It was exciting to participate in the Patra Passage Project this year. Lynda Lowe is to be celebrated for creating the inclusive and soulful exchange, which resulted in an exhibition at the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA.

The project raised $20,000 in funds for Save the Children and $20,000 for the Museum of Glass, as well as expanding the creative and introspective horizons for hundreds of people.

Exhibition, North Little Rock Arkansas, Argenta Library Gallery
February 12- March 9th,  2016

Artists Lecture: Saturday, February 20th


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The evident hand of the painter yields stately abstracted fields of textured color and graffitied surfaces like excavations of the earth's core. Her intuitive sense has come into bloom...”


– Oudia Touchon, ART TALK

Cindy Wiseman lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas where she teaches Art and Art History in the Department of Art at the University of Arkansas. Wiseman received an MFA in Painting from New Mexico State University (2008) and a BFA in Painting at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (2005).

Dwellers on the Threshold, Cindy Wiseman, mixed media on paper, 15” x 21 1/2” - 2013

Collection of the Arkansas Arts Council, purchase award from Arkansas Arts Council’s Small Works on Paper, toured with the exhibition in 2014. Juror: Mary Kennedy, CEO of the Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Play of Opposites

Cindy Wiseman

mixed media on paper

21 1/2” x 15”- 2013

Wiseman, Patra Passage Project photograph of Patra bowl #26, featuring Wiseman’s hand and her mixed-media painting Cantus shown in the background.



Lowe stated that “The Patra Passage is an art-based project that experiments with a cycle of giving and receiving. The passage centers on the gifting of 108 hand-built ceramic vessels to participants who will re-gift them to others. The giftism cycle continued for one year with each bowl presented and received at least three times. It created a community of 496 participants. At the end of their circulation, the Patra were returned and exhibited at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington from February – May, 2015. During the exhibition the vessels were sold and all proceeds given to charity....The Patra Passage considers material, social, cultural, and perhaps spiritual concerns. ”

Patra Passage Bowl #26, dubbed Genii in reference to the creative muse within us all, stimulated a lot of contemplation, activity and interaction within the community in the Arkansas Ozarks!