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Bradbury Gallery hosts senior art student
exhibition April 30
April 28, 2009 --
On Thursday, April 30, at
5 p.m., the Bradbury Gallery will host the Spring 2009 Senior
Exhibition. Held at the end of each fall and spring semester, the
exhibition features graduating students from the Arkansas State
University Department of Art. This semester the exhibiting artists will
be Kelly Little and Michael Vandermark.
The exhibition runs through Saturday, May 9. The Bradbury Gallery is
located in ASU's Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro.
Little, from Violet Hill, will earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with
an emphasis in painting and drawing. While at ASU, she participated in
the College of Fine Arts’
summer study abroad program at the Florence University of the Arts. She
was active in the Art Student Union, serving as secretary in 2008 and
2009. Her work has recently been seen in the 2008 Fall Juried Student
Art Exhibition held in the Fine Arts Center Gallery, where her
piece, "Looking Through the Corner Glass," received an award for Best In
Show. Her work was also included in the 2009 Juried Student Exhibition.
She takes pleasure in her decision to become an artist
and states, “Of everything that has filtered in and out of my life,
working with my hands and being creative through art has been a
constant. I continue to do this because I enjoy it and it helps me to
learn and grow in many areas of my life.” Little will be exhibiting
drawings, paintings, and photographs. After graduation she intends to
pursue a master’s degree in painting.
was born in LeGrande, Oregon, but raised in Hendrickson, Missouri. He
Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff before moving to
Jonesboro. This May he will receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio
art from ASU with an emphasis in photography. His work has been
exhibited in the Fine Arts Center Gallery in the 2006 Juried Student
Vandermark enjoys, “…having the ability to bring my imagination to life.
From my work with photography, sculpture, and ceramics I have found ways
to pull the visual aspects of my imagination out of my head and into
reality.” After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in art
Gallery hours are 12 noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday,
and 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The exhibition is free and open to the
public. For additional information, contact Les
Christensen, director, the Bradbury Gallery, at (870) 972-2567.
Top right: Kelly Little's
"Through the Corner Glass, 2008," pastel on paper, received the Best in
Show award at the 2008 Fall Juried Art Student Exhibition at ASU.
Bottom left. Michael Vandermark's digital print, "Chinese Food, 2008,
was taken in Jonesboro.