‘Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Exhibition’ to open Dec. 2

The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will present the “Irene Rosenzweig 2011 Biennial Exhibition” on Dec. 2.

The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 8. David Bailin, this year’s judge and a Little Rock artist, made the selections for the show and will present the Best of Show award at 6 p.m. Bailin is known for his masterful drawings, some of which are available via his website, www.bailinstudio.com.

The exhibition will be on display from Dec. 2 through Feb. 4, 2012.

The Rosenzweig juried show has a long history with the Arts & Science Center, beginning with a gift from the Irene Rosenzweig Foundation in 1992. Irene Rosenzweig was born July 26, 1903, in Pine Bluff and graduated first in her class in 1920 from Pine Bluff High School. She received a doctorate degree from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and was awarded the Prix De Rome fellowship from the American Academy in Rome. Fluent in French, German, Spanish, Latin and Greek, she served as tutor to the Franklin D. Roosevelt family in the White House. Rosenzweig died in Pine Bluff in 1997.

Residents of Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma were eligible to enter, and the center received more than 200 entries. After careful review, 30 pieces were chosen for the show.

The center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, and is closed on Sunday. Support for ASC 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.

For more information, contact ASC at 870-536-3375, info@artssciencecenter.org or visit the website at www.ArtsScienceCenter.org.