Join us for Art on the Bricks: Finding Light in the Dark of Winter tomorrow evening in Downtown Rogers. This monthly Art Walk event is highlighting an exhibit of art created by Arkansas Arts Academy students that brings into view creatives who overcame darkness through their art. The student work is on display in the Rogers Experimental House featuring:
- The Peace Bubble, produced by Anne Wenzel’s “Wandering Cloud” Creative Writing class. Inspired conceptual artist, Yoko Ono, this installation welcomes you to experience a multisensory opportunity where you may “imagine peace." Students will share written works related to the significance of light and dark.
- Self-Reflection Prints created by students in Gloria Spalter’s English 12 classes. Students studied the graphic novel Darkroom: A Memoir in Black & White by Lila Quintero Weaver and used the theme of Black & White to create relief prints using block printing techniques to reflect who they are.
- Hanging & Enlightening Sculptures 3D art students of Marriah Clark’s classes will display their suspension compositions inspired by Ruth Asawa as well as lamps and lanterns. Asawa is an American sculpture nationally recognized for her wire sculpture. She and members of her family were among the Americans of Japanese ancestry sent to internment camps during World War II, Asawa and her family were sent to the Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center in Southeast Arkansas. In 1943, Japanese American Student Relocation Council provided Asawa with a scholarship to attend college in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which allowed her to leave the camp while her family remained until 1945.
Art on the Bricks Art Walk event takes place from 4:30-7:30 pm and includes several Downtown Rogers establishments. For more information and a map/ schedule of exhibits visit https://artonthebricks.com/