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Arkansas Arts Council Exhibit Opening at Historic Arkansas Museum

Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, May 08, 2015

LITTLE ROCK (May 4, 2015) – Historic Arkansas Museum will host the opening reception of the Arkansas Arts Council curated exhibition (Everyday) Interpretations: Cindy Arsaga, Joe Morzuch and Adam Posnak. The exhibition opens in conjunction with 2nd Friday Art Night on May 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. The evening will feature live music, art, history and Mother’s Day shopping in the Museum Store as well as Arkansas-made beers from Apple Blossom Brewing Company of Fayetteville.

Cindy Arsaga, Joe Morzuch, and Adam Posnak work in three distinctly different media. Arsaga, who lives in Fayetteville, uses photography to capture images of daily experience and employs a process of layering encaustic (hot wax) pigment on her photographs. Morzuch, who lives in Bono, captures beauty in the most mundane objects to create dancing color and light with oil paint on canvas. Posnak, who lives in West Fork, makes terracotta pottery, the decoration of which reflects an interest in various traditional systems of belief, particularly those of West Africa and the African Diaspora. The exhibition continues in the Trinity Gallery for Arkansas Artists through August 9, 2015.

David Bise, Sam Ellis and Drew Morse of The Cons of Formant will perform their unique string band fusion of folk rock Americana and Historic Arkansas Museum’s Year of Arkansas Beer continues with Apple Blossom Brewing Company of Fayetteville. The featured Arkansas-made beers are Hazy Morning Coffee Stout made with Arsaga’s coffee and Armstrong APA. The Year of Arkansas Beer is sponsored by the Historic Arkansas Museum Foundation and is presented by the Arkansas Brewers Guild.

Also on exhibit:

  • Suyao Tian: Entangled Beauty
  • Suggin Territory: The Marvelous World of Folklorist Josephine Graham
  • Arkansas Made Gallery
  • We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas (permanent)
  • The Knife Gallery (permanent)

About the Arkansas Arts Council

The Arkansas Arts Council advances the arts in Arkansas by providing services and supporting arts endeavors that encourage and assist literary, performing and visual artists in achieving standards of professional excellence. In addition, the Arkansas Arts Council provides technical and financial assistance to Arkansas arts organizations and other providers of cultural and educational programs.

About Historic Arkansas Museum

Historic Arkansas Museum is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission to the galleries and parking are free; tours of historic grounds are $2.50 for adults, $1 for children under 18, $1.50 for senior citizens. The Historic Arkansas Museum Store is open 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas Arts Council are agencies of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, which was created in 1975 to preserve and enhance the heritage of the state of Arkansas. Other agencies are the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Old State House Museum. Funding for the Arkansas Arts Council and its programs is provided by the State of Arkansas and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Editors:

Digital images are available to accompany coverage of this exhibit. Please call Chris Hancock at

(501) 324-9307 or email [email protected]