Wildwood Park for the Arts invites the public to a reception on Thursday, October 16, 2014, for artists participating in Wildwood’s first Art in the Park installation. The works will be on display beginning October 9th  through November 16th from 6 to 8pm.

Following the reception, the art may be viewed weekdays between 10 am and 4 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays, October 11 – November 16, from noon to 4 pm.

Art in the Park is an initiative to further Wildwood’s mission to create community through nature and the arts.

Wildwood is collaborating with artists, galleries and universities in central Arkansas to provide four to five exhibits throughout the year. The following artists are featured through mid-November: Vicki Kovaleski, Emily Moll Wood, Tom Tull, Robin Tucker, Gary Wayne Golden, Tim Jacob, W. Michael Spain, Mark Johnson.

  • Vicki Kovaleski is a watercolorist who also works in mixed media. She is the former president and active member of the Mid-Southern Watercolor Society and a member of the National Portrait Society.
  • Emily Moll Wood, a figure painter and an alumna of Ouachita Baptist University and UALR where she earned her Master of Arts, is the Chair of the Painting and Drawing Department and an instructor at the Arkansas Arts Center Museum School.
  • Tom Tull paints large-scale abstracts and landscapes and has been commissioned to create paintings for homes throughout central Arkansas.
  • Robin Tucker recently received a Delta Award during the Arkansas Arts Center’s 56th Annual Delta Exhibition for his work titled, Grace and Faith (I Remember it All).
  • Gary Wayne Golden’s fine art prints can be found in private collections in Arkansas, Tennessee, New York, California and Texas.
  • Tim Jacob reflects rural life in a watercolor technique he calls “puddle painting,” which incorporates watery overlays to convey color with an impressionistic effect.
  • Michael Spain, the art director for Arkansas Times, paints in a graphic abstract style that reflects his admiration for architecture and clean lines.
  • Mark W. Johnson, whose art appears in private collections throughout the U.S., is a figure and landscape painter who works in oils and acrylic.