BAM Opens Two New Exhibitions

Brittney Osborn


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BAM Opens Two New Exhibitions

Submitted by Arkansas State University, Office of Communications

Bradbury Art Museum (BAM), located on the campus of Arkansas State University, opened two exhibitions, “Moon Shine” and “Inspired 8,” with a public reception on Jan. 19.

“Moon Shine” is an exhibition by Rachel Boillot, assistant professor of art. The series includes images inspired by musical heritage in Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau and explores the memories of female musicians in the Appalachian region.

“Inspired” is an annual, competitive exhibition offered to regional high school students.

Participants created artwork in response to what they saw during a visit to BAM. They virtually submitted their work and artist statements for consideration by a juror. Through this exhibition, participants are exposed to the work of contemporary artists, as well as given an early glimpse into the process of exhibiting their own art in a professional setting.

Included in the exhibition are 50 works by students from 10 area schools. Students from Craighead County schools included:


Annie Camp Jr. High

• Zayneb Bentaleb, 9th

• Elin McDaniel, 9th


Brookland High School

• Caitlyn Woodward, 12th

• Hailey Mross, 12th


Jonesboro High School

• Meadowlee Kummer, 12th

• Talaysia Rucker, 12th

• Hayden Hobbs, 11th

• Gabriela RebaCamp, 12th

• Salem Meadows, 11th

• Abigail Leggett, 11th

• Jerry Wallace, 11th

• Mckenna Hardin, 11th

• James Taylor, 12th


Valley View High School

• Savannah Morgan, 11th

• Josiah Kuizin, 12th

• Kaysen Lomax, 12th

• Brea Simpson, 12th

• Jegs Antonio, 12th

• Amber Thomas, 12th

• Adam Edwards, 11th

• Yinuo Huang, 11th


Winners in the 2023 “Inspired” exhibition were recently announced. Students awarded included:


Best in Show

Sable Haggard, Corning High School

“Une Empreinte de Pouce Manquante”

(A Missing Thumb Print)


Second Place

Vivian Morgan, Harrisburg High School

“Damage of Everyday Indecisiveness”


Third Place

Hayden Hobbs, Jonesboro High School

“I Can See You.”


A-State Art + Design Scholarship Award

Jegs Antonio, Valley View High School

“Stick Figures and Doodles”


BAM Merit Award

Kaysen Lomax, Valley View High School

“Blue Bruised”


Juror’s Merit Awards

Maggie Hogue, Harrisburg High School

“Deceivance”

Salem Meadows, Jonesboro High School

“Remembrance”

Kaylee Correa, Harrisburg High School

“Falling Ascension”

Julie Richmond, Harrisburg High School

“Who Am I…Myself”


This year, students were inspired by “People/Places/Things,” an exhibition exploring the concept of realism. The juror for “Inspired 8” was Stephanie H. Shih, a professional artist in Brooklyn N.Y., whose work was included within “People/Places/Things.” BAM displayed the awards on tags next to the awarded works.

Bradbury Art Museum is located in Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Dr. Admission is free. The exhibition continues through Feb. 8. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For additional information about the exhibition, email visitBAM@AState.edu or call (870) 972-3765.

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