Arkansas Arts Center remains vibrant in year of historic progress

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Artmobile, Building, Children's Theatre, Community, Delta 60, Education, Faculty & Staff, Museum, Museum School, News, Theater on Tour

Incoming Executive Director Victoria Ramirez joins Arts Center leadership in celebrating the year’s accomplishments The Arkansas Arts Center continued to deliver accessible and engaging programs during a year of historic transition, leaders announced at the September 23 Annual Meeting. The Arts Center’s new Executive Director Victoria Ramirez joined Board of Trustees President Merritt Dyke, Foundation President Bobby Tucker and Interim Executive Director Laine Harber in congratulating the board, foundation, staff and community on a year … Read More

DELTA 60 to premiere at Arkansas Arts Center

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Delta 60, Delta 61, Delta Exhibition, Events, Exhibitions, Museum, Video, Voices of the Delta

The hour-long documentary explores the innovative work featured in the 60th Annual Delta Exhibition through the eyes of 10 Arkansas artists. Following these artists as they create work that addresses place, identity, representation and history, DELTA 60 proves the power of art to challenge its viewers – and its makers.

Voices of the Delta: Dusty Mitchell

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Delta 60, Delta Exhibition, Exhibitions, Museum, Voices of the Delta

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I make work out of ordinary things that have been manufactured to perform specific functions in our society. People have a relationship with the materials I use prior to seeing my work, therefore they immediately identify with the materials when they do. My intention is to manipulate this pre-existing relationship by presenting familiar objects and images in unfamiliar ways.  I prompt viewers to reconsider the role of the objects I use by extracting the conceptual … Read More

60th Annual Delta Exhibition awards announced

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Delta 60, Delta Exhibition, Exhibitions, Museum

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The Arkansas Arts Center announces the award-winning works of the 60th Annual Delta Exhibition, on view May 25 through August 26, 2018. A panel of guest jurors, Bradbury Art Museum director Les Christensen, conceptual artist Shea Hembrey, and Baum Gallery director Brian K. Young, selected 52 works by 46 artists to be featured out of 1,424 entries by 618 artists. From the selected works, the jurors named a Grand Award winner, two Delta Award winners … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Les Christensen, Brian Young and Shea Hembrey

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Delta 60, Delta Exhibition, Exhibitions, Museum, Voices of the Delta

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The Delta Exhibition has long been a southern standard.  Now in its 60th year, it continues its lasting tradition of a much-anticipated annual event for artists and art appreciators alike.  The quantity, 1424 works by 618 artists, and diversity submitted speaks to the dynamic state of contemporary art in the Mississippi Delta. Of note was the surprisingly large number of figurative works entered in both two and three dimensions. It has been an honor to … Read More