The digital magic that allows the Arkansas Times to put up long-running art shows on our To-Do page has hit a bump, so here’s a rundown on current exhibitions:
At Boswell Mourot Fine Art, 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd., find an exhibition of work by Kensuke Yamada and Ricky Sikes. Yamada, a Japan native who was a visiting artist at the University of Arkansas and now teaches at Centre College in Kentucky, is a clay sculptor who creates figures, some meant to hang on a wall. Louisiana artist Sikes, an illustrator and art conservationist at Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, La., works in oil to depict what he calls “internal landscapes.” The exhibition is being jointly sponsored by former Sen. David Pryor and his wife, Barbara, and former Sen. Mark Pryor and his wife, Joi. The show runs through Aug. 10.
At Gallery 26, 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., hard-edge and airbrushed surrealist works by Jeff Waddle and graphite portraits by Henry Thomas are on exhibit. Both artists are from Little Rock. The show runs through Sept. 14.
At the Arts Center of the Ozarks’ space at 115 Emma St. in Springdale The Flaming Lips frontman and multimedia surrealist Wayne Coyne has installed “King’s Mouth,” a giant metallic head whose mouth gives entry to a light show synchronized to Flaming Lips music: Crawl into what Baltimore magazine described as a cross between a “bean bag, the iconic Rolling Stones tongue and an acid trip.” (The ACO warns that those with light-sensitive epilepsy should stay on the outside of the sculpture.) The show runs through Aug. 23.
The Arkansas Society of Printmakers is showing large-scale works in a show called, appropriately, “Big Impressions” in the West Gallery of the Butler Center (aka the Galleries at Library Square), 401 President Clinton Ave. On view are works by DebiLynn Fendley, Melissa Gill, Addison Graham, Neal Harrington, Jessie Hornbrook, Ashton Martin, Kaitlyn Mikeal, Michelle Moore, Dominique Simmons and David Warren. The show runs through Oct. 26.
Hearne Fine Art, 1001 Wright Ave., is exhibiting mixed media, collages and vases by self-taught artist Frank Frazier. A native of New York now working in Texas, Frazier draws inspiration from current events and his travels. Hearne will host a reception for the artist from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, and Frazier will give a gallery talk at 1 p.m. Aug. 10. A silk-screen workshop will follow, at 3 p.m. Aug. 10. The workshop is $50 and limited to 20 patients; call the gallery to register.
Showing at the Windgate Gallery of the Center for the Humanities and Arts at UA Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock, is “Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints.” The show features wax printed fabrics and dresses. African wax printing is a way of printing fabric in vibrant colors on both sides of the cloth, similar to batik, and in African, women used specific prints as a means of communication. The show runs through Oct. 5.