Getting Creative with Creating

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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

Museum School Profile: Jim D. Johnson

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Jim D. Johnson of Little Rock, Ark., is considered an icon in the advertising and art worlds, having been honored nationally and globally. This year he will add one more award to his repertoire when he is inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame on June 25. A long-time student of the Arkansas Arts Center Museum School, Johnson is best known as the co-founder of Cranford/Johnson Inc. 1961. Now known as CJRW, it is … Read More

Museum School Highlight: Kelly Edwards

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You’re probably familiar with Kelly Edwards’ work even if you don’t realize it. Her art adorns several Arkansas galleries as well as one in Miami, Florida; she’s been a ceramics instructor at the Museum School for 15 years and you can view (and even purchase!) her work in the AAC Museum Shop. Basically, Kelly is an Arts Center all star. Interested in art from a young age, Kelly creates three-dimensional wall hangings including clocks, crosses, masks, bowls … Read More

Museum School Profile: Miranda Young

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Miranda Young is no stranger to the Arts Center. She took classes as a child, has been an instructor in the Museum School for the past decade, is the scenic designer and properties manager for the Children’s Theatre and is even the proud mother of a Museum School student. Soon she will add one more AAC title to her repertoire: featured Museum School Gallery artist. From February 23 through May 29, 2016, a collection of Miranda’s drawings and prints will be on display … Read More

Ashley Morrison’s Humble Hum

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Ashley MorrisonArkansas Arts Center Resident Artist Ashley Morrison seeks to balance the functional and decorative in her work, and draws inspiration from everyday traditional objects as well as the Art Nouveau movement that sought to raise the status of craft. When asked about her choice of color in her work, she says, “I’m drawn to natural tones, like the color of clay itself. You get different sounds from colors, a snowy day or cherry blossoms, ... Read More