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2nd Friday Art Night at Roberts Library (May 2022)


The Shape of Home: Multimedia Works of Diane Harper 

Friday, May 13 through Saturday, July 30, 2022 

Loft Gallery, CALS Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square 

The Shape of Home exhibition explores the idea of weighted memories and the emotional imprint of cultural and personal history. Using mixed media works, Harper examines the theme of physical geometry associated with home. A row of small, colorful houses dances across the horizon of Count Backwards from 100, and a decaying cardboard house occupies the spiritual and dreamlike mindscape of the sculptural piece, Uprooted. 

Diane Harper is a mixed-media expressive artist who draws upon ideas of weighted memories and the emotional imprint of cultural and personal history. Though her work tends toward the autobiographical, she addresses universal themes. Appointed as family archivist by her forensic photographer father at the end of his life, Harper culls images from his family photos for inspiration. She received training as a medical social worker and later returned to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to earn her studio art degree. Harper has found meaning in helping others connect with their most creative selves by teaching through her studio, as a faculty member of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, and as an adjunct instructor at Henderson State University. Although her early life was nomadic and seemingly rootless, she now lives a contented life with her husband and their cat, finally rooted in a community. 

Featured Artist: Mark Rademacher
Learn more about Mark Rademacher

Featured Author: Kat Robinson
Kat will sign copies of her books.

Featured Music: Jason Lee Hale

Food Truck: Disadattato Italian Ice

On display at CALS Roberts Library

Sulac: New Artwork for the New Year
The Landing

This batch of new works from Little Rock artist Sulac is fresh out of the oven, baked in the warmth of his heart at 500 degrees over the last four weeks. Sweet yet savory, delicate yet sturdy, they are a treat for the whole family.

Sulac has had solo art exhibitions at the Thea Foundation, Historic Arkansas Museum, Ketz Gallery, and the Cox Creative Center, as well as group shows at the Chroma Gallery, Oval Gallery, A.C.A.C., Wildwood Park for the Arts, The House of Art, Gallery 360, Dedicated Art Studio, The Rep, Laman Library Main Branch Gallery, and Gallery 26.

Arkansas League of Artists’ 2022 Exhibition
Underground Gallery

The Arkansas League of Artists is a non-profit organization that formed to promote the visual fine arts in Arkansas. The League consists of visual artists and art enthusiasts from all over the state who gather to learn through the demonstration of techniques, the exploration of materials and media, and the sharing of collective experiences and knowledge.

While you’re visiting downtown, experience the local vendors and restaurants in the River Market Entertainment District.

On the second Friday of each month, the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square in CALS Roberts Library participate in 2nd Friday Art Night (2FAN). Galleries, museums, and businesses in downtown Little Rock are open from 5-8 p.m. for an after-hours gallery walk. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information about all 2FAN activities, visit the 2nd Friday Art Night Facebook page.

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Date and Time

May 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm