The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., is pleased to announce that it has recently accessioned “Coy’s Castle”, an acrylic painting by Daniel Coston, into the Permanent Collection.
The landscape painting depicts gin operation buildings, a tower, and silos of the Coy Gin Co. of Coy, Ark., located approximately 30 miles northeast of Pine Bluff. The work preserves an iconic and pervasive scene in the Delta landscape that is disappearing rapidly; indeed, since the work’s creation, much of the gin depicted has been since demolished. Inspired by the form and prominence of the tower and connected silos, Coston was reminded of an Albrecht Durer watercolor of a modest European castle, hence the title, “Coy’s Castle”. “Coy’s Castle” was selected for the 2013 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Juried Exhibition.
A native of Monticello, Coston earned a bachelor’s degree in art from Harding University. He has work in several collections both public and private, including the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Ga.
The center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday 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.