Murals by PBHS students on display at ASC

The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas opened the 2014 Pine Bluff High School Exhibition with a free reception in the Simmons Gallery on Thursday.

The exhibition features three murals created by Virginia Hymes’ high school students. This year students were challenged to self-represent following a discussion in which murals were analyzed in class. Students considered what messages they would like to convey and how these ideas might be expressed visually. The collaborative murals explore issues students perceive as relevant to themselves and their community. Also on display is the students’ preparatory sketches and photographs of the work in progress.

The ASC, located at 701 S. Main St., is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., and closed on Sunday and Monday. Gallery admission is free. 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.