Hendrix art professor to unveil panorama of historic home

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Published March 15, 2012 at 3:42 a.m.
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— Hendrix College art professor Matthew Lopas will unveil his panoramic painting of the historic Baker House Bed and Breakfast in North Little Rock at the Third Friday Art Walk Show from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Baker House.

Recently, Lopas has been making paintings he calls “global panoramas,” which represent the entirety of all that can be seen from a single location.

He paints historic homes that have a sense of memory, loss and rebirth.

This subject helps him to create paintings that suggest more than they show.

Last year, Lopas completed a 5-by-8-foot global panorama painting of the Ward Mansion in Conway.

He is working on an ongoing project at the Black Swann Inn in Tilton, N.H., and will soon begin working in a private residence in the Historic District of Little Rock.

Lopas has shown his work in New York, California, Connecticut, Chicago, Atlanta, Little Rock and Cardiff, U.K.

A Chicago native, Lopas is an alumnus of the University of Michigan and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University.

Lopas lives in Conway with his wife, Susan Clark. He has three children.

For more information on Lopas, visit www.matthewlopas.com.

For details on the event, call Sonja Miller at (501) 442-7856.

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