Coy's Castle

Two of Daniel Coston’s acrylic paintings have been selected for the 2013 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Exhibition at the Arts & Science Center in Pine Bluff.

The show opens on November 14 and will run until December 30. His two paintings – Coy’s Castle and Bouquet of Pipes will both be on display in the ASC’s gallery.

Coy’s Castle depicts an old cotton gin in Coy, Ark., east of England  and just south of Highway 165. Like most of Coston’s work, it’s an acrylic painting on a masonite board. It is 16 by 34 inches, and was completed in 2011.

The Fayetteville artist was born in Monticello where his art can be seen in many businesses and homes.

Selected from over one hundred entries from a seven-state region, the 2013 Rosenzweig Exhibition promises to be exceptional. Juried by Matthew Lopas, Professor of Art at Hendrix College, the exhibition includes work from sixteen selected artists working in painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture.

A Best in Show prize of $1,000 and three $100 awards will be presented to winning artists at the exhibition opening November 14th. The Irene Rosenzweig Foundation alongside the ASC Endowment Fund, Inc. established the Irene Rosenzweig Exhibition Fund in 1992. Proceeds from the fund sponsor the exhibition and purchase artwork for the ASC Permanent Collection.

An opening reception will be held from 5–7 pm on Thursday, November 14th. Juror Matthew Lopas will present awards at 5:30 pm. The exhibition will remain on display through December 30.

Work is available for purchase.

Irene Rosenzweig was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in 1903. Rosenzweig graduated first in the Pine Bluff High School Class of 1920. She received a doctorate from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and was awarded the Prix de Rome Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome. Fluent in French, German, Spanish, Latin, and Greek, she served as tutor to the Franklin D. Roosevelt family in the White House. Rosenzweig died in Pine Bluff in 1997.

The Center, located at 701 Main St. in Pine Bluff, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and is closed on Sunday. Support for the Center is provided in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Hands-on science exhibits are offered through the Center’s partnership with Arkansas Discovery Network, a consortium of seven museums in Arkansas funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

For more information, contact the center at (870) 536-3375, [email protected] or visit the website.