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Digital in the Delta

Digital in the DeltaBy Scott Whiteley Carter           How do you host an annual art exhibit when you do not have galleries?    That was a question faced by the Arkansas Arts Center (AAC) in Little Rock, Arkansas, as it looked toward the ...

If It’s Broke, Learn How to Fix It: Radical Repair Workshop

If It’s Broke, Learn How to Fix It: Radical Repair Workshop    By Raina Belleau     What does the worn-and-tattered satin edge of a childhood blanket have to do with a sculpture? What is the relationship of the holes in your favorite t-shirt to a gallery wall? What does a broken ...

Stitched Dissent

Stitched Dissent  By Paula Kovarik   I quilt to piece, layer and stitch a narrative that represents my concern for what is doing on in our country. My art reflects American anxiety in a world of danger and distrust. It mirrors the ominous overtones of ...

Non-Traditional, Artist-Run Spaces

Non-Traditional, Artist-Run Spaces    By Rae Red     As a touring artist and performer, I have relied on every type of space to house my work, often for just one night, with generous and open arms to help me make gas money and put food in my belly until the ...

On a Mission: Artists and Institutional Imperatives

On a Mission: Artists and Institutional Imperatives    By Ben Hickey     Two years ago, the Hillard Art Museum celebrated its 50th anniversary on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Milestones like this often prompt reflection, and this was very much the ...

On Teaching, Drag, and Crying in Parking Lots

On Teaching, Drag, and Crying in Parking Lots    By Moth Moth Moth     My name is John, most of the time, and for the rest of the time my name is Moth. I have worked as an art teacher in different camps, schools, and museums since around 2013. I have been a drag queen ...

So, You Want To Teach

So, You Want To Teach    By Melissa Wilkinson     “Finally, an assignment that I’ll actually enjoy doing!” a student blurted loudly at the tail end of a class-wide drawing demo I was wrapping up. Swallowing my irritation while trying to maintain ...

On Being An Artist – At Any Age, At Any Time

On Being An Artist – At Any Age, At Any Time    by Rachael McCampbell     There’s a romantic idea about being an artist. You may envision a French garret stuffed with canvases and a painter dreamily waiting for their muse to provide inspiration. Or a café crowded with ...

Okay Creatives, Now Let’s Get in Formation

Okay Creatives, Now Let’s Get in Formation    By Kelsea McCrary     One thing that any arts-related person, either employed by or volunteering for the field-at-large, can agree on: artists play a role in society. Cliché, right? This summation fails to encompass the ...