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Friday, April 27, 2018

Art in its Natural State at Winrock: Sculpture to be revealed tomorrow

Posted By on Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 6:04 PM

click to enlarge Working on "Visible Invisible"
  • Working on "Visible Invisible"

Nine temporary installations by sculptors from Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, Texas and Missouri will be unveiled on Petit Jean Mountain Saturday — seven on the grounds of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute —  and two in Petit Jean State Park, amid a day of arts-related activities.

The event begins at 9 a.m. at WRI; shuttles will take folks to the sculptures, where they can meet the artists and hear about their works. Food trucks will provide the nourishment and art demonstrations, performances and interactive events will be on the Institute's front lawn.

To give you an idea of the work that artists put into this effort, check out the collaborative project by Laura Terry and Phoebe Lickwar of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, "Visible Invisible."

Other artists whose work was selected for the yearlong show are Lee and Betty Benson of Jackson, Tenn.; Monica Dixon of Kansas City, Mo.; Heather Joy Puskarich of Houston; Karina Pais (collaborating with Edwin Penick), Miami, Fla.; Nathan Pierce of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Don Wilkison of Kansas City, Mo.; Sabine Schmidt of Fayetteville; Russell Lemond of Little Rock; and Marshall Miller of Hot Springs.

A reception on the tennis court at 5:30 p.m. will feature music by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Rockefeller Quartet and Bonnie Montgomery. Tickets are $50. Register for both free and paid events on

Selecting the works, to be reflective of Arkansas's natural beauty, were representatives from the Arkansas Arts Center; the Arkansas Arts Council; the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; UA Fayetteville; UA Fort Smith; UA Little Rock; and representatives from the Institute and the park.

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