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A-State Will be Closed on Thursday, March 5

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Thursday, March 5 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will decide on their hours after campus conditions are evaluated Thursday morning.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • Wednesday's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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‘Mothers and Daughters: Family Portraits’ Opens at Fine Arts Center Gallery


JONESBORO -- The Department of Art at Arkansas State University is announcing the first exhibition of the Fine Arts Center Gallery’s Fall 2013 Schedule.  Realist painter Gaela Erwin will be presenting a solo exhibition titled “Mothers and Daughters: Family Portraits.”

Erwin’s psychologically charged portraits and self-portraits explore themes of family, anxiety, loss and redemption. Her works are masterful examinations of objective reality that are also imbued with a deep sense of expression and keen eye for the history of portraiture.

Gaela Erwin received her BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1973 and received her MA from the University of Louisville in 1983. In the summer of 1988 she studied with Robert Beauchamp at the Studio Art School of the Aegean in Samos, Greece. In 1989, Erwin studied with Jack Beal at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Currently she has a studio in Louisville, Ky.

Erwin has been the recipient of numerous awards, fellowships and artist’s residencies. Grants, to name only a few, include numerous awards from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, three Al Smith Fellowships, and the Artist’s Fellowship Inc.

She has exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally including the Allan Stone Gallery in New York and, most recently, the Gescheidle gallery in Chicago.  Recent museum exhibitions include the La Mar Dodd Art Center in La Grange, Ga., the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Ala., and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Ogunquit, Maine. Her latest museum solo exhibition took place at the Speed Museum in Louisville, in 2006.

The exhibition will open to the public on Monday, Sept. 30 and will run through Friday, Oct. 25.  The artist will present a public talk in the gallery on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m.   The exhibition and the gallery talk are admission-free and open to the public. 

Fine Arts Center Gallery hours are 10 to 5 Monday through Friday.  The gallery is closed on weekends.  For more details, contact the Department of Art at 870-972-3050.

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Mother and Child Reunion
Gaela Erwin
Mother and Child Reunion, 2012
Pastel on Paper
57 x 48 inches