Justin Tyler Bryant, Roosevelt (detail), 2019, graphite and charcoal on bristol paper.

Delta Voices: Artists of the Mid-South

The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts is proud to present Delta Voices: Artists of the Mid-South this summer, a limited podcast and video series highlighting emerging artists.

The four Delta Voices participants, which include artists working in photography, drawing, painting, performance, video and installation, represent the outstanding artwork made throughout the Mid-South today.

Each of the four episodes features an artist selected by curators at participating institutions across the Mid-South. Delta Voices will allow for deeper engagement with the art, craft, and inspiration of the featured artists through short videos, conversation between artists and curators, and more.

Founded in 1958, the Delta Exhibition is one of the longest-running and most prestigious juried exhibitions in the region, and represents AMFA’s commitment to artists born in or living in Arkansas and its border states. The program is part of the Museum’s continued commitment to grow and support artistic talent in the Delta region.

Meet Justin Tyler Bryant

Justin Tyler Bryant was selected to participate in Delta Voices by AMFA. Bryant collects and tells stories that preserve the history of Black residents of rural Arkansas, stories that may not otherwise be documented and shared. He’s an artist who amplifies the voices of other people through his own work. Watch the first video in the Delta Voices series to see Bryant’s creative process in action.

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Hear Bryant’s Story

Join Justin Tyler Bryant and Theresa Bembnister, associate curator at the AMFA, for a discussion of Bryant’s works on paper, socially engaged art, and the revitalization of a historically segregated school in Stuttgart, Arkansas. Listen to the first episode of the Delta Voices podcast now on Spotify.

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Justin Tyler Bryant, Megan, Watercolor, 2020

Learn More about Bryant

Check out the extended interview with Bryant and Bembnister on the blog for a deep dive exploration of Bryant’s practice and the development of his creative vision in rural Arkansas.

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Delta Voices: Artists of the Mid-South’s presenting sponsor is Bank OZK. Additional support is provided by Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP; Judy C. Thompson Trust; Barbara House; and the Andre Simon Memorial Trust Fund in memory of everyone who has died of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). The Grand Award is supported by The John William Linn Endowment Fund.