Art scholarship recipients to present work

Students receiving scholarships from the UALR Art Department will present their work in an exhibition in Gallery III of the UALR Fine Arts Building in February.

The scholarship exhibition will run from Feb. 1 to 14.

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 exhibit will feature the work of the following students: Chelsye Garrett, Brittney Wiggs, Andrew Arnold, Sandra Sell, Kelsey Fehlberg, Emily Shiell, Spencer Zahrn, Joshua Summitt, Yusra Baig, Ashley Barker, Taylor Nolley, Heather Harmon, Christopher Graham, Mitch Gathings and Jaqueline McGrath.

Contact Brad Cushman, gallery director and curator in the Department of Art, at 501.569.8977 or for more information.

Additional gallery exhibits in February:

Following the scholarship exhibition, the  exhibit “Primary Clay” will be on display to present the work of Arkansas Ceramic Artists from Feb. 20 to March 27 in Gallery III.

The group exhibition will feature Arkansas artists working with clay. Examples of both functional and sculptural ceramics will be featured.

A guest lecture will be delivered by artist Kensuke Yamada at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in room 161 of the Fine Arts Building. The gallery will be open after the lecture for a casual meet and greet.

Other exhibit participants include: Summer Bruch, Ty Brunson, Aaron Calvert, Dawn Holder, Jeannie Hulen Beth Lambert, Linda Lopez, Matthew McConnell, Adam Posnak David Smith, and Liz Smith.

Ongoing winter gallery exhibits include:

“SAY IT WITH SNAP!: Motivating Workers by Design, 1923 to 1929” is running from Jan. 28 to March 16, in Gallery I, and showcases historic posters from the Chicago-based Mather & Co.

The exhibit is co-curated and organized by Dulce Maria Roman, curatorial chair and curator of Modern Art at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art; and Jon Williams, the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Hagley Museum and Library.

A work by artist David Clemmons
A work by artist David Clemmons

In addition, “Conundrum,” is an exhibit presenting the works of artist-in-residence David Clemons. His work will continue to be on display in Gallery II through Feb. 26.

Clemons’ work embraces metalsmithing history, techniques, and objects as a means to communicate ideas.

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