Thursday, February 4, 2016

Angela Davis Johnson: TheArtDepartment's latest, opening Friday

Posted By on Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 11:19 AM

click to enlarge delita_martin_thea_show_image.jpg


Angela Davis Johnson will show new work Friday at the Thea Foundation, 401 Main St. in North Little Rock, as part of the foundation's TheArtDepartment series of emerging artists. A reception from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday will include music by the Funkanites, heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments; tickets are $10.

The show, "The Wondrous Possibilities of Falling and Flying," Johnson says, "explores the idea of what liberation can look like after perceived failure, whether societal or personal" and will be based on the mural she recently painted, "The Gathering/Flying Free," on The House of Art in Argenta, 108 E. Fourth St. 

Johnson, who lives in Atlanta but is back in Little Rock often, is more than an emerging artist: She has fully emerged from her chrysalis and is flying.

 
click to enlarge "The Gathering/Flying Free,"  on the east wall of the House of Art.
  • "The Gathering/Flying Free,"  on the east wall of the House of Art.

Tags: , , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

  • 2nd Friday Art Night: Dinosaur toes and 'Humanity'

    March 9, 2017
    At Friday night's after-hour art events, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., you'll see dinosaur toes, paintings, photography, prison camp artifacts and more. /more/
  • Charlie Wilson at Verizon Arena

    February 16, 2017
    Also, Stand Up for Access Comedy Show, Max & Iggor Cavalera, Billy Joe Shaver, Daddy Issues, Pat Donohue, Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, Beer, Brats & Bots, Third Friday Argenta Artwalk, 'Key Connections to Humanity,' /more/
  • On Friday: Bill Dunlap and Barry Thomas are Argenta ArtWalk draws

    December 14, 2016
    "William Dunlap, Landscape and Variable, Recent Works" opens Friday, Dec. 18, at Greg Thompson Fine Art, one of 11 venues open 5-8 p.m. Friday for Argenta ArtWalk. Dunlap is a Virginia painter whose work reflects on Southern culture and history; the show runs through Feb. 11. Thompson is at 429 Main St. /more/
  • 'Habitats: Bentonville': Kat Wilson at Thea

    November 2, 2016
    Kat Wilson's exhibition "Habitats: Bentonville" feature her iconic biographical story-telling compositions of people amid their possessions. But Wilson's Bentonville series, which opens Friday, Nov. 4, at the The Foundation as part of its The Art Department series, departs from her traditional way of working: She's allowed the subjects to compose their own environments, to let them have more say in their story. /more/
  • Delta des Refuses: One of Thea's biggest

    May 31, 2016
    More than 80 artists will show work rejected by the juror for the Arkansas Arts Center's annual "Delta Exhibition" when the "Delta des Refuses" opens tomorrow, June 1, at the Thea Foundation, 401 Main St. in Argenta. Thea says the show is one of the largest its ever hung. /more/
  • Young filmmakers showcase at Ron Robinson

    May 11, 2016
    The 10th annual Young Filmmakers Showcase tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Ron Robinson Theater will feature nine films by students from Springdale, Malvern, Bentonville, Fayetteville, Little Rock, Bryant, Dardanelle and Hot Springs. The event is sponsored by AETN; the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival; the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and the , the Arkansas Humanities Council, which will award Arkansas Historic Places Student Film Prizes; and the Thea Foundation. /more/
  • Coming Friday to Thea: Michael Church

    May 4, 2016
    Collage artist Michael Church, who uses sometimes surreal, often wry images in his collages to express issues of alienation, injustice and the absurdities of life, is the 12th artist featured in the Thea Foundation's The Art Department series of exhibitions by emerging artists. Church's exhibition, "Succinct," opens Friday, May 6, at Thea, 401 Main St. in Argenta, with a reception from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. /more/
  • Show and tell

    February 25, 2016
    The Observer is an advocate of the A+ method of integrating the arts and using creativity to teach across the curriculum, an approach that the Thea Foundation, with help from the Windgate Charitable Foundation, is offering to schools across the state. /more/
  • New gallery in the creative corridor: McLeod Fine Art

    November 12, 2015
    Artist Matt McLeod, the creator of the huge koi mural covering the side of a building at Sixth and Main, art that emphasizes Main Street's Creative Corridor identity, will celebrate the opening of his new gallery, Matt McLeod Fine Art, at 108 W. Sixth St., tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The gallery faces the mural, so this stretch of Sixth has become McLeod Street. /more/
  • Governor's Culinary Challenge, food trucks, cupcakes and more

    October 9, 2015
    We've got a few events coming up we want you to know about. And we want to know what you're up to as well. /more/
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Leslie Newell Peacock

  • Heights Corner Market (nee Terry's) is open

    Heights Corner Market, in the space occupied by Terry's Finer Foods since time immemorial at 5018 Kavanaugh Blvd., is open and selling fresh flowers, produce (including locally grown food), meat, seafood, organic bath and body products and organic pet products from Stella's Barkery.
    • Mar 24, 2017
  • Ahoy! Blue Sail launches Saturday on Main Street

    Blue Sail Coffee Roasters opens its shop Saturday, March 25, in the Little Rock Technology Park, 417 Main St. The grand opening announcement says the shop will be in business at 7 a.m. and stay open until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
    • Mar 23, 2017
  • Mo' MoMo

    Katmandu Momo, the food truck created by Nepal native Saroja Shrestha, will open a sit-down eatery in April in the River Market’s Ottenheimer Hall.
    • Mar 22, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Staff Picks: Netflix and Chill, Benji's pasta fresca, Creedence Clearwater Revival and more

    The podcast Design Matters, published by Design Observer, is celebrating its 10th year and they are revisiting some of their best episodes from the last decade. I just finished this week's replay of the interview with the Scottish born illustrator Marion Deuchars. At the end of the wonderful interview, her two young sons are invited into the studio near where they pitch in some of their own thoughts on art and, in particular, drawing in the art books their mother created for children and adults.
    • Aug 28, 2015
  • Guest Mix: Rural War Room

    World wide weird duo Rural War Room (Donavan Suitt & Byron Werner) is celebrating 10 years of broadcasting and production here in Little Rock and abroad. RWR Radio on KABF 88.3 FM (10 p.m. Tuesdays or anytime on their website), features the duo alternating records in an effort to surprise one another.
    • Sep 14, 2015
  • Your new flags of Little Rock

    BRASHER: Hello Arkansans, this is the first piece from us, Brasher and Rowe and we are some dudes who work in downtown Little Rock and we eat lunch and just talk about all the exciting things around here.
    • Sep 18, 2015

Most Shared

Visit Arkansas

Forest bathing is the Next Big Thing

Forest bathing is the Next Big Thing

Arkansas is the perfect place to try out this new health trend. Read all about the what, why, where and how here.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation