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OUR MISSION

It is River Oaks Square Arts Center's mission to promote contemporary visual arts while providing educational programming that stimulates interest in, exhibition of, and appreciation for visual artists and their work.

Featured
Resident Artist.


Chastity Sayer Smith

My name is Chastity Sayer Smith, I am a newly married mother of two. I began my journey at River Oaks in the summer of 2020. I have always had a strong passion for art but did not begin painting professionally until 2019. Most of my pieces are textured paintings ...

Featured
Event


Award Recipients of the 7th Dirty South Cup Call

Announcing the award recipients of the 7th Annual Dirty South Cup Show and Competition: Best in Show: Chris Alveshere - "Yellow Cup" Merit Awards: 1st: Chris Pickett - "Lite Bright Rocks Glass" 2nd: Eric Hoefer - "Soda Fired Cup" 3rd: Jill Bell - "Lola Cup" 4th: Bill Jones - "Cup" ...
  • Featured Artists


    Dan Anderson

    Dan Anderson is currently a full-time studio artist following 32 years of teaching ceramics (1970-2002) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). He now holds the rank of Professor Emeritus. Anderson received his BS degree in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and his MFA degree in ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He is a NEA individual artist fellowship recipient plus he has been awarded six artist fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council. An avid wood firing enthusiast, he has his own anagama wood kiln at his Old Poag ...
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    VIRGINIA ROUGON CHAVIS

    Virginia is a designer, artist, educator and lover of all things printed. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she has been a part of the faculty in the Department of Art & Art History since January 2002. She is Professor of Art, area head for the graphic design program and served as Chair of the Department from 2012-2018. She earned her MFA in graphic design from Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia, where she honed her teaching skills in the classroom, and refined her design aesthetic as a freelancer. ‚Äč Working with ...

Art In
The Community


River Oaks Art Center provides year-long ceramics and painting programming for developmentally disabled and elderly clients within our community. These Outreach Programs affect over 150 students annually, providing creative outlets in an external environment is the primary mission, however the true value of this particular program lies in the process, giving individuals with unique needs the opportunity for success, using art projects as a catalyst. For over five years, The Center has worked with Rapides ARC, Pecan Grove Training Centers, and Evergreen Life Services, while recently expanding our elderly education series to Matthews Memorial Health Care Facility and Naomi Heights Nursing Home. Outreach programs will expand for 2017 to included additional facilities where these art therapy sessions of creative painting, drawing and ceramic design can be implemented.

Our Members Make All
the Difference


With your membership, you can visit River Oaks free of charge all year long. As part of your membership, you will also receive regular updates on all upcoming shows, classes and annual events. Members also receive a 10% Discount on Workshops and Gift Shop Purchases. Early Registration for Summer Camp Series. Discounted Rates for Event Rentals (level dependent)

Feel free to share your River Oaks experience with friends. Invite them to visit an exhibition opening, take a class, or attend one of our popular functions - we are sure they will come to love River Oaks as much as we do.

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