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Studio Demo: Steven Wise

Class/Workshop Talk/Lecture
The Studio
No Ticket Required
HOLIDAY HOURS: Crystal Bridges will close early at 2 p.m. on December 24 (Christmas Eve) and be closed December 25 (Christmas Day).

HORARIO POR DÍAS FESTIVOS: Crystal Bridges cerrará a las 2:00 p.m. el 24 de diciembre (Nochebuena) y permanecerá cerrado el 25 de diciembre (Navidad).

Artist Steven Wise with one of his paintings

Come meet guest artist Steven Wise in The Studio! You’ll get to know the person behind the art and learn more about the vision and creativity that informs his work. You’ll also see a demonstration of the techniques and creative process that make their work possible in this behind-the-scenes look at a studio artist.

Free, no tickets required. Drop by anytime from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

About the Artist

Steven Wise is a painter and a father of five children, with the younger three living at home. He lives in a duplex at the end of a cul-de-sac near soccer fields, bike trails, and a string of chicken processing plants in Rogers, Arkansas. All the while painting and exhibiting work, Steven spends the bulk of his time teaching elementary art in the Rogers Public Schools and teaching drawing and painting at Northwest Arkansas Community College.

Steven Wise’s paintings have been exhibited in solo shows at Simpson College, Henderson State University, Spiva Center for the Arts, Arts Center of the Ozarks, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and most recently at University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Additionally, his work has been exhibited in the most competitive exhibitions in his home state such as the Annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock (2020, 2010, 2004, 2003, 2000) and the Arkansas Arts Council’s Annual Small Works on Paper Exhibition (2022, 2018, 2017, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2004, 1999).

Steven Wise has curated two traveling exhibitions of contemporary painting. From 2002-2003, Perfect Fit featured the work of four artists that were exhibited at Widener University, the Walton Arts Center, and Simpson College. From 2013-2017, Abstract ARkansas involved 10 abstract artists living in Arkansas who share a commitment to abstraction. Abstract ARkansas traveled to art centers in Little Rock, Tulsa, Springdale, and Batesville.