The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Art Gallery will host a thesis exhibition for graduate student Jordan Saxion from April 17 to May 14 in the Windgate Center of Art and Design.
The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be shown in the Ann Maners and Alex Pappas Gallery in the Windgate Center. The exhibit will feature 12 charcoal drawings that explore the characteristics of trees as well as their response to their environment and interdependence on each other.
Saxion will present her thesis presentation at 6 p.m. Friday, April 21, in the Windgate Center Room 101. A reception for the artist will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. April 21 in the Taylor/Mourning Lobby.
“A tree does not choose its habitat but must adapt to the location it is planted or where its seed settles organically,” Saxion said. “This adaptation leads to resilience against the threat of humans and nature, which reveals a process that requires entire communities of forests to support each other to survive dangerous conditions.”
Saxion is set to graduate in May with a master’s degree in visual art. Formerly an architectural major, Saxion decided to change her major when she was a freshman and has been pursuing art ever since.
The UA Little Rock Art Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, and 2-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, contact 501-916-5104 or email Nathan Larson, interim gallery director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.