New Art Exhibition Opens at Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, June 18, 2018Walton Arts Center proudly presents the newest art exhibition in the Joy Pratt Markham Gallery, The Bleak and the Burgeoning.

Works in The Bleak and the Burgeoning are physically curated in a way that reveals both an independent sense of personally geography as well as a collective experience of fragile terrains. The featured artists for the installation include Amber Cowan, Maysey Craddock, Leonardo Drew, Lauren Fensterstock and Judy Pfaff.

The exhibition will be on display June 19-Oct. 7, 2018 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.

The exhibit’s opening reception is being presented as part of the Artsophere Festival on Tuesday, June 19 at 5 pm.

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Artosphere 2018 is sponsored by The Walton Family Foundation, Walmart/Sam's Club, Tyson, Simmons Foods, Experience Fayetteville, Visit Bentonville and Greenwood Gearhart Inc. Additional support provided by Lee & Linda Scott and Friends of Walton Arts Center. Support for Maestro Corrado Rovaris provided by Reed & Mary Ann Greenwood. Media support provided by the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, KUAF 91.3FM Public Radio, Celebrate Arkansas Magazine and CitiScapes Magazine

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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