April 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Duck Ponderings: Whittington's art took flight in early years
As a fifth grader, Rhett developed the character Indiana Whitt, who is the guy flying into action in the illustration, and wrote the following:
"Indiana Whitt, Indiana Whitt
He is the guy
When matters come to worse
He takes his whip and flies
He is good at school work
If he ever gets stumped on a problem
He stays cool
He has a sister named Indiana Sis
And a friend named Arkansas Armuth
They go on adventures
With Jacksonville Joe & Mississippi Miller too
I am Indiana Whitt
Why don't you join me
And go on an adventure too"
In 2015, we started HSJ Online and needed a graphic artist. Rhett's name came up, and I did not hesitate to endorse him. He has been a great help with ads, and we recently commissioned him to develop the town clock logo you now see on our site to give HSJ Online a new look heading into the future.
Rhett has an online gallery at https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhittGraphics which you might want to check out. I am a proud owner of his Santa Claus and snowman masterpieces. Most of our readers know Rhett through his artwork for the Hope Ride. Some place, I still have a copy of Rhett's sketch of the Veterans Memorial in the Moravian Cemetery which Charlie Biggs featured in The Hope Star-Journal. And, Rhett has put his artistic touches on other projects throughout Hope over the years.
At this time, Rhett has a position with Kroger but not as their graphic artist. I keep on encouraging him to head to their main office with his art portfolio. Indiana Whitt could do a masterful job flying in wherever and whenever Kroger needed some promotional help![[In-content Ad]]
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