The Arkansas Arts Center will draw the curtain on its galleries on June 30, so as a farewell until its reopening in 2022 it will screen its “Delta Exhibition”-related documentary “DELTA 60” at 6 p.m. June 28. The film features 10 artists whose work appeared in the superb 60th annual Delta of 2018: Melissa Cowper-Smith, Neal Harrington, Tammy Harrington, Robyn Horn, Tim Hursley, Lisa Krannichfeld, James Matthews, Dusty Mitchell, Aj Smith and Marjorie Williams Smith.
A review of the show that ran in the Times last year paid particular attention to Cowper-Smith’s video “Unremember” that juxtaposed drawings and photographs, Hursley’s photographs “Pine Bluff Mortuary” and “Comet Rice, Stuttgart,” Matthews’ “Eviction Quilt No 3, Green Medallion” made of cast-off clothing, Mitchell’s “Pressure” checkerboard made of bathroom scales, Aj Smith’s drawing “Faces of the Delta: Geraldine” and Marjorie Williams-Smith’s copperpoint “The Messengers.” Neal Harrington’s large-scale woodcuts, Tammy Harrington’s cut paper works and Robyn Horn’s wood sculptures are terrific works; Krannichfeld won the Delta Award, the top honors, with her watercolor and paper collage “New Skin.”
The documentary was directed by Arts Center digital media producer Matthew Rowe and produced by Rowe and marketing director Angel Galloway.
A wine bar opens at 5:30 p.m. and a closing reception for the 61st “Delta” with light food, drinks and music by Isaac Alexander will follow the screening. Tickets are $10 (free to members of the Arts Center).