Neal Harrington is Artist of the Month for October

October 13, 2021
By Larry Isch
Posted in About
Artist of the Month

Russellville printmaker Neal K. Harrington is presenting his exhibit, “Many Moons,” in the University of the Ozarks Stephens Gallery through Nov. 4 as part of the University’s Artist of the Month series.

Harrington will give an artist talk at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Rogers Conference Center, Bean Room. There will also be a reception to meet the artist from 5-6 p.m. on Oct. 27 in the gallery, which is located in the Walton Fine Arts Center.

The public is invited to attend both events and masks and social distancing protocols will be enforced.

Harrington is a professor of art at Arkansas Tech University and the husband of Tammy Harrington, a professor of art at U of O. He said the “Many Moons” exhibit draws on his interest in the “myth/Americana of Southern music.”

“My gateway to this culture was the blues, then folk, bluegrass, and the classic country that my parents played constantly while I was growing up,” he said. “Getting specific about my artworks with words is the worst. To explain what my prints are about is like explaining a joke; you either get it, or you don’t. No amount of explanation can make them any better if you don’t get it.”

Harrington was born in Rapid City, S.D., and graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor of fine arts degree with an emphasis in painting in 1998. He graduated in 2001 with a master of fine arts degree, with an emphasis in printmaking, from Wichita State University.  He and his wife, Tammy, and their two children live in Russellville.

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