ERC has invited several local artists to create pieces that examine the history of the region and encourage people to engage deeply with spaces they typically only move through. The HUB's art program aims to act on ERC's philosophy of thinking beyond the surface. Some pieces will be in conversation with the Janet Huckabee River Valley Nature Center and the Fort Chaffee community. Each artist is paired with a filmmaker who will direct a short film aimed at helping patrons of The HUB find a deeper connection to the art and artists.
The second film, directed by Fort Smith–based filmmaker Kendee Hughes explores the process of Emmy-nominated composer, musician, and sound artist Amos Cochran—the second artist in the program—He composed and then recorded at SŌL STUDIOS the composition is to be used for the HUB's promotional videos. Cochran has received many honors, including a 2010 Kennedy Center Excellence in Composing Award and a premier at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. In 2019, he was commissioned by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for their groundbreaking outdoor exhibition Color Field. The film can be found on ERC's YouTube channel and at this link: https://youtu.be/NtEBppyLuGU