Ark. (June 30, 2014) – Hendrix College art professor Melissa Cowper-Smith was
recently interviewed by Number: Inc,
an independent arts journal for the South.
teaches digital art and drawing and runs the digital arts lab at Hendrix. As an
artist, she works in collage, paint, digital printmaking and animation, and she
has exhibited in New York venues, including Metro Pictures, Artists Space,
Rabbit Hole Gallery, A.I.R. Gallery and Bronx Art Space. An Alberta, Canada
native, Cowper-Smith came to Arkansas in 2011 with her husband, Dr. James Dow,
a Hendrix philosophy professor.
the article, she discusses tArt, the feminist art
collective she helped found in New York City and the new Arkansas feminist art
collective she's developing with Hendrix art professor Melissa Gill, Sandra
Luckett from the University of Central Arkansas, and others from around
need more groups like tArt … artists collectives support artists in ways that
other institutions do not,” she said. “There’s something amazing that happens
when a group of people look at art together and this is especially so when the
group is only women.”
our new collective we strive for critiques that are honest, intense, and
thoughtful,” she adds. “We want the artist sharing their work to continue to
make their work. We want their work to be stronger in line with what they have
made and what they want to make.”
group will expand its activities and develop a traveling exhibition over the
next year, she added.
the full interview here.
more information on Cowper-Smith, visit her website: http://cowpersmith.com.
Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in
engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year,
Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by
U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change
the Way You Think about Colleges,
as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the
2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United
Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.