Monday, September 20, 2010

Set you calendar for the upcoming SPE Conference Art Exhibitions

Several area galleries will be featuring exhibitions of photography in September – October, in conjunction with The South Central Region Society for Photographic Education annual conference, “Spirits of the Times,” being held in at the University of Arkansas, October 7 – 9.


 “Arkansas Photography Educators,” an exhibit featuring current work by twelve faculty members from universities and colleges in Arkansas, will be on display at the sUgAR Gallery in Bentonville from September 30 – October 23, with an opening reception scheduled for Saturday October 9 from 4:30-7:30 pm. Featured artists include Beverly Buys, Gary Cawood, Victor Chalfant, Neal Holland, Joanne Jones, Margaret LeJeune, Maxine Payne, Michael Peven, Donna Pinckley, Carey Roberson, Curtis Steele and Marcia Wallace.


“Black in White America,” photographs by Leonard Freed, curated by the Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York City, will be the featured exhibition in the UA Fine Arts Center Gallery. “Black in White America” is a moving collection of photos that document the African American struggle for self definition in mid-20th century America.  Leonard Freed (1929-2006) was a member of the Magnum photo agency. “Black in White America” will be on exhibit in the Fine Arts Center Gallery October 6 – 29.  Gallery hours are 9:00 am – 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday and 2:00 – 5:00 pm on Sunday.  For more information: or call the UA Gallery Office at 479-575-7987.


An exhibition of Danny Lyon’s photographs on motorcycle culture, “The Bikeriders,” will be on display at Crystal Bridges at the Massey in Bentonville from September 9 – October 31.  Crystal Bridges at the Massey is open Thursday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.   


Other photography exhibits organized in conjunction with the conference include the SCSPE Members and Students exhibits at the Fayetteville Underground galleries October 6 – 30. The Revolver Gallery will feature the work of SCSPE members, photographic educators and professionals, and The Hive, will feature work by photography students from universities and colleges in Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. An opening reception is will be held on “First Thursday” October 7 from 5:00-8:00 pm Fayetteville Underground is open Wednesday – Friday from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  For more information:


Also during the month of October, the work of UA photography students will be on display in the hallway cases in the Fine Arts Center on the University of Arkansas campus.



 Image from “Arkansas Photography Educators” exhibit at sUgAR Gallery, Bentonville:




Carey Roberson “It was a failed lesson in gentleness”

(2009) oil and ink jet on Stonehenge paper, 27 x 45”




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