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Three new exhibitions will open this week at the Bradbury Art Museum – NEA report

JONESBORO — Three new exhibits will open at Arkansas State University’s Bradbury Art Museum (BAM) with a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 8.

“People/Places/Things: Perspectives on Identity and Moments of Familiarity” brings together 14 artists, from nine states, whose work engages with realism, both stylistically and conceptually.

This exhibition continues through November 30 in the museum’s Kays Gallery, Pardew Gallery, Stella Boyle Smith Gallery, and Windgate Gallery.

The work of Kristen Franyutti, Assistant Professor of Studio Art at A-State, will be exhibited in “Unlatched,” in Gallery A.

“Seeing my work transports the viewer to an illusory world of biomorphic forms inspired by recent innovations in applied science, the human body and its environment,” Franyutti said in her artist statement. “The work depicts a future ecosystem of otherworldly elements, a world in which the inhabitants are hybridizations and mutations of the micro/macro realm of our ecosystem.”

Former art faculty members Ryna Frankel and Alex Hanson will have their work in “Soon to be Beachfront Property,” at the Vaughn Gallery.

These two exhibitions will continue until October 6th.

Through a wide variety of mediums and disciplines, the artists of “People/Places/Things” explore the identity, place and meaning of mundane objects, according to Garry Holstein, director of BAM. Spectators are invited to reimagine everyday life and question their own perception of reality.

The Bradbury Art Museum is free and open to the public from 12pm to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. It is located at the Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Dr., on the campus of Arkansas State University.

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