OCTOBER 4 2017 New Visual Arts Exhibition Opens at Walton Arts Center’s Joy Pratt Markham Gallery Charting Terrain

New Visual Arts Exhibition Opens at Walton Arts Center’s Joy Pratt Markham Gallery

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, October 4, 2017 ― Walton Arts Center is proud to host the visual arts exhibition Charting Terrain: A confluence of light and form. Curated by Cynthia Nourse Thompson, the exhibitionfeatures the work of six artists united by the desire to challenge the limits of pictorial space.

Artists featured in the exhibition include Victoria Burge, Ben Butler, Theresa Chong, Sean Morrissey, James Siena and James Turrell. The exhibition will be on display October 5–December 23, 2017 in Walton Arts Center’s Joy Pratt Markham Gallery. Gallery admission is free, and gallery hours are noon to 2 pm Monday through Friday and one hour prior to most performances.

A reception celebrating the opening of Charting Terrain, will take place Thursday, Oct. 4 at 5 pm in the gallery. Two artists whose work is featured in the exhibition, Ben Butler and Sean Morrissey, as well as exhibition curator Cynthia Norse Thompson will be at the opening. The reception is free and open to the public.

The Joy Pratt Markham Gallery presents exhibitions of works by both emerging and internationally recognized artists. Private gallery tours may be scheduled in advance by calling 479.571.2766. Please arrange your tour at your earliest convenience. We request three business days’ notice to schedule tour guides. For more information, visit www.waltonartscenter.org. 

Description of exhibition:

Charting Terrain: A confluence of light and form presents six diverse and dynamic contemporary artists united by the desire to challenge the limits of pictorial space. Each artist included in this exhibition charts a landscape unique in the topography of material and form, which independently and collectively synthesizes light and form as a visual platform.

Charting Terrain questions the manner in which surface is considered—as physical, peripheral and metaphorical. However, it is the outer boundaries – the contours – that draw each artist to the internal question of our mapping, which each answers through diverse and varied media. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Victoria Burge, Ben Butler, Theresa Chong, Sean Morrissey, James Siena and James Turrell.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.

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