July is here and it’s hot. Surprise! Looking for a way to cool off that doesn’t involve the mall, the movie theater or a crowded pool? Retreat to one of these galleries (or art-based events) for a shot of culture instead.
Clinton Presidential Center: May 17 to Jan. 5
See stunning works by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. Chihuly is credited with elevating glass blowing from a craft to a fine art, and he’s know for his huge chandelier installations as well as his standing reeds, both of which can be seen in this temporary exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Center.
Chihuly at the Clinton Presidential Center. Photo by Stephanie Maxwell
56th annual Delta Exhibition
Arkansas Arts Center: June 27 to Sept. 28
The Delta Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture features contemporary work by artists from Arkansas and its bordering states. Works in the exhibition were chosen from more than 1,300 images from 468 artists. See pieces of art that represent the region and its spirit from some of the areas most accomplished and up-and-coming artists in the South and Midwest.… Read more >
A shorter version of this Q&A with Little Rock artist Morgan Hill ran in the June 25, 2014, issue of Sync.
Even if you haven’t heard of Morgan Hill, chances are you’ve seen her work — especially if you spend any time in the downtown Little Rock neighborhood SoMa. She’s responsible for Moxy Modern Mercantile’s wall-sized logo made of yarn hanging behind the register. Her faceted wooden jewelry is for sale in the Esse Purse Museum gift shop, where she works part time. And a large wooden sculpture at South on Main was specially commissioned for the space. While she’s making her mark on the art community in the capital city, Hill draws inspiration from her life growing up in Wynne. Also on her resume? Midcentury furniture design, taxidermy and some of the most awe-inspiring costumes you’ve ever seen.
Arkansas artist Morgan Hill in front of her piece featured at South on Main
When someone asks, “What kind of art do you do?” what do you say?… Read more >
The Clinton Presidential Center’s newest temporary exhibit, Chihuly, opens Saturday with a lecture from world-renowned American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. Chihuly is known especially for his massive, intricate, colorful pieces (sometimes in the form of chandeliers) made up of clusters and spirals of glass, as well as large, wavy-edged bowls.… Read more >
The Bernice Garden unveiled six new sculptures last night at its fifth annual Sculpture Party and Fall Fest. The yearly party celebrates the sculptures and the artists who made them, and also gives the South Main community a first glimpse at the public works of art.
The deadline for artists to submit sculpture proposals is in the spring, and chosen artists (or teams of artists) are given a budget for their piece. The selected sculptures for 2013-14 will be installed for a year.… Read more >