UA Little Rock to host two ArtWorks Virtual Presentations on “A Visionary Vernacular Road Trip” exhibit

ulie and Bruce Lee Webb w/ dog - Photo by Jeff Wilson (Texas Monthly Magazine)

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is hosting two Zoom ArtWorks virtual presentations for “A Visionary Vernacular Road Trip” exhibit that is on display in the Brad Cushman Gallery in the Windgate Center of Art and Design until Oct. 15.

The first Artwork virtual presentation, “Here, There, and Everywhere,” will be presented by Julie and Bruce Webb at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at this link.

The Webbs have been promoting and selling contemporary and visionary art for more than 30 years. They house their gallery in a 1902 building in Waxahachie, Texas. They routinely visit art environments all over the world. As owners of the Webb Gallery, they will discuss folk art, self-taught art, and outsider art exhibits during their lecture.

The second ArtWorks virtual presentation will be given by UA Little Rock Art Gallery Director Brad Cushman, curator of “A Visionary Vernacular Road Trip,” at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8. The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required via this link.

Cushman is the voice of “Picture This” on NPR in central Arkansas. His audio essays on art and design have been broadcast since 2005. He will give a detailed discussion of the works in “A Visionary Vernacular Road Trip.” Examples of non-traditional work, such as folk art, outsider art, and self-taught art, is shown in the exhibition, which was made by artists who were not formally trained.

Brad Cushman, UA Little Rock Art Department Gallery Director and Curator- Photo by Benjamin Krain
Brad Cushman, UA Little Rock Art Department Gallery Director and Curator. Photo by Benjamin Krain

Cushman has served as the gallery director and curator at UA Little Rock since 2000. He received a B.A. in Studio Art from Illinois College and an M.F.A. in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

For more information, contact Cushman at becushman@ualr.edu or 501-916-5103.

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