Arkansas Arts Council Executive Director Joy Pennington has announced that the nomination forms for the 2008 Arkansas Living Treasure are now available.
This award is presented in recognition of an Arkansan who is outstanding in the creation of a traditional craft and has significantly contributed to the preservation of the art form.
Community members are encouraged by the Arts Council to identify outstanding crafts artists who live or work in their community.
New paintings by Charles Pearce will be exhibited Saturday, Nov. 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. at EureKan Art Studio & Shop at 150 N. Main St.
Pearce is a Eurekan artist known for using letters and words in his acrylic paintings the way a composer uses notes and chords to create visual symphonies of color and texture.
The 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll will be held this Saturday with artist receptions from 6 to 9 p.m. The Gallery Stroll is sponsored by the Eureka Springs Gallery Association. Participating galleries will include:
* Zarks Fine Design Gallery, 67 Spring St.;
* The Jewel Box, 77 Spring St.;
* Iris at the Basin Park, 8 Spring St.;
* Quicksilver Art and Fine Design Gallery, 73 Spring St.;
* Hooks Signature Gallery, 7 Center St.;
* Susan Morrison's Signature Gallery, 60 Spring St.;
* 83 Spring Street Gallery, 83 Spring St.;
* Eureka Fine Art Company, 78 Spring St.; and
* Serendipity at the Crescent, 73 Prospect Ave.
Art works by Sara Russel's Berryville High School art classes will be shown this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Caribe Restaurant.
The students have made Ofrendas (altars) which honor their family, alive and passed. They are made of cardboard frame, then paper-mache~d and painted and decorated with family pictures and other treasured momentos. This project is sponsored by Mr. Shrine and Higher Ground Art. For details, call 981-6190.
Community First Bank will be exhibiting the art work of Larry Mansker throughout the month of November.