UALR Gallery 1 Hosts Icelandic Artists Jan. 15-March 14

UALR Galleries will feature the exhibition Kom Fljúgandi / Flown In, including paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography, mixed media and video works artworks by 15 artists working in Iceland. The exhibit in Gallery I will run from Jan. 15 through March 14.

Dr. Heidi Powell Mullins, assistant professor of art education, developed the exhibit. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Listahaskoli Islands/Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavik, Iceland from January to May of 2009. While in Iceland, Mullins worked with the numerous visual artists taking part in this exhibition.Icelandic Art

The presentation of these select artworks came about as an outgrowth of her Fulbright experience, in an effort to promote international artistic collaboration and cultural exchange.

Two of the featured artists, Svanborg Matthíasdóttir and Arnþrúður Ösp Karlsdóttir, will discuss their work at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 in Room 161 in UALR’s Fine Arts Building. A gallery reception will be held from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.

Matthíasdóttir is a painter and Karlsdóttir is a textile artist. They both work in the graduate program for teacher certification at Listahaskoli Islands / Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The galleries are located in the Fine Arts Building on the UALR campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, contact Brad Cushman, gallery director and curator of exhibitions, at (501) 569-8977.

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