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Arkansas State remains closed on Wednesday, Feb. 1

Arkansas State University will remain closed on Wednesday, Feb. 1, due to a major winter storm.

With approximately a half inch of ice accumulation from overnight sleet, temperatures hovering in the high 20s and another round of wintery mix predicted for Tuesday afternoon, all on-campus classes are cancelled for Feb. 1, and all academic and business offices remain closed.

For Wednesday, the following on-campus services will operate under their established, abbreviated hours:

  • The Reng Student Union will open for on-campus student usage at 8 a.m., closing at 8 p.m.
  • Dining Services will operate on brunch hours.

The following facilities will be closed:

  • The Dean B. Ellis Library (online resources available 24/7)
  • Red WOLF Center

With the wintery mix forecast to end on Wednesday and a potential warming above 32 degrees, an evaluation of campus roads and surfaces will be made on Wednesday to determine if campus can re-open for regular business for Feb. 2.

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'NurtureNature,' Ceramic Sculpture, to Open at Bradbury


JONESBORO – An exhibition of sculpture by Bradley Sabin opens at Bradbury Art Museum on Thursday, Jan. 26. The exhibition features Sabin's ceramic floral installations and freestanding sculpture.

"NurtureNature" opens during a 5-6:30 p.m. public reception along with the 2017 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition and "Local Color."  Bradbury Art Museum is in Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Dr., at Arkansas State University.  The exhibitions continue through Feb. 26.

Sabin has been creating his impeccably crafted and beautiful work for years.  After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993 he earned his Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from Louisiana State University.  Since that time he has lived and worked in his adopted home of New Orleans.

In his artist’s statement Sabin says, “The inspiration for my ceramic sculpture is the natural world around me. I moved to Louisiana from Michigan and since that time have used my observations and love of gardening as my library of forms. I equate the care and time needed to have a healthy garden to human relationships that also require nurturing and protecting to flourish.”

Referring to work in the exhibition he states, “In my recent installations of flowers and sculptural cage forms I think of the work as surrounding and protecting the viewer like arms wrapped around you. The ultimate goal for me would be to have my work create the same sense of awe and wonder that is achieved when seeing something amazing in our natural world.”

Les Christensen, director of BAM said, “Over the past few decades I have followed Bradley’s work.  His devotion to craft and dedication to his art career is very impressive.  As the assistant director of the prestigious Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans, his studio time is limited to say the least but he still manages to produce a body of stunning work for exhibitions and commissions across the country.”

BAM hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, and by appointment.  The exhibition and the reception are admission-free and open to the public.  For additional information please contact the museum at (870) 972-2567.

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Bradley Sabin
Floral Wall installation, 2017
dimensions variable


Bradley Sabin
Cage VII, 2016
13 x 15 x 15 inches