The public is invited to see Arkansas artist Kevin Kresse at work

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Arkansas artist and sculptor Kevin Kresse with his ongoing statue of Johnny Cash. (Photo courtesy of Office of the Arkansas Secretary of State)

SMALL ROCK, ARK. – The public is invited to meet renowned Arkansas artist and sculptor Kevin Kresse as he works on the Johnny Cash sculpture that will eventually be placed in Statuary Hall at the United States Capitol. Visiting hours are 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday, July 25 through Thursday, July 28 at the Windgate Center of Art + Design on the University of Arkansas Little Rock campus, located at 2801 South University Avenue in Little Rock. Groups can be scheduled at specific times by emailing Kurt Naumann at [email protected]

About Kevin Kresse

Kevin Kresse is an Arkansas native who supports his family as a painter and sculptor in Little Rock. He has exhibited his work in New York, NY; Washington D.C.; Memphis, TN; Atlanta, GA, and various galleries and institutions around Arkansas.

Kresse was named an Individual Artist of Arkansas 2015 by the Governor’s Art Awards and was one of four people selected by the Mid-America Arts Alliance to be interviewed for a video celebrating the 50e anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts in 2016. He has won several awards at the Arkansas Arts Center’s annual Delta exhibition, as well as painting grants from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Mid -America Arts Alliance and the Arkansas Arts Council.

Kresse’s public sculptural work includes the bust of Win Paul Rockefeller in the Arkansas State Capitol, a monumental sculpture of World War II hero General William O. Darby at Fort Smith, the Compassion and Hope sculpture in the Little Rock Baptist Hospital Healing Garden, and the Mother Earth sculptural fountain in the arts district of Argenta, among many others. He also did several murals in central Arkansas.

Kresse has been the subject of articles in the Arkansas Democrat Gazettethe Arkansas Timesthe North Little Rock Timesthe Little Rock Free PressNumber:Inc., as well as magazines AY, Invite Arkansasand Evening. An Associated Press article about his bust of Levon Helm appeared in the online editions of The New York Times, The Washington Postthe Miami Heraldthe San Francisco Chronicle, and many other newspapers across the country. Kresse has also been featured in plays produced by local television affiliates ABC, CBS, and PBS, as well as a video short by Garret Lakin and another by Judge and Amy Reinhold.

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