Central Arkansas venues have a full week of commemorative events planned
A University of Arkansas architect who consults with agencies on how to design affordable, adaptable and inclusive housing will give a talk Tuesday, Dec. 5, on the housing trends and the needs of Arkansas’s aging baby boomers.
Assistant professor Korydon H. Smith, author of “ ‘Colored’ Socks in the ‘All-White’ Laundry: A Brief History of Inclusive Design Thinking,” will give the talk at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Art of Architecture Series at the Arkansas Arts Center. Smith will discuss housing problems and designs that could meet the future needs of the boomer generation.
A reception will be held at 6 p.m. The lecture is free. For more information, call 372-4000.
The Friends of Contemporary Craft “Conversation” series features ceramic artist Don Reitz on Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Arts Center.
Reitz, holder of the 2005 Peter Voulkos Fellowship Award of the Archie Bray Foundation, will talk about his work with stoneware and salt and wood-firing techniques. He’ll also be the juror for the 49th annual Delta Exhibition that will hang at the Arts Center Jan. 12 through Feb. 25.
The talk is at 6 p.m. A light dinner will be served afterward. Tickets are $12 for FOCC members and $15 for guests. Reserve at 396-0357.
On Monday, Dec. 4, The Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville opens two socially conscious exhibits: “Passionate Observer: Photographs by Eudora Welty” and “From Slavery to Freedom: The Issue of Race in Film.”
The Welty show, in the Joy Pratt Markham gallery, includes more than 50 photos the writer took in the 1930s in her home state of Mississippi for the Works Progress Administration. The exhibit was developed by the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. “From Slavery to Freedom” features posters from the Separate Cinema Archive that illustrate the evolution of the treatment of race in American film from the 1900s until today. The show will hang in the Cynthia H. Coughlin Gallery. Both exhibits will run through Feb. 17.
More Christmas shopping opportunities: The Art Student Association and the Clay Guild of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Central Arkansas Clay Club are selling student works on their respective campuses.
At UALR, works on paper, paintings, ceramics and jewelry will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 1, in the Fine Arts Building.
The Clay Club sale is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 on the lawn of the Student Center on the Conway campus. Proceeds will help Clay Club students attend the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts in Louisville, Ky., next year. For more information, call Liz Smith at 501-450-5780.