Favorite

Mosaic Templars to unveil art collection 

'SOLIDARITY AND HOPE': Stainless steel sculpture by Susan Williams in the collection of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.
  • 'SOLIDARITY AND HOPE': Stainless steel sculpture by Susan Williams in the collection of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will unveil on New Year's Eve the first pieces in its collection of art by African Americans, 19 works purchased with grant funds from the state Natural and Cultural Resources Council.

The work, which includes paintings, silverpoint etching, photographs and sculpture, is either by Arkansans or is pertinent to Arkansas's African-American history. The pieces, bought in consultation with Garbo Hearne of Hearne Fine Art, reflect the signature style of the artist.

Represented in the collection so far are Kevin Cole, Tarrence Corbin, Rex Deloney, Sylvester McKissack, Euneda Otis, Charly Palmer, AJ Smith, Marjorie Williams-Smith, Susan Williams, Ernest C. Withers and Michael Worsham. All are living but Corbin, painter and instructor at the University of Cincinnati, who died Dec. 3, and Withers, the famed Memphis civil rights and musician photographer, who died in 2007. Some of the work was commissioned.

The museum, which focuses on business, politics and culture, won a $50,000 grant from the NCRC to purchase the collection; $20,000 remains for 2010 acquisitions, Deputy Director Heather Zbinden said.

Hearne said the museum will try to acquire five to six works a year and hopes to ultimately travel the collection to other museums.

The art will be exhibited throughout the museum rather than in a single spot, but will be shown in the third floor auditorium at the hour-long unveiling event at noon. The event will coincide with the museum's celebration of the Kwanzaa holiday “Kuumba” (creativity). The day before, on Dec. 30, the Tidwell Project Dance Ensemble will perform at noon in celebration of the Kwanzaa day “Nia” (purpose).

The events will be free. The museum is at 501 W. Ninth St.

 

Hearne also said her new gallery, under construction at Wright Avenue and Chester Streets, will open on Valentine's Day. Hearne Fine Art was previously located in the Museum Center at 500 Clinton Ave. A Java Roasting coffee shop in a portion of the shop will open in January.

Favorite

From the ArkTimes store

Tags:

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Leslie Newell Peacock

  • Alley parties returning downtown

    The Downtown Little Rock Partnership will host its first Alley Party of the fall at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at 409 Main St., in the open lot between the Little Rock Technology Park and KATV. Arkansas Rice Depot and the tech park are sponsors; the Buh Jones band will perform and Stone’s Throw Brewing will serve craft beer and wine. Things will wrap up around 8:30 p.m. The Alley Parties are a project of the partnership to promote life downtown.
    • Sep 14, 2017
  • For pop-up tacos, visit Viva Vegan

    Viva Vegan is now serving its tacos, nachos and Strawberry Cheezecake from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fridays from an order window at the in-the-works brick and mortar restaurant it will lease at 4601 W. 12th St., on the corner of 12th and Adams streets.
    • Sep 14, 2017
  • Make way for dumplings: Three Fold sets Main Street opening

    Dumpling and noodle maven Lisa Zhang said last week that her Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co. will open in bigger digs at 615 Main St. on Monday, Sept. 25. Three Fold will grow 1.5-fold, from 80 seats at its 215 Center St. location to 120 seats on Main and will offer something new: breakfast, featuring bao, steamed and filled buns. Residents of the AR Democrat Lofts, with which the restaurant shares the building, along with Three Fold’s many fans, should be thrilled.
    • Sep 14, 2017
  • More »

Most Shared

Latest in Art Notes

  • Why abstract art?

    Because Peters.
    • Jul 27, 2017
  • Art outbreak

    2nd Friday features Peters, Holl Collection, LGBTQ work; Delta Exhibition opens.
    • Jun 8, 2017
  • Black magic

    Women's work in wire, metalpoint, fabric, glass, cut paper at Hearne.
    • Mar 30, 2017
  • More »

Event Calendar

« »

September

S M T W T F S
  1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Bumbling Bielema

    • The person named Allen with the canning co just filed bankruptcy, if any one is…

    • on September 19, 2017
  • Re: Bumbling Bielema

    • And yet Bielema is paid millions of dollars. I'm no fancy football expert, but it…

    • on September 18, 2017
  • Re: Bumbling Bielema

    • Coaches are out there to snag up at the end of the season, the kind…

    • on September 18, 2017
 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation