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The 2011 Winthrop Rockefeller Legacy Exhibition opens next week at the WR Institute atop Petit Jean, in conjunction with the institute's Legacy Weekend. Proceeds from the sale of the art support programs at the Institute, a division of the University of Arkansas system funded by the Winthrop Rockefeller Trust. The opening reception, which doubles as a welcoming reception for new WRI head Christy Carpenter, is set for 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 29, with entertainment by the Dave Rogers Trio.

The event is free this year, and will be followed by a panel discussion, "Using Creativity to Build a Competitive Economy." Moderator will be Clay Mercer, who was with the Arkansas Arts Center development office until the first of April and who is now founder and "chief idea officer" of the Think Bigger Group. Panelists are artist David Bailin, who curated the Legacy Exhibition; Bryan Barnhouse, senior project manager of the South Arkansas Growth Initiative; Michael Chaffin, Capital Hotel COO; and Arkansas Arts Council Executive Director Joy Pennington.

Selected were works by 30 artists, listed here in alphabetical order:

Beverly Buys, Hot Springs
Gary Cawood, Little Rock
Les Christensen, Jonesboro
Warren Criswell, Benton
Brad Cushman, Little Rock
Hamid Ebrahimifar, Little Rock
Eric Freeman, Little Rock
Thom Hall, Little Rock
Neal Harrington, Russellville
Robyn Horn, Little Rock
Holly Laws, Mayflower
Margaret LeJeune, Batesville
Evan Lindquist, Jonesboro
Matthew Lopas, Conway
Tonya McNair, Little Rock
William McNamara, Ponca
Dusty Mitchell, Mountain View
Cindy Momchilov, Little Rock
Ray Ogar, Little Rock
Maxine Payne, Greenbrier
Sammy Peters, Little Rock
Michael Peven, Fayetteville
Robert Reep, Little Rock
Carey Roberson, Arkadelphia
John Salvest, Jonesboro
Katherine Strause, Little Rock
David Warren, Little Rock
Michael Warrick, Little Rock
LaDawna Whiteside, Fayetteville
Steven Wise, Rogers

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