Exhibits across CALS

Come for the books, stay for the art. Absolutely not how the saying goes, but right now CALS has several can’t-miss exhibits. From the lighthearted crayons of Oliver Jeffers to the more serious photography from the unsheltered community, these art exhibits will have you experiencing all the emotions. These exhibits are free and open to the public during regular business hours at the respective branches.

Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books

Where: Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center
When: Now through December December 29

Jeffers is a visual artist and author working in painting, bookmaking, illustration, collage, performance, and sculpture. Curiosity and humor are underlying themes throughout Oliver’s practice as an artist and storyteller. His critically acclaimed picture books have been translated into over fifty languages and sold over 14 million copies worldwide. View this amazing exhibition of more than 80 pieces of original art by the world-renowned children’s author and illustrator through the end of the year.

Oliver Jeffers books available for checkout at CALS.

Illustrated Arkansas: The Art of Comics

Where:Underground Gallery, Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square, CALS Roberts Library
When: Now through January 28, 2023

This exhibit celebrates the local artists among us, these graphic designers and artists who live right here in Arkansas. View art in a wide variety of styles including work in both print and digital as well as graphic novels.

Our Community Through My Lens

Where: Landing Gallery, Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square, CALS Roberts Library
When: Now through December 31, 2022

Imagine really being able to see what life is like for someone else. What if that person is unsheltered or living in transitional shelter in central Arkansas. What might that look like? This exhibit explores just that. Individuals were given cameras and asked to document their community, the results are beautiful, powerful, and thought provoking.