New Art Exhibition Opens at Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, October 23, 2018Walton Arts Center is proud to host the newest visual arts exhibition, Of Legends and Lore, in the Joy Pratt Markham Gallery October 23-January 12, 2019.

Curated by Cynthia Nourse Thompson, works included in Of Legends and Lore explore familiar folklore, traditional stories and myths, serving as interpretations, examinations and versions of these tales. The contemporary artists presented in this exhibition contemplate and examine the psychological, ethical and social implications embodied in storytelling through the lens of feminism, mythology, social history and literature. Moreover, reinventions of these narratives subvert ethical norms and behavior, exemplifying the tangible complications and difficulties of our world that is constantly in flux.

The featured artists for the installation include Kiki Smith, Amy Cutler, Beth Cavener Stichter, Julie Buffalohead, Anne Siems and Jonathan Thomas. Many of the artists have works featured in prestigious galleries including the Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The Joy Pratt Markham Gallery presents exhibitions of works by both emerging and internationally recognized artists. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon until 2 pm and one hour prior to most performances. 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.

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 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 who help bring world-class arts experiences to Northwest Arkansas. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit