About Thea Foundation

Thea Foundation’s mission is to advocate the importance of the Arts in the development of our youth. Three programs are implemented statewide in Arkansas to support this mission – Thea Scholarships, Art Closet and Arts Reconstruction. Since 2002, Thea Foundation has awarded more than $2.4 million in scholarships to Arkansas students and provided more than $1.6 million in art supplies and creative materials to underfunded public schools through the Art Closet program. In addition, Arts Reconstruction is Thea’s focused effort to help teachers receive professional development and supplies to enable a better platform to advance in their own careers and schools. Thea Foundation’s collective aim is to enrich young minds through the power of the Arts as research continues to show the many cognitive benefits of arts education. Named for the daughter of Paul and Linda Leopoulos, Thea Foundation carries on the legacy of Thea Kay Leopoulos, who thrived academically, socially and emotionally thanks to her artistic pursuits. More at theafoundation.org, @TheaFoundation or Thea Foundation Blog.

Artists & Educators

It’s often we find that working artists also support their livelihood by sharing their knowledge and talent pedagogically. With arts education at the core of Thea Foundation’s mission, we’ve put together this selection of works by artists who are also teachers – and featured artists in this year’s Delta Exhibition who work as educators will also be highlighted via the Thea Foundation Blog throughout the summer.

Delta Supporters

The 62nd Delta Exhibition supported by:

MRS. LISENNE ROCKEFELLER
TERRI AND CHUCK ERWIN
JUDY FLETCHER, IN MEMORY OF JOHN R. FLETCHER
FRIDAY, ELDREDGE & CLARK, LLP
JC THOMPSON TRUST
DIANNE AND BOBBY TUCKER
AAC CONTEMPORARIES
BANK OZK
PHYLLIS AND MICHAEL BARRIER
EAST HARDING CONSTRUCTION
MARION W. FULK
BARBARA HOUSE
DON TILTON

Grand Award supported by:

The John William Linn Endowment Fund

Exhibition supported by:

The Andre Simon Memorial Trust in memory of everyone who has died of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)

Reception support provided by:

Catfish Farmers of Arkansas

Arkansas Arts Center programs are supported in part by:

Arkansas Arts Center Foundation; Arkansas Arts Center Board of Trustees; City of Little Rock; City of North Little Rock; Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau; and the Arkansas Arts Council, a division of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER

2510 Cantrell Rd. | P.O. Box 2137
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137
501.372.4000
info@arkansasartscenter.org

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