Lisa Krannichfeld, American (Little Rock, Arkansas 1983–), New Skin, 2018, Chinese ink, watercolor, acrylic, paper collage and toned cyanotype on paper mounted on board covered with resin.

The Arkansas Arts Center is presenting its annual Delta Exhibit through a different lens this time around. "DELTA 60," an hour-long AAC original documentary film, explores the work featured in the 60th Annual Delta Exhibition through the eyes of 10 Arkansas artists. 

"DELTA 60" will premiere at a film screening and Delta Exhibition closing party at the AAC on Friday, June 28. The screening will be followed by a reception featuring music from the film performed live by Little Rock musician Isaac Alexander.

The film, which was directed by Arts Center Digital Media Producer Matthew Rowe and co-produced by Rowe and Director of Marketing and Communications Angel Galloway, seeks to offer a fresh perspective on the Delta Exhibition that has been a staple in the AAC's yearly programming since 1958. 

"When we began capturing individual artist stories during the 60th anniversary Delta Exhibition last year, we realized that these stories were really part of something bigger," Galloway said. "While we only introduce you to 10 artists in this film, this exhibition has been shining a light on regional artists across the Delta for 61 years. This film is really a celebration of that history and all those artists who shared their vision and voice with our community."

The film features both emerging and established artists as they work, joining them in their studios, homes and on the road as they dive into their craft, motivation and vision. The film includes artists such as Robyn Horn, Tim Hursley, Lisa Krannichfeld, Dusty Mitchell, Marjorie Williams-Smith and more. 

The "DELTA 60" screening and closing party will be one of the final public events held in the Arts Center’s current MacArthur Park building. The AAC's public spaces will close June 30, with construction on the reimagined building to begin this fall.

For more about the AAC's exciting renovation plans, click here.

Tickets for the closing party are $10 or free for members of the AAC and can be purchased on the center's website. For more info, head to the Facebook event page

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