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BAUM GALLERY TO HOST 3 EXHIBITIONS THROUGH FEB. 22

“The two Brothers’ Wangz ‘n’ Thangz,” Clarksdale, 2010 courtesy Sous Les Etoiles Gallery and Magdalena Sole

“The two Brothers’ Wangz ‘n’ Thangz,” Clarksdale, 2010; courtesy of Sous Les Etoiles Gallery and Magdalena Sole

By Audrey Forbes
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s Baum Gallery will host three exhibitions through Feb. 22.

The shows are Tripletta: A Show of Miniature Works by 46 Artists; the photography of Magdalena Solé and the sculptural works of UCA art professor Holly Laws.

Solé will hold a public lecture Feb. 7 at 1:40 p.m. in McCastlain Hall 143.

Laws will hold a public lecture Feb. 16 at 1:40 p.m. in McCastlain Hall 143.

A reception introducing the three shows will be held in the Baum Gallery on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 4-7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Tripletta will feature 46 artists from the Midwest and Southeast, curated by artist Paige Wideman. Each artist contributed three works measuring 3.5 by 2.5 inches to the exhibit.

Brian Young, interim director of the Baum Gallery, said that although there was no theme to the exhibition, the works by each artist seem to be interrelated.

“I’m looking forward to see the way each artist is taking the challenge of the small dimensions of the works,” Young said. “What can you do with 3.5 by 2.5 inches?”

“Jazz at Messengers,” Clarksdale, 2010; courtesy of Sous Les Etoiles Gallery and Magdalena Sole

“Jazz at Messengers,” Clarksdale, 2010; courtesy of Sous Les Etoiles Gallery and Magdalena Sole

According to Solé’s website, her Mississippi Delta series focuses on rural life in the Delta region of the South that follows the Mississippi River from Memphis to Vicksburg, Miss.

Young said viewers would get the chance to see what an outsider captures from the South.

“If you’re from the Delta, you have a preconceived view of it,” Young said. “But for someone from New York or other parts of the country or Magdalena Solé, being from Spain, what do they get out of the Delta when seeing it for the first time?”

Laws, an associate professor in UCA’s Department of Art, will show her latest installation, Bellwether. Specializing in sculpture, Laws instructs two 3-D design courses and a Contemporary Media in 3-D course at UCA. Young said Laws would round out the two-dimensional Tripletta and Solé shows with her three-dimensional sculptural element.

For more information, contact Young at 501-450-5793 or bkyoung@uca.edu.

The Baum Gallery is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Entry to the exhibitions and the gallery is free and open to the public.

The Baum Gallery is an educational art museum on the UCA campus. The museum promotes student and faculty work, coordinates original exhibits distinctly suited to an academic environment and brings significant national and international touring exhibitions to central Arkansas. The museum aims to encourage the appreciation and understanding of art for learners of all ages, as well as inspire the creative insight and growth of museum visitors.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative Writing, as well as the School of Communication. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call 501-450-3293.