A new art exhibit opening Feb. 24 at Pulaski Technical College addresses the influence of negative stereotypes on culture.
Recent works by New Orleans-based printmaker Katrina Andry will be in the Bank of the Ozarks Gallery inside Pulaski Technical College Ottenheimer Library, 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock. Andry's collection of recent works is titled "Otherness and American Values: How Negative Stereotypes Against Blacks Have Shaped Western Culture."
Katrina Andry received a Master of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University with a concentration in printmaking in 2010. Her thesis was titled, "Western Interpretation of the Other: How the Perpetuation of Negative Stereotypes Against Blacks Have Shaped our Culture." She has exhibited at numerous galleries in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
The collection will remain on display at Pulaski Tech through March 17 and can be viewed during regular library hours. The library is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Partnering with Pulaski Technical College are the THEA Foundation, Just Communities of Arkansas, Argenta Arts Foundation and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. The project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.