“Having an art exhibit on campus is an enriching experience that you don’t have to drive out of town in order to experience,” said Donnie Copeland, chair of Ouachita’ visual arts department.
Ouachita was chosen as one of 10 hosts for the “Small Works on Paper” exhibit in Arkansas. The annual art exhibition is now in its 27th year. Mary Kennedy, CEO of the Mid-America Arts Alliance, served as juror for the 2014 exhibit, selecting works from 39 artists to be showcased. The artwork is all of similar size – no larger than 24 x 24 inches – but varied in style, media and technique.
“Graduates of Ouachita, regardless of their major, will find that the world they enter when they leave OBU will be one that includes art of all kinds,” Copeland added. “This kind of exhibit has the potential to make us all more familiar with some of the artists in our state and helps make our campus more connected to what is happening with the visuals arts in Arkansas.”
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact the School of Fine Arts at (870) 245-5129.