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  • Art by Sulac / Photo by Lindsey Powers

Meet Sulac, Thea's August Art Department Artist

The next installment of the Art Department, a quarterly exhibition series hosted by Thea Foundation, will feature the work of Sulac in an exhibition titled "Moon Flavor." The exhibition will be up August 2 through August 30 in the Thea Foundation gallery, and a reception will be held Friday, August 2, 2019, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Thea Foundation. At the reception, $20 at the door covers heavy hors d’oeuvres by Heritage Catering, an open beer and wine bar and the chance to win free tickets to Thea’s November Art Department.

“This collection of mixed media pieces is a series of animals (mostly),” said Sulac. “Often times, as a human, drawing, let's say, a duck. I find it difficult not to anthropomorphize this duck, even in a subtle way. This can sometimes come across as humorous, irreverent, pensive, subversive and maybe even, (makes wincing face) cute. It amuses me to take things out of context visually or in some way distort reality, make a new reality, a more fun reality."

The “Moon Flavor” exhibition will showcase an array of Sulac’s latest work along with the debut of his first children’s coloring book. The 25-page coloring book titled “Looking for the Moon” will be available for purchase, and viewers will also be able to see the original drawings for each of the colorable pages as part of Sulac’s displayed work. On deciding to create a children’s coloring book, Sulac said, “It’s an idea I’ve been thinking about for several years. Kids seem sympathetic to my art, and this is a fun way to make it more interactive. The hardest part for me was to not go ahead and color the drawings.”

Sulac was born in Midland, Texas. As a child, he was repeatedly asked by teachers to stop drawing all over his schoolwork. In 1997, he relocated to Little Rock and not long after that, he started hanging his art in coffee shops, restaurants and pretty much anywhere that would let him. Since then, he has had exhibits at Gallery 26, A.C.A.C., The River Market Gallery, Oval Gallery, The Historic Arkansas Museum, Gallery 360, The Cox Creative Center, Wildwood Park for the Arts, Garland Street, Brown Street, White Water Tavern and a variety of craft shows as well as art fairs. He now lives in North Little Rock with his wife Lilly.

For the opening reception, guests can expect several original works available for purchase along with numerous prints, pins, postcards and of course, copies of the “Looking for the Moon” coloring book will be available as well.

Note: The August 2 opening reception for “Moon Flavor” will be 21+ and guests should be prepared to show their identification prior to entry.

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