"Array of Humanity": Angela Davis-Johnson exhibit opens today | Rock Candy

Friday, April 25, 2014

"Array of Humanity": Angela Davis-Johnson exhibit opens today

Posted By on Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 9:16 AM

click to enlarge Davis-Johnson's "little.girl.friends"
  • Davis-Johnson's "little.girl.friends"

Angela Davis-Johnson, who paints stylized figures textured with paint and fabric, will give a talk tonight at 5:30 p.m. to kick off her exhibition, "Array of Humanity," an exhibition to benefit Argenta's Art Connection.

Tonight's event concludes at  9 p.m.; the show continues Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., happily coincident with the THEA Arts Festival. From the artist: 

“Array of Humanity is a collection of memories, dreams, and images of souls that I have encountered in my life. I created several of these paintings over the past year. With each piece, I wanted to explore a range of human experience; from nostalgia in the country side, to anger of a protest, to a dream about reconnecting with our ancestors. In the words of Terence, ‘nothing human is alien to me’, and I hope to reflect that same sentiment in this body of work”.

Art Connection is an after-school program for high school students that exposes them to the possibilities of careers in the arts, either as an artist or marketer. It is part of the Innovation Hub at 204 E. 4th St., NLR, where the exhibition will hang. (Read about its founding here.) Proceeds from sales will benefit the program, 

Hollie Lewis, executive director of Art Connection, said the show "will allow us the opportunity to raise public awareness of Art Connection’s mission: to help under-resourced youth achieve higher education, citizen leadership and self-sufficiency through paid employment in the creative economy.

For more information, call Lewis at 319-7905.

Tags: , , ,



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Leslie Newell Peacock


    Contrary to rumor, Live Life Chill, the bar/restaurant in the erstwhile Revolution Taco and Tequila Lounge space at the corner of Cantrell and President Clinton Avenue, is not closed. Service manager Lindsey McFadin called the Times this afternoon to say a rumor the bar had closed was killing business; by 3 p.m., no one had been in. The Times, too, had heard the rumor from a number of sources. What has changed, McFadin said, is that the bar is now only open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
    • Nov 16, 2018
  • New gallery for SoMa: M2

    M2 Gallery, located for 12 years in the Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center, has made the move to 1300 Main St. in the hopping SoMa neighborhood and will hold its Grand (Re)opening from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 30.
    • Nov 16, 2018
  • Entergy agrees to end coal-burning in Arkansas in Sierra Club settlement

    Under a settlement agreement filed in federal court today, Entergy Arkansas has agreed to quit burning coal at its White Bluff plant by the end of 2028, its Independence plant by the end of 2030 and to shutter its remaining operating plant at Lake Catherine by the end of 2027.
    • Nov 16, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Chocolate gravy and such in Jasper

    • I'm from Amarillo,Tx. My Mother made this all the time. She is from Clinton,OK. I…

    • on November 17, 2018

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