Category Archives: Exhibits

Ovolution (June gallery exhibit)

Ovolution is a group exhibit of female artists from Arkansas opening on Friday, June 6, 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Ovolution is curated by Lilia Hernandez, of Little Rock, the project’s co-founder.

The works in this exhibit are made from a variety of media and processed and express equally diverse topics surrounding women. The first Ovolution exhibit was held in Little Rock, Arkansas in February, 2013 and was also featured in August, 2013 in Kansas City, MO. This exhibit is the first time Ovolution will have been featured in Hot Springs.

Ovolution is an organization that celebrates the essence of women and our talents, and contributes to the learning experience of our future female artists. It is a chance to gather as women and show the community what we are creating and doing by encouraging one another and sharing in a common experience. In return for the support that the community has given, Ovolution raises funds through events to assist young women and girls with their learning experience within the arts. Funds support scholarships to young women for art, dance, music, poetry, film, or craft classes and workshops.

Ovolution is the start of stronger female community for the purpose of bettering our community as a whole.

Tohoku: Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers

tohoku1 Through the month of May, Emergent Arts is honored to house Tohoku: Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers in conjunction with the Sister City program between Hanamaki and Hot Springs.  This is nationally touring exhibit that is only available in a few select cities.  You owe to yourself to see this exhibit during its brief stay.tohoku2

This exhibition of photographs of Tohoku, which marks the first anniversary of the great earthquake, does not attempt to document the damage or recovery but instead uses photography to show the natural and cultural environment of Tohoku along with its people and their way of life. It is composed of the work of nine individual photographers and one photographers’ group who belong to a variety of generations and stylistic tendencies but are all from Tohoku. Photographs taken in the 1940s will be shown alongside images of the present.  By presenting the viewpoints of highly individualistic photographers who represent the past, present, and future, this exhibition aims at introducing many fascinating aspects of Tohoku to the people of the world.