ONE YEAR DOWN Opening. Kai Coggin Hosts the Poetry Readings.
Akau Anyeith Reading, Photo Courtesy of Kai Coggin
Bryan Borland Reading, Photo Courtesy of Kai Coggin
C.S. Carrier Reading, Photo Courtesy of Kai Coggin
Sarah Burns Reading, Photo Courtesy of Kai Coggin
Jessica Hylton Reading, Photo Courtesy of Kai Coggin
Susan Elder Reading, Photo Courtesy of Kai Coggin
Kai Coggin Reading, Photo Courtesy of Kai Coggin
Bud Kenny Reading, Photo Courtesy of Kai Coggin
Karen Hayes Reading, Photo Courtesy of Kai Coggin
Seth Pennington Reading, Photo Courtesy of Kai Coggin
Zachary Crow Reading, Photo Courtesy of Kai Coggin
Karen Hayes in front of her collaboration with Dominique Simmons, Photo Courtesy of Kai Coggin
Kai Coggin (Left) and Karen Hayes (Right) participate in the POETRY TALKS BACK event on Saturday Jan
Kai Coggin (Left) and Karen Hayes (Right) participate in the POETRY TALKS BACK event on Saturday Jan
Kai Coggin stands in front of her poems that she created during the POETRY TALKS BACK event.
ONE YEAR DOWN Exhibition at New Deal Gallery and Studios
ONE YEAR DOWN Exhibition at New Deal Gallery and Studios
ONE YEAR DOWN Exhibition at New Deal Gallery and Studios
ONE YEAR DOWN Exhibition at New Deal Gallery and Studios
ONE YEAR DOWN Exhibition at New Deal Gallery and Studios
ONE YEAR DOWN Exhibition at New Deal Gallery and Studios
ONE YEAR DOWN Exhibition at New Deal Gallery and Studios
ONE YEAR DOWN Exhibition at New Deal Gallery and Studios
ONE YEAR DOWN Exhibition at New Deal Gallery and Studios
ONE YEAR DOWN Exhibition at New Deal Gallery and Studios
 

ONE YEAR DOWN

MISSION

"One Year Down was a pop-up art and performance event held on Juanary 19th and 20th, 2018 at the New Deal Gallery in Little Rock, AR. The “One Year Down” Exhibition sought to follow in the history of art activism, not through propaganda or inflammatory cheap shots, but through a mature visual dialog and critique of the current political state. The call for entries was open to artists on both sides of the political aisle. In a red state like Arkansas, it was important to give a platform to all voices in order to acknowledge a diversity of thought in our state that may not show up in overarching statistics. It was also important to approach this show in a bipartisan manner so that people from all positions were able to participate.


Forty-four works were included in the exhibition which discussed a range of issues including immigration, war and the volatility of our current foreign relations, climate concerns, race in America, the status of women and the #metoo movement, the death penalty, and other pressing trends. In this time of exceptional partisanship, the hope for this exhibition is that it will not cause further tribalism, but through its inclusion of diverse viewpoints and issues, that the exhibition will encourage discussion and reflection. The works in the show are meant to be active participants in contemporary culture, pushing conversations forward, and fostering positive social change.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Ren Adams, Jaquita Ball, H. Kirk Beckham, Don Byram, Ana Sofia Camargo, David Carpenter, Matthew Castellano, Carmen Castorena, Susan Chambers, Coco Cohen, Larry Crane, Norwood Creech, Lisa Crews, Brad Cushman, Stacey Cushner, Chuck Davis, Nancy Dunaway, Hamid Ebrahimifar, Tom Flynn, Louise Halsey, Diane Harper, Karen Hayes, Obed Gonzalez, Vincent Griffen, Lisa Kindrick, Lisa Krannichfeld, Melissa “Mo” Lashbrook, Michael Lindas, Mitchell McClenney, Brianna Peterson, Jerry Phillips, Adrian Quintanar, Laura Raborn, Tom Richard, Suzannah Schreckhise, Dominique Simmons, Jeannie Fowler Rodriguez Stone, S. Joseph Thomason, Dan Thornhill, Prinn Vandegrift, Jo Lynne Varner, Tommy Wallace, Markeith Woods, Carol Young

SCHEDULE OF POETRY PERFORMANCES

JANUARY 19TH, 2018

6:30 pm
Kai Coggin - "Walls in Midair"
Bryan Borland - “IF YOU CAN HEAR THIS”
Seth Pennington - “On My Notebooks Full Of News"
Jeannie Stone (dextajean) - “Missouri Blues”
Zachary Crow - “But, Not Yet”
Karen Hayes - “ MARGINALIZED” + comments


7:30 pm
Kai Coggin - “When Everything is About to Burn”
Bud Kenny - “WHEN THE KING SPEAKS”
Susan Elder - Limericks, part one
Zachary Crow - “I Loved You Once” 
Jessica Hylton - “Censor This”
Karen Hayes - “MARGINALIZED” + comments


8:30 pm
Kai Coggin - “Please Be Advised”
Akau Anyieth - “Born a Criminal” 
Sarah Burns - “Let Freedom Ring”
C.S. Carrier - “Chant Suite in B Major”
Susan Elder - Limericks, part two
Karen Hayes - “MARGINALIZED” + comments 
Bud Kenny - “Rump on the Stump”

 

"ONE YEAR DOWN" EXHIBITION CATALOG 

 

"ONE YEAR DOWN" ARTWORK GALLERY

Ren Adams, Lovely Florida Coast II, 2017, View-Master and Reel (Experimental Photography), $45 for R
Ren Adams, Lovely Florida Coast II, 2017, View-Master and Reel (Experimental Photography), $45 for R
Ren Adams, Lovely Mohave II, 2017, View-Master and Reel (Experimental Photography), $45 for Reel and
Ren Adams, Lovely Mohave II, 2017, View-Master and Reel (Experimental Photography), $45 for Reel and
Jaquita Ball, Disintegration of Reality, 2017, Acrylic on Cradled Masonite, $400
Jaquita Ball, Disintegration of Reality, 2017, Acrylic on Cradled Masonite, $400
H. Kirk Beckham, Looking to the Shouting Grounds, 2017, Charcoal, Conte Crayon, Gesso, and Pastel, N
H. Kirk Beckham, Looking to the Shouting Grounds, 2017, Charcoal, Conte Crayon, Gesso, and Pastel, N
Don Byrum, #metoo, 2017, Photography on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, $125
Don Byrum, #metoo, 2017, Photography on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, $125
Ana Sofia Camargo, Calladita Se Ve Más Bonita, 2017, Porcelain, Cone 6 Glazes, Latex Paint, Mirrors,
Ana Sofia Camargo, Calladita Se Ve Más Bonita, 2017, Porcelain, Cone 6 Glazes, Latex Paint, Mirrors,
David Carpenter, Self Portrait, 2017, Digital Production, NFS
David Carpenter, Self Portrait, 2017, Digital Production, NFS
Matthew Castellano, Winter in America, 2017, Watercolor, Acrylic Ink on 100% Cotton Paper, $225
Matthew Castellano, Winter in America, 2017, Watercolor, Acrylic Ink on 100% Cotton Paper, $225
Carmen Castorena, Oh, Darling the Cacti are Sprouting Again, 2016, Mixed Media, $500
Carmen Castorena, Oh, Darling the Cacti are Sprouting Again, 2016, Mixed Media, $500
Carmen Castorena, One Too Many (Uno Es Demasidado), 2016, Mixed Media, NFS
Carmen Castorena, One Too Many (Uno Es Demasidado), 2016, Mixed Media, NFS
Susan Chambers, Soliphilia, 2017, Acrylic on Paper, $1500
Susan Chambers, Soliphilia, 2017, Acrylic on Paper, $1500
Coco Cohen, MINDBLOWN, 2016-2017, Ceramic, $85
Coco Cohen, MINDBLOWN, 2016-2017, Ceramic, $85
Larry Crane, Liberty Wept, 2017, Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, $1000
Larry Crane, Liberty Wept, 2017, Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, $1000
Larry Crane, Amerika, 2017, Acrylic on Hung Canvas, $5000
Larry Crane, Amerika, 2017, Acrylic on Hung Canvas, $5000
Norwood Creech, Road through the Fields (Beans and Cotton) – Blue Metallic Ground (From the Gild the
Norwood Creech, Road through the Fields (Beans and Cotton) – Blue Metallic Ground (From the Gild the
Norwood Creech, View under the Pivot (on Copper Ground), Poinsett County, Arkansas (Painted on Locat
Norwood Creech, View under the Pivot (on Copper Ground), Poinsett County, Arkansas (Painted on Locat
Brad Cushman, Twister, 2017, Graphite, Acrylic, and Oil on Canvas, $1500
Brad Cushman, Twister, 2017, Graphite, Acrylic, and Oil on Canvas, $1500
Brad Cushman, Creature from the Black Lagoon, 2017, Graphite, Acrylic, and Oil on Canvas, $1500
Brad Cushman, Creature from the Black Lagoon, 2017, Graphite, Acrylic, and Oil on Canvas, $1500
Lisa Crews, Cheeto Nicho, Raku-fired Earthenware, $68
Lisa Crews, Cheeto Nicho, Raku-fired Earthenware, $68
Lisa Crews, Donnie Dotard and the Dictator, Mixed Media-Clay, fabric, wire, wood and a button. $125
Lisa Crews, Donnie Dotard and the Dictator, Mixed Media-Clay, fabric, wire, wood and a button. $125
Stacey Cushner, Russian Teacup/ American Flag Sugarcube, 2017, Oil on Canvas, $175
Stacey Cushner, Russian Teacup/ American Flag Sugarcube, 2017, Oil on Canvas, $175
Chuck Davis, Hard to be Blue in Northwest Arkansas, 2017, Digital Inkjet Photography, $400
Chuck Davis, Hard to be Blue in Northwest Arkansas, 2017, Digital Inkjet Photography, $400
Nancy Dunaway, Women’s Rights Brooch, 2017, Copper, Brass, and Etched Nickel, NFS
Nancy Dunaway, Women’s Rights Brooch, 2017, Copper, Brass, and Etched Nickel, NFS
Hamid Ebrahimifar, Embattled, 2017, Painted Clay with Brick Base, NFS
Hamid Ebrahimifar, Embattled, 2017, Painted Clay with Brick Base, NFS
Tom Flynn, The Scream, 2017, Found Object Metal Art, $500
Tom Flynn, The Scream, 2017, Found Object Metal Art, $500
Louise Halsey, Black, Blue & Bleeding, Wool, linen, Beads and Wooden Armature, NFS
Louise Halsey, Black, Blue & Bleeding, Wool, linen, Beads and Wooden Armature, NFS
Diane Harper, Be Gone, Chaos, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, $1200
Diane Harper, Be Gone, Chaos, 2017, Acrylic on Canvas, $1200
Diane Harper, Fight Flight, 2017, Pen and Ink on Paper, $385
Diane Harper, Fight Flight, 2017, Pen and Ink on Paper, $385
Obed Gonzalez, Distracted America, 2017, Digital Illustration, NFS
Obed Gonzalez, Distracted America, 2017, Digital Illustration, NFS
Vincent Griffin, Abolish, 2017, Photography, $200
Vincent Griffin, Abolish, 2017, Photography, $200
Lisa Kindrick, State of Chaos, 2016, Collage, $200
Lisa Kindrick, State of Chaos, 2016, Collage, $200
Lisa Krannichfeld Grisly Dissent, 2017, Chinese Ink, Watercolor, Acrylic, Toned Cyanotypes, Paper Co
Lisa Krannichfeld Grisly Dissent, 2017, Chinese Ink, Watercolor, Acrylic, Toned Cyanotypes, Paper Co
Lisa Krannichfeld Tigress, 2017, Chinese Ink, Watercolor, Acrylic, Toned Cyanotypes, Paper Collage,
Lisa Krannichfeld Tigress, 2017, Chinese Ink, Watercolor, Acrylic, Toned Cyanotypes, Paper Collage,
Melissa Lashbrook, To Whom it May Concern, 2017, Painting and Sewing on Canvas, $1562.50
Melissa Lashbrook, To Whom it May Concern, 2017, Painting and Sewing on Canvas, $1562.50
Melissa Lashbrook, Daily Medicine, 2017, Mixed Media, $437.50
Melissa Lashbrook, Daily Medicine, 2017, Mixed Media, $437.50
Michael Lindas, Shoot the Moon, 2016-2017, Acrylic, Chalkboard paint, Chalk, Thead, Wooden Ring, Can
Michael Lindas, Shoot the Moon, 2016-2017, Acrylic, Chalkboard paint, Chalk, Thead, Wooden Ring, Can
Mitchell McClenney, F U Trump, 2017, Acrylic, $225
Mitchell McClenney, F U Trump, 2017, Acrylic, $225
Brianna Peterson, Me Too, 2017, Mixed Media: Acrylic, Watercolor, Pen, Color Pencil, and a Butterfly
Brianna Peterson, Me Too, 2017, Mixed Media: Acrylic, Watercolor, Pen, Color Pencil, and a Butterfly
Jerry Phillips, After Certain Disastrous Campaigns, 2017, Graphite on Paper, $3000
Jerry Phillips, After Certain Disastrous Campaigns, 2017, Graphite on Paper, $3000
Adrian Quintanar Viva Vase.jpg
Adrian Quintanar Viva Vase.jpg
Adrian Quintanar, VIVA Pots, 2017, Ceramic/High Fired Stoneware, $300
Adrian Quintanar, VIVA Pots, 2017, Ceramic/High Fired Stoneware, $300
Laura Raborn, Natural Selection 5, 2017, Acrylic Paint, Gel Medium, and Collage on Paper, $850
Laura Raborn, Natural Selection 5, 2017, Acrylic Paint, Gel Medium, and Collage on Paper, $850
Laura Raborn, Natural Selection 4, 2017, Acrylic Paint, Gel Medium, and Collage on Paper, $850
Laura Raborn, Natural Selection 4, 2017, Acrylic Paint, Gel Medium, and Collage on Paper, $850
Tom Richard, Danger, Danger: Bette, Staphylococcus, Trump Troll, Jacks, 2017, Acrylic, Watercolor, G
Tom Richard, Danger, Danger: Bette, Staphylococcus, Trump Troll, Jacks, 2017, Acrylic, Watercolor, G
Suzannah Schreckhise, Plyability I, 2017, Wood, Screws and Acrylic Paint, NFS
Suzannah Schreckhise, Plyability I, 2017, Wood, Screws and Acrylic Paint, NFS
Susannah Schreckhise, She’s Breaking the Monolith, 2017, Wood, Acrylic, and Nails, NFS
Susannah Schreckhise, She’s Breaking the Monolith, 2017, Wood, Acrylic, and Nails, NFS
Dominique Simmons, ES COMPLICADO EXPLICAR, 2003, Acrylic on Paper, $2000
Dominique Simmons, ES COMPLICADO EXPLICAR, 2003, Acrylic on Paper, $2000
Dominique Simmons, Poem by Karen Hayes, Do Not Fall Back, Do Not Fall Back, 2017, Acrylic, $2000
Dominique Simmons, Poem by Karen Hayes, Do Not Fall Back, Do Not Fall Back, 2017, Acrylic, $2000
Jeannie Fowler Rodriquez Stone, No Room in America, 2016, Oil on Linen, $695
Jeannie Fowler Rodriquez Stone, No Room in America, 2016, Oil on Linen, $695
S. Joseph Thomason, LOOK THE OTHER WAY, 2017, Print, NFS
S. Joseph Thomason, LOOK THE OTHER WAY, 2017, Print, NFS
Dan Thornhill, Make America Great Again, 2017, Acrylic and Oil Bar on Canvas, $250
Dan Thornhill, Make America Great Again, 2017, Acrylic and Oil Bar on Canvas, $250
Prinn Vandegrift, Politics – Two Faced, 2014, Sculptural Mixed Media, $300
Prinn Vandegrift, Politics – Two Faced, 2014, Sculptural Mixed Media, $300
Jo Lynne Varner, PerSISTER, 2017, Watercolor and Ink, $75
Jo Lynne Varner, PerSISTER, 2017, Watercolor and Ink, $75
Markeith Woods, Trust, 2017, Acrylic, NFS
Markeith Woods, Trust, 2017, Acrylic, NFS
Markeith Woods, Focused, 2014, Acrylic, $1200
Markeith Woods, Focused, 2014, Acrylic, $1200
Carol Young, ZIA #1, 2017, Pen and Ink on Paper, $75
Carol Young, ZIA #1, 2017, Pen and Ink on Paper, $75
 

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