Artist INC Northwest Arkansas

Previously, M-AAA partnered with Arts Center of the Ozarks to present Artist INC Springdale

About Arts Center of the Ozarks

Located in Downtown Springdale, Arts Center of the Ozarks has been providing and making arts for the last fifty years. They have introduced thousands of people to live performance. Many others have been inspired by art classes, performed in plays and shared their art on the gallery walls. This non-profit arts organization offers a diverse range of programming, a home to artists and arts organizations to showcase their work, and engages people of every age and background to create a vibrant and cohesive community.

The Artist INC Springdale seminar was held March 26–May 21, 2019.

What Works Workshops

There are no What Works workshops scheduled at this time.

Artist INC Northwest Arkansas 2020

Dates and location for Artist INC Live Northwest Arkansas are currently being determined for the 2020 year.

Northwest Arkansas Peer Facilitators

Maryamsadat Amiravghefi

Maryamsadat Amirvaghefi was born in Tehran, Iran in 1989. Amiravghefi works are the mixed media medium of painting, video art, and sculpture pieces. Amirvaghefi graduated from University of Arkansas School of Art with an MFA. She completed her BFA at the Sooreh University, Tehran, Iran in 2013. She has had group shows in Tehran and the US. She curated two shows from Iranian and American young artist in Tehran. Iran and Fayetteville, AR. Her works have been published in Al-Tiba Magazine, New Media Art 2018, CICA Museum, WOTISART Art Magazine, Studio Visit magazine, and Average Art Magazine. She lives and works in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Adrienne Dawes

Adrienne Dawes is an Afro-Latina playwright and producer originally from Austin, TX. Her plays include TEEN DAD (Finalist, 2019 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference), DENIM DOVES (Salvage Vanguard Theater, Sacred Fools Theater) and AM I WHITE (Salvage Vanguard Theater). Her work has been developed at B Street Theatre, TheatreSquared, Teatro Milagro, National Black Theatre, North Carolina Black Repertory, English Theatre Berlin, and Live Girls! Theater among others.

Adrienne has been an Alice Judson Hayes Fellow (Ragdale Foundation), a Literary Fellow at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship (George Kaiser Family Foundation), an artist-in-residence with Crosstown Arts and PlySpace, a NALAC Fund for the Arts grantee, a selected playwright for the 2018 Fornés Playwriting Workshop (University of Notre Dame) and 2018 Kenyon Playwrights Conference (directed by Wendy MacLeod). Adrienne is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Latinx Theatre Commons, S

Lisa Marie Evans

Filmmaker Lisa Marie Evans’ work varies in form from feature length documentaries to short animation and public art installation. As a selected artist for various awards and grants, Evans participates in artist residencies and screens her work internationally, including Hungary, France, the Philippines and Canada.

Evans thrives on being active within her community. She has developed curricula and taught filmmaking to all ages, programmed films for festivals and screenings, served on the board for multiple film organizations, and currently facilitates professional development programs for artists with Artist INC.

Evans co-produced Beyond Belief, a digital storytelling project through AIR’s (Association of Independents in Radio) Localore: Finding America. Partnering with Kansas City Public Television, the 30-minute film received a regional Emmy nomination in 2017. Currently, Evans is in post-production with the feature film, In Her Words: 20th Century Lesbian Fiction.

Rachel Lynett

Rachel Lynett has a BA in Theatre from the University of Notre Dame (2011) and an MFA in Theatre from the University of Arkansas (2015). Her recent playwriting credits include Downstage Left Residency with Stage Left for her play, Well-Intentioned White People (2017), Well-Intentioned White People as a part of 2017 Orlando Shakespeare New Play Festival, honorable mention for the 2017 Kilroys for her play, Well-Intentioned White People, and a workshop production of Abortion Road Trip produced by Theatre Prometheus as part of Capital Fringe where it won Best Comedy. Her play, Abortion Road Trip, presented by Theatre Prometheus, was also a part of the 2017 Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival. She currently works as the company manager at Arts Center of the Ozarks and is a AIE rostered teaching artist through Arkansas Arts Council.

Lia Uribe

Lia Uribe, bassoon artist, is the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Arkansas, and Principal Bassoonist of SoNA (Symphony Orchestra of Northwest Arkansas) and APO (Arkansas Philharmic Orchestra). Dr. Uribe maintains an active career as a chamber musician, orchestral player, and artist-teacher. Her international work includes venues and festivals in Colombia, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Ecuador, Greece, Puerto Rico, Japan, as well as multiple venues in the United States. Dr. Uribe performs and tours on regular basis with the Lyrique Quintette, woodwind quintet in residence at the University of Arkansas. Her research interest is centered on Latin-American and Latinx music and composers, in addition to inclusiveness and diversity in the arts.

Kat Wilson

Kat Wilson is a Bentonville-based artist, received her MFA from the University of Arkansas and is the cofounder of Bentonville’s Bottle Rocket gallery. Wilson’s work has been exhibited and published regionally and internationally, including the Los Angeles Times, the Oxford American, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Washington Post, Little Rock Monthly and Communication Arts. Wilson’s “Habitats” series of digital photographs explore the lives and personalities of her sitters through elaborate orchestrations of the possessions and spaces that constitute their everyday environment. Employing centuries-old compositional devices, Wilson’s theatrically conceived portraits transcend the quotidian familiarity of the personal belongings and spaces they depict, casting her subjects as both intimately vulnerable and heroic.