Art exhibit to feature the work of 30 Arkansas artists

PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN, Ark. (April 13, 2011) — An exhibition featuring the work of 30 Arkansas artists will open with a reception Friday, April 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

The Winthrop Rockefeller Legacy Art Exhibition, formerly referred to as Arts in the Air, highlights the work of some of Arkansas’ best artists. Most of the art is available for purchase, and a majority of the proceeds from the sale of the art benefits other parts of the Rockefeller Institute’s arts programming. Dave Rogers Trio will provide musical entertainment during the opening reception, and refreshments will be served.

Participating artists include:

  • Beverly Buys, Hot Springs
  • Gary Cawood, Little Rock
  • Les Christensen, Jonesboro
  • Warren Criswell, Benton
  • Brad Cushman, Little Rock
  • Hamid Ebrahimifar, Little Rock
  • Eric Freeman, Little Rock
  • Thom Hall, Little Rock
  • Neal Harrington, Russellville
  • Robyn Horn, Little Rock
  • Holly Laws, Mayflower
  • Margaret LeJeune, Batesville
  • Evan Lindquist, Jonesboro
  • Matthew Lopas, Conway
  • Tonya McNair, Little Rock
  • William McNamara, Ponca
  • Dusty Mitchell, Mountain View
  • Cindy Momchilov, Little Rock
  • Ray Ogar, Conway
  • Maxine Payne, Greenbrier
  • Sammy Peters, Little Rock
  • Michael Peven, Fayetteville
  • Robert Reep, Little Rock
  • Carey Roberson, Arkadelphia
  • John Salvest, Jonesboro
  • Katherine Strause, Little Rock
  • David Warren, Little Rock
  • Michael Warrick, Little Rock
  • LaDawna Whiteside, Fayetteville
  • Steven Wise, Rogers

The Winthrop Rockefeller Legacy Art Exhibition will be open by appointment until Sunday, July 3. Call 501-727-5435 to schedule an appointment.

Since 2009, the art show’s opening has been held in conjunction with the Rockefeller Institute’s annual Winthrop Rockefeller Legacy Weekend as a way to recognize the former governor’s support for the arts. This year’s legacy program focuses on the contributions Governor Rockefeller made to economic development in Arkansas. For a complete schedule of events, visit

Overnight accommodations are available for event attendees at the Rockefeller Institute’s Lodge and Conference Center. Call 501-727-5435 for room reservations.

About Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

In 2005, the University of Arkansas System established Winthrop Rockefeller Institute with a grant from the Winthrop Rockefeller Charitable Trust. By integrating the resources and expertise of a statewide university system with the legacy and ideas of Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller, this educational institute and conference center creates an atmosphere where collaboration and change can thrive.

The Rockefeller Institute offers a variety of workshops, seminars, public lectures, conferences and special events. Program areas include agriculture and environment, arts and humanities, economic development, and policy and public affairs. To learn more, call 501-727-5435, visit the website at, or stay connected through Twitter and Facebook.