Henderson State University–Hot Springs Academic Initiatives will host its spring exhibit, Next Generation – Portraying Children and Childhood, March 1-May 31 at the Landmark Building. Artists will be present at an opening reception 5-8 p.m. March 1. The ASMSA instrumental ensembles will perform Baroque, minimalist, and jazz pieces from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Teen and professional artist-created artwork will showcase each generation’s viewpoint of growing-up. The art depicts scenes of youth – playing, learning, and exploring — portraying various emotions while making sense of their world.
The exhibit includes Henderson State’s 2018 Summer Intensive Teen Workshop mural, One World. Students worked with muralists Maria and Jorge Villegas to create the scene showing youth of different backgrounds in a world of vibrant nature.
Adult artists include Katie Adkins, Melissa Bacon, Jan Briggs, Meikel Church, Tessa Davidson, Hugh Dunnahoe, Josh Emery, DebiLynn Fendley, Lisa Floryshak, Paige Fowler, Thomas Stanford, Sondra Strong, Marietta Tucker. Deborah Griffin, Jeri Hillis, Crystal Jennings, Connie McCann, Dennis McCann, Jason McCann, Glenda McCune, Moises Menendez, Laura Brainard Rabon, Aj Smith, Byron Taylor, Donna Twyford, Emily Wood, and Katy Wreyford.
Teens from the Arkansas School for Math, Science, and the Arts, Hot Springs High School, and Lake Hamilton High School created artwork for the exhibit.
The artists include ASMSA students Tracy Gwinn, Sydney Harris, Matthew Lathrop, Jackie Lindgren, Jayme Swillum, Gabriel Watson, Draper Williams, Griffin Williams, with instructors Brad Wreyford and Sara Henry. Hot Springs High School students are Rosa Amaya, Saraswati Hillis–Erickson, and Evelyn Smith, with instructor Shirley Tipton. Students from Lake Hamilton are: Stevie Hopson, Taylor Morgan, LarShea West, Alexis Greenwood, Kendra Bennett, Elaina Willey, Neil Cole, Kylie Schroeder, with instructor Rana Ward.
Next Generation is located in the Landmark Building, 201 Market Street, in Hot Springs, and is open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday by appointment. Call 501-545-0534, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibit is sponsored by The Morris Foundation.