Schedule of Exhibits – 2013
October 25 – December 24: Bill Lewis
We have an Opening Night reception for each new exhibit, in the evening on the first date of the show, from 6-8:00 pm
Current Exhibit: “Music, Myth & The Hard Travlin’ Man”
Original prints by Neal Harrington of Russellville
Cantrell Gallery is pleased to be hosting an exhibit of original prints by Neal Harrington, entitled “Music, Myth & The Hard Travelin’ Man”, January 10 – March 1, 2014. There will be an opening night reception on Friday, January 10, 6-8:00. Please plan on joining us! The artist will be present, so it’s a great opportunity to meet him.
Neal Harrington is an Associate Professor and the Gallery Director at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, where he resides with his wife and kids. He received degrees in Fine Arts from both the University of South Dakota and Wichita State University. Harrington has had many Honors & Awards including; winning the 1st Annual Poster Contest for ACANSA Arts Festival, the Delta Award at the Arkansas Arts Center Delta Exhibit, and the Purchase Award in the Arkansas Arts Council’s Small Works on Paper. He has participated in countless National and Regional Exhibits. Harrington’s works have been collected by National and International organizations and other public entities as well as by private collectors. This will be Neal Harrington’s first one-person-show at Cantrell Gallery.
“Blues and American Roots music, like Folk and Bluegrass are wonderfully complex and at the same time unbelievably simple. As a northerner transplanted into new surroundings, I have become curious about southern mythos, rituals, and expressive traditions. Drawing my attention particularly is the Delta region, where histories of social disharmony have intermingled with individual ethics to inform expressions of this American Roots music such as folk, blues, and bluegrass. I find these musical voices compelling and I have invited them into my art to explore and query southern mythology and ethos.” And on a lighter note, he goes on to say “I’ve always felt that art is similar to telling a joke…It’s not any good if you have to explain it.”