Local Canvas: Gallery 221, Art Center, and Historic Arkansas Open New Exhibits. DRAWL Host Artist Reception and Calls for Submissions

This proves to be a busy weekend for art happenings with a call for artist submissions and a fair few shows opening. Mark your calendar and mix and match your favorites.

Ongoing at the Arkansas Art Center include “Industrial Beauty: Charles Burchfield’s Black Iron,” “Dorothea Lange’s America,” “Nathalia Edenmont: Force of Nature,” and “Mid-Southern Watercolorists 46th Annual Exhibition.” For specifics on the exhibits, click here.

Don’t miss this month’s 4th Friday in SOMA, this Friday, March 25. The second in the series, be sure to get your fill of the neighborhood with shopping, dining, and drinking. The Root will be open for dinner until 9 p.m.

Gallery 221 presents the opening of “The Literary Muse” on March 26. Local artists will show work dealing with literary moments from favorite novels, plays, and poems alongside Theodor Geisel, or as he’s more commonly known, Dr. Seuss. The gallery will host a special reception for the exhibited artists on April 8, and the show will run through May.

Running alongside “The Literary Muse,” a retrospective exhibit of Arkansas watercolor master William McNamara will also open March 26.

DRAWL Southern Contemporary Art Gallery will host an artist reception of new works by Arkansas-based artist Sam King on March 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. King’s work will be on view through April.

The Gallery also recently announced an upcoming show in conjunction with the Oxford American Magazine, “The Gun Show Regional Juried Art Exhibition.” Brought about by the integral element that guns play in the Southern region of the US, the exhibit is a multi-discipline project that explores the role of firearms in southern culture. Namely, artists will answer the following: “What does the visual presence of guns suggest to you?”

Artist submissions are currently still open. For more information on submissions, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities for “The Gun Show,” click here.

M2 Gallery is hosting a reception for “MANSCAPE” on Friday, April 1, from 6 – 9 p.m. The exhibit features new works of Charles Henry James. The series bring to reality his whirlwind of ideas, concepts, images, worries, fears and fantasies. Click here for more information.

The Historic Arkansas Museum will open Hugo and Gayne Preller’s House of Light during 2nd Friday Art Night from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, April 8, 2016. The reception will feature live music by The Cons of Formant and Arkansas-made beer from Core Brewing.  The exhibit itself will run until October.



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