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Art among friends

Three LR artists converge in ‘Disparate Acts Redux’

By Kirk Montgomery, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published August 30, 2015 at 3:34 a.m.

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The art of Sammy Peters (from left), Warren Criswell and David Bailin is featured in “Disparate Acts Redux” at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. The men have been friends for decades; this is their second joint exhibition.

Warren Criswell’s "Transients" is one of his works showing at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies as part of “Disparate Acts Redux,” his show with ...

A visitor approaches Sammy Peters’ artwork "Pragmatic: Determined; Paradigm" at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.

David Bailin’s "Pillow" is one of the works in “Disparate Acts Redux” at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. The exhibit features work by Bailin, ...

David Bailin (from left), Warren Criswell and Sammy Peters respond to questions from the audience during the opening for their exhibition “Disparate A...

“Disparate Acts Redux: Bailin, Criswell, Peters”

Through Oct. 31, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock

Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Admission: Free

Information: butlercenter.org; (501) 320-5790

They huddle together in the back room of the restaurant, three old friends sharing bits and pieces of their lives and work with each other, like veterans of some long-forgotten artistic war. Their conversation is peppered with references to artists from Monet to De Kooning and laced with a boisterous camaraderie.

Warren Criswell’s "Transients" is one of his works showing at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies as part of “Disparate Acts Redux,” his show with ...

A visitor approaches Sammy Peters’ artwork "Pragmatic: Determined; Paradigm" at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.

David Bailin’s "Pillow" is one of the works in “Disparate Acts Redux” at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. The exhibit features work by Bailin, ...

David Bailin (from left), Warren Criswell and Sammy Peters respond to questions from the audience during the opening for their exhibition “Disparate A...

“Disparate Acts Redux: Bailin, Criswell, Peters”

Through Oct. 31, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock

Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Admission: Free

Information: butlercenter.org; (501) 320-5790

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