Art

“Everything was art,” says Angela Davis Johnson as she looks back on her childhood. A child from “a lot of spaces,” Johnson moved often when she was young, as her father served in the military. Nevertheless, she considers a small, Eastern Arkansan town called Lambrook her home. “My mother is …

Although it might not seem intuitive, Matthew Castellano looks to and thanks the local skateboarding community for leading him to art. And although the Miami native didn’t necessarily have Little Rock on his radar, he’s glad he made the stop. “In 2010 I went on this long road trip where …

From photography to music and collage, Vincent Griffin is a jack-of-all-trades artist. “I get bored,” he laughs, “So, I always have a lot of things going on.” A North Little Rock native, Griffin began creating at a young age. He remembers having a piece up at the Arkansas Art Center …

Don’t know about Electric Ghost Screen Printing? Chances are, you’re probably pretty familiar with the local operation without even knowing it. Operated by Brooks Tipton and Shannon Shrum, Electric Ghost services t-shirt needs for a fair few local businesses and national ones at that. Locally, think Lost-40, Loblolly, The Bernice …

The Arkansas Arts Center is going to give art lovers a jump on holiday shopping with their annual Museum School Sale and Collectors Show. Both go on this weekend and provides a good mix of local and national artisans for people on all budgets. The Museum School sale focuses on …

If you’ve never sat down and had a chat with Carmen Alexandria Thompson, a simple “Allie” to her family and close friends, you’re missing out. With the opening of DRAWL Southern Contemporary Art Gallery, the Little Rock native recently had some of her artwork exhibited for the first time. Thompson …

Stepping through the front door of Hillcrest’s Gallery 26, you can’t help but feel like you’ve entered the cozy studio or study of an avid art collector. From ceiling to floor, art of all styles hang, waiting to be examined by patrons. Owner, artist and collector Renee Williams looks at …

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 …

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