UAPB Art professor to open exhibit at ASC
PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The
Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas will open an exhibition
of UAPB Art Professor Danny Campbell’s sculpture entitled RE| Reclaimed Repurposed Redefined on
October 10, 2013. Campbell’s found object sculpture is formed from
automobile remnants, predominantly tire treads, collected roadside.
Campbell breaks down the treads fastening down remnants while leaving
other fragments gnarled, swirling about the core of his sculpture.
Unkempt, twisted steel wires burst from treads retaining a sense of
explosiveness. The resulting from evokes a sense of movement, dynamism,
but also fragility. Campbell’s addition of color with transitioning
vibrant hues further underscores the sense of movement in the sculpture.
The exhibition will feature roughly twenty-five works, including
several of Campbell’s six-foot outdoor sculptures.
A free opening reception will be held
from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday, October 10, 2013 with a gallery talk by
the artist at 5:30 pm. Gallery admission is free and the exhibition will
remain on display through January 2, 2014.
“Art Cards,” ASC’s in-exhibition art
education will accompany the exhibition alongside a gallery guide.
Teachers, scout leaders, families, and art lovers are encouraged to stop
in and view the Art Cards.
The exhibition and art education is generously sponsored by Simmons First National Bank.
On 2nd Saturday,
October 12, 2013, ASC will host “Family Fun Day.” Danny Campbell will
lead a found object sculpture activity in which visitors of all ages can
make their own sculpture. This Family Fun Day is free to everyone and
sponsored by the Pine Bluff Community Foundation. Adults and children
are encouraged to find their inner artist.
Danny Campbell holds a master’s degree in
education leadership from Charleston Southern University. He received
his master of fine arts from Howard University and his bachelor of
science in art education from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Art at the University of
Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
The Center, located at 701 Main St. in
Pine Bluff, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday and is closed on Sunday. Support for the Center is provided in
part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of
Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Hands-on
science exhibits are offered through the Center’s partnership with
Arkansas Discovery Network, a consortium of seven museums in Arkansas
funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. For more information,
contact the center at (870) 536-3375, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at http://www.artssciencecenter.org.