ACANSA preview – Visual Art

The second annual ACANSA Arts Festival runs from September 16 to 20.  It will feature a variety of art forms at a variety of venues downtown.  This week, we are previewing some of the acts.  Up next – visual art.

Argenta Art Gallery Exhibit and Reception

Up first is the opening reception of the Angela Davis Johnson exhibit at the Argenta Art Gallery. The reception is Thursday evening September 17, 2015. The exhibit will run through October 12, 2015

Angela Davis Johnson is best known for her vibrant narrative paintings that examine universal connections, identity and historical occurrences through personal symbols. Ms. Johnson creates textured figures using oil paint, scrap paper and fabric within unique compositions.

Please let organizers know if you plan to attend by sending an email to or call the office at 501-663-2287. There is no charge for this event.

A Little Poetry: The Art of Alonzo Ford Reception

On Friday, September 18, at the Arkansas Arts Center, there will be an Alonzo Ford exhibit and reception.

A Little Poetry: The Art of Alonzo Ford. The exhibition will be on view September 15 to October 25, 2015 in our Sam Strauss, Jr., Gallery.

Alonzo Ford, grew up on farm in the Southland Community near Lexa, Arkansas. His figurative drawings focus on his memories of a life lived on his family farm. Ford enjoys creating with color and drawing landscapes that depict farm life and old buildings and active portraits. Stark figures engage in the daily activities Ford recalls from childhood leaving one with a sense of the activity, simplicity, and intimacy of mid-century rural life in Arkansas.

Reception begins at 5:30pm

Festival passes, can be purchased at the ACANSA website.
For more information, 501-663-2287 or email