2012 Small Works On Paper Exhibition

Cheri Leffew,Special Projects/Events Manager Arkansas Arts Council and Artist, Charlotte Rierson with award winning watercolor painting, “Mysteries of Winter” juried into the Arkansas Arts Council’s Small Works on Paper. The 2012 Small Works on Paper art exhibition will kick off its statewide tour at the William F. Laman Library at 2801 Orange Street in North Little Rock. Presented by the Arkansas Arts Council, the exhibition will be on display at the library from Jan. 5-29. An opening reception is slated for 6-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6, at the library. The public reception is free and will include talks by the artists. Hours for the exhibition are 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. To view the complete 2012 touring schedule and the list of the artists whose work was selected, visit Now in its 25th year, the annual Small Works on Paper exhibition showcases artwork no larger than 24 x 24 inches by Arkansas artists who are members of the Arkansas Artist Registry, an online art gallery coordinated by the Arts Council. The selected work is chosen by an out-of-state juror. The art will be on display in 10 galleries throughout the state in a year-long touring show. The 2012 show features 40 works, which were selected from 246 submissions by juror Marcia Goldenstein. Goldenstein is a professor of drawing and painting at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Throughout her life, Charlotte Rierson has been on what she calls the “Art Spirit Journey.” This journey of personal creativity has led her from the dance arts to expressing her deepest thoughts and emotions through painting. Charlotte’s evocative brushwork technique beckons viewers to learn more about the images depicted in her art. Her inspiration for the painting “Mysteries of Winter”, was the beautiful view from her home overlooking Greers Ferry Lake and its mysteries. Charlotte belongs to several art-related organizations and has been Past President of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists as well as their Director of Regional Advisors. Her works have won numerous awards and hang in public and private collections. This is her fourth time to be juried into the Arkansas Art Council’s Small Works on Paper including one painting that received the purchase award and is in their permanent collections. Charlotte is also a strong advocate for the Arts. In recognition, she received the Arkansas Arts Council’s Governor’s Art Award in the area of Arts Community Development. For more information on Charlotte’s work, visit Her artwork can also be viewed at the “Art Gallery & Studio” in Fairfield Bay Village Mall.

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