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Visual Art Night is a free and interactive event showcasing four visual artists and their 2023/2024 Creative Exchange Fund projects. 


Springdale, AR — The Medium, a radically inclusive venue for creative expression in downtown Springdale, is hosting its second Visual Art Night, a part of the Creative Exchange program (CXF). CXF offers vital support to artists, including time, money, and free space, to help them connect with audiences and explore new ideas.  The Creative Exchange Fund is supported by the Tyson Family Foundation.


Visual Art Night offers the public a chance to explore the creative processes of current CXF artists in residence Vincent Frimpong and Megan Pobywajlo. Additionally, visitors can enjoy the Golden Creatives exhibition by Carla Nemec in the Medium’s Main Gallery and an outdoor installation, Rachis Alarys, by Timothy T. Smith on the east side of the building.  Guests can visit resident artists' studios to see their projects firsthand and learn about their creative processes.


"We're excited to blend the energy of these visual artists,” says Amber Perrodin, The Medium’s Artist and Community Manager.  “With open studios and both indoor and outdoor exhibits, this Visual Art Night celebrates the diverse talents of CXF artists, inviting everyone to dive into this inspiring realm."


Event Details

Date: Friday, March 1, 2024

Time: Drop in any time between 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: 214 S. Main St., Springdale, AR

Admission: Free and open to the public

Featuring: Vincent Frimpong, Megan Pobywjlo, Carla Nemec, and Timothy T. Smith

Extras: Guided tours of The Medium and light refreshments


About Vincent Frimpong - CXF Medium Artist in Residence

Ghanaian ceramic artist Vincent Frimpong has crafted an 11x8-foot sculpture in his Medium studio, intricately piecing together hundreds of shoes. Additionally, he collaborated on a 100x60-foot sculpture in Ghana and transformed his studio to highlight diverse mediums and cultural influences, showcasing his identity and pride as an African artist.


About Megan Pobywajlo - CXF Medium Artist in Residence

Megan Pobywajlo is a multifaceted artist focusing on counter-cultural manifestations in the Ozarks. Megan has digitized and reinterpreted local historical newspapers, creating an immersive installation exploring forgotten histories.


About Carla Nemec - CXF Spectra Recipient  (Indoor) 

Celebrating her 100th birthday, artist Mary Talbert continued her artistic journey with Carla Nemec, the CXF Spectra (Indoor) Recipient. Their project, "Centennial Celebration for Mary and Friends," showcases Mary's extensive body of work and honors the wisdom of senior artists in Arkansas.


Timothy T. Smith - CXF Spectra Recipient (Outdoor) 

Timothy T. Smith, a recent Arkansas resident, installed a work comprised of polished stainless steel and sandstone outside The Medium. This piece serves as a communal beacon, emphasizing the impact of outdoor art in Northwest Arkansas.