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David Mudrinich is an artist and art professor at Arkansas Tech University. He has always been intrigued by the natural environment as a sense of place and the various characteristics that make any particular location unique. These artworks are inspired by the Oklahoma Tallgrass Prairie and the Ozark-River Valley region of western Arkansas. Both areas are part of the Arkansas River watershed and they provide a transitional environment that moves from east to west. The works are in a variety of 2D media that includes oil, pastel and conte crayon. The compositions portray both expansive space, along with more intimate observations such as a hive of bees. This exhibition will have an opening reception Thursday, August 1, 5-7PM that will be free for RAM members, $10 for non-members. On Friday, August 2, RAM will host a lecture from the artist, titled, An Element of Nature - A Sense of Place. David will do a gallery talk that explains his experiences and motivation influencing the subject matter of his art. This will also include his method and process used in creating the work. To accompany the talk, David will have some preliminary on-site sketches to show to further illustrate the process involved in making the art. To purchase tickets or RSVP for either of these events, call 479-784-2787.