The East Arkansas Community College Gallery will host a number of exhibitions during the Season III calendar of events
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East Arkansas Community College
Press Release- Photo Attached
Forrest City-The East Arkansas Community College Gallery will host a number of exhibitions during the Season III calendar of events. The Gallery is located in the EACC Fine Arts Center at 1700 Newcastle Road. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For additional information or to schedule a group tour, please contact the Arts Center Manager at 870-633-4480, ext. 352. There is no charge for admission to the Gallery.
By Gail Fogleman
August 1 – September 28, 2012
Gail Fogelman’s exhibit, “Journey Unknown” includes many different pieces of artwork and each one is different from the next. The paths that her paintings have taken have led her down many different avenues, each ending in a different theme, style or medium. Her work ranges from realism to abstract and includes some Impressionistic style work.
“When beginning a piece, I have an idea in mind, but always allow myself the freedom to be influenced by outside forces such as music and my surroundings in the Delta,” says Fogelman. “I then choose the best medium and style to accomplish the intent. Included in each piece are hidden symbols of my grandchildren-a lily, cross, shepherd’s staff and a fish.” This series includes a variety of musical and floral themes, portraits, pet portraits, abstracts and landscapes.
People, Places & Things
By Ed Wade
October 3 – October 31, 2012
“I am constantly the student when it comes to my art, says Wade. “Ever learning, I am always looking for new ways to express my view of this world, but some things remain constant throughout the journey. That is my search for shapes and their relationship with each other… add to that my desire to always explore new color combinations, I will always improve but never graduate. My art is my class for life.”
“I see interesting shapes everywhere-in animals, faces, full figures, and landscapes. This show will reveal a variety of subjects I have painted and the pieces will show not only a variety of shapes but colors also. Exploring color is a never ending journey that I love to travel and watercolors are a wonderful way to express them.”
By Bill Branch
November 2, 2012 – January 4, 2013
Bill Branch is a watercolor painter who is originally from Arkansas, but today resides in Memphis, and in Helena, Arkansas. Branch has been painting and drawing all of his life, but has dedicated more time to seriously painting in his favorite medium, watercolor, for the last twenty years. He loves the spontaneity of watercolor and its traveling capabilities. Whenever he travels, he paints in watercolor directly in front of the scene that attracts his eye.
Bill Branch is an award winning watercolorist who teaches workshops, and whose works are in collections in both Arkansas and Tennessee. He is the curator of the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Arkansas.
By Rick Hublein
January 9 – January 30, 2013
With an extensive career in commercial photography and filmmaking, Hublein’s work is the result of a desire to extend the visual experience of conventional photography. The images begin as digital photographs or scanned film images. The images are digitally under painted pixel by pixel, with pen & tablet utilizing multiple color and black & white layers. Giclee canvas or textured paper prints are then produced, which are over painted by hand with acrylic paint, pencils, and oil pastels.
And So I Sing
By Multiple Artists
February 4 – February 13, 2013
This exhibit explores the background and accomplishments of seven African American classical musicians and their ties to Arkansas. It includes photographs, newspaper articles, memorabilia and "interpretative text" gathered from the archives and special collections of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and other contributors.
Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds
By Multiple Artists
February 18 – February 27, 2013
The contributions and achievements of eighteen women are featured in sixteen fields: religion, the military, civil rights, art, sports, education, labor, journalism, entertainment, government and politics, law, music, literature, medicine, science and mathematics, and business. More than 100 other black women are also included.
The stories of their lives reflect the inspiration that was necessary to overcome the challenges these women faced. Daisy Bates, a leader of the integration struggle at Little Rock Central High, is featured in the exhibit panel on civil rights. This exhibition was originally produced by the Smithsonian Institution.
The Arkansas Delta and Beyond
By Suzanne Churchill
March 4 – March 27, 2013
Suzanne Churchill is a Jonesboro artist specializing in commissioned architectural watercolors. She is a holds a BA in commercial art from ASU and has been painting professionally for over 30 years. She is currently working on two ongoing series- Revisiting the Delta, which are depictions of historic buildings, houses and landscapes of the Arkansas Delta. Her Quilting in Watercolor series contains still life watercolor images which include quilts. There will be samples from both series and some additional new work in her EACC exhibition The Arkansas Delta and Beyond in the spring of 2013.
Art Educators Show & Student Show
A mixed media art exhibition by area art instructors, teachers and students
Back by popular demand
April 1 – April 29, 2013
Turning Travel to Art
By Laura Lockhart
May 3 – May 29, 2013
“I love to travel, and I love to paint,” says Lockhart. “Both are priorities in my life, and these paintings are the outcome of these two great loves.”
“With 25 years of traveling behind me, I have thousands of photographs to choose from. All of the photographs used in my paintings were taken by me. The photographs are selected for various reasons. It may be for a special memory, or a particular emotion I felt at the time. It might be because the shot is aesthetically pleasing to me. It is my hope that these paintings strike a chord with people who have been to these places or dream about going there. I would like to think it would be an everyday reminder of a great time that was had or a reminder of a goal for future travel.”
Photo: The interior of the EACC Art Gallery located in the Fine Arts Center at 1700 Newcastle Road in Forrest City.