The Central Arkansas Library System will debut three new art exhibitions at the Butler Center downtown during this week's Second Friday Art Night from 5-8 p.m.

The Butler Center features the work of Arkansas artists showcasing the history, people and events that make the state what it is. The galleries host rotating exhibits, making this Friday's event a perfect chance to see these new exhibits. 

 

Arkansas and WWI

This exhibit will be displayed in the Underground Gallery of the Butler Center, using documents, photographs and artifacts from the Butler Center's collections (pictured above) to take a look at the state's role in World War I. Arkansas and WWI will be on display through March 31. 

 

Uncertain, But Unafraid: Contemporary Portraits of the American South

Housed inside the River Market Books & Gifts, this collection features the work of photographers Joshua Asante and Matt White. The two men captured life in Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Lousiana through a series of images, predominately portraits. The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 28.

 

Children Playing on See-saw at Rohwer, c. 1942–1945

Education in Exile: Student Experience at Rohwer Relocation Center

The Education in Exile: Student Experience at Rohwer Relocation Center exhibition will be on display at Concordia Hall in the Butler Center. All of the pieces were curated by students across the state. The exhibit delves into what life was like for students at the Rohwer Relocation Center, one of two Japanese American incarceration centers in the state during World War II. The exhibit will be on display through June 30. 

 

For more information on these exhibits, head to CALS website. For more info on 2nd Friday Art Night, head to the Facebook event page