Max Ferguson at Crystal Bridges

June 7, 2016

BY KAREN MARTINfor blood, dirt and angelsBENTONVILLE — Max Ferguson is a painter. The Long Island native is known for hyper-detailed depictions of vanishing scenes in and around New York City. One of his works, titled Time (2006, oil on panel), is part …

“Trump Stakes,” a poem by Johnny Wink

May 8, 2016

Sent our way this afternoon:     Trump Stakes   The Donald called me a liar when I told him That the word travel comes from a Latin word Having to do with torture.  When I suggested That, when he gets around …

“Smile for peace, clean your teeth for peace”

April 28, 2016

A conversation with Sonny Liew

April 15, 2016

I hope to run into this gentleman today at the Arkansas Literary Festival.

The Open Road

March 7, 2016

This is the promotional video for the book the current Crystal Brides show is based on. I’m writing about the exhibition Sunday. The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip from Aperture Foundation on Vimeo.

ARKATEXT LITERARY FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 7-11

February 18, 2016

ARKATEXT LITERARY FESTIVAL SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 7-11 By Logan Miller University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Department of Writing will hold its annual ArkaText literary festival from March 7-11 with most …

“In Arkansas Territory”: John Deering show at Cantrell Gallery

November 4, 2015

John is a friend, and a kind of mentor. He’s also a genuinely great artist.There will be an Opening Night Reception on Friday, November 6, 6-8:00. The show will continue through December 24. Regular gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, …

Last Night in Little Rock

September 20, 2015

We made it down for the 20th anniversary of Gallery 26. Their new show features the work of the gallery’s own Renee Williams and Daniel Broening. Here’s Daniel’s statement about the show: “If you’ve never been to an opening before, …

I Saw Guns And Sharp Swords In The Hands Of Young Children

January 17, 2015

Apoem form the magical Johnny Wink: I Saw Guns And Sharp Swords In The Hands Of Young Children They are put there in the name of the Compassionate, The Merciful. They are put there so as to enable And enforce …

The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance or What We Talk About When We Talk About Art

December 20, 2014

There is a terrible song my father loved. It was written and performed by Harry Chapin, who may be best known for a good/bad song called “Taxi,” about a guy who couldn’t achieve his dreams and ended up driving a …