UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
September 16, 2011
MELTON FEATURED AT BAUM GALLERY ALUMNI EXHIBITION
By Rachel McAdams
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office
CONWAY — The work of Little Rock artist Keith Melton will be featured at the University of Central Arkansas as the annual alumni homecoming exhibition at the Baum Gallery.
Melton’s work will be on view in the Fireplace Room of McCastlain Hall Oct. 6-29. He will be on campus for an artist’s reception from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, also in the Fireplace Room.
Melton uses Photoshop and iPhone drawing applications to layer photographs, making collages. He has been working on three projects: Google Portraits, Mini-Portraits and Places.
“We have chosen Keith Melton for our annual Alumni Exhibition because he is doing incredibly innovative things with technology, utilizing Google and iPhone applications to create multi-layered, nostalgic works of art,” Barclay McConnell, director of the Baum Gallery, said.
Melton earned his BFA with a painting emphasis in 1996 and has exhibited at the Arkansas Arts Center and been published in the Capture Arkansas 2010 Through the Eyes of Arkansas Photographers.
He currently works at the Arkansas Arts Center where he assists with preparation, design and installation of permanent collections and visiting exhibitions.
Friends of the Baum Gallery sponsors the UCA exhibit.
The Baum Gallery is an educational art museum for UCA students, faculty, staff and the broader central Arkansas community. The director and Faculty Exhibitions Committee select national and international touring exhibitions, sponsor juried student shows and cooperate across disciplines to curate original exhibits. The gallery exhibitions and events facilitate learning about and through the arts, inviting interaction and encouraging dialogue about visual art, its creators, studio processes, history, criticism, curation and cultural contexts. The Baum Gallery is a member of the American Association of Museums, the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries and the Arkansas Museums Association.
All gallery exhibits and events are free and open to the public, and are made possible by the UCA Arts Fee. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Thursday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.