A mix of 19th cen­tury and mod­ern black art.

37 black artists show off their work in ex­hibit at UALR

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - HIGH PROFILE - — Story and pho­tos by Rachel O’Neal

Art fans gazed Feb. 1 at the works of Ke­hinde Wi­ley and Amy Sher­ald, the artists who painted the of­fi­cial por­traits of for­mer Pres­i­dent Barack and first lady Michelle Obama, re­spec­tively.

Then they moved on to ad­mire Arkansan Delita Martin’s The Din­ner Ta­ble in­stal­la­tion of about 200 por­traits on din­ner plates.

In all, 37 artists are rep­re­sented in “On Their Own Terms,” an ex­hibit of art by black Amer­i­cans that will be open to the pub­lic through March 10 at the Brad Cush­man Gallery and Small Art Gallery at the Win­gate Cen­ter of Art + De­sign at the Univer­sity of Arkansas at Lit­tle Rock.

The Feb. 1 event was the pub­lic re­cep­tion. Guests in­cluded Univer­sity of Arkansas at Lit­tle Rock Chan­cel­lor An­drew Roger­son and his wife, Janessa, UALR men’s head bas­ket­ball coach Dar­rell Walker and his wife, Lisa, sev­eral of the artists — in­clud­ing Martin — as well as a host of UALR sup­port­ers, stu­dents and art lovers.

The Walk­ers loaned sev­eral pieces of art from their pri­vate col­lec­tion.

The ex­hibit is open from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mon­day-Fri­day, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Satur­day and 2-5 p.m Sun­day.

Erica Woods, Kath­leen Tor­rence, artist Aj Smith, Sharon King and Kather­ine Waits

UALR men’s bas­ket­ball Coach Dar­rell Walker with Sheila and Gene Castin

Mike and Beth Coul­son with Chris­tian O’Neal

Joe Lampo and Greg Thomp­son

Juan Ro­driquez of New York, Garbo Hearne and Barry Wein­baum of New York

Brad Cush­man with Janessa and Univer­sity of Arkansas at Lit­tle Rock Chan­cel­lor An­drew Roger­son

Artist Delita Martin and Alexis Wor­sham

Ca­trita Sparks, Bobby Cush­man and Lisa Walker

Joe Nichols and Philip Mayeux

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