home state.

“Actually, I was more down to earth in college and always considered myself a landscape painter,” she said. “Growing up and living in Oklahoma, there are very few trees, one could see the horizon. I began to look up and the sky became the major interest.”

Reed added she doesn’t just paint clouds, but she studies them too.

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