You have until December 31 to view the latest exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center — The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design. With more than forty exceptional examples of American chairs, this is the first comprehensive survey of its kind to be shown at the Arkansas Arts Center. Designed for function, each of these sculptural works of art possesses a unique story, revealing as much about its own creation as it does our collective national identity.
Kenneth Smythe (b. 1937), Synergistic Synthesis XVII sub b1 Chair, 2003, Kenneth Smythe, Berkeley, CA, Finn birch laminate, Formica Colorcore, Latigo leather, Sunbrella acrylic, top grain leather, foam rubber, steel, maple dowels
Stone Ward worked closely with the Arkansas Arts Center to execute a paid media strategy to encourage art patrons and interior designers to visit the exhibition. From print to digital billboard to a strategic social media campaign, the agency is helping to turn views into visitors.
The Art of Seating was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Jacksonville, and is circulated by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. Sponsors for the exhibition include the Alan DuBois Contemporary Craft Fund, June and Edmond W. Freeman and Innerplan Office Interiors.
Thomas E. Warren (b. 1808), Centripetal Spring Arm Chair, c. 1850, American Chair Co., Troy, NY, cast iron, wood, sheet metal, gauffage velvet show cover, faux rosewood graining
Stone Ward is proud to support the Arkansas Arts Center in its ongoing mission as active partner in the educational, economic and cultural life of a diverse community; inviting discovery, creativity and learning through engagement with the visual and performing arts.
For more information, you can visit www.arkansasartscenter.org.