Vincent Frimpong is a contemporary artist born in Accra, Ghana. He holds a B.A. in Industrial Arts (Ceramics option) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. His works are shown in multiple exhibitions, including Our Art, Our Time, Our Region in Walton Art Center Fayetteville, AR, Figure Grounded in Birmingham, AL, and recently had a solo show; I grew up with little at the PH Gallery in West Fork, AR. His artwork was selected for the cover of “Ghanaian ceramics now” Ahoɔden! presentation in the 2021 NCECA journal. He recently received the 2022 Zenobia award from Watershed in Maine, the 2022 Windgate University Fellowship Awardee for Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Haystack Recipient of the 2023 Fellowship, and the Creative Exchange fund Grant from Art Ventures Gallery. Vincent is a second-year MFA candidate and teaching assistant at the University of Arkansas School of Art.
Since earning his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Arkansas in 1998, L. Eric Smith III has been a fine arts faculty member and the art collection manager at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, AR. A native of Joplin, MO, Smith received his Bachelor of Arts from Missouri Southern State University and has resided in Fayetteville, AR since 1995.
He has exhibited his mixed media work in solo and group exhibitions regionally and nationally. His work is also part of many private collections and the permanent collections at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies in Little Rock, AR, the Arts and Science Center in Pine Bluff, AR and the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, AR.