A group of students from the UA Little Rock School of Art and Design took a once-in-a-lifetime study abroad class to Paris this summer, and that trip is now the inspiration for an art exhibition at UA Little Rock.
The Paris Studio Experience Exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will be on display in the Ann Maners and Alex Pappas Gallery in the Windgate Center of Art and Design from Nov. 27 to Dec. 13. A reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Windgate Center.
The students visited Paris as part of the Paris Studio Experience class taught by Krista Schoening, Assistant Professor of painting. The students visited museums, galleries, public spaces, and historic monuments, where they sketched and learned from contemporary and historical artwork.
UA Little Rock students who participated in the trip to Paris and will have their work exhibited include Olivia Bacot, Jason Bongfeldt, Skylar Boone, Bailey Holley, Sunny Jenkins, Kate Lusk, Jorge Mandujano, Kristi Pruett, Pamela Rodriguez, Lucio Tapia, Gabrielle Vernor, Annika Wade, and Lily Warren.
The works displayed in the exhibition were made by students during their studies in Paris and during the fall 2023 semester in direct response to what they learned during the trip. The study abroad trip was made possible in part by a generous gift from Dr. Alex Pappas and Dr. Ann Maners.
The UA Little Rock Art Galleries in the Windgate Center are 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 Nathan Larson, interim art gallery director and curator, at 501-916-5104 or email@example.com.