Voices of the Delta: Ray Allen Parker

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Ray Allen Park, born San Diego, California, lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Faded Hoodie (self portrait), 2017, oil on watercolor paper, 84 x 52 inches Ray Allen Park, born San Diego, California, lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Great Scott II, 2017, oil on watercolor paper, 84 x 52 inches Share this Post

Voices of the Delta: Gene Sparling

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Gene Sparling, born in Little Rock, Arkansas, lives in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Tempest, 2016, bleached holly, 9 x 9 x 9 inches Much of my work draws upon the simple forms found in nature. It is fascinating how simple shapes resonate within us and create feelings and moods. The power of a simple vase or bowl to comfort or invigorate intrigues me. I enjoy trying to evoke and create these feelings. The process of making is near … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Cathy Burns

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Cathy Burns, born in Holly Grove, Arkansas, lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas, When Our Walls Fall Down: Uncovered Sinz, 2016, iPhonography print, 8 x 10 inches Cathy Burns, born in Holly Grove, Arkansas, lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas, Different Somehow: Stand on Your Own, 2016, iPhonography print of mixed media collage, 8 x 8 inches On my Instagram account I reveal this about my persona in my profile – “one who loves to … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Frank Hamrick

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Frank Hamrick, born in Carrollton, Georgia, lives in Ruston, Louisiana, Harder than writing a good haiku, 2016, handmade book, 7.5 x 7.25 inches, honorable mention The phrase Harder than writing a good haiku was an analogy I spoke of while helping another artist edit their work to a manageable number of images while leaving enough to still convey the original concept. These photographs, originally created as 8×10” and 8×8” tintypes, were conceived as select moments … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Ron Burcham

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Ron Burcham, born in Benton, Arkansas, lives in Benton, Arkansas, Bonaire, 2017, red grandis eucalyptis and white oak, 48 x 24 x 38 inches From an old-growth White Oak tree to a bridge timber, to being repurposed as a support member in a barn, it was decades before the wood became mine. When I cut into it, I discovered the beautiful wood that started and sustained the Arts and Crafts movement. As a novice woodworker, … Read More