Reception 5-7 p.m. Nov. 21. Campbell show ends Feb. 1; Williams-Smith show concludes Feb. 8. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.
Two new exhibits at the Arts and Science Center of Southeast Arkansas take different approaches to botanical prints.
Marjorie Williams-Smith detailed drawings of flowers and plants, in “Metalpoint: A Classic Artform,” are precise and intimate realizations of nature. The lumen prints and photograms, made by placing objects on silver-gelatin photographic paper and exposing them to sunlight, in “Refugia: Photos by Ian Campbell,” are semi-abstract images focusing on form.
An artist of national acclaim, Williams-Smith is professor emeritus of art at UA Little Rock. She received the 2019 Governor’s Award for an individual artist and her work was featured in two books, “Women Make Arkansas: Conversations with 50 Creatives” by Erin Wood and “Silverpoint and Metalpoint Drawing: A Complete Guide to the Medium” by Susan Schwalb and Tom Mazzulo.
Campbell is an assistant professor of art at Lyon College in Batesville whose work appeared in the Arkansas Arts Center’s 60th “Delta Exhibition.” The Arts and Science Center will host a reception for the artists from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 21.