Among the various sites featured tonight from 5pm to 8pm as part of 2nd Friday Art Night are:
The Central Arkansas Library System Butler Center Galleries (401 President Clinton Avenue) is opening three new exhibits:
Creative Expressions (which will run through August 25)
This exhibition features artwork from the Creative Expressions Program at the Arkansas State Hospital. Creative Expressions is a non-profit organization that uses the visual arts to promote and support the self-awareness and growth of individuals with mental illness.
Arkansas Art Educators State Youth Art Show (which will run through July 27)
Arkansas League of Artists Spring Members Show (which will run through June 28 at the Cox Creative Center).
studioMAIN (1423 South Main Street) will open a new exhibit – “From Bauhaus to our Haus”
studioMAIN invites you to join us this Friday for our exhibit celebrating the Bauhaus movement. Come learn about that history of the movement and its influence on today’s architecture, design, and education. Several local examples of building inspired by the Bauhaus and International style will also be highlighted.
This will be a great opportunity to learn (or be reminded) about this amazing transition in the history design before the opening of the Arkansas Arts Center’s upcoming exhibit, Bauhaus twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy (May 24 – September 1).
As part of the member’s opening for the AAC, studioMAIN will be hosting a lecture and panel discussion, stay tuned for further information in the next couple weeks.
Historic Arkansas Museum (200 East Third Street)
In addition to the opening of two new exhibits, HAM will have live music by the Rolling Blackouts and an opening reception for two new exhibits. Opening in the Trinity Gallery is Reflected by Three: William Detmers, Scott Lykens and G. Tara Casciano. Opening in the 2nd Floor Gallery will be Painting in the Open Air: Day and Night, with plein air paintings by Jason Sacran.
Old State House (300 West Markham)
Up-cycled Jewelry. Create an artful bracelet from unexpected found supplies: safety pins, buttons, charms and fabric. These bracelets make great Mother’s Day gifts.