Carving Demonstration Offered by Sculpting in Time, Sound and Matter Today

The Sculpting in Time, Sound and Matter registered student organization is pleased to present a carving demonstration and artist talk by visiting sculptors Robyn Horn and Sandra Sell, located at the U of A's Studio and Design Center at 696 W. Praxis Lane in Fayetteville. The chainsaw carving demonstration will take place on the Studio and Design Center lawn from 2-4 p.m. today, Friday, March 31.  

Horn was born in Fort Smith, graduated from Northside High School, then from Hendrix College in Conway. Her mother and her sister are painters, and her interest in the arts was encouraged. After college, she worked in the typesetting field in Little Rock, then became chief photographer for Arkansas Parks and Tourism. After trying her hand at stained glass, she found wood. In 1984, she began working on the lathe making wood bowls and vases, which eventually evolved into carving wood sculpture.

Over the past 30 years, she has developed an aesthetic through studying the work of sculptors such as Barbara Hepworth and David Nash, as well as painters' work such as Marcel DuChamp's Nude Descending A Staircase and Picasso and Braque's Cubism. Horn has always worked in series, making sculptures that contain qualities of asymmetry, geometry, volume, lack of balance and contrast with heavily textured surfaces. In 2005, she ventured into painting and explored similar qualities in two dimensions.

Several museums around the country have Horn's work in their collections. Among them are Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Asheville Art Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Long Beach Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Museum of Arts + Design in New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., the White House Craft Collection at the Clinton Library in Little Rock and Yale University Art Gallery. 

A native of New Hampshire, upon completing a career in the military, Sell relocated to Arkansas where she earned a M.A. in art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Sell has shared her creative process through artist residencies, teaching, being a studio assistant, demonstrations and by speaking to arts organizations and groups. Since 2007, Sell's work has been included in over 35 exhibits in the U.S.  Additionally, Sell's work is included in the permanent collections of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Historic Arkansas Museum of Little Rock and the Asheville Art Museum North Carolina, along with several private collections. 

This event/program is free and open to the public and is supported by the Associated Student Government through the Office of Student Activities. For questions or special accommodations due to disability, please contact the Sculpting in Time, Sound and Matter Vice President Holly Kranker at or call 479-575-5255. 


Holly Kranker, vice president
Sculpting in Time, Sound and Matter RSO

Scott Flanagin, executive director of communications
Division of Student Affairs


Rehabilitation Counseling Track Ranked in Top 20 U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools

The Rehabilitation Counseling track within the Counselor Education and Supervisor Program in the College of Education and Health Professions has a two-decade-long history of national recognition.

Industrial Engineering Students Recognized with Department Awards and Scholarships

The Department of Industrial Engineering recognized students with departmental, industrial-sponsored and student-sponsored awards at its Annual Industrial Engineering Student Awards Banquet.

Libraries to Host Community Scholars Training in Batesville

The next installment of the Arkansas Folk and Traditional Arts Community Scholars Program begins June 1 at the Independence County Library in Batesville, Arkansas. 

Call for Scholarly Contributions to 2023 Fall Issue of Inquiry Journal

Undergraduate students from all disciplines at the U of A are invited to submit their work — research articles and presentations — for review by faculty in a student's relevant field. Submit contributions by Nov. 20.

U of A to Host Thousands of Visitors this Week

The U of A will host thousands of Walmart U.S., Sam's Club and Walmart International associates for the company's annual shareholders' meeting this week. Parking and traffic will be affected.

News Daily