April 23-24 | 10AM–4PM Join multimedia artist Melanie Yazzie to explore monotypes using stencils and symbols to create something unique to your life experience. The workshop will allow people the freedom of making art that helps them express themselves in a new way.
December 4 – January 24 | We’re ready to head into 2021 with our community leading the way. Help fill our courtyard with reflections on the past year and hopes for the new one. Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate.
August 28 – October 31 |Gregg Deal is an artist and member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Nation. His outdoor installation in the courtyard of ASLD will consider the identity of contemporary indigenous people in the US. Join Gregg for his Visiting Artist Talk (Sep 10) and Workshop: Power of Presence (Sep 12).
August 29 – October 31 | An outdoor Ekphraistik Exhibit: Curated by Holly-Kai Hurd and Suzi Q. Smith. Join us for a conversation of words, visual art, and performance to illustrate the Black experience and current climate in 8 parts.
JUL 28 – AUG 31, 2020 | In its 5th iteration, ASLD exhibits national ceramic artists’ functional works in our national juried biennial exhibition on the fine art of dining.
Friday–Saturday, Mar 6–7 2020| Join fiber and textile artist Steven Frost who works with laser-cut backstrap loom design to learn technical skills and concepts focused on portability, ease-of-use, and is perfect for all skills levels.
Saturday–Sunday, Feb 15–16, 2020 | Join artist Quang Ho in celebration of his exhibition on display at Gallery 1261. He’ll share his knowledge, techniques and approach that make his work so special.
JAN 31–MAR 15, 2020 | In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, join us for an exploration of the material we love to hate: plastic. This exhibit explores the many ways plastic touches and shapes contemporary art and, by extension, life. Forward-looking and hopeful, you’ll come away from The Plasticene with a greater appreciation for all the things plastic does well and with hope that solutions to its environmental toll are within reach. Curated by Kalliopi Monoyios.
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020 | 6–7:30PM | Laurie Frick visits to share a future where personal data meld into our individual identity. Drawn to combine tactile tech and familiar materials, she builds her art as a more likely alternative to digital media.
Wednesday, March 11–Sunday, March 15, 2020 | Go on an adventure through art & architecture in Bentonville, Arkansas where ASLD & BMoCA will lead art lovers through the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art its new contemporary art space satellite, The Momentary. And don’t miss Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House and the Mildred B Cooper Memorial Chapel, too.