The next installment of Thea's Art Department, a quarterly exhibition series hosted by Thea Foundation, will feature the work of Arkansas native Carmen Alexandria Thompson in an exhibition titled “The Mind Unveiled.” The exhibition will be up from August 3 through August 31.

The exhibition will kick off with a reception held Friday, August 3, 2018, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Thea Foundation. Guests will be greeted with hors-d'oeuvres by Ben E. Keith, an open beer and wine bar and the chance to win a work of art by Thompson. Tickets are $10. 

Carmen Alexandria Thompson, better known as Allie, is a 28-year-old native Arkansan and Hendrix alum. After graduating with an art degree, Thompson spent 2 years bartending and another year teaching English before realizing her need to create again. Thompson combines painting, printmaking and mixed media in her art to help explain the human experience. 

Of her exhibition, Thompson says, “Mental illness is a pertinent issue these days. This series of work seeks to unveil, expose and open up a discussion for everyone about the beauty and tragic workings of the human mind. Through anatomical imagery, pattern, symbolism and specific mark making, each piece strives to open a greater window into the sacred space of human thought and imagination.”

Thompson’s exhibition will be on display at Thea Foundation August 3-31, 2018. Thea Foundation is located at 401 Main Street in North Little Rock. Gallery hours are M - F, 9 a.m. to noon, 1-5 p.m. For more information, visit Thea's website, call 501-379-9512 or email stacey@theafoundation.org.