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Witnessing Space and Time

Y. Hope Osborn

2023-12-08 09:00:00 2023-12-08 16:00:00 America/Chicago Witnessing Space and Time This exhibit is FREE to the public and will be on display during library hours Monday--Friday 9am-6pm, starting Friday, November 17, 2023 thru Friday, December 8, 2023. Argenta Public Library -

Friday, December 08
9:00am - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-12-08 09:00:00 2023-12-08 16:00:00 America/Chicago Witnessing Space and Time This exhibit is FREE to the public and will be on display during library hours Monday--Friday 9am-6pm, starting Friday, November 17, 2023 thru Friday, December 8, 2023. Argenta Public Library -

This exhibit is FREE to the public and will be on display during library hours Monday--Friday 9am-6pm, starting Friday, November 17, 2023 thru Friday, December 8, 2023.

Witnessing Space and Time

Artist Statement:

My art is inspired by a freedom to play that I didn't know as a child stifled by abuse. Architectural lines may seem as unforgiving as the bars of a prison on mind, body, and soul.  However, in finding a different vantage from which to view or a different light to shed on the architecture, my works are witness that whatever the circumstance the human spirit, by God's grace, may ever arise in inspiration, creativity, and life.

My black and white documentary and abstract studies of old, historic, often dilapidated architecture empower you and I to see the minute details of these buildings and our lives. My creative perspective, vivid texture, and rich tonality run alongside texts of history and story.  I speak my truth to invite all to share their truth, making the unknown known.  I witness these truths to understand yours and my history, weaving art with how we think feel, believe, connect, and care.

One of the unknows of photography is that its art isn't a mere click of a button. I research subjects and drive and walk many miles.  I often stack, finding one interesting angle and stabilizing the camera for that exact angle as I take photo zoomed point by point away from me.  I mesh all those layers into one photo for clarity throughout. Then I carefully choose a black and white filter before adjusting sometimes in individual parts in fine points the white, black, shadow, light, and so on that suit every part of the subject.

Another truth is art is two-sided--the perspective of creator and the perspective of viewer.  Many people are afraid to voice their ideas and feelings about trauma for shame of feeling they did wrong and about art for fear of getting it wrong. In both art and trauma, no voice should be bound. Both creator and viewer may be witness to past, present, and inspiration of future. 

 

AGE GROUP: | General |

EVENT TYPE: | Exhibits/Displays/Installations |

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Argenta Public Library

Phone: 501-687-1061

Hours
Mon, May 20 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, May 21 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, May 22 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, May 23 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, May 24 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 Closed
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

This is the secondary branch of the William F. Laman Public Library located in the heart of the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock.

Upcoming Events

Wed, May 22, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Argenta Public Library - Argenta Gallery - Exhibits
This exhibit is FREE to the public and will be on display during library hours Monday--Friday 9am-6pm, starting Friday, May 17, 2024 thru Friday, June 7, 2024.

Wed, May 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
Argenta Public Library - Argenta Event Space
Welcome to Tumble Tots Storytime! Give your little bundle of energy the best start in life by bringing them to our fun activity classes!

Wed, May 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
William F. Laman Public Library - Children's Area
Babies ages 0-23 months and their caregivers can join us for music, movement, books, play, and family fun!

Wed, May 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
William F. Laman Public Library - Studio B
Every wanted to learn crochet but didn't know where to start? This is the class for you! Come learn the basics and created something all your own.

Wed, May 22, 10:00am - 11:00am
William F. Laman Public Library - Room 126
Learn how to garden at home using raised beds for comfort and convenience! Presented by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in association with Seis Puentes Hispanic Outreach.

Wed, May 22, 11:00am - 12:45pm
Argenta Public Library - Argenta Children's Area
Early Language Learning for Littles!

Wed, May 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
William F. Laman Public Library - Lecture Hall
Spend part of your lunch hour getting focused and fit with yoga!

Wed, May 22, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Argenta Public Library
Every Wednesday we show a Biography or Documentary Film.

Wed, May 22, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
ROVER
Your favorite neighborhood library now comes to you! Come checkout books and movies, use a computer, craft, and hang out on Rover!

Wed, May 22, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Argenta Public Library - Argenta Event Space
Creativity and self-care meet in this useful, crochet project.
Registration is now closed

Wed, May 22, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Argenta Public Library
Join Molly & Colby as we listen to and discuss James McBride's The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store while working on our latest crochet projects.

Wed, May 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
William F. Laman Public Library - Children's Area
The classic cover-up game is back! Make new library friends AND maybe even win a prize?

Wed, May 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
William F. Laman Public Library
Start out with a blank puzzle, leave with your own personal puzzle with your art on it.

Wed, May 22, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
William F. Laman Public Library - Tech Hub A
Learn the basics of Decker, a free, beginner-friendly, low-code platform to make games, interactive stories, and more!