UA professor of art history Lynn Jacobs and others will hold a panel discussion, "American Encounters: Thomas Cole and the Narrative Landscape," Sunday at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The event is 2-3:30 p.m. in the Great Hall and is free.
Joining Jacobs, who'll talk about the landscape tradition starting in the 17th century, will be Oklahoma State University English professor Jeffrey Walker, who will talk about the influence of James Fenimore Cooper and other authors on Cole's work, and Crystal Bridges’ Curator of American Art Kevin Murphy, who will provide an overview of Thomas Cole’s career.
Director of Curatorial David Houston and Public Programs Coordinator Sara Segerlin will moderate.
Reservations may be made online.
In conjunction with the exhibition "Painting Dry: The Work of Dan Massad," UA professor Leo Mazow will talk tonight about the Pennsylvania artist's sharply realistic, hard-edge pastel still-lifes set against a dark background.
A reception at 5:30 p.m. precedes the lecture at 6 p.m. in the Arts Center lecture hall. After the lecture, Mazow and Massad will be in the gallery to talk about the work.
Today's the last day to reserve your seat for Arkansas Arts Center Director Todd Herman's lecture, "The Art of Venice," which he'll give at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Arts Center. The talk will focus on Venetian art during the Renaissance.
The lecture, sponsored by the Fine Arts Club, will be followed by a buffet dinner. Tickets to the lecture are $10 for guests and free for FAC members. Tickets are $35 for the lecture and buffet. Reserve at 396-0322.
Santa Fe blacksmith Tom Joyce, whose ironwork is in 25 public collections and who lectures on the arts of African blacksmiths, will give a talk, "A Life of Iron," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Arkansas Arts Center.
Joyce's talk is in conjunction with the exhibition "Cast, Cut, Forged and Crushed: Selections in Metal from the John and Robyn Horn Collection," on view through Jan. 15 in the Jeanette Rockefeller Gallery. The show includes the work by more than two dozen metal artists, including Joyce, Elizabeth Brim, Hoss Hayley, Albert Paley, Rick Smith and others.
If you're a member, the lecture is free; if not, it's $5. Call 372-4000 to reserve a seat. A reception will be held before the talk at 6 p.m.
Bill Dreyer, curator of the "The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss" on exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Center, is back for another talk on the show tonight. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. in Sturgis Hall in the Clinton School for Public Service.
A quote from Dreyer, the expert on Theodore Geisel, from the Art of Dr. Seuss website:
“Though Seuss’s most lasting legacy remains his inimitable impact on children’s literacy, we are just now cracking open the door on his impact on the modern art world. The goal from the beginning of this project starting in 1997 has been to explore and share Ted Geisel’s little-known artistic legacy with the world. The response from connoisseurs and laypersons alike is that Dr. Seuss may well go down in history as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century.”
Tonight. 6 p.m. at the Clinton School. Read here.
Native Arkansan Ed Stone, who in his architectural work found inspiration in the grillwork of the Middle East, turned to men who knew about wagon wheels and plow handles to produce his furniture, tables and chairs and settees as spare as the living eked out in the Ozarks and as graceful as the mountains. Split oak webbing, blond wood, S curves and rectangles.
Stone, we learned from a visit last weekend to the exhibit “Ozark Modern” at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where his furniture is on display, was putting an Arkansas spin on a New York design — the Eames chair. Today, our furniture is overstuffed, like our lives.
Candy fans interested in learning more about Stone’s work can head over to the Stella Boyle Smith auditorium in the Fine Arts Center tonight at 7 p.m. to hear Stone’s son, Hicks, give a talk, “Edward Durell Stone: The Urbane Rustic.” There will be a reception in the gallery afterward.
Mexican architect Mauricio Rocha gives the Art of Architecture lecture tonight at the Arkansas Arts Center. His talk "Process: Exploration and Discovery, a Working Method" will probably address themes in his earlier talks at the U of A and Minneapolis (see stories here and here), where he spoke on the architect as "provocateur." Rocha's talk was scheduled to coincide with the Mexico 2010 exhibit at the Arts Center, “A Century of Revolution: Mexican Art since 1910.” The free talk starts at 6 p.m.; there's a reception earlier at 5:30 p.m.
Designer Eddie Ross, former senior style editor of Martha Stewart Living and owner of Eddie Ross Inc. styling company, will give decorating and entertaining tips at "The Art of Entertaining," the Fine Arts Club of Arkansas's annual fund-raiser. The event is at the Governor's Mansion and starts at 11 a.m. Luncheon follows the presentation; tickets are $60 for members and $75 for nonmembers. Call 396-0322 (quickly!) for reservations.
Delilah Montoya will talk tonight at UALR about her work in the exhibit "El Grito (Cry for Independence). Montoya's panoramic photograph on aluminum of a migrant trail in the Sonoran desert, "Humane Borders Water Station," and dozens of other Chicano artists have work in the exhibit, part of the "Arkansas Mexico 2010" commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Mexican independence.
The talk is at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building.
Earlier this year, UA architecture students collaborated to design a home fabricated in Fayetteville and moved to Pettaway Park in downtown North Little Rock.
That's the subject of tonight's lecture, “Reaching Out: Little Rock and the Fay Jones School of Architecture," that UA dean Jeff Shannon will give at the Arkansas Arts Center.
The talk kicks off the 2010-11 "Art of Architecture" lecture series. The free event, in the Arts Center's lecture hall, starts at 6 p.m.
UPDATE: Rose will not be in Little Rock. The event will be at the Clinton School of Public Service.
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