Art Buzz

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

ESSA youth art reception

Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will celebrate artwork of our young people on Friday, July 9 at 4 p.m. with a reception at the ESSA campus at 15751 Highway 62 West.

Teenage students of Carol Peacock (Painting); K. Michael Crawford (Comic Book Art); Suzanne Tourtelot (Beginning Sewing-Making a Lap Quilt); Sally Gorrell (Fun with Clay); and Mike Gibson (Stained Glass) will be on hand to dazzle family, friends, and the public with their works. Refreshments will be served.

Brain, hands and art

On Monday, July 12, ESSA will begin a special workshop, "Brain, Hands and the Arts!" taught by executive director Peggy Kjelgaard and Arkansas living treasure, Doug Stowe.

This is the perfect workshop for educators and anyone interested in learning how to stimulate the learning process in themselves and others.

Also during the week of July 12, Mike Gibson will teach a stained glass workshop for beginners, and one of Eureka's favorites, Valerie Damon, will hold a two-day Shaman Doll Making workshop.

On Tuesday, July 13 at 4 p.m. there will be a slide show presentation of Doug Stowe and Mike Gibson's work at the ESSA campus.

Openings are still available in several 5-day summer workshops, and 3-day fall workshops. Register for classes online at, or by calling (479) 253-5384.

Gallery stroll for food

This month's Second Saturday Gallery Stroll will benefit the Flint Street Food Bank.

The event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m., and 10 percent of member galleries' sales during the stroll will be donated to the Flint Street Food Bank.

In addition, canned goods will be accepted at all our galleries for donation to the food bank. Please join us Saturday, July 10 for a fun evening of viewing new art at the nine participating downtown galleries.

Iris hosts Robison

Iris at the Basin Park will host local photographer, Edward C. Robison, during July's second Saturday Gallery Stroll from 6 -- 9 p.m. On exhibit will be some of Edward's newest works highlighting the Spirituality of Nature.

Happily ever art

Children and teens are invited to attend a full day of free art classes with K. Michael Crawford, celebrated illustrator and cartoonist, at the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library, Saturday, July 10. Classes will be held in the Meeting Room Annex.

From 10 a.m. to noon, children will create their own ultimate Super Hero and learn the basic art of drawing. From 1 -- 3 p.m., students will learn step-by-step what it takes to create an Anime character and bring it to life.

Super Heroes class is open to ages 7 and older. The Anime class welcomes ages 11 and older. Children can attend one or both. All art materials will be provided. Participants are invited to enjoy a complimentary pizza lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

For more about K. Michael Crawford's world of illustration, visit

For more info contact the library (479) 253-8754.

It's about Thyme!

Eureka Thyme is throwing its own birthday party July 10 to celebrate six years of representing area artists and craftspeople.

All are invited to join us in toasting ourselves and the great people who have been a part of our special gallery.

Maureen Alexander and her music will be featured during this 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll. Join the party at 19 Spring Street, Saturday, 6 -- 9 p.m.

Womack wins!

"Sacred Grove," a layered acrylic on canvas by D.G. Womack, has been declared the winner of the People's Choice Award at the Annual Eureka Springs Invitational Art Show hosted by the Queen Anne Mansion House Museum.

Womack's work was chosen the favorite of more than 50 creations by Eureka Springs artists entered in the show. More than 900 visitors attended and had the opportunity to vote for their favorite work of art. The exhibit was produced by the Mayor's Arts Council and ended May 31.

Mayor Dani Joy presented Womack the $1,000 first prize check. "We're extremely proud of the amazing talent of the artists who live and work here," the mayor commented. "Eureka Springs is truly blessed in that regard."

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