Hearne Fine Art will be hosting a solo exhibition for Marjorie Williams-Smith, metalpoint artist and professor emeritus at the University at Arkansas Little Rock, from September 27 to November 25, 2018. The opening reception on October 19 from 5-8 p.m. and the artist talk on October 20 at 2 p.m. will offer light refreshments and a chance to meet and greet the artist herself.

The highly distinguished metalpoint artist will open a workshop for college students who are eager to learn about breaking into the arts industry full-time on October 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. She will share some tips about getting into the business of art and there will be time for a Q&A afterward. Ms. Williams-Smith will also lead a silverpoint workshop for artists who would like to learn to create their own drawings on November 17 at 10:30 a.m.Workshop attendees will learn about the history of the medium and see examples of silverpoint art before constructing their own pieces. Both workshops will be held at the gallery. The metalpoint medium has a rich history dating back to the medieval area, and as such it has become a rare practice. Ms. Williams-Smith will share her expertise in working with silverpoint and her experiences in expanding to copperpoint, goldpoint, and aluminum as a part of this exhibition.

Regarding the show, the artist said,“The viewer will have a chance to see how metalpoint ages over time and to witness the range of things I’ve explored and experimented with throughout the years.”Ms. Williams-Smith was awarded the special distinction of designing the Congressional Medal of Honorawarded to the Little Rock Nine in 1999. She has also been selected for host of national silverpoint exhibitions and tours in museums including the Morris Graves Museum of Art, The National Arts Club, and the Arkansas Arts Center. Marjorie Williams-Smith’s solo exhibition is open to the public from September 27thto November 25that Hearne Fine Art at 1001 Wright Ave, Suite C. Little Rock, AR, 72206. Visit hearnefineart.comfor more information about receptions, events, and workshops.

Photo:“Arrayed in Glory” by Marjorie Williams-Smith