Art News

Into the Woods: Arkansas Champion Trees by Linda Williams Palmer & Turned-Wood Vessels by Gene Sparling

Jan 10 – April 25, available for viewing

The Galleries at Library Square

401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock

Reception: Jan 10, 5 – 8 pm

https://robertslibrary.org/event/into-the-woods-arkansas-champion-trees-by-linda-williams-palmer-turned-wood-vessels-by-gene-sparling/

“Into the Woods” celebrates the natural beauty of Arkansas’ trees. Linda Palmer, Honorary member and former President of the Arkansas Committee, contributes monumental-scale Prismacolor pencil drawings of native species and Gene Sparling contributes sculptural vessels turned from native trees.The Arkansas Committee organized Palmer’s first statewide exhibit of Champion Trees for travel 2012-2014, visiting 16 venues in the state.

Barbara Cade: BONFIRE – then and now

Jan 20 – Feb 21, available for viewing

Center for Art and Education

104 North 13th St., Van Buren

Reception: Sun, Feb 9, 1-4 pm

“BONFIRE – then and now” consists of multimedia artworks which express the artist’s growing concern for the earth.  Wall pieces, sculptures, and landscapes illustrate the artist’s feelings about the future of the planet and remind viewers to treasure the earth.

Delita Martin: Calling Down the Spirits

Jan 17 – April 19, available for viewing

Teresa Lozano Long Gallery – National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

https://nmwa.org/exhibitions/delita-martin-calling-down-spirits

A former resident of Arkansas, Martin showcases seven monumental works in this exhibit. Through her rigorous and meticulously layered process combining printmaking, drawing, painting and handwork, Martin creates striking images from personal memory that bridge time and space between generations.

Paper Routes—Women to Watch 2020

June 26 – Sept 7, available for viewing

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

https://nmwa.org/

Arkansas artist Joli Livaudais is the state’s representative to this competitive exhibit, the sixth installment of NMWA’s Women to Watch exhibition series that showcases the transformation of paper into complex works of art. Artists use paper not merely as a support for drawings, prints, or photographs, but as a medium itself. Ranging in size from minutely detailed, small-scale works to large, sculptural installations, this exhibition explores artists’ ability to transform paper into a surprising array of shapes and structures.