n partnership with the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation, the Windgate Museum Art presents poet Nikky Finney as accompaniment to the WMA’s fall exhibition, Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South. As part of the Southbound project, its curators commissioned Finney to write poems in response to four of the photographs. Nikki Finney was born by the sea in South Carolina and raised during the Civil Rights, Black Power, and Black Arts Movements. She is the author of On Wings Made of Gauze; Rice; The World Is Round; and Head Off & Split, which won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2011. Her new collection of poems, Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry, is forthcoming in 2020 from TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press.
Award-winning photographer Adam Ferguson speaks about the 14 prints included in the WMA’s fall exhibition, Migrantes, on view in the Window Gallery September 8 through December 3, and his work to help document migrants’ lives. Ferguson’s work has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic, Vanity Fair, and elsewhere.
Mark Sloan speaks about his experience bringing Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South to life. This program was presented in conjunction with our fall exhibition, Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South.
Myca Treat (Mountain Home, AR) graduates with a BA in Studio Art: Painting and a minor in Art: Art History. Treat’s artwork is heavily influenced by the Classical, Renaissance Baroque, and Rococo periods. Greek mythology informs her portraits of close friends and family. Treat is exhibiting eight oil paintings.
Dylan Hicks (Guy, AR) graduates with a BA in Studio Art:Photography and a minor in English: Film Studies. Hicks’ films have been screened at the Hendrix College Red Brick Film Festival, the 2019 Kaleidoscope LGBTQfest, and in a campus student art exhibition. Hicks is exhibiting nine photographs
Greta Kresse (Little Rock, AR) graduates with a BA in Studio Art: Painting and a minor in Business. A self-described plen air painter, Kresse considers her work a documentation of a relationship with her subject, refining aesthetic details later in the studio. She has exhibited in group shows in Arkansas, New York, and Pennsylvania. Kresse is exhibiting twelve oil paintings.
The Daughters of the Dust screening was followed by a live, virtual discussion featuring Mr. Ahmad Ward, Executive Director of Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park and Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of History at Arkansas State University, and moderated by Dr. Toni Jaudon, Associate Professor of English at Hendrix College. This panel discussion is presented in conjunction with No Man’s Land: A Feminist Reimagining.
Dr. Rachel Epp Buller, internationally recognized art historian, delivers a free public lecture titled Breasts, Baby Bumps, and Beyond: Maternal Bodies in Art History. Dr. Buller is a feminist, art historian, printmaker, book artist, professor, and mother of three. Her artistic, written, and curatorial work addresses these intersections, focusing on the maternal body and feminist care in contemporary art context. This public lecture is presented in conjunction with No Man’s Land: A Feminist Reimagining.
An LGBTQ+ Artists Panel Discussion, moderated by Darci McFarland of PTSFeminist. Panelists Melissa Wilkinson, Rachel Trusty, and Leeanne Maxey discuss their experiences working as LGBTQ+ artists in the American south and their methods of representing queer subjects. This panel is presented in conjunction with No Man’s Land: A Feminist Reimagining.
Hannah McBroom speaks on transgender art as history in conjunction with No Man’s Land: A Feminist Reimagining.
Hendrix alumni from the 2010s and 20s discuss their art that is featured within the art@hendrix! exhibition. Panelists include Katie Bell (2020), Anna Hunter (2012), and Will Lentz (2012).
Hendrix alumni from the 1970s discuss their art that is featured within the art@hendrix! exhibition. Panelists include Dan Rizzie and Patterson Clark.
Art historian Leo Mazow, Curator of American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, shares his perspective on the artist and the art.
Arkansas artist Ray Allen Parker shares about his art and the inspiration behind the large-scale portraits that make up this exhibition.
Hendrix alumni from the 2000s discuss their art that is featured within the art@hendrix! exhibition. Panelists include Carey Voss, Jennifer Carman, and Laura Allen.
WMA’s Interim Director, Barbara Satterfield, talks with Hendrix alum and Curator and Director of Public Programs for the LSU Museum of Art about this exhibition and her career.
Kensuke Yamada discusses his art in his studio for his exhibition Kensuke Yamada: Ramune Candy Roll that is on display in the Window Gallery of the Windgate Museum of Art.
Hendrix alumni from the 1980s discuss their art that is featured within the art@hendrix! exhibition. Panelists include Cindy Scott-Huisman, Shelley Gentry, and James Hayes.
Director Jon Crawford, Hendrix alum discusses the film, Pink Houses, as part of the art@hendrix! exhibition. Pink Houses tells the story of activists John Schenck and Robert Lloyd and documents their enduring love in an intolerant culture.
New Orleans-based and nationally recognized artist Katrina Andry shares about her art and the context of the prints in this powerful exhibition.
Victoria Chandler, 2012 Hendrix graduate and Arkansas Made Researcher at the Historic Arkansas Museum, shares about the early years of the art department at Hendrix College and some of the artists in the art@hendrix! exhibition.
Dr. Sasha Pfau moderates a panel discussion about the Black experience with COVID-19. Panelists include Brian Mitchell, a history department faculty member at UALR, Christina Shutt, the director of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, and Stephanie Sims, guest curator for WMA’s Let Us March On exhibition.
Dr. Josh Glick, film professor, talks with photographer Ebony Blevins about her work. Particular attention is given to the Black Lives Matter protests across Arkansas and elsewhere at which Ebony has captured powerful images.
Stephanie Sims, Guest Curator for the WMA’s Let Us March On exhibition, talks with Black Lives Matter protest organizers and community leaders from Arkansas about their experiences. Panelists are Tim Campbell, an organizer of protests in Little Rock and a recent appointee to the Governor’s Task Force to Advance the State of Law Enforcement in Arkansas; Linda Chesterfield, a State Senator and the first African American graduate of Hendrix College; Kevin Martin, a recent Hendrix graduate who organized demonstrations in Helena-West Helena; and Zaria McClinton, an organizer of protests in Little Rock.
Kansas artist and activist Dave Loewenstein discusses the role of art in social movements with central Arkansas artists Adaja Cooper, Jermaine Gibson, Jose Hernandez, and Tanya Hollifield. Particular attention is given to the 7thStreet mural project in Little Rock.
The Black Representation Matters: In Film and Beyond series included a screening of Moonlight which was followed by a panel conversation featuring students freshman Somi Matthews, junior McKenzie Tucker, junior Josh Mcnair, and senior MiKayla Millard. The conversation was moderated by Dr. Kristi McKim, Professor and Chair of English/Film and Media Studies at Hendrix.
This twelve-minute video tour offers viewers an overview the exhibition’s vision and contents. Narrated by Stephanie Sims, Guest Curator for Let Us March On, and produced by Travis Peeples, Head of Video Production for Hendrix College.
The Black Representation Matters: In Film and Beyond series included a screening of I Am Not Your Negro which was followed by a panel conversation featuring students senior Zeihkia Byrd, sophomore Sydney Boone, and junior Christian Maddox. The conversation was moderated by Dr. Jonathan Hancock, Associate Professor of History at Hendrix.
The Windgate Museum of Art held a live screening of Frontline: The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden. The film was followed by a panel conversation featuring Hendrix alum Gabrielle Schonder. She is a multi-Emmy award-winning producer and reporter with The Kirk Documentary Group and the critically acclaimed investigative documentary series Frontline on PBS. The panel also featured Brooke Nelson, who is a researcher with The Kirk Documentary Group and the critically acclaimed investigative documentary series Frontline on PBS. Other panelists also included Dr. Joshua Glick, Associate Professor of English, Film, and Media Studies at Hendrix, Tamika Edwards, Little Rock native, and Dr. Kimberly Maslin, Professor of Politics at Hendrix College. The conversation was moderated by Dr. Jay Barth, former M.E. and Ima Graves Peace Emeritus Professor of Politics at Hendrix College.
The Black Representation Matters: In Film and Beyond series included a screening of Dream Land: Little Rock’s West 9thStreet which was followed by a panel conversation featuring filmmaker Tanisha Joe-Conway, Christina Shutt, director of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, and writer Stephanie Harp. The conversation was moderated by Dr. Jay Barth, City of Little Rock chief education officer and retired Hendrix professor.
WMA Director/Curator Mary Kennedy talks with Let Us March On Guest Curator Stephanie Sims about her vision for the exhibition and how she and the exhibition planning team moved from concept to installation.
Marjorie Williams-Smith has worked as a silver point artist for 30 years and is nationally recognized as one of its preeminent practitioners. She is Professor Emeritus at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. She received the Arkansas Governor’s Arts Award in 2019 and was selected to design the Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to the Little Rock Nine in 1999.
Dave Loewenstein is a muralist, printmaker, and arts organizer based in Lawrence, Kansas. In addition to his more than twenty public works in Kansas, examples of his dynamic and richly colored community-based murals can be found across the United States, and in Northern Ireland, South Korea, and Brazil. Loewenstein’s prints, which focus on social justice issues, are exhibited internationally.
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