ASU-Beebe Art Gallery Features Michael Shaeffer Art in September
Posted Date: 9/7/23
The Arkansas State University–Beebe Art Department is proud to present the featured artworks of Michael Shaeffer through the month of September. A reception for the exhibit will be held during the Alumni Better Together Reunion on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 3-5 p.m.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Shaeffer relocated to Hot Springs, Arkansas in the mid-90s. After finishing high school, Shaeffer found himself back home in New York where he attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and focused on illustration. This is where the current style of his work began to form. The artist’s stylized portraits confront the idea of personal identity and social status within American culture. Shaeffer currently resides in Little Rock.
Shaeffer’s work has been featured in a great deal of group and solo exhibitions in Arkansas, as well as New York and Kansas City. His work on paper and canvas, as well as his apparel line and accessory line, House of Shaeffer, can be found in a great number of private collections. He has been represented by M2 Gallery since 2018.
The England Center Art Gallery is located at 201 North Orange Street in Beebe. The gallery presents works of art by students and featured artists throughout the academic year. Admission is free and the gallery is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Thomas Fernandez at (501) 882-8913 or the England Center Art Gallery reception office at (501) 882-4495.
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.
CUTLINE: “Echos Answer, 2021” is one of several artworks on display by Michael Shaeffer throughout September at the ASU–Beebe England Center Art Gallery, located at 201 North Orange Street.