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Gallery Info & Schedule

Stevens art gallery is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and there is no charge for admission. For more information, call 501-279-4426.

Spring Semester

Global Observer 

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Daniel Adams, Professor in the Department of Art and Design, has an exhibit of his latest work in "the short" gallery February 6-22. It is a collection of woodcut prints created in response to his travels around the world. Death Valley, Arkansas, Texas, Greece, New Zealand, Ghana, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia, and Malaysia are all represented in this showing of 46 pieces.

Submerged

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Angela DeCamp's Senior Show, Submerged, opens February 11-22. Angela's paintings can be seen in "the tall" gallery.

Fall Semester

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The Stevens Art Gallery at Harding University opens this week with a deeply cultured exhibit as a preview for the upcoming book, A Tourist of Saints: A Photo Graphic Journal of Haiti, by photojournalist and Harding University Alumnus Philip Holsinger. The gallery show is a collection of corresponding photos, sound recordings and excerpts from the photographer's personal travel journal that join to glimpse the secret lives of laymen in pre-and-post-earthquake Haiti, all which also appear in the book. He said that his motivation for exploring the world through photojournalism is not to capture moments, but to spend time with people of every culture and class, sharing common humanity and the beauty of everyday life. Having spent the better part of the past six years on the island, Holsinger was able to form relationships with people beyond the lens of his camera. This is evident in the vulnerability his photos capture. His Caravaggio-like use of dramatic light and deep contrast allows the essence of emotion in the moment to creep out, telling stories of hardship and triumph, pain and perseverance. While the gallery features fourteen stories, the book follows his time in Haiti through 300 pages of his telling artwork along side unedited journal excerpts, giving unparalleled insight to the cultures and lives discovered in the fascinating journey of an international photographer. The Stevens Art Gallery at Harding University in Searcy, Ark. is open for viewing Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., after-hour viewing or guided tours available by special request. The exhibit "Tourist of Saints: A Photo Graphic Journal of Haiti" will be open from Sept. 4 through Oct. 5 and is free and open to the public.

Poe Boys and Girls

edgarapoe.pngHarding's first juried extracurricular art exhibit of the season. Poe Boys and Girls starts in ART 113 (the printmaking room) with readings from Edgar Allan Poe while interested artists begin the creative process (in whatever media they choose.) After a week of continued inspiration and creativity, the final pieces will be submitted, then a jury of Art and English professors will choose the pieces that will show. The show will be in the Catwalk Gallery, upstairs in the Art and Design Center. Three cash prizes will be awarded. Here are the relevant dates:
October 9, 8 PM– readings from Edgar Allan Poe, (bring your art supplies!)
October 19, 5PM– deadline for submitting works
October 22-25– jurying by English and Art professors
October 29-November 14– show open to the public
November 15, 16– artists remove their works

Mandy Brown–Homecoming Show

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Dispersion I, acrylic on canvas, 2010

Amanda Joy Brown is a contemporary painter working out of her studio in Nashville, TN. She studied painting at Harding University and went on to earn an MFA in the painting program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Brown’s work has been exhibited internationally in Switzerland, France, and the U.S. She has received portfolio scholarship at both Harding University and SCAD, has been 2008 recipient of the Josh Yu scholarship, and has been published in the 2008 December Playbill at Carnegie Hall as a winner of the cover art competition. For questions or comments about her work, emails are welcome at almondjoybrown@gmail.com.


Artist Statement

My current work is divided into two subjects; crowds and nature, subjects of dense pattern and rhythm. To be in a mass of humanity or to be in a place of wilderness is to be surrounded by complex pattern, rhythm, and color. I use both loose and controlled techniques: drizzling, pouring, glazing, and finger painting, resulting in a play between the controlled and the accidental. Many times I let the paint run onto the surface, creating its own kind of mark- anything from fine lines to large puddles- which I sometimes further manipulate by pulling away paint or by pouring on water to let the colors run. I approach a piece as both a drawing and a painting, a sensibility I enjoy in both traditional Chinese ink wash and Abstract Expressionism.

Mandy's work will be on display in the Stevens Art Galleries from October 25 through November 28. Gallery hours are 8-5. Mandy will be giving a gallery talk on Friday October 26, at 11 am. There will be a reception on Saturday, October 27, from 10 am until 2 pm.

Art & Design 
501-279-4426
art@harding.edu