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Yard Work: Inspirations Found in Our Own Backyards

ON VIEW Friday, June 10–Saturday, October 1
Underground Gallery, Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square, Roberts Library

In this exhibition featuring four artists who first met each other in the University of Central Arkansas Art Department over a decade ago, Kristen Spickard, Barbara Satterfield, Britynn Davis, and Deborah Kuster have come together again to showcase their artistic responses to nature and backyard experiences.

As an apartment dweller, Spickard dreams of having her own yard. But by using alternative photography processes such as cyanotype to make copies of the elements of a yard such as grass, leaves, and insects, she manufactures her own imagined landscape. Satterfield’s expansive yard abounds with creatures and plant life. Her ceramic constructions are inspired by acts of anticipation of what she will see within what she has nurtured through the seasons. Coming from a family of ranchers and farmers, Davis uses textiles and drawings to explore concepts of the rural and public vs. private spaces, identity, ornamentation, and community. Kuster’s handwoven textiles are personal reflections of the memories, contexts, and metaphors that are found in nature.

The CALS Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square often features artworks from the CALS permanent collection, and more artwork from the CALS collection can be seen at the Main Library, the Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art, and any of our thirteen branch locations.

The Underground Gallery is located in the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square in the CALS Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art.

Check the CALS Roberts Library website here: https://robertslibrary.org/visit/location-hours/ for gallery hours and visiting procedures.

The Roberts Library is located at CALS Library Square in the River Market District of downtown Little Rock.

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Date and Time

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 1, 2022