I describe my art as Contemporary Surrealism, readily identifiable images in thought-provoking contexts. I paint stories.
Good art is the result of intelligent decision making. – Professor Tarrence Corbin As an artist/educator, these words often come into play when I am looking at art, thinking about art, and making art. A native Arkansan, I grew up hearing about Delta Exhibition from my high school art teacher, Ms. Mary Ann Stafford. Later, when I enrolled at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, my college professors, John Howard, Tarrence Corbin, Henri Linton … Read More
The Arkansas Arts Center announces the award-winning works of the 61st Annual Delta Exhibition, on view May 3 through June 30, 2019 Guest juror Kevin Cole selected 50 artworks by 49 artists, representing 10 states to be featured in the exhibition. From the selected works, Cole named a Grand Award winner, two Delta Award winners and five Honorable Mentions. A Contemporaries Award winner was selected by the Contemporaries, an auxiliary membership group of the Arkansas … Read More
As the Arkansas Arts Center embarks on its transformational renovation project, Then, Now, Next: Reimagining the Arkansas Arts Center examines the Arts Center’s past, present and future. Beginning with the founding of the Fine Arts Club of Arkansas in 1914, the exhibition illustrates highlights from the Arts Center’s history, showcases current programs and offerings, and underscores the Arts Center’s ongoing commitment to the visual and performing arts. The exhibition is on view now through June 30, 2019. … Read More
The Arkansas Arts Center’s 61st Annual Delta Exhibition will feature work by 49 exceptional artists from the Mississippi Delta region. The exhibition will be on view May 3 through June 30, 2019 Guest juror Kevin Cole selected 50 artworks by 49 artists, representing 10 states. The works were chosen from more than a thousand entries by 408 artists. Cole will also name a $2,500 Grand Award and two $750 Delta Awards. A $250 Contemporaries Delta Award will be … Read More
Arkansas Arts Center curators are always looking for new works to add to the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, especially works that add depth and context to the collection, challenge existing narratives, and use innovative techniques and materials. Here’s a look at a selection of recent acquisitions that have added to the Arts Center’s holdings of drawings and contemporary craft objects, as well as its collection of works by iconic modernist John Marin. St. Martin-in-the-Field, … Read More
Atlanta-based artist Kevin Cole will serve as guest juror for the 61st Annual Delta Exhibition, on view May 3 through June 30 at the Arkansas Arts Center. The deadline for artists to submit the work to be considered for the exhibition is February 13, 2019. Kevin Cole is a contemporary artist best known for sculptural works, paintings, and intentional use of color. An Arkansas native, Kevin Cole received his B.S. in art education from the … Read More