'Reclamations' on Display at the U of A Faulkner Center

Art Ventures NWA

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center at the University of Arkansas will host Reclamations from Friday, Nov. 15 until Friday, Jan. 17. 

Reclamations highlights contemporary indigenous North American art. The pieces that remain through trauma and ravage are powerful cultural DNA. They take shape in contemporary reflections that mark survival and beauty.

Artists in this exhibit, made possible by a partnership with Art Ventures NW Arkansas, are Native peoples from the northwest Arkansas region. Featured artists include Roy Boney (Cherokee), Bobby Martin (Muskogee - Creek), Lauren Reed (Choctaw - Cherokee), Erin Shaw (Chickasaw - Choctaw) and Kindra Swafford (Cherokee). The exhibit also includes José "Pepo" Toledo (Guatemala). 

An opening reception for Reclamations will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Faulkner Center lobbies. Light refreshments will be provided. 

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Reclamations will be on display in the Faulkner Center lobbies. Lobbies are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and during special evening events.

For more information on Reclamations and for questions or more information about other performances and events, visit the Faulkner Center website, call 479-575-5387, or stop by the box office at 453 N. Garland Ave. on the University of Arkansas campus, open 1:30-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

About Art Ventures NW ArkansasArt Ventures promotes the visual arts in Northwest Arkansas by actively collaborating with the community, supporting artists working to the highest standards, encouraging education and public engagement in the arts, and providing accessibility to under-represented communities.

 About the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center: The newest performing arts center at the University of Arkansas — a renovation of the old Field House — is named the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center, in honor of the couple's major gift to the project. Completed in September 2017, this world-class performance venue is 39,400 square feet, with seating for 587, and a stage that can accommodate as many as 250 performers. The center is the main performance venue for the university's J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Department of Music and hosts guest musical activities for the university and Northwest Arkansas community.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs.

Contacts

Nicole Cotton-Leachman, managing director
Faulkner Performing Arts Center
479-575-5692, ncotton@uark.edu

Andra Parrish Liwag, director of communications
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
479-575-4393, liwag@uark.edu

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