LaToya Hobbs, Dario Robleto, Alison Elizabeth Taylor to Speak at AMFA

The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts is the place to be this summer.

With various programming spanning film, dance, theater, music and youth-centered events, AMFA has something in store for everyone with its inaugural programs, events and classes.

June 1 marks the first Artist Talk at the reimagined museum. This new event puts the spotlight on three artists featured in AMFA’s “Together” exhibition and will demonstrate the importance of their voices and works, highlighting the diversity in their artistic backgrounds, media and concepts.

“Together” is meant to spark conversations, create surprises, offer much-needed humor, inspire empathy and reveal some breathtaking beauty. The exhibit reflects the diversity of AMFA’s community and affirms its institutional commitment to openness and inclusivity during this new chapter.

Nationally celebrated artists LaToya Hobbs, Dario Robleto and Alison Elizabeth Taylor are kicking off the Artist Talk series with an unforgettable night filled with art, community and togetherness.

Credit: Iwan Baan

LaToya M. Hobbs is an artist, wife and mother of two from Little Rock who is currently living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her bachelor’s in painting from UA Little Rock and her master’s in printmaking from Purdue University. Hobbs’ work deals with figurative imagery that addresses the ideas of beauty, cultural identity and womanhood as they relate to women of the African Diaspora.

Dario Robleto is an artist, writer and filmmaker based in Houston, Texas. His work has been exhibited widely and is held in prominent collections including the Harvard Art Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His work has been profiled in numerous publications and media including “Radiolab”, Krista Tippett’s “On Being” and The New York Times.

Alison Elizabeth Taylor works in marquetry hybrid, which includes wood veneer marquetry, oil, acrylic and photography. She developed this medium to create a new perspective on painting. Taylor’s work is included in the public collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Addison Gallery of American Art among others.

The conversation begins at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Theater. To learn more about AMFA’s inaugural programming, click here. Stay up to date on AMFA happenings by following along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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