Opening reception 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 1 ($20), show through Nov. 26. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Justin Bryant’s paintings and drawings of African-American figures with their faces partially obscured are inspired by Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem “We Wear the Mask.” The poem concerns “the protective sensibility” of black culture, the artist says in a news release about the exhibition “Myriad Subtleties.” The show is part of the Thea Foundation’s The Art Department series, exhibitions presented four times a year that focus on young artists. Bryant, who teaches art at UA Pulaski Technical College, was named a 2019 Interchange Artist Fellow for the Mid-America Arts Alliance. The Nov. 1 reception is for ages 21 and up and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open beer and wine bar and chance to win a free print by Bryant. Tickets are $20.