Small Works on Paper: 2006-2011 Retrospective, a touring exhibition sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council, will be on display Feb. 11 to March 15 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope on 2500 S. Main St. The exhibition will be housed in Hempstead Hall and open to the public from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. Admission is free.

Small Works on Paper: 2006-2011 Retrospective is a collection of 33 outstanding pieces of art by Arkansas artists that were previously featured in the annual Small Works on Paper exhibition between 2006 and 2011. All of the pieces were selected by out-of-state jurors as purchase award winners. Purchase award winners receive the cash amount equivalent to the value of their selected works and their work becomes part of the exhibition’s permanent collection.

The Small Works on Paper exhibition was created in the late 1980s to showcase small works of art (no larger than 24 x 24 inches) by Arkansas artists who are members of the Arkansas Artist Registry, an online art gallery coordinated by the Arts Council. The exhibition travels to all areas of the state and benefits rural communities that often lack access to galleries and museums.

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About the Arkansas Arts Council

The Arkansas Arts Council advances the arts in Arkansas by providing services and supporting arts endeavors that encourage and assist literary, performing and visual artists in achieving standards of professional excellence. In addition, the Arkansas Arts Council provides technical and financial assistance to Arkansas arts organizations and other providers of cultural and educational programs.

The Arkansas Arts Council is an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. Other agencies are the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Historic Arkansas Museum, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Old State House Museum. Funding for the Arkansas Arts Council and its programs is provided by the State of Arkansas and the National Endowment for the Arts.