Hempstead Hall Arts (HHArts) oversees the acquisition, commission, presence, placement, installment and maintenance of artwork in and around Hempstead Hall. The display of art enhances the beauty and overall quality of public spaces, and serves as a fundamental, energetic presence in the lives of our students, UAHT personnel, Hempstead County residents and visitors to Hempstead Hall.
Within the building, guests can gaze in wonder at the largest James Hayes blown-glass art installation in the Oakhaven Rotunda, spend time with Judy Kay Wright Walter’s “Reflections of a Legacy” on the upper level, or take a stroll down Memory Lane through all of the autographed memorabilia from the legends who have performed at Hempstead Hall.
The University of Arkansas Hope – Texarkana (UAHT) stands as a flagship two-year higher education institution for southwest Arkansas, with a reputation for excellence in education and personal attention to our students. The art chosen for Hempstead Hall and various places on the U of A Hope campus reflects UAHT’s leadership status and contributes to both the image and spirit of the community.
HHArts carries on this tradition through the important, and often difficult, task of advocacy and selection of public art displays. The group is mindful that selections must address such issues as artistic quality, context, public receptivity, relevance, environment, durability and cost. HHArts accepts the responsibility to provide public art of the highest quality that is appropriate to both location and use.