Fall exhibitions at UALR’s Art Gallery continue to showcase the work of studio art and graphic design students from the Department of Art.
Exhibition A runs through Nov. 20 in Gallery III and will feature the artwork of graphic design majors Lavon Amerson, Jonathan Helms, and Jessica Miles. The artwork of Zachary Waymire, a studio art major, will also be featured.
Exhibition B will be in Gallery III Nov. 23 through Dec. 11 and will feature the sculptures of artist Justin Puska, the graphic design illustrations of Tyler Bean, and the artwork of Bertha Ramos and Keesha Bass, both studio art majors.
Dan Thornhill will present his master of arts thesis exhibition Dec. 2 through 20 in Gallery II, “The Abstraction of Toys,” a series of paintings that reveals an evolution from a representational to a more abstract style of painting.
According to Thornhill, inspiration for his subject matter and composition came from his grandchildren’s toys. The abstract works of Pablo Picasso also heavily influenced his paintings.
Continuing exhibitions include:
In Gallery I, the exhibit, “FuN HoUSe,” will continue through Dec. 10. It features the complexity of interpersonal relationships to provoke thought. Playful in nature, this exhibition draws on the amusement park funhouse experience with an adult twist.
In Gallery II, “Nocturne,” a drawing exhibit by graphic design professor Marjorie Williams-Smith, will be on display through Nov. 24. Williams-Smith uses metal in her drawings to evoke emotions that are pensive, mysterious, and introspective.
A reception for Nocturne and FuNHoUSe is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.
A reception for The Abstraction of Toys and FuN HoUSe will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.
The galleries are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays. The galleries are closed during the upcoming holiday season.