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Events for May 2013
We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas
Learn the story of Arkansas's first people, in their own words. Those words and more than 150 objects tell teh history of the Caddo, Osage and Quapaw--their arrival, their lives here, their forced removal and how their traditions continue today.
The Curious World of Patent Models
April 21 through September 29
These wonderful and fascinating original antiques range from stunning, intricately crafted miniature weaving looms, motors and bridges to common household items such as washing machines, vehicles, mechanical toys, caskets, swing sets and even the checker. Only one model exists for each invention, complete with its hand-written original tag.
This exhibit will intrigue and delight viewers of all ages, from gadget and invention buffs to everyday folks who always wanted to see the first patented rocking chair, fold-out bed or burglar alarm!
Reflected by Three: William Detmers, Scott Lykens and G. Tara-Casciano
May 10 through August 4, 2013
A professor in the Art Department at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, William Detmers expresses his aesthetic ideas through printmaking using both tradition and digital techniques. He says, “The desire to record and pass along a particular aesthetic experience, a way of seeing the world, is my inspiration.” Scott Lykens is an associate professor of art, 3-D coordinator and curator at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. His ceramic forms are reference to his academic background and his images depict a story of events his life. He says, “Typically these events have been a thorn in my side and I find painting the images a cathartic resolution.” The sculptures of Little Rock artists G. Tara-Casciano are in a variety of media often emphasizing and abstracting the human figure. She says of her work, “I depict the foibles of life in settings that are colorful foils for the figure and its activities.”
Painting in the Open Air: Plein Air Paintings by Jason Sacran
May 10 through July 7, 2013
En plein air is a French term that describes the painter’s activity of painting “in the open air.” Jason Sacran’s plein air paintings are little gems of paint that capture scenes throughout the day and evening in a variety of settings and differing light quality.
“In general, my work is about the process of creating by painting subjects that evoke a mood or feeling introspectively,” says Fort Smith resident Sacran. “I am interested in documenting things of today, mostly with overlooked or even forgotten aspects of everyday life – scenes we pass by every day, objects we often use, people we know well, but hardly ever think twice about.”