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СANCELED: 2nd Friday Art Night at Library Square (January 2022)

We’re temporarily suspending in-person programs due to the surge in Covid cases. Please call your local branch or check the website for updates. The libraries will remain open regular business hours and masks are required when inside our buildings. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

EXHIBITION OPENING

Sulac: New Artwork for the New Year
Friday, January 14, to Saturday, April 30
The Landing at the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square
CALS Roberts Library

This batch of new works from Little Rock artist Sulac is fresh out of the oven, baked in the warmth of his heart at 500 degrees over the last four weeks. Sweet yet savory, delicate yet sturdy, they are a treat for the whole family.

Sulac has had solo art exhibitions at the Thea Foundation, Historic Arkansas Museum, Ketz Gallery, and the Cox Creative Center, as well as group shows at the Chroma Gallery, Oval Gallery, A.C.A.C., Wildwood Park for the Arts, The House of Art, Gallery 360, Dedicated Art Studio, The Rep, Laman Library Main Branch Gallery, and Gallery 26.


Featured Artist: Tim Jacob
Learn more about Tim Jacob

Featured Author: Michael Hibblen

Michael will sign copies of his book Rock Island Railroad in Arkansas 


On display at CALS Roberts Library

Jane F. Hankins: The Imaginator Extraordinaire
The Underground Gallery

Witty, whimsical, wonderful—these words describe the creative world of Little Rock artist Jane F. Hankins. The Jonesboro native has been a strong presence in the Arkansas art community for over twenty years. Specializing in sculpture in porcelain and stoneware as well as drawing and painting, Hankins is a designer for nationally marketed sculpture reproductions and the creator of award-winning fine art coloring books. Hankins’s work shows us that art does not have to be serious to be important. The body of work on display includes sculptures and paintings spanning at least two decades, and some larger sculptures from her private collection will be publicly exhibited for the first time.

Print and Stitch: Collective Works
The Loft Gallery

This exhibition featuring artists Mallory Darwin, Nancy Dunaway, Melissa Gill, Judy Henderson, Tanya Hollifield, and Ellen Ishee showcases works created in the “Printing and Stitching” class offered by Gill at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts. With an emphasis on complete creative freedom and experimentation, the class explored different ways of combining printmaking and textile techniques such as relief printing, monotype, silkscreen printing, embroidery, and fabric dyeing. Coming from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels, the students created a wonderful synergy together and inspired each other’s processes and ideas of what was possible. These works challenge traditional notions of what printmaking is and can be, emphasizing image and concept rather than technique.


While you’re visiting downtown, experience the local vendors and restaurants in the River Market Entertainment District.

On the second Friday of each month, the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square in CALS Roberts Library participate in 2nd Friday Art Night (2FAN). Galleries, museums, and businesses in downtown Little Rock are open from 5-8 p.m. for an after-hours gallery walk. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information about all 2FAN activities, visit the 2nd Friday Art Night Facebook page.

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January 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm