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UA Little Rock Students to Present at Arkansas College Art History Symposium

Emma Chambers showcases her homemade paint during the 2022 Student Research and Creative Works Expo.
Emma Chambers showcases her homemade paint during the 2022 Student Research and Creative Works Expo.

Five University of Arkansas at Little Rock students will be sharing their research at the 33rd annual Arkansas College Art History Symposium March 9-10 at the University of Central Arkansas.

A keynote lecture is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, and will be followed by a reception. The student symposium will take place on Friday, March 10, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. All events will be held in the Windgate Center’s Lecture Hall 167 and are free and open to the public.

UA Little Rock students who will be presenting and their presentations include:

  • Aneesha Saeed – “Artemisia Gentileschi’s Judith Slaying Holofernes: Inside the Baroque Painting and Her Legacy as a Woman Living in 17th Century Rome”, 9:50-10:10 a.m.
  • Julia McPeake – “Cheri Samba’s Réorganisation: Painting the Politics of Art and its Ownership”, 10:50-11:10 a.m.
  • William Whitledge – “Beyond the Image: How Korean Art Progressed and Evolved in North and South Korea between 1953 and 1988”, 11:10-11:30 a.m.
  • Emma Chambers – “Interrupting Space: Belief + Doubt = Sanity”, 2:10-2:30 p.m.
  • Courtney Wilson – “Lee Krasner: No Labels Permitted”, 2:40-3 p.m.

This year’s keynote speaker, Johanna Minich, is the consulting curator of Native American Art at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio. Minich’s keynote is titled “Native American Art in the 21st Century Museum” and focuses on the sea-change in the curatorial approach to Indigenous art and artifacts that has occurred in recent years.

Established in 1991 by Gayle Seymour, associate dean of the UCA College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and Dr. Floyd Martin, professor emeritus of art at UA Little Rock, the Arkansas College Art History Symposium seeks to encourage and recognize student achievement in art history in the state.

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