Great News! We are pleased to announce that Daniel’s painting ‘Coy’s Castle’ was acquired for the Permanent Collection by The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas as part of the 2013 Rosenzweig Biennial!! From the press release announcing the purchase: “The landscape painting depicts gin operation buildings, a tower, and silos of the Coy Gin Co. of Coy, Arkansas, located approximately 30 miles northeast of Pine Bluff. The work preserves an iconic and pervasive scene in the Delta landscape that is disappearing rapidly; indeed, since the workâ€™s creation, much of the gin depicted has been since demolished. Inspired by the form and prominence of the tower and connected silos, Coston was reminded of an Albrecht Durer watercolor of a modest European castle, hence the title, Coyâ€™s Castle.”
Daniel’s show “Blended” opened November 4th at the Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) in Bentonville, AR. It’s a series of pen-and-ink drawings from the Devil’s Den park area. Go check out the show! Here are the details for “Blended”: Location: Peterson Auditorium, Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development, NWACC Campus. http://goo.gl/maps/5b6EO Dates: November 4 – December 30
We have exciting news to share! Daniel had two acrylic paintings selected for the 2013 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Exhibition in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, at the Arts & Science Center. The show opens on November 14 and will run until December 30th. His two paintings – Coy’s Castle and Bouquet of Pipes will both be on display in the ASC’s gallery. Coy’s Castle depicts an old cotton gin in Coy, AR, east of EnglandÂ and just south of Highway 165. Like most of Daniel’s work, it’s an acrylic painting on a masonite board. It is 16 by 34 inches, and was completed in 2011. Bouquet of Pipes is a painting of a gin in Altheimer, AR northeast of Pine Bluff across the Arkansas River. It is also an acrylic painting on a masonite board. It is 12 by 36 inches, and was completed in 2013.
Welcome to the first of a series (hopefully) of posts presenting different perspectives of one of Daniel’s recent paintings. This inaugural post is a family collaboration! The painting discussed is “Downtown Weiner” and the perspectives are from Daniel and my dad, Thomas Darter, who grew up in nearby Fisher, AR. Their writings give insight into the process and inspiration for the painting, and a historical glimpse of rice country life.Â If you enjoy the post, please let us know! If you like the painting, you can see it on display until April 27th at Cantrell Gallery in Little Rock, AR.