Nine Arkansas artists will be celebrated today when the Arkansas Arts Council honors the recipients of its Individual Artist Fellowship awards. The artists will be recognized at a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.
The Arkansas Arts Council awarded nine artist fellowships in the amount of $4,000 each. Fellowships are awarded annually to artists in Arkansas in recognition of their individual artistic abilities. These fellowships enable artists to set aside time for creating their art and improving their skills. Three artistic disciplines are selected each year as categories for the awards.
The three categories for this year are Literary Arts: Playwriting; Performing Arts: Directing of Narrative and Documentary Films; and Visual Arts: Creating Contemporary and Traditional Crafts.
The fellowship recipients were selected by a jury of out-of-state professional artists, writers, performers and art administrators.
Literary Arts: Playwriting
Kelley Smith Pruitt, Little Rock – In a Year’s Time
Clinnesha D. Sibley, Fayetteville – Tell Martha Not to Moan
Werner Trieschmann, Little Rock – Disfarmer
Performing Arts: Directing of Narrative and Documentary Films
Joshua H. Miller, Little Rock – Pillow
Mark Thiedeman, Little Rock – Last Summer
Nathan Willis, Little Rock – “The Van”
Visual Arts: Creating Contemporary and Traditional Crafts
Ed Pennebaker, Osage – blown glass, stone and metal work
Timothy LaTourette, Fayetteville – wood, lighting and printmaking
Adam Posnak, West Fork – functional ceramic with stark black, white and red imagery
The Arkansas Arts Council is an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.