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“Faculty Biennial,” “Papier Surfin,” “Fight”

By Leslie Newell Peacock

Sept. 26-Nov. 13. Museum hours: Noon-5 p.m. Tue.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat., noon-7 p.m. Thu., 2-5 p.m. Sun.

Arkansas State University’s Bradbury Art Museum opens three fall shows with a reception 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26.

The 2019 Faculty Biennial features ceramics, paintings, print, sculpture, photography and new media by Bill Rowe, Cameron Buckley, Cara Sullivan, John Salvest, Kim Vickery, Melissa Wilkinson, Michael Loren Diaz, Robert McCarroll, Shelley Gipson and Susan Whiteland. 

“Papier Surfin” is a solo show of work by professor emeritus Curtis Steele focusing on packaging. The university’s announcement quotes Steele on his work:

“When working on these pieces, there is a transcendental state that I enter where time has no significance. I work in solitude and in silence. Each Bezier curve I draw and each pixel I modify becomes the focus of eye and hand, an intuitive response, not the result of a conscious thought process. That is not to imply that there is no thought behind the work, the process is both meditative and stimulating. The result appears simple. Yet, in creating this apparent simplicity I find much satisfaction.”

Alumnus Teddy Wiggington’s sculptures show “Fight” is about his battle with leukemia.


Bradbury Art Museum, Arkansas State University
201 Olympic Drive
Jonesboro, AR 72401 United States
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