Voices of the Delta: Ron Burcham

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Delta 59, Exhibitions, Image, Museum, Quote, Voices of the Delta

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Ron Burcham, born in Benton, Arkansas, lives in Benton, Arkansas, Bonaire, 2017, red grandis eucalyptis and white oak, 48 x 24 x 38 inches From an old-growth White Oak tree to a bridge timber, to being repurposed as a support member in a barn, it was decades before the wood became mine. When I cut into it, I discovered the beautiful wood that started and sustained the Arts and Crafts movement. As a novice woodworker, … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Bryan Clifton

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Bryan Clifton, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, Chirinos, 2015, inkjet print, 16 x 20 inches As a documentary photographer, I capture nonfiction. Life as it Is. With a focus on international aid and development, I have traveled across five continents documenting the human impact of community development agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), non-profits and progressive for-profits—those that do well by doing good. I am particularly inspired by telling visual stories about … Read More

Voices of the Delta: LaDawna Whiteside

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LaDawna Whiteside, born in Durant, Oklahoma, lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Body: Flesh and Bone, 2016, graphite on paper, 96 x 96 inches, Contemporaries Award Winner As the human body is continually moving and changing positions and dimensions over time, Body: Flesh and Bone is an installation that is intended to shift each time it is reconstructed for a new environment. For now, this installation is a living drawing and as in contemporary physiology, contains varied … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Dennis McCann

Author: Maria DavisonFiled under: Delta 59, Exhibitions, Image, Museum, Quote, Voices of the Delta

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Dennis McCann, born in Little Rock, Arkansas, lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, Working Class, 2017, pastel on paper, 37 x 42 inches Dennis McCann, born in Little Rock, Arkansas, lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, Blue, 2016, pastel on paper, 20 x 44 inches Dennis McCann, born in Little Rock, Arkansas, lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, “O”, 2016, pastel on paper, 30 x 30 inches Like most artists, my work has periods of change or growth … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Alex Moomey

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Alex Moomey, born in Little Rock, Arkansas, lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, The Summer Project Series: Eric Resting, 2016, photograph, 16 x 20 inches Alex Moomey, born in Little Rock, Arkansas, lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, The Summer Project Series: Brandon Texting, 2016, photograph, 16 x 20 inches Share this Post

Voices of the Delta: Carlyle Wolfe

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Carlyle Wolfe, born in Gainesville, Florida, lives in Oxford, Mississippi, Fall, 2016, stainless steel cutouts suspended with synthetic line, 144 x 198 x 8 inches, Delta Award Carlyle Wolfe, born in Gainesville, Florida, lives in Oxford, Mississippi, Magnolias, 2016, stainless steel cutouts suspended with synthetic line, 144 x 198 x 8 inches My paintings and works on paper are about awareness of the natural world—becoming progressively, cyclically more present to its rhythms, gaining deeper understanding … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Betsy Bradley

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Guest Juror Betsy Bradley, director of the Mississippi Museum of Art, selected the 73 works that appear in the 59th Annual Delta Exhibition. Here’s her juror statement: “I have a need of silence and of stars; /Too much is said too loudly; I am dazed.” Thus yearned the poet William Alexander Percy from New York when thinking of his Mississippi Delta home in 1919. His attraction to the busy-ness of the city was ultimately overridden … Read More