Exhibits & Events

Donnie Copeland

On Display November 9, 2017 – January 13, 2018

The Regional Arts Center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM until 4 PM. Admission is always free.


Donnie Copeland (b. 1977, Greenville, SC) studied painting at the University of Dallas and at Ouachita Baptist University. Working primarily with painted paper to produce non-objective, collaged canvases that emphasize pattern, texture, color and mark, Copeland’s works are a synthesis of the visuality of landscapes such as the planted fields and prairie that run along the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers as well as that of peoples and cultures local and distant, rural and urban. His work was recently part of Boundary Hunters, an exhibit featuring seven contemporary painters at Alfred University’s Fosdick Nelson Gallery in Alfred, New York. Other showings include exhibits at the Kansas City Artist’s Coalition, the Arkansas Arts Center and exhibits in Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.

Artist Statement

“Bent curvilinear bands are painted on paper and then affixed to the canvas which in turn serves as a platform for the abstractions. There is a definitive point of distinction between the paper, paint and canvas. Copeland’s paintings suggest cross-sections of ambiguous natural forms or… geological structures and sedimentary materials. Through his investigation of charcoal, acrylic and paper, Copeland’s lyrical strata emerge as both rich and detached. The worked-over surface of the collage elements contradicts the austerity of the pristine canvases.”

This Exhibit is made possible by contributions from TRAHC Members.

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Date Time Location
November 9, 2017 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Regional Arts Center FREE

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