Come join AETN and the Hatfield family for a free screening of "Men & Women of Distinction: Gene Hatfield" in Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, rooms 111-113, on the University of Central Arkansas Campus, on Tuesday. Nov. 26. Following the screening and reception, Gene Hatfield, AETN Executive Producer Carole Adornetto and Producer John Renfroe will be on hand for a panel discussion. Find the details after the jump! " />
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AETN hosts free screening of "Men & Women of Distinction: Gene Hatfield," Tuesday, Nov. 26

Posted on 19 Nov 2013

 Come join AETN and the Hatfield family for a free screening of "Men & Women of Distinction: Gene Hatfield" in Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, rooms 111-113, on the University of Central Arkansas Campus, on Tuesday. Nov. 26. Following the screening and reception, Gene Hatfield, AETN Executive Producer Carole Adornetto and Producer John Renfroe will be on hand for a panel discussion.

Told in his own words and colorful accounts, this special installment of "Men & Women of Distinction" presents the story of painter and sculptor Gene Hatfield. A lifelong Arkansan, Hatfield's unique artistic persepecitve was shaped by his youth during the Great Depression, his decorated combat service in World War II and his extensive training in some of Europe's most prestigious studios.

Born in 1925 in Conway, a short distance from his current home, Hatfield is one of the state's most prolific artists, with paintings andsulptures numbering in the thousands. His work is most closely compared to that of the post-impressionist masters. A true Renaissance man, Hatfield has tested his hand in nearly every form of artistic expression - acting, writing, song, dance, painting and sculpture - and continues to challenge preconceived ideas of what is and is not art.

Hatfield is also well known for the varied sculptures that fill his yard. Created from recycled materials, or "found objects," as he prefers to call them, the statues have been lightening rods for controversy in recent years. In 2002, a legal ruling in Hatfield's favor established the legitimacy of his art, and he continues to add to the collection.

Perhaps Gene Hatfield's greatest legacy is the indelible mark he made on art students during his 37-year tenure as a professor at the University of Central Arkansas. Helping to build the program from the ground up, he brought his extensive European training to hte classroom. In 2013, he was honored with the award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, presented by Gov. Mike Beebe.

"Men & Women of Distinction: Gene Hatfield" is produced by Jon Renfroe and edited by Robert L. Davis; the program will air on AETN Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m.

Parking for the screening will be available at the north and south entrances of the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. 

 

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Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 

"Men & Women of Distinction: Gene Hatfield" Screening and Panel Discussion, 7 p.m. 

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