TEXARKANA, Texas — A reception and awards ceremony will open Texarkana’s largest annual art exhibit on Friday.
More than 100 works of art will be on display through September 3 at the Texarkana Regional Council of Arts and Humanities’ 34th Annual Juried Adult Exhibition. Friday’s opening will include light refreshments, awards for the show’s pieces judged to be the best, and commentary from the artist who chose the works to be included.
“This year’s show is filled with engaging, thoughtful and fantastical work,” according to a press release.
Artist Carmen Champion, a member of the exhibit’s jury, said Texarkana is a great place to learn about art and artists.
“Texarkana presents itself as a regional melting pot of ideas, opinions and perspectives, and I can’t think of a more perfect place to capture the pulse of contemporary artistic practices,” she said.
Champion will speak and be available to meet at the awards ceremony.
“I am always amazed by this annual exhibition and this year is no exception. The variety of styles and mediums created by our local artists alongside artists from around the world is exciting. This year we are especially excited to add the video to the show.” said Jennifer Unger, Executive Director of TRAHC.
The Yates Foundation funded the exhibit.
(The adult juried exhibition is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 15 at the Regional Arts Center, 321 W. Fourth St. The awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. The RAC is open at public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and all visual art exhibits are free. For more information, call Chris Wicker at 903-792-8681.)
Preview party for the launch of the annual art exhibition