Arkansas Women to Watch 2023: New Worlds

Arkansas Women to Watch 2023: New Worlds image

Event Details

Dates: 1/17/2023 - 3/4/2023
Monday - Friday
Times: 9 AM - 4 PM
Price: FREE
Venue: UAFS Gallery of Art & Design
535 N. Waldron Rd. Fort Smith, AR 72904


This exhibition considers the theme of New Worlds. Specifically emphasized are four subthemes:

  • The Migration or Stagnation of an Individual
  • Environmental Changes
  • The Physical or Emotional Growth of an Individual
  • Imaginary Worlds

The subthemes allow viewers to experience our internal perception of a new world and physical new worlds.

Aimée Papazian’s piece Which End Is Up? was created during the pandemic while in isolation with her family. As a result, Papazian produced an imaginary landscape, allowing her conception of the world to grow as her experiences with the outer world shrank.

Hannah McBroom explores themes of transgender identity, materiality, and the body. McBroom reflects the process of her transition, the metamorphosis of her outer self, and how the world perceives her, more accurately reflecting her inner self.

Heidi Carlsen-Rogers' By a Thread series analyzes how the world as we know it is disappearing; our environment crumbling around us. Vegetation portrayed is beautiful but frayed, as large amounts of string appear to fall from the tapestry.

Anaïs Dassé depicts a fallen world, a society made of tribes of children. Dassé voices, within these imaginary doomsday scenes, her concerns regarding how humanity lives beside the natural environment with little regard for the longevity of our culture or natural habitats.

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