Faye Hedera’s ‘100 Faces of Conway Project’ has been highly anticipated and is finally here. This collection features one hundred portraits of individuals from Conway, Arkansas who have their own unique stories to tell.
Through this exhibition, viewers can gain insight into the lives of those living in central Arkansas, as each portrait captures a snapshot of the current population.
Hedera said in an earlier article at Conway Scene,
The project was originally just me taking a step outside of my comfort zone and getting to know Conway, but as it’s developing, it’s turning into a surprising act of love toward perfect strangers. At the end of the day I know that the time I’m investing into the project will be re-invested into not only the people I’m painting, but the girls at Haven Conway as well.
Educators, artists, city leaders and more extraordinary people were nominated by their community to be featured in this month-long show that will showcase these powerful stories and heartfelt expressions through original painted portraits.
She explained that she left the nominations up to those who know Conway best,
Since I’m new here and know next to nobody, it was important for me to allow other people to determine who is making a positive impact here. Most of the people are nominated multiple times, so that informs me that their engagement is far-reaching, even if they themselves don’t realize it.
For those interested in viewing the works of artist Faye Hedera, the Windgate Museum is pleased to announce an exhibition from July 28th to August 30th, 2023. During this time, museum hours will be Wednesday-Saturday 12 am-5 p.m. For more information about the artist and her work, please visit Faye Hedera’s website: FayeHedera.com.
The grand opening for the exhibition is July 28, 2023 from 5 to 7 pm at the Windgate Museum of Art at Hendrix College.
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