The EACC Gallery presents Delta Landscapes and Other Travels, an exhibition by artist Betsy Brackin Burch of Memphis, Tennessee. The exhibit will run through Friday, January 27th. The public is invited to meet the artist in the Gallery on Saturday, January 21st at 6:30 p.m. before the Tanya Tucker performance in the EACC Fine Arts Center.
Betsy Brackin Burch is a Delta-born artist whose work is deeply tied to the places she has lived. From the banks of the Mississippi to the farms, fish fries, and juke joints that run along it, her landscapes are imbued with the rich culture of the region.
Artist Betsy Brackin Burch was artistically trained from the age of seven. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Memphis College of Art and spent two years studying at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Currently, she is a muralist for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and works as a full-time artist and mother from her Memphis studio at the Medicine Factory. Her studio space is in close proximity to the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta, which allows easy access for inspiration with the ever-changing agricultural landscapes that are a constant in her subject matter.
Burch's artwork can be described as an ode to the natural world and its endless beauty. Her distinctive paintings are deeply tied to the places she has lived, and her work aims to explore her relationship to the subject matter both as an individual and as an artist. Rich textures, vivid colors, and bold compositions are cornerstones of her paintings. Her style and unique perspective add a sense of mystery to each painting inviting viewers to imagine the world beyond the canvas.
While commissions have taken her as far as Greece and New Zealand, Burch has also exhibited nationally and throughout the Delta in galleries including the Arkansas Governor's Mansion, Studio 1688 in Memphis, Tom Clifton Gallery in Memphis, Theater Memphis, the Rymer Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee, Cascade Gallery in Michigan, Gunnison Arts Center in Colorado, and others. In addition, her works have been selected for juried exhibitions including the Small Works on Paper annual exhibition through the Arkansas Arts Center.
The EACC Gallery is located at 1700 Newcastle Road in Forrest City. Daily hours for the Gallery are Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., or as scheduled for special group tours. There is no charge for admission.