AstroZone

Artist Claire Ashley will be at the Magnolia Arts Center today with a preview of her AstroZone exhibit that will be at the Murphy Arts Center in February.

The Murphy Arts District’s educational outreach program is bringing artist Claire Ashley to the Magnolia Arts Center on Thursday.

She will work with Southern Arkansas University art students in a one-day installation workshop in Magnolia.

This is a preview of “AstroZone: An Interactive Arts Exhibition” that will be on display at First Financial Music Hall in El Dorado from February 1-April 4.

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The public is invited to visit the Magnolia Arts Center starting at 4 p.m. as the SAU students turn inflatable material into works of art.

The installation will be up at the Magnolia Arts Center until January 31.

Ashley’s work investigates inflatable as painting, sculpture, installation and performance costume. These works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries, museums, and site-specific installations, performances and collaborations.

Originally from Edinburg, Scotland, Ashley is now Chicago based, and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Contemporary Practices, and the Department of Painting and Drawing.

“AstroZone: An Interactive Arts Exhibition” is the first art exhibition at MAD in what is hoped to be a continuing relationship with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. The partnership represents the first time Crystal Bridges has curated an off-site exhibition with a partner organization.

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