Year of Milestones, Accomplishments Celebrated on Eclipse Day

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Artmobile, Building, Children's Theatre, Collection, Community, Education, Events, Exhibitions, General, Museum, Museum School, Theater on Tour, Traveling Exhibitions

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The Arkansas Arts Center finished its seventh consecutive year in the black this June, Executive Director Todd Herman announced at the August 21 Annual Meeting. It was a year of milestone accomplishments, including a 10-year reaccreditation, selection of an architectural team for the AAC building project, completion of a five-year strategic plan, and a successful Tabriz. The AAC also rebranded its onsite restaurant, Canvas, updating both the restaurant and Museum Shop spaces, and launched a … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Kellie Lehr

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

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Kellie Lehr, born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Embedded Possibilities, 2016, oil on canvas, 72 x 48 inches I am interested in creating spaces where natural and digital worlds overlap. Within each painting the forms, as well as the negative space, become structures with patterns to be explored and questioned. The building up of mark and color within a painting and the removal of paint as I go along, relates both to … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Michael Elliott-Smith

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Michael Elliott-Smith, born in Natchez, Mississippi, lives in Alexandria, Louisiana, Lindsay Leaving the Courtyard, 2016, inkjet print, 13 x 18 inches Earlier in my photography career, I photographed landscapes with infrared film to capture the image in the unseen, sometimes eerie light. I moved into digital photography in 2005, shooting both digital visible and digital infrared images. Once I understood the power of Photoshop, it opened up a new direction to explore, the world of … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Ryan Steed

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Ryan Steed, born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, lives in Memphis, Tennessee, Damn the Headlights, 2015, chromogenic print, 18 x 24 inches Damn the Headlights from the Photographic Series Went out for Cigarettes “I can understand why Southerners are haunted by their own landscape and in love with it.” – Walker Evans – Ryan Steed – Ryan Steed Share this Post

Voices of the Delta: Teresa Phipps

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Teresa Phipps, born in Columbia, Missouri, lives in Cordova, Tennessee, Arkansas Delta Fog, 2017, photography, 16 x 20 inches Teresa Phipps, born in Columbia, Missouri, lives in Cordova, Tennessee, Southern Marshlands, 2017, photography, 16 x 20 inches Teresa Phipps on her piece, Arkansas Delta Fog Share this Post

Meet the Speaker: Michelle Andonian

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Education, Events, Exhibitions, Museum, Video

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ART AFTER HOURS Why Documentary Photography Matters Thursday, August 24 Lower Lobby Lecture Hall 5:30 p.m. Wine Reception | 6 p.m. Lecture | 7-9 p.m.  Late Night  Join us for a lecture with photographer Michelle Andonian. Stay after the lecture and tour the galleries, including Will Counts: The Central High School Photographs, enjoy dinner at the restaurant and shop in the Museum Shop. The Arkansas Arts Center will be open until 9 p.m. Free for members, $10 for nonmembers – purchase … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Wayne Amedee

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

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Wayne Amedee, born in White Castle, Louisiana, lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, Chrysalis XII, 2016, digital imagery, paper collage, foil, and acrylic on paper, 39.5 x 28 inches My most recent body of work is Chrysalis, a group of collages with acrylic paint, foil candy wrappers, small photos, and fragments of written text. In 2013, I found my late wife’s collection of foil candy wrappers. I didn’t know that she had been collecting them over … Read More