Voices of the Delta: Juror Kevin Cole

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Delta 61, Delta 61, Delta Exhibition, Exhibitions, Voices of the Delta

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

Arkansas Arts Center announces Delta Exhibition winners

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Delta 61, Delta 61, Delta Exhibition, Exhibitions, Museum, Voices of the Delta

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

Voices of the Delta: Dusty Mitchell

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Delta 60, Delta Exhibition, Exhibitions, Museum, Voices of the Delta

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I make work out of ordinary things that have been manufactured to perform specific functions in our society. People have a relationship with the materials I use prior to seeing my work, therefore they immediately identify with the materials when they do. My intention is to manipulate this pre-existing relationship by presenting familiar objects and images in unfamiliar ways.  I prompt viewers to reconsider the role of the objects I use by extracting the conceptual … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Les Christensen, Brian Young and Shea Hembrey

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Delta 60, Delta Exhibition, Exhibitions, Museum, Voices of the Delta

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The Delta Exhibition has long been a southern standard.  Now in its 60th year, it continues its lasting tradition of a much-anticipated annual event for artists and art appreciators alike.  The quantity, 1424 works by 618 artists, and diversity submitted speaks to the dynamic state of contemporary art in the Mississippi Delta. Of note was the surprisingly large number of figurative works entered in both two and three dimensions. It has been an honor to … Read More