WRI announces weekend program for artists featuring Sandra Luckett

The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute is proud to announce a fun and educational experience for artists on Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29. Arts on the Mountain: Landscape Painting with Sandra Luckett is open to all artists of intermediate experience and above who wish to increase their oil-painting skills.
The Saturday-to-Sunday program will include instruction from Luckett at the Institute’s Studio, which overlooks the Arkansas River Valley with Mount Nebo and Mount Magazine visible in the distance.
“Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller built the Studio for his wife, Jeanette, as her private art retreat,” said Dr. Marta Loyd, executive director of the Institute. “This spot has a rich history of inspiring the minds and spirits of Arkansas artists.”
The program will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, with a 9 a.m. check-in time. Artists will be provided easels and a cradled gesso board on which to paint, but they will be expected to bring their own paints and brushes.
An art-inspired dinner on Saturday will be followed by a gallery reception in which all work created earlier in the day will be on display. After spending the night in the Institute’s President’s Lodge, participants will be treated to breakfast the following morning.
Luckett, an assistant professor of art at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, holds a master of fine art degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been exhibited nationally at SCOPE Miami, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, the Wichita Art Museum, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and numerous venues in New York.
Luckett has been awarded the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, the Pollak Emerging Artist Award and, most recently, was named an “Artist to Watch” by the National Museum for Women in the Arts.
“I am inspired by the natural beauty that exists atop Petit Jean Mountain,” Luckett said. “This will truly be a weekend to remember.”
More information about Arts on the Mountain is available by visiting rockefellerinstitute.org/art or by calling Payton Christenberry at 501.727.6255.