Sally Nixon exhibit opening at Historic Arkansas Museum

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Beginning June 10, a collection of illustrations by Sally Nixon will be on exhibit for summer visitors to Historic Arkansas Museum.

Nixon is a Pine Bluff native who currently resides in Little Rock and holds a BFA in Illustration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She recently completed a project in which she completed a small illustration every day for 365 days. In addition, she self-published an illustrated book, “The Inevitability of Spiders and Flies,” and has been featured in numerous publications.

Nixon’s subjects are typically young women. “They don’t have perfect bodies or perfect habits and that makes them relatable,” she explains. “The scenes I create around them are everyday places: a bathroom, a restaurant, a messy bedroom. However, my goal with each drawing is to elevate the seemingly mundane to something special.”

An exhibit opening reception will be conducted in conjunction with Second Friday Art Night from 5-8 p.m. on June 10. In addition to Nixon’s work, the event will feature a live performance by Randall Shreve (Fayetteville, Ark.) and Arkansas-made beer by Rebel Kettle Brewing Company.

The exhibition will continue in the Second Floor Gallery through September 4.