Arkansas State University has commenced construction on its new Center for Three-Dimensional Arts in Jonesboro. Chancellor Kelley Damphousse released the architect’s renderings in lieu of a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 10.
In total, the Center for Three Dimensional Arts has 21,900 square-feet of space.
The new facility is designed to have studio spaces for a range of disciplines, including ceramics, metal working, sculpture and wood working. There will be a lobby space that connects the studio areas.
Currently, the building is unnamed, but the topic is scheduled to be addressed at the ASU System Board of Trustees’ September meeting.
“In the age of coronavirus, we have to make adjustments to everything we do, but we do not let this change dampen our enthusiasm and spirit for projects like this,” Damphousse said in a statement. “We might not have a traditional groundbreaking now, but I know we will have a wonderful ribbon cutting ceremony when we open this facility in 2021. I know the great value art has for our society, and for our souls. Right now, forging ahead with construction is important. It allows us to fulfill our commitment to partner with our friends at Windgate Foundation to create a space that will touch students and our region for decades.”
According to an A-State news release, the building is slated to be completed by April 2021.