Ever wondered about the stories behind some of the best-known myths? The latest exhibit to hit the Joy Pratt Markham Gallery at Walton Arts Center aims to uncover the truth behind folklore, stories, and myths and further explore how storytelling functions as a societal mechanism. Check it out this Friday, December 7th at 12:00 p.m.
Of Legends and Lore is an exploration of familiar folklore, traditional stories, and myths. The works in this exhibition serve as interpretations, examinations and versions of these tales— implying salvation and ruin; death and rebirth; fear and desire; prudence and intuition.
The contemporary artists presented in this exhibition contemplate and examine the psychological, ethical and social implications embodied in storytelling through the lens of feminism, mythology, social history and literature. Moreover, reinventions of these narratives subvert ethical norms and behavior, exemplifying the tangible complications and difficulties of our world that is constantly in flux.
The show includes work by artists Kiki Smith, Amy Cutler, Beth Cavener Stichter, Julie Buffalohead, Anne Siems and Jonathan Thomas.
Of Legends and Lore will be on display at the Joy Pratt Markham Gallery through January 12th. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from noon until 2 p.m., and for one hour prior to most Walton Arts Center performance. Gallery admission is free.
At The Briq on 4th Street Apartments in Bentonville, Arkansas, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Friday!
Friday, December 7, 2018—12:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Walton Arts Center
495 West Dickson Street
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701