Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: In Eureka Springs, Sandra Spotts exhibits her paintings, which fit into the theme “REM: An Exploration of Sleep and Dreams.”

“I have always considered sleep a refuge and a healing agent,” she says, “[and] during covid-19, I have sought that refuge more. I have always valued my visually rich dream life. For me, doves represent the peaceful place where sleep takes us, and the circles are the cycles of sleep — and life. The mostly quiet color palette for me feels like the enveloping nature of sleep when we go to those quiet and dark places within us.