UAMS Displays Artwork by Former Vice Chancellor

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LITTLE ROCK – Watercolor paintings by former University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) vice chancellor Barry Lindley, Ph.D., will be on display through June 28 in the second-floor gallery of the UAMS Library.


The Arts of UAMS exhibit “By The Way,” with paintings from Lindley’s travels at home and abroad, is free and open to the public. For library hours, call (501) 686-5980.


Lindley served as vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of the UAMS Graduate School before retiring in 1999 to be a full-time artist. In addition to his scientific degrees from DePauw University and Case Western Reserve University, he studied drawing at the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis and painting at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he also served as visiting lecturer of medical illustration. As a painter, he has participated in workshops but is primarily self-taught from active practice.


“The title of the collection reflects the origin of the works during travel around Arkansas, throughout the Americas – from the southern tip of South America to the Hudson Bay and Saguenay areas of Canada and to western Alaska and even to Europe and Asia,” said Lindley, who lives in Little Rock. “The title also points to my feeling that artistic expression is itself a continuing journey, with differing paces, differing vistas, and differing choice of expressive means. The variety of works in this collection testifies to this as it records my recent stretch of artistic road. “


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,320 students and 690 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 9,300 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.4 billion a year.