UA Little Rock Opens Three New Exhibits at the Windgate Center

UA Little Rock has launched three new summer art exhibits at the Windgate Center of Art and Design.

The exhibits will feature artwork by the faculty members teaching the artWAYS summer workshops and intensive art camp, artwork focusing on internet era aesthetics, politics, and humor, and artwork curated from UA Little Rock’s permanent art collection.

The exhibits, which are free and open to the public, will be on display through July 22 in the UA Little Rock Art Gallery in the Windgate Center of Art and Design. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hot Weather, Cool Faculty

The exhibit “Hot Weather, Cool Faculty” will be on display in the Brad Cushman Gallery. It features pieces by faculty teaching the artWAYS summer workshop and art camp.

artWAYS is a two-week long intensive workshop for art educators and a one-week long intensive art camp for rising junior and senior high school students. Housing, meals (except dinner for art educators), and art materials are covered by a generous grant from the Windgate Foundation, making this experience free to participants.

The workshop gives attendees the opportunity to see how their instructors use materials, art processes, and imagery as well as promote an enriching experience for all attendees and instructors.

artWAYS instructors include Robert Bean (drawing), Kevin Cates (graphic design), Jeremy Couch (painting), Joli Livaudais (photography), Lydia Martin (jewelry), Peter Scheidt (furniture design), John Shea (ceramics), and Michael Warrick (sculpture).

Jeremy Couch: Terminally Online

The exhibit “Jeremy Couch: Terminally Online” will be  in the Focus Gallery in the Windgate Center.

The phrase “terminally online” is used, usually as an insult, to describe people who spend most of their time online. The body of work reflects the past three years of people consuming most of their information, news, and media online.

The work channels the chaotic nature of online media feeds through juxtaposing memes and cynical, sarcastic, and political pieces. How the pieces work together, in this case, are said to be more important than what they represent individually.

The Summer Art Exhibition 

The exhibit, “The Summer Art Exhibition,” will be on display in the Maners/Pappas Gallery. Each piece is presented as inspiration for the artWAYS workshop and artWAYS art camp attendees.

The exhibition includes landscape photography, portraiture and figural paintings, drawings and prints, abstract paintings and drawings, letterpress prints, book binding, printmaking, ceramics, and jewelry pieces.

Artists are Ediciones Vigia, Samuel Joseph Brown Jr., Henry Cravens, Angela Cummings, William E. Davis, Judith Duff, Robert Ebendorf, Susan Feagin, Emily Fan, Endia Gomez, LaToya Hobbs, Julia Leonard, Logan Hunter, Maurice Kellogg, Susan Lefler, James McCartney, Delita Martin, Joe Phillips, Kimberly Snow, Carmen Thennis, Renee Williams, and Arnold Zimmerman.

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