Arkansas Arts Center shines new light on John Marin drawings

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Exhibitions, Museum

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The artistic evolution of an iconic American modernist is the focus of a new exhibition opening January 26 at the Arkansas Arts Center. Featuring never-before-exhibited drawings and watercolors from the Arkansas Arts Center Collection, Becoming John Marin: Modernist at Work explores the artist’s transformation from intuitive draftsman to innovative watercolorist and etcher. A revelatory new look at Marin’s work, Becoming John Marin affords a unique opportunity to see finished watercolors, etchings and oil paintings reunited with the sketches on … Read More

Voices of the Delta: David Bailin

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

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I have never thought much about memory and personality, never considered the role memory plays in personality and the preservation and continuity of that personality in lived space. As an artist who is now witnessing the shattering of my father’s personhood through the shattering of his memory, the question is, how to convey this devastating personal, human, experience without relying on visual clichés. The final image in any of my drawings is largely the result … Read More

Getting Creative with Creating

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Adult Classes, Education, Faculty & Staff, General, Museum School, Youth ClassesLeave a Comment

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By Robert Bean Chair, AAC Museum School Drawing Department Artists use lots of materials to make their work. Sheet after sheet of paper. Roll after roll of canvas. A pound of clay here, a pound of clay there. It’s expensive. Period. So what happens when you teach art? You need materials so students can grow into the creativity you see peeking out already. But those resources might be just out of your budget, or you don’t have easy access to … Read More