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Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 16:15:00

McSwain's departure as head of Historic Preservation confirmed

As mentioned in the previous post about the new Arts Council director, which was prepared before the official announcement, the Department of Arkansas Heritage announced today that Missy McSwain, longtime director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, has resigned. Her resignation takes effect March 15.

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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 15:52:00

Arts Council gets a new director: Patrick Ralston

The word is out that Patrick Ralston, who has been an analyst with the Legislative Bureau of Legislative Research and previously worked with the Department of Arkansas Heritage in the Historic Preservation Program, is the new Arkansas Arts Council director.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 16:49:00

Miami to Little Rock: Artists of Spectrum at Boswell Mourot

Boswell Mourot is exhibiting works by the Arkansas artists of Spectrum: Anais Dasse, Delita Martin, Jeff Horton, Dennis McCann, Keith Runkle and Kyle Boswell.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 16:05:00

Convention Center sculpture commemorates Louisiana Purchase survey

Michael Warrick and Aaron Hussey glass and steel sculpture, "Straight Lines on a Round World," which celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase survey, has been installed outside the Statehouse Convention Center.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 14:53:00

36 artists in 'Small Works' juried show

To get into the "Small Works on Paper" show, you have to prove you can make fine art no larger than 18 by 24 inches. Here are the 36 artists who satisfied the Arkansas Arts Council's judges for the 30th annual traveling exhibition, which opens Jan. 3 at the East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center in Forrest City:

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 14:18:00

On Friday: Bill Dunlap and Barry Thomas are Argenta ArtWalk draws

"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.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 09:59:00

Santa-sized 2nd Friday Art Night: Richard Leo Johnson, Rex Deloney, McLeod anniversary, the Nog-Off and more

Prepare for a busy 2nd Friday Art Night tomorrow night, where folks will be celebrating Matt McLeod Fine Art's first anniversary, listening to the Arkansas Chamber Singers at the Old State House Museum, prefacing a performance by Richard Leo Johnson with an exhibition of his photographs at the Butler Center Galleries, hearing a talk and demonstration by Robert Bean about his creative process at Arkansas Capital Corp., and slinging back eggnog while seeing new works by Rex Deloney at the Historic Arkansas Museum. Read more about Johnson, the Chamber Singers and 2nd Friday Art Night here.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:49:22

Name that Arkansas Artist: Daniel Mark Cassity

Can you name this Arkansas artist? Sure you can.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:29:00

StudioMAIN has new home: Argenta Gallery

The architecture and design collaborative StudioMAIN has a new home, and it doesn't have to change its name: It's moved to Main Street in North Little Rock, to Argenta Gallery at 413 Main.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 16:23:00

Fenix rises from Underground ashes, to host holiday sale

Refugee artists from Fayetteville Underground gallery have formed an unofficial alliance, Fenix, and will hold their first event Dec. 9-18, the Pop-Up Holiday Art Sale.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 13:25:00

Good Weather for Alika Cooper

Los Angeles artist Alika Cooper is showing hand-dyed fabric paintings in a show called "Wet Suits" at Good Weather gallery starting Saturday.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 14:38:00

At Hearne Fine Art Friday night: Mason Archie, Larry Wade Hampton

Mason Archie and Arkansas-born artist Larry Wade Hampton will be at Hearne Fine Art from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday and give talks 3-5 p.m. Saturday in connection with their exhibition, "Landscapes Unmasked," which also includes work by Dean Mitchell and 19th century African-American artists Robert S. Duncanson and Edward M. Bannister.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 09:55:00

Integrative design: Architect Ken McCown to give talk tonight

Ken McCown, department head and professor of landscape architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas, will give a talk tonight at the Arkansas Arts Center on the changing role of designers.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 15:12:00

Collectors, it's time: Arts Center show and sale opens Friday

The 48th "Collectors Show and Sale" opens tomorrow (Nov. 11) at the Arkansas Arts Center with about 150 works from New York galleries, all selected by the arts center's Collectors Group in its September trip to the Big Apple.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 10:21:00

Censorship at Fayetteville Underground empties gallery of artists

The removal of a photograph of a woman worshiping before a semi-erect penis from the Fayetteville Underground gallery caused a mass exodus of the gallery's "resident artists" in October, including such well-known Ozark artists at Hank Kaminsky, Sabine Schmidt, William Mayes Flanagin, Mike Haley, Susie Siegele, Ed Pennebaker and the photographer whose work was censored, Alli Woods Frederick.

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 11:59:00

Wm. McNamara showing new work in Fayetteville

Watercolor artist William McNamara, whose home borders the Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area and has made a career of careful rendering of his Ozarks environs, opens a show of new work today at Studio 454, 454 Center St., in Fayetteville. Reception is from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight; the show runs through Nov. 27. Studio 454 is the office of architect Dan McKee.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 16:16:00

Mudrinich solo show at Cantrell Gallery: Landscapes and bees

Cantrell Gallery will open its first solo show of the paintings and drawings of Arkansas Tech University art professor David Mudrinich on Friday, Nov. 4, with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 12:54:00

'Habitats: Bentonville': Kat Wilson at Thea

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.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 22:58:00

A day of ideas for a spruced up Arts Center: The architects present

It was a long but fascinating day at the Arkansas Arts Center as the five architecture firms chosen as finalists for to renovate and add on to the Arts Center presented their philosophies of work and their ideas on how to meet the Arts Center's desire to connect to the park and city. This will be a skeletal rundown of what I heard today over five hours, with more detail to come later.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 15:36:00

Enamelist Thom Hall wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Artist Thom Hall, architect Reese Rowland and writer and folk historian Freda Cruse Hardison are the winners of the 2017 Governors Arts Awards, sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council.

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