Sean Shoemaker

Maryamsadat Amirvaghefi is one of the artists featured in "Islamic Art in Context" up now at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center on the University of Arkansas Campus in Fayetteville.

A native of Tehran, Iran, Amirvaghefi came to the United States to pursue her Master of Fine Arts at the School of Art at the University of Arkansas, where she now serves an instructor and as assistant director to the Fine Arts Center Gallery. 

Kat Wilson

  

Painter Kellie Lehr juxtaposes organic and geometric patterns that result in bright canvases overflowing with kinetically textured layers.

The result is "Between and Beyond," on display at the Gallery at Midtown Associates in Bentonville, where Lehr recently took on the role of gallery manager. 

In this KUAF Arts Beat profile we discover that she studied international economics because her parents wouldn't pay for an art degree, but they would pay for a business degree.