Art student’s work on display at UAPB, Hot Springs

Markeith Woods, an art student at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, has recently won several awards and recognition for his artwork.

Woods won first place in the Pine Bluff Art League photography competition, had two entries in the Art League Annual Show, and won the Most Achievement Award at the first juried UAPB Art Competition. Woods has also had the distinct honor of having one of his pieces chosen for display at the Fine Arts of Hot Springs Show. He is currently working on a series of family and friends portraits. As the young and talented artist continues to excel in his artistic endeavors, his goal is to graduate in 2014 then pursue a graduate degree in drawing and painting.

A reception featuring Wood’s work, along with the work of other current students in the UAPB art department, was held recently. The student exhibit is currently on display in the Leedell Moorehead-Graham Fine Arts Gallery of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center.

Woods is a Pine Bluff native and graduated from Watson Chapel High School in 2006. Woods’ talent in art was established at an early age. Since then, his works have been displayed in galleries throughout Pine Bluff, including the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, where he currently works. Since he began his art program at UAPB two years ago, Woods has mainly focused on drawing, painting and photography. His recent drawings and paintings are influenced by circumstances in his personal life. Being a single father to his young son, Dylan, is a common theme throughout his works.