Ozarks to host prestigious Frogman's art exhibit

Release Date: 10/29/2008

Clarksville, Ark. --- University of the Ozarks will host a collection of art prints from 28 artists from throughout the country in November as part of the university's Artist of the Month series in the Walton Fine Arts Center.

The 2008 Frogman’s Print & Paper Workshop exchange portfolio will be showcased in the university’s Stephens Gallery from Nov. 4 through Nov. 28. There will be a reception to meet some of the artists from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Frogman’s Press & Gallery Print & Paper Workshop is an art workshop conducted at the University of South Dakota. Frogman’s humble beginnings date back to 1979 when Professor Lloyd Menard led five school teachers from Sioux City, Iowa, to the Black Hills of South Dakota for a drawing class. Prints were first introduced in 1981 and the workshops evolved into the Black Hills Print Symposium which took place at various sites in western South Dakota. Frogman’s Print & Paper Workshops is celebrating their 28th anniversary in 2008.

The portfolio exchange is a popular tradition begun in 1985. It serves as a wonderful souvenir of the workshop and the people involved. Workshop faculty and a limited number of invited participants create the color prints. Tammy Harrington, an assistant professor of art at the University of the Ozarks, is one of this year’s featured artists.

The art exhibit is open to the public and there is no charge for admission. For more information, please contact at the university at 479-979-1349.