Emily Wood here, Emily Wood there | Rock Candy

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Emily Wood here, Emily Wood there

Posted By on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 3:08 PM

click to enlarge AT JUSTUS FINE ART: Work by Emily Wood, who is also showing at the Thea Foundation.
  • AT JUSTUS FINE ART: Work by Emily Wood, who is also showing at the Thea Foundation.


If you're going to the Thea Foundation tomorrow night (Feb. 7) for the second installment of its The Art Department series of work by young professionals, you'll see work by Emily Wood

If you're going to the Hot Springs Gallery Walk tomorrow night and you happen in Justus Fine Art, you'll see work by Emily Wood. 

At Thea, 401 Main St. in Argenta, where Wood's exhibit "Specifically Universal" is up through the month, Wood's painting created for the signature piece of the Thea Arts Festival in April will be unveiled. The event is 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the $10 ticket will get you food, an open bar, art and music by the Funkanites.

Justus will be open 5-9 p.m. for the monthly gallery walk there, and her work will be joined by works by Donnie Copeland, Steve Griffith, Robyn Horn, Dolores Justus and Rebecca Thompson.

Wood — who paints on unprimed wood — earned a master's in fine arts degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2011 and already she's exhibited in the Arkansas Arts Center's Delta exhibit — twice. 

From Thea about Wood's show there:

“Specifically Universal” explores and conveys a sense of place through the personalities of the people who inhabit that place. People and places are interconnected because each influences the personality of the other. Many of the subjects in Wood’s paintings are people whom the artist has known from her hometown in south Arkansas as well as friends and family from other rural areas of the South. Wood quotes Mexican muralist Diego Riviera as her inspiration, “He who hopes to be universal in his art, must plant in his own soil.” 

Dustyn Bork and Carly Dahl were the first artists to exhibit in The Art Department series, last November.

Tags: , , , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Leslie Newell Peacock

  • "Delta Exhibition" winners announced

    The Arkansas Arts Center announced the winners of its 60th annual "Delta Exhibition" last night: A slideshow.
    • May 25, 2018
  • Philip Mann to leave symphony after 2018-19 season

    The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra announced in a press release today that the next season of the symphony will be Maestro Philip Mann's last. The ASO will give Mann the title of "Music Director Laureate" and hopes that "Mann will be able to continue his highly successful relationship with the ASO as he grows his international conducting presence and broadens his role within classical music."
    • May 24, 2018
  • 'The Beyond,' works by O'Keeffe and others, to open at Crystal Bridges

    Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art goes above and into "The Beyond" with an exhibition of 36 works by Georgia O'Keeffe spanning her career and works by contemporary artists whose sensibilities hearken to O'Keeffe's. The show opens Saturday, May 26.
    • May 24, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Coming Monday: Little Rock Black Restaurant Week

    MoTown Monday is Ceci's Chicken and Waffles. Tasty Tuesday is Sims BBQ and Brewster's Soul Food Cafe. Wing Wednesday is Chicken King and Chicken Wangs. Soul Food Thursday is Lindsey's BBQ and Hospitality House and Food Truck Festival Friday is @station801. It's the first Black Restaurant Week.
    • Mar 8, 2017
  • New music from Isaac Alexander

    New music from Isaac Alexander.
    • Jul 14, 2017
  • No Small Talk Ep. 8: Katy Henriksen, Springs Arts preview

    A packed episode this week of "No Small Talk": a chat with Katy Henriksen, from Of Note on KUAF; Stephanie Smittle breaks down the Spring Arts issue; and we finish up with just a tiny bit of Oscar chatter.
    • Mar 9, 2018

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation