exhibition
program and events


opening lecture

“Contemporary Mid-Atlantic Drawing:

Noun +Verb”

by Co-curator Laura Roulet
THURSDAY, JULY 17th 6:00 PM
Laura Roulet is an art historian and independent curator with over 10 years of experience in the DC area and internationally.  She has worked with museums and galleries including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Art Museum of the Americas, Hillyer Art Space, DC Art Center and Artisphere.  She was the only local curator for 5 x 5, the public art festival organized by the DCCAH in 2012.
Through her work with contemporary artists and writing about art, she is constantly visiting galleries and learning about the best artists on the local scene.  Her publications include catalog essays as well as articles in Sculpture, Art Nexus, Art Journal and American Art and a book on contemporary Puerto Rican installation art

Tickets required. Free for members, $15 for non-members.

Reserve your tickets by calling 501-372-4000 or visiting arkansasartscenter.org.



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Ian Jehle

The Collectors

(Richard Gould and Lena Skanby)

2013-14

“Contemporary

Mid-Atlantic Drawing:

Noun +Verb”

by Co-curator Laura Roulet
THURSDAY, JULY 17th 6:00 PM
Laura Roulet is an art historian and independent curator with over 10 years of experience in the DC area and internationally.  She has worked with museums and galleries including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Art Museum of the Americas, Hillyer Art Space, DC Art Center and Artisphere.  She was the only local curator for 5 x 5, the public art festival organized by the DCCAH in 2012.
Through her work with contemporary artists and writing about art, she is constantly visiting galleries and learning about the best artists on the local scene.  Her publications include catalog essays as well as articles in Sculpture, Art Nexus, Art Journal and American Art and a book on contemporary Puerto Rican installation art

Tickets required. Free for members, $15 for non-members.

Reserve your tickets by calling 501-372-4000 or visiting arkansasartscenter.org.

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Ian Jehle

The Collectors

(Richard Gould and Lena Skanby)

2013-14




gallery talk

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Gary Kachadourian

Proposal for

Three Scenarios in

Front of Cinderblock

Wall and Sky

2014

Feed Your Mind Friday

by artist Gary Kachadourian
FRIDAY, JULY 18th 12:00 PM
Native Baltimorean, Gary Kachadourian, brings his unique method of transforming the everyday environment by affixing to-scale xerographic prints to the former facade of the Arts Center, as well as to inconspicuous locations within the Arts center. Kachadourian will speak about his work appearing in the 12th National Drawing Invitational in this special Feed Your Mind Friday.
Free. Sign up at the Stephens Inc. Visitors Center. 



Feed Your Mind Friday

by artist Gary Kachadourian
FRIDAY, JULY 18th 12:00 PM
Native Baltimorean, Gary Kachadourian, brings his unique method of transforming the everyday environment by affixing to-scale xerographic prints to the former facade of the Arts Center, as well as to inconspicuous locations within the Arts center. Kachadourian will speak about his work appearing in the 12th National Drawing Invitational in this special Feed Your Mind Friday.
Free. Sign up at the Stephens Inc. Visitors Center. 
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Gary Kachadourian

Proposal for

Three Scenarios in

Front of Cinderblock

Wall and Sky

2014




lecture

“Ode to Joy: Meditations in Lines”

by artist Victor Ekpuk
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21st 6:00 PM
Victor Ekpuk is a Nigerian-born contemporary artist based in Washington, DC. His art, which began as an exploration of nsibidi “traditional” graphics and writing systems in Nigeria, has evolved to embrace a wider spectrum of meaning that is rooted in African and global contemporary art discourses.
Guided by the aesthetic philosophy nsibidi, where sign systems are used to convey ideas, Ekpuk re-imagines graphic symbols from diverse cultures to form a personal style of mark making that results in the interplay of art and writing.  Ekpuk’s art reflects his experiences as a global artist.  “The subject matter of my work deals with the human condition explained through themes that are both universal and specific: family, gender, politics, culture and identity”

Tickets required. Free for members, $10 for non-members. $5 for UALR students with a valid ID.

Reserve your tickets by calling 501-372-4000 or visiting arkansasartscenter.org.



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Victor Ekpuk

State of Beings (Totem)

installation at the

11th Biennale of African

Contemporary Art, Dak’Art

2013

photo: Mabeye Deme


gallery talk

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Mia Rosenthal

Life on Earth (detail)

2013

Feed Your Mind Friday

by artist Mia Rosenthal
FRIDAY, September, 12th, 12:00 PM
Lecture by artist Mia Rosenthal about her drawing in the exhibition.
“Each drawing I make is built from an accumulation of marks, and the process of building, adding and layering them feels like an authentic way to make a drawing. It is like making a thing using atoms or cells or particles – small pieces gathered together to make a whole.” -Mia Rosenthal
Free. Sign up at the Stephens Inc. Visitors Center. 



Feed Your Mind Friday

by artist Mia Rosenthal
FRIDAY, September, 12th, 12:00 PM
Lecture by artist Mia Rosenthal about her drawing in the exhibition.
“Each drawing I make is built from an accumulation of marks, and the process of building, adding and layering them feels like an authentic way to make a drawing. It is like making a thing using atoms or cells or particles – small pieces gathered together to make a whole.” -Mia Rosenthal
Free. Sign up at the Stephens Inc. Visitors Center. 
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Mia Rosenthal

Life on Earth (detail)

2013




workshop

Exploring Drawing

with artist Mia Rosenthal
Saturday, September 13, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(1 hour lunch on your own.)
In this one-day workshop we will experiment with ways of creating drawings on paper. We will work with developing symbols through writing, dialog and sketching, and then composing them into an image. Materials used will be pencil, ink, gouache, mylar and board. Participants will also take part in short drawing games and exercises throughout the day. This workshop is a chance to try something different, make a drawing in a new way and perhaps fuel students’ artistic practices with ways of developing images.
Materials Needed for Class: sketchbook, pencil, white eraser, a few small brushes, plastic palette, water container, and scissors.  (micron pens, gouache, Bristol paper, and tracing paper will be provided, but students are welcome to bring their own.)
Tuition: $56 members; $70 non-members

Register starting August 18th, 2014.

Registration deadline: September 6th, 2014 (You may be able to register after this date. Call 501-396-0354.).



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Mia Rosenthal

Creating Google Portrait

of Phillip Guston

2014


lecture

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Andrea Way

Venetian Drawings 2 of 7

2009

“New Lines: 12th National Drawing Invitational”

by Curator of Drawings
Ann Prentice Wagner
Thursday, September, 18th, 6:00 PM
Ann Prentice Wagner, PhD, is Curator of Drawings at the Arkansas Arts Center.  She previously did curatorial work at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland. Wagner has published and spoken on a variety of topics including New Deal art, modern drawings by Georga O’Keefe, modern American portrait drawings, Andy Warhol’s prints about the John F. Kennedy Assassination, and 19th century wood engravers. She earned her PhD from the University of Maryland.  Wagner has held fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the Terra Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies, and the University of Maryland.

Tickets required. Free for members, $10 for non-members. $5 for UALR students with a valid ID.

Reserve your tickets by calling 501-372-4000 or visiting arkansasartscenter.org.



“New Lines:

12th National Drawing Invitational”

by Curator of Drawings
Ann Prentice Wagner
Thursday, September, 18th, 6:00 PM
Ann Prentice Wagner, PhD, is Curator of Drawings at the Arkansas Arts Center.  She previously did curatorial work at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland. Wagner has published and spoken on a variety of topics including New Deal art, modern drawings by Georga O’Keefe, modern American portrait drawings, Andy Warhol’s prints about the John F. Kennedy Assassination, and 19th century wood engravers. She earned her PhD from the University of Maryland.  Wagner has held fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the Terra Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies, and the University of Maryland.

Tickets required. Free for members, $15 for non-members.

Reserve your tickets by calling 501-372-4000 or visiting arkansasartscenter.org.

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Andrea Way

Venetian Drawings 2 of 7

2009