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Butler Center Galleries to Host Creative Expressions Exhibition

an image from the creative expressions exhibition

O'Keefe, van Gough, and Pollock may have distinct artistic styles, yet they share a similarity – they all dealt with mental illness throughout their lives and artistic careers.

A new art exhibition, "Creative Expressions," will open at the Butler Center Galleries, 401 President Clinton Ave., on Friday, May 10, at 5 p.m., as part of Second Friday Art Night. The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, a department of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), will host the exhibition by artists engaged in the Creative Expressions Program at the Arkansas State Hospital.

Creative Expressions is a non-profit organization that uses the visual arts to promote and support the self-awareness and growth of individuals with mental illness.

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies was founded in 1997 to promote the study and appreciation of Arkansas history and culture. The Butler Center's research collections, art galleries, and offices are located in the Arkansas Studies Institute building at 401 President Clinton Ave. on the campus of the CALS Main Library.

The exhibition will be on view through Sunday, August 25, and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit our exhibitions page or contact the Butler Center Galleries at 320-5790.