The East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center Gallery will present
the art exhibition, Small Works on Paper: 2006-2011 Retrospective, from
February 11 – March 30, 2014. The exhibit is sponsored by the Arkansas Arts
Created in the late 1980s, the annual Small Works on Paper exhibition showcases artwork no larger than 24 x 24 inches by Arkansas artists who are members of the Arkansas Artist Registry, an online art gallery coordinated by the Arts Council. The selected work is chosen by an out-of-state juror, who also selects pieces for purchase awards. Purchase award winners receive the cash amount equivalent to the value of their selected works. Funded by entry fees, the purchase award pieces become part of the exhibition’s permanent collection.
The Small Works on Paper: 2006-2011 Retrospective exhibit is a collection of 33 outstanding pieces of art by Arkansas artists that were previously featured in the annual Small Works on Paper exhibition between the years of 2006 and 2011. The art will be on display at 10 galleries throughout the state in a year-long touring show.
The Arkansas Arts Council was established in 1966 to enable the state of Arkansas to receive funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1975, the Arts Council became an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. As an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the Arkansas Arts Council shares the goals of all its agencies, of preserving and enhancing the heritage of the state of Arkansas. Funding for the Arkansas Arts Council and its programs is provided by the state of Arkansas and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Arts Council advances the arts in Arkansas by providing services and supporting arts endeavors that encourage and assist literary, performing and visual artists in achieving standards of professional excellence. In addition, the Arts Council provides technical and financial assistance to Arkansas arts organizations and other providers of educational and cultural programs.
The EACC Gallery is located at 1700 Newcastle Road in Forrest City. Regular daily hours for the Gallery are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. or as scheduled for special group tours. There is no charge for admission. For more information call 870-633-4480 ext. 352 or visit the EACC website at www.eacc.edu.
Photo: ‘Bridgette’ by Fayetteville artist Stephanie Lewis