Arts Center of the Ozarks presents Leah Grant’s debut solo art exhibit in the gallery now through March 28. An artist reception will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 31, and an artist talk will be held on Feb. 8 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Grant’s exhibition features her fight against the misrepresented aspects in society regarding her experience as a Black woman. Her art focuses on different elements within her identity, such as the steps to becoming, being and existence.
About the Artist:
Leah Grant is from Hot Springs. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Henderson State University in May 2016. She is in her second year of graduate school at University of Arkansas, focusing on printmaking. Grant incorporates images from a personal archive by photographing images and re-contextualizing them to assist the experiences within her identity as a Black woman. Her work is influenced by conceptual collage and bricolage. Although her background is in print-making she combines techniques from photo processes such as cyanotype with screen-prints as another method for abstracting her composition.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Arts Center of the Ozarks is located at 214 S. Main Street, Springdale, AR 72764.