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"We have such a great group of council members, with great ideas," Satterfield Miu Miu Sunglasses Glitter said. "The Collector's Portfolio gives our members a way to acquire great Arkansas art works with our appreciation for their support of the Baum Gallery. Thanks to our 2007 sponsors, the Collector's Portfolio is a win win for everybody."
The Friends of the Baum Gallery organization supports art exhibits and art education through membership donations that benefit Baum Gallery programming.
Larsen created Ozark Ridgeline after a hunting trip with friends in 2006. "I'm really not a hunter, but it's something I do to be with my friends," he explained. "I recall sitting on my deer stand, closing my eyes, and in an instant, I was somewhere else. I was listening to what I could hear around me, and when I opened my eyes, what I saw was just breathtaking. It was like juxtaposing yourself against another environment."
Larsen said he feels he's "far enough along in my career that I'm not interested in showing my work in as many competitive exhibits." Over the years his work has been selected several times for the annual Delta Exhibit at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. He has received individual artist fellowship awards from the Arkansas Arts Council and his work has also been included in the Arkansas Artists Registry's Small Works on Paper Exhibition. In 2005, Larsen was featured in a one man show at the Museum of the Gulf Coast in his hometown of Port Arthur, and had work included in the 2005 New Orleans Triennial at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
where he is a student at Dallas Theological Institute. They have two children, Mason, 5, and Matthew, 4. Both Heather and Kim are stay at home moms.
"I see all that coming to an end," he said. "I'm at a point now where I just enjoy the process of painting."
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The advisory council of UCA's Friends of the Baum Gallery of Fine Art organization has selected Larsen as the first Arkansas artist whose work will be featured in the new Collector's Portfolio project. Signed, dated, limited edition prints of his oil on canvas, Ozark Ridgeline, will be made available for persons joining the Friends organization Gucci Belt Transparent Background
In addition to teaching painting and design at UCA, Larsen also works at his home studio. He has work on display at the River Market Artspace in Little Rock as well as The Art Scene in North Little Rock. Larsen also shows and sells his work out of his home studio; he can be reached at (501) 327 1211.
The second type of art produced by Larsen is landscape, such as the painting chosen for the portfolio project. "In the landscape, I give witness to what God has created," Larsen said. "It's done for pure pleasure."
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"I'm really honored by this," Larsen said during a recent visit at the gallery. "I'm glad to finely be able to pay back the university for all it has done forme. There's not a whole lot you can do as a starving artist. I see this as a great way to give back to the university."
"I basically do two types of painting," Larsen explained. "What I call my asphalt art is more in tune with mainstream art of the 20th century. It's more in the spirit of Jackson Pollock. I use tires to roll over my canvas."
When he's not teaching or creating art, Larsen enjoys traveling with his wife of 40 years, Patricia, who is a retired teacher from the Perryville School District. He also enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren. Son Chris Larsen and his wife, Heather, live in Atlanta where he is completing his last year of residency at Emory University. They have three children: Kate, 5; Luke, 3; and Caleb, 1. Daughter Kim Thomson Gucci Bags Collection
LITTLE ROCK As Conway artist Pat Larsen begins his 38th year of teaching art at the University of Central Arkansas, he has received yet another honor in a long list of achievements.
Satterfield said advisory council members will annually select an Arkansas artist to feature in the portfolio project. Council members include UCA alumni and residents of the central Arkansas area. The 2007 2008 Council includes Emily Fraize and Pat Proctor of Little Rock, Neil Vannoy of Morrilton, and Melanie Conner, Nancy Fesler,Nancy Mitchell, Frank Roland, Dianna Winters and Greg Wren of Conway.
Born in Port Arthur, Texas, Larsen holds a bachelor's degree from Lamar University and a master of fine arts degree from Stephen F. Austin University. He is mainly a painter, but in recent years he has become known throughout the area for his large pieces of artwork that relate to asphalt painting.
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Barbara Satterfield, director, Baum Gallery of Fine Art, said sponsors of the 2007 Collector's Portfolio project are Exhibition Associates of Conway and an anonymous donor.
"They make a happy Christmas," Larsen said proudly.
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