Silverpoint drawings by Aj Smith and Marjorie Williams-Smith, two of Arkansas's biggest talents, are on exhibit at Hearne Fine Art in a show called "Reflections in Silver." The gallery will be open for 2nd Friday Art Night tonight, 5-8 p.m.
The silverpoint technique, making the finest of lines with a silver or other metal stylus on reactive paper, allows the artist to create portraits (as Aj Smith does) or drawings of nature (as Marjorie Williams-Smith does) of diffuse, glowing light. They are quite beautiful.
Hearne Fine Art is celebrating its silver anniversary with this silverpoint show. The gallery opened 25 years ago in 800 square feet downtown, and today has the finest work by African-American artists in Arkansas, or even outside Arkansas.
Here's a great link to an online exhibition of in the show.