Baum Gallery presents first show of spring

Baum Gallery on the University of Central Arkansas campus will host its first exhibition of the spring, “Pathways: An Exhibition of Large Format & Experimental Printmaking” from Jan. 25-Feb. 16, 2018.

David Williams
A Perfectly Topsy-Turvy World, Vincent 1883, 2017
Collage, ink, monotype, oil pastel on panel

The featured artist-in-residence is David C. Williams who will be giving a printmaking demonstration on Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Schichtl Hall on the UCA campus. The following day, Thursday, Feb. 15, he will give a lecture in McCastlain Hall 143 at 1:40 p.m.

Both events and the full exhibition are free and open to the public. Baum Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays have extended hours to 7 p.m.

This exhibition will feature 29 artists including two from UCA: Roger Bowman, a retired UCA faculty member and Jessie Hornbrook, UCA assistant professor.

Other Arkansas artists are Dustyn Bork, Lyon College; Melissa Gill, Hendrix College; Shelley Gipson, Arkansas State University; Neal Harrington, Arkansas Tech University; and David Warren, Henderson State University. Other artists who will have featured work reside in Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Neal Harrington
Roller Venus

“Our visitors have the opportunity to observe how print and paper-based artists, from the state and throughout the U.S., connect through the threads of scale and experimentation,” Brian Young, director of the Baum Gallery, said.

Some of these artists use printmaking in traditional techniques such as etching or lithography while others tend to focus on a broader scale uses incorporating papermaking, typography, fabric, bookmaking, print installations, sculptural prints and larger two-dimensional works on paper.

Hornbrook selected the artists based on personal and professional relationships that she has built up throughout her career and education including her alma maters Central Michigan University and Louisiana State University. More recently she has tried to showcase the work of her statewide peers. She said, “I think many people outside of our field would be surprised at the number of highly talented printmakers who work in Arkansas.”

A corresponding catalogue will be produced later and distributed for free to the exhibition visitors or requested by interested libraries, universities and/or museums.

For this exhibition, the Baum Gallery has been given support from the College of Fine Arts and Communication at UCA, as well as from the Conway Convention and Visitors Bureau.