Hometown: Morrilton

I look at Morrilton, and I see a close-knit community, with hidden corners to explore and interesting people to talk to. I can even see Sarah’s vision for the town’s future, where outsiders come for wine and dinner with a rooftop view and feel welcome and, perhaps, even stay much longer than they had planned. Using Sarah’s vision as my own, I can see Morrilton again becoming the “it” town.

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Arkansas Sketchbook: Kevin Arnold

It’s interesting to consider the parallel with the viewer’s experience. Because much in the same way that it takes time to parse the elements on the canvas and discern the narrative that carries the work forward, the work’s production required patience and a long gestation to find its way onto the canvas, or, as Kevin Arnold puts it, a long time in the pot

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What Lies Beneath

“You can probably see the island. I think that’s where the old church and schoolhouse set, just between the cedar tree and the other trees right out there. … And the town was right there in that valley, in the holler, in here and then here.”

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