The University of Arkansas at Monticello hosted the art exhibit, "Pulp
Fiction: Ted Barnes
& Preston Gilchrist" from Oct. 17 to Nov. 17 in the Fred J. Taylor
Library and Technology Gallery.
The two artists on display were Ted Barnes and Preston Gilchrist. Barnes
is a professor of Art and Choir of the division of Visual and Performing
Arts at Louisiana College in Pineville, La. Gilchrist is the director of
Exhibitions at River Oaks Arts Center in Alexandria, La. He majored in
art at the University of New Orleans and did his graduate work at
The artists said they chose to display their exhibit at UAM because they
welcome the opportunity to show anywhere, especially at colleges.
The exhibit consisted of paintings and mixed media collages that show
by American culture and the media.
"My inspiration comes from stories and things that have happened to me
and people I
know," Gilchrist said.
The artists came to campus Nov. 17 for the closing reception and
Students and faculty went to the exhibit to view the artwork and meet
Gilchrist also have artwork on display at the Alexandria Museum in
Amanda Williams, a UAM student, said, "I really liked (the exhibit).
I want to be an art major, so it was a good experience for me to visit
the exhibit and look at professional art."
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