Gallery Exhibits Feature Student Works

UALR’s Gallery Program presents three student-centered exhibitions this spring in the UALR Fine Arts Building.

In Gallery I, The Student Competitive exhibition will be on display now through Wednesday, May 4. This juried exhibition highlights artworks created by students taking studio art courses at UALR. A variety of disciplines is represented – graphic design, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, metals, and applied design objects.  The juror and curator of this year’s exhibition was Richard Lou, the art department chair at University of Memphis.

A Different Emily 2011, by Emily Wood. Acrylic and graphite on wood panel, 12″ by 6″.

In Gallery II, Emily Wood’s thesis exhibition will be displayed from Wednesday, April 6 to Thursday, April 21. Wood’s images are painted directly from photographs posted on the social media website Facebook in an attempt to explore how the reading of an image can be altered when it is painted. She paints from these photographs to investigate the significance of images in our culture, which has become saturated with them.

Senior exhibitions continue to be on exhibit in Gallery III.  The works of Katherine P. Monroe (photography/graphic design), Roxanne L. Shelton (photography), Tori L. Johnson (graphic design), and Carmen N. Camp (graphic design) will be on display until Sunday, April 10. The senior talk for their exhibit will be held at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 7 in Room 161 of the Fine Arts Building.

The works of Hadeel Abunasrah (graphic design), Kendall L. Thomas (graphic design), Jared C. Teague (graphic design), and Mandy Simino (photography) will be displayed in Gallery III Tuesday, April 12 through Sunday, April 24. The senior talk will be held at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 in Room 161 of the Fine Arts Building.

The final senior exhibition will be on display Wednesday, April 27 to Sunday, May 8 and includes the works of Crystal G. Herrman (sculpture), Jessica A. Perren (printmaking), Lucy M. Inserra (painting), Ming Te Cheng (graphic design), and Martice F. Smith (illustration). The senior talk will be held at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 in Room 161 of the Fine Arts Building.

The galleries are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Weekend hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. Exhibits are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Gallery Director Brad Cushman at

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