With a target date to open in fall 2017, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s newest building will be among the finest higher education facilities in the country for visual arts education. UALR unveiled the design concept for the 71,636 square-foot building today during a news conference in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall.
click to enlarge Sometimes, I’m afraid to go to art exhibits for review purposes. Sometimes, it’s fear of the subject matter, for whatever reason. Fear that I won’t “get it” in the way the artist meant. Surely, this puts me in the same boat as a lot of people, whether a visit to the gallery must be followed by a review or not.
For this installment of Art Tools and Gears , we have guest artist David Bailin from the USA. Originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, David is currently based in Little Rock, Arkansas. David studied Painting at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1976.
Michael Warrick, professor of sculpture at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the creator of several public sculptures in Little Rock, and Louisiana sculptor Aaron Hussey have been commissioned to create a piece commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase.
Like a single thread which becomes an integral part of a woven image, Lilia Hernandez’s artistic journey stems from on strand – family. Originally from Northern Mexico, Hernandez moved to the states at the age of five, on her birthday no less.
“We’ve been married so long that we tend to finish each other’s sentences,” AJ Smith says, looking at his wife Marjorie Williams-Smith from across one of Community Bakery’s many small tables. The two are what you might call a ‘power couple,’ especially when it comes to art.
Art has been the focal point for Sally Nixon as far back as she can remember. Laughing she says, “I wasn’t into sports or dance or anything like that. Art was my thing.” The Pine Bluff native wasn’t getting enough of it at school, unfortunately, so around the age of six she began to take private lessons.
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On Display January 8 – February 15 Recent work by Faculty, Students, and Alumni of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) Department of Art January 8 – February 15, 2015 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 15, 2015 6 PM – 8 PM Wildwood Park for the Arts invites the public to a reception on Thursday, January 15, 2015, for artists participating in Wildwood’s second Art in the Park exhibition.
A shorter version of this Q&A with Little Rock artist Morgan Hill ran in the June 25, 2014, issue of Sync. Even if you haven’t heard of Morgan Hill, chances are you’ve seen her work – especially if you spend any time in the downtown Little Rock neighborhood SoMa.