Boom Town Kicks of the 2021 Holiday Season

Please join us as we welcome Donna Lamb Bowyer and Don Bowyer as the guest artists for Boom Town’s kick-off of the 2021 holiday season!

Donna and I met over 35 years ago in Huntsville through mutual family connections. We’ve kept up with each other, with me living vicariously through Donna and husband Don’s travels to faraway places—most recently, Malaysia.

When entering Malaysia, Donna and Don had to spend 14 days in quarantine before re-entering the country. Realizing she needed something to pass the time, Donna, a self-taught artist, began painting with watercolor and pastels.

During quarantine, “Donna’s Lockdown Art Project – Food for the Soul 2020-2021” emerged. Donna is sharing her body of work with BoomTown on Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 10-2 pm CST. Prints, postcards, and note cards will be included for sale ($4-$20) in the collection of a dozen or more original works (Priced from $75 to $500).

Don, an educator, and musician will join Donna, treating guests to some fun trombone tunes!

Please read their bios below and join us this Saturday for refreshments, entertainment, and ART!


Donna Lamb Bowyer Bio

Donna Lamb Bowyer is enjoying her foray into the world of art creation after volunteering for arts and leadership organizations for many years. As founder of Lamb Commercial Real Estate, Donna enjoys connecting others to their dreams, whether it be a new business facility or a sojourn into soul work.

In Huntsville, she has previously served as Vice Chair of the City of Huntsville Planning Commission; an appointed member of the Library Board; captain of her tennis team, and  a contributor to WLRH Sundial Writer’s Corner.  She’s past chair of Huntsville’s Committee of 100 and a graduate of local Leadership Class 2, Leadership Impact Class 3, and Leadership Alabama Class 21.

In Arkansas, she served as Executive Director for CASA of Northeast Arkansas, serving children in foster care. For the past 4.5 years, Donna has been touring Asia, raising money for NGOs, and spending a lot of time in Malaysia’s COVID lockdowns! Now back in Alabama with husband Don Bowyer, Donna will continue her life journey surrounded by family, friends, and art.


Don Bowyer Bio

Recently retired from a full-time career in higher education, Don Bowyer has taught at every level from pre-kindergarten through doctoral programmes in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Sweden, and Malaysia.

Active in the fields of composition, music technology, and performance, Bowyer has published more than 100 pieces of music, developed an educational computer program that has been used in at least 120 countries, and has performed as a trombonist in 50 countries.

Among other performing credits, he spent five years playing trombone on eleven cruise ships in the Caribbean Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Gulf of Alaska. The first ten didn’t sink.

Bowyer and his wife also served as foster parents, having provided a home to eighteen foster children between 2003 and 2010.


Photo caption: Original Watercolor, Donna Lamb Bowyer, Artist – Indian Falls, DeSoto State Park