Visiting Artists

Jody Travis Thompson

Jody Travis Thompson

Jody Travis Thompson Jody Travis Thompson was born in Sulphur, Louisiana in 1972 and began his formal artistic education in 1982 in Sulphur through private classes with Jane Ludwig-Johnson. Thompson graduated from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana in...

Zora J. Murff

Zora J. Murff

Zora J. Murff Zora J Murff is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas. He received his MFA in studio art from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and holds a BS in psychology from Iowa State University. Murff uses photography as a way to explore...

Sharon Killian

Sharon Killian

Sharon Killian Sharon Killian lives on the edge of a hill on the White River just east of Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was born in Jamaica, immigrated to Harlem, NY where she grew up, lived in DC and Northern Virginia before moving home to Fayetteville with her husband...

Najee Dorsey

Najee Dorsey

Najee Dorsey Born in Blytheville, Arkansas, visual artist and entrepreneur Najee Dorsey, is known for embracing southern roots in his work by relaying scenes of African American life in the South on canvas. He began his journey as an artist at the age of five, selling...

Morgan Bame

Morgan Bame

Morgan Bame Morgan Bame is a self-taught knitter from Helena, Arkansas, creating her first project while in boarding school using YouTube videos as references. As a result, she developed a fascination with the craft and pursued independent learning until attending the...

Eric Andre

Eric Andre

Eric Andre Eric Andre is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Akumadan, Ghana. In 2010, he graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), with a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Arts, majoring in ceramics. Currently, he is a...

Delita Martin

Delita Martin

Delita Martin Delita Martin is an artist currently based in Huffman, Texas. She received a BFA in drawing from Texas Southern University and an MFA in printmaking from Purdue University. Formerly a member of the fine arts faculty at University of Arkansas - Little...

Rachel Lynett

Rachel Lynett

Rachel Lynett Rachel Lynett is a queer Afro-Latinx playwright based in Arkansas. Her work is composed of dark comedies that hold up a mirror to the audience asking them if they're happy with what's being presented before them. All of her plays center on queer people...

LaDawna Whiteside

LaDawna Whiteside

LaDawna Whiteside Born in rural Oklahoma, LaDawna Whiteside’s American lineage stretches back to the American Dust Bowl of the 1930s.She is the descendant of a farmer, an orphaned miner’s daughter, a charismatic preacher and a female factory worker....

Leon Niehues

Leon Niehues

Leon Niehues Leon Niehues lives and works in the Arkansas Ozarks where he processes materials from his 40 acre woods. As part of the back-to-the-land movement of the 1970s, he found the natural world intriguing and, in 1981, began making functional baskets...

Jose ‘Pepo’ Toledo

Jose ‘Pepo’ Toledo

Jose 'Pepo' Toledo Jose 'Pepo' Toledo was born in Guatemala City in 1951. After a distinguished carrier in economics, his continuous contact with the art world led him to become an artist in his own right. He has had 42 solo exhibitions, and 35 public...

Erin Shaw

Erin Shaw

Erin Shaw Erin Shaw is a painter of borderlands - the spaces between worlds. Her art faces the dualities we all carry inside of us, synthesizing them into understanding through narrative. As a visual storyteller, the child of an Oklahoma farm, Shaw tills...

Lauren J. Reed

Lauren J. Reed

Lauren J. Reed Lauren J. Reed is a proud Choctaw/Cherokee fine artist, musician and actress whose work has been shown in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. Her 2-D work reflects her heritage as an indigenous woman. Also a musician, Lauren’s work often...

Bobby C. Martin

Bobby C. Martin

Bobby C. Martin Bobby C. Martin is an artist, educator and facilitator who works out of his 7 Springs Studio near West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma. Martin is active in the contemporary Native American art world and his work has been featured in numerous group...

Roy Boney, Jr.

Roy Boney, Jr.

Roy Boney, Jr. Roy Boney, Jr. is an award winning Cherokee artist & writer. He grew up in Locust Grove, Oklahoma and currently lives in Tahlequah, where he works for the Cherokee Nation Language Program. His work has been exhibited across the US ,...

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