Evan Lindquist was selected by Governor Mike Beebe as the first Artist Laureate of Arkansas 2013-2017. He creates original prints in his private studio in Jonesboro. The artist’s lyrical engravings explore abstract imagery, music, portraiture, animals, landscape, satire, and architectural fantasies as well as the history of printmaking. Lindquist has had more than 60 solo exhibitions and has received more than 80 awards in approximately 300 competitive exhibitions. During the reception, Lindquist will display the art of engraving of and printing with copper plates on paper using the tools on display with the exhibit.