UALR Gallery to Host Two Exhibitions: “Sacred Symbols in Sequins” and “FLOW”

The UALR Gallery will host two traveling exhibitions, including one featuring Vodou banners, this summer. These shows are courtesy of Exhibits USA and Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Now through July 2013, Gallery I will feature “Sacred Symbols in Sequins.” “For many, the term Vodou brings up unfortunate Hollywood-inspired imagery involving hexes and curses, but visitors to Sacred Symbols in Sequins will gain new insights to the beauty and sanctity of Haitian Vodou after viewing 16 exquisite early to mid-20th century Haitian Vodou flags,” said gallery director Brad Cushman. “Six stunning Vodou libation bottles and eight portraits of contemporary Vodou practitioners by renowned photographer Phyllis Galembo provide a context for these dazzling sequin- and bead-encrusted ceremonial banners.”

FLOW is the exhibition that will be housed in Galleries II and III beginning June 11 through July, 26. “This exhibition explores the many meanings associated with water through a selection of thirty-two works drawn from the collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Along with a range of interpretations, the works reflect varying approaches to imaging water, from traditional landscape to abstraction,” Cushman said.

Gallery summer hours – Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – will begin mid-May and end Labor Day.

For more information, contact Cushman at (501) 569-8977 or at

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