Art

Last week marked the opening of “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art” at the Arkansas Arts Center, an exhibit organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Consisting of modern and contemporary art, the display is expansive and covers all media – from film to painting to sculpture, among …

Although technically born in a desert town on the West Coast, Spencer Purinton has lived over half his life in the Natural State, and is comfortable with calling El Dorado, Ark., home. “I married a Southern Flower,” he laughs, “So, here I am.” Even though El Dorado is his home …

“What would Frank do?” It’s a question that a group of folks at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art found themselves pondering again and again this past year. Behind the question was a deep-seated desire to stay true to a master architect while completing a near-impossible task: reassembling a 61-year-old …

Back in April Guy Bell and I were standing waist deep in the Arkansas river for a photo shoot for his profile story we ran.  Somewhere between deciding if he had a snake under his foot or a turtle he says “I am not ready to tell anyone this publically, but …

Historic Arkansas Museum will host a free opening reception for the opening of Kat Wilson’s Layers during 2nd Friday Art Night from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, October 9. Visitors are invited to enjoy a night of art, history, live music and shopping in the Museum Store. The Year of Arkansas Beer continues this month with Diamond Bear Brewing …

An ongoing exhibit at the Arkansas Art Center – “A Little Poetry: The Art of Alonzo Ford” – features a variety of the artist’s work and will be open to the public for viewing until Oct. 25. Before heading to the exhibit, get to know the artist below. Born in …

You may have heard her performing South on Main’s stage or gracing other local arenas, but there’s probably a lot you don’t know about Heather Smith. Born in Norman, Okla., Smith never stayed in one place for too long. “My father is a chorale conducter and we moved for his …

If you ask M2 Gallery’s Mac Murphy about how he got into the business, he’s likely to tell you that opening a bookstore was too expensive for him, so he chose an art gallery instead. “Those were my two interests – art and books,” he says. The decision to chose …

Hailing all the way from China, Yang Luo-Branch grew up in a very traditional Chinese household. As such, she studied numerous art classes from dancing to singing and drawing. When she grew older, Luo-Branch studied architecture and was classically trained in China before coming to the US to study at …

Rock City’s art scene always seems to twist back to what is only a vague idea in my mind – The Garland House. Digging further, the house leads to Phillip Rex Huddleston, North Little Rock native and local artist. By pinning down his story, you’re more likely to truly get …

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