These Hand Painted Ornaments Hang at the White House

Works of art

On display now at The White House are 12 ornaments hand-painted by a woman from Eminence, Missouri.

They adorn the Missouri Christmas tree, one of 56 trees representing each U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbia.

Each one features a different scene from the Show-Me State, like the Ally Mill and the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

Jenni Dodson was nominated for this honor by the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

She says this area is particularly beautiful this time of year.

“You can stand anywhere in front of these historic structures in our area and literally, during the winter, hear the snow falling on the ground. It’s so peaceful,” Dodson said.

Her talents as a volunteer artist are well-known around the area.