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UA Little Rock Welcomes Cappy Counard as Featured artWORKs Artist for Spring 2024

Cappy Counard
Cappy Counard

UA Little Rock’s School of Art and Design will host Cappy Counard for a lecture and artist workshop as part of the artWORKS series.

Counard’s lecture, “Shifting Perspective,” will take place Friday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. in the Windgate Center for Art and Design, Room 101. The workshop, “Sum and Substance,” will be held in the Windgate Center for Art and Design on Feb. 9 and 10, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Counard is an alumna of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a master’s degree in fine arts, and she also holds a bachelor’s degree of science in art from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Currently living in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, Counard has been a professor of metals and jewelry at Edinboro University for the past 20 years.

Counard’s work has been featured in several books, including “Narrative Jewelry,” “Behind the Brooch,” and SNAG Jams 2019. She lectures and exhibits throughout the United States and has curated and been featured in exhibitions at several museums.

Inspired by interpersonal connection and relationships, Counard creates jewelry and sculptural objects. Through her art, she aims to capture our human ability to connect and evolve. Her love for teaching and building community informs her practice and contributes to the concepts she explores in her work.

The workshop will explore the conceptual and technical possibilities that objects hold, discussing the prominence of the qualities of the objects we are drawn to. The malleability of metal will be surveyed with the technique of chasing and repousse, while the technique of forging will explore altering mass and line.

For more information about Counard, visit her website.

The workshop has limited enrollment, and registration is required. For more information, contact Lydia Martin at