“Butterfly,” 4-by-4 inches, butterfly on teabag, metal screen, paper. Artnotes marks the passing of Sally Williams, who died early Tuesday morning. Sally was an artist and active promoter of the arts, both in her job with the Arkansas Arts Council and in her private life. She was a good person and a committed artist and she is missed.
In what one observer characterized as a “perfect storm,” the Arkansas Arts Center’s expensive blockbuster “Pharaohs” exhibit turned bust, its deputy director of operations — in charge of the books — got the axe, it’s had to reduce staff, including altering a curatorial position to a contract arrangement, and on Monday, Executive Director Dr. Ellen (Nan) Plummer resigned. This morning,...