All in the Touch
Diana B. Ashley and Scinthya Edwards
November 12, 2010 through January 30, 2011
Trinity Gallery for Arkansas Artists
Free opening reception on November 12, 5 – 8 pm, in conjunction with downtown Little Rock’s 2nd Friday Art Night
The rich texture of Little Rock artist Diana B. Ashley’s work reveals her love of sculpting and working with clay. Even her bronzes, using the lost wax method, allow her to create in clay before producing a permanent cast—giving her figures an expressive, mutable quality. Ashley has studied under Kevin Kresse, Michael Warrick, Tonya Hollifield and Laura Jean McLaughlin; and her works have been shown at the Arkansas Arts Center, Oval Gallery, Art After Hours and the Christopher Scott Studio. In 2009, she won the People’s Choice Award in the 4th Annual Arkansas Sculpture Invitational.
Helena artist Scinthya Edwards’ mixed-media pieces incorporate pen, ink, crayons, pastels, colored pencils, markers and acrylic paint to create symbols, icons, words and calculated marks—in a high-energy, brightly colored exploration “meaning making.” Edwards’ work has been shown at many places, including the Delta Cultural Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and as part of the Arkansas Arts Council’s Small Works on Paper exhibit. As an arts educator, Edwards has given presentations, facilitated workshops and participated on many panels. She consults with nonprofits, promoting arts-based learning.