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Summer Art Exhibit
Published: June 01 2017

The Arkansas State University–Beebe Art Department is currently

featuring the exhibit Arkansas Grown: Artists Emerging on the Arkansas Art Scene through August 15 in the England Center Art Gallery. 

The exhibition seeks to explore the relationship of experience of place and the inspiration of mentorship. The featured artists have incorporated an appreciation of the diversity of Arkansas into their artworks, as well as invited someone who influenced their artistry.


Participating artists and their mentors include the following:

Hannah May, with Hunter May Pottery in Hensley, and mentor Stephen Driver with Little Mulberry Gallery in Ozark.

Logan Hunter, with Hunter May Pottery in Hensley, and mentor Louise Halsey with House Tapestry Gallery in Ozark.

Joey Lindsey, with Pecan Tree Pottery in Bald Knob, and mentor John Baymore with River Bend Pottery in Wilton, NH.

Irena Fernandez of Beebe and mentor Richard Stephens of Hot Springs.

Robert LaWarre, with Area 51 Studios in Marion, and mentor Austin Lindsey, with Born and Raised Pottery in Newnan, GA.

Cat Traen, with C.A.Traen Studios in Marion, and mentor Amy Klein of Henderson, NV.

ASU-Beebe is the only two-year college in Central Arkansas that offers an Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The AFA degree has an emphasis in vocal music or instrumental music, theater, graphic design, or creative arts enterprise. This degree is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed specifically for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.


For more information, please contact the England Center Art Gallery at (501) 882-4495. The England Center Art Gallery exhibits works of art by students and featured artists throughout the academic year. The gallery, located at the 201 N Orange Street in Beebe, is open to the public, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


Founded in 1927, Arkansas State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution of the Arkansas State University System.  With campuses located in Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and non-credit training for business and industry.  The Beebe campus also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates.