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  • Sara Doan, Northeast Arkansas News

A-State breaks ground on new Center for Three-Dimensional Arts Center

JONESBORO, Ark- Arkansas state university is starting construction on a new art and design building.

The 21,900 center for three dimensional arts will offer many amenities.

Chair of the Art + Design Department, Dr. Temma Balducci says this will allow students to think of art in a different way.

The department is currently sitting in the Fine Arts Center Annex, where it’s been house for over 20 years.

Balducci explains what the new center will offer as it will give them room to expand the department.

“Classrooms for both of those, studio space for our advance students, gallery space for visiting artist and student work, offices for faculty,” says Balducci. “It’s also going to provide the opportunity to create different kinds of art that we haven’t been able to create in the past. Like a foundry for example so we can do casting. So, those are things we haven’t been able to do in well over a decade.”

Due to the pandemic, a ceremony for the Center for Three Dimensional Arts will be postpone until it is complete in April of 2021.

Balducci says she is thankful for the university and the Windgate Foundation for believing and investing in the arts.


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