An exhibit showcasing the art of Dr. Karen DeJarnette is currently on display at the Leedell Moorehead-Graham art gallery in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts building. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 26 from 5-7 pm. The event is free and open to the public.
A full-time artist and adjunct professor at Henderson State University, Dr. DeJarnette has worked for some years as a research director for the Little Rock School District. She has traveled around the world conducting and evaluating research assessment on instructional programs.
Besides being involved in the academic arena, her passion is art. She studied at UAPB under the tutelage of the late Earnest Davidson, the late Terrance Corbin, and Professor Emeritus Henri Linton for two years. According to Dr. DeJarnette, these artists equipped her very well to receive an art scholarship to obtain her Visual Arts Degree at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, a (Master of Fine Arts) MFA degree from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from UCLA.
Her representative and powerful images in the exhibit draw from her experiences with mundane objects and the visual effects of light. A high contrast of light in her compositions evoke the works of the Renaissance and Northern European painters style.
For more information about the exhibit, please call the Department of Art and Design at 870-575-8236.