Art Buzz

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Call for artists

The Holiday Island Art Guild invites artists to participate in its 22nd Annual Labor Day Art Show/Sale to be held Sept. 3, 4 and 5 in The Barn at Holiday Island.

Entry Categories: Works on Canvas and Fabric, Works on Paper, Mixed Media, and Photography.

Judge is Eureka Springs art teacher Terry Russell. Prizes include monetary awards.

A concurrent competition is the Holiday Island Telephone Directory Cover which will be judged by viewers.

Deadline for Entries is Aug. 27. Contact Jean Veri, or (479) 253-8820 for more info.

Help Julie hang

Julie Kahn Valentine slipped and broke her wrist last week -- the one she uses to draw and earn her income. So now would be a wonderful time to buy some art from this iconic truly Eurekan artist.

Julie and her work will be at The Art Colony this weekend, July 23 and 24 for the Grand Opening. You'll find Julie in Studio B, by the courtyard.

She'll be setting up her studio this Thursday, so if you want to stop by early, say "Hi" and help her hang a few things, she'd probably appreciate it 'cause for now she's a one-armed paper hanger.

ESSA sizzles

Summertime sizzles and so do the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) workshops by Richard Stephens and Terry Russell.

On Tuesday, July 27, ESSA will present a slide show of the works of hot Session Nine instructors Richard Stephens "Watercolor Painting" and Terry Russell "Hand-Built Clay Forms" at 4 p.m. at the ESSA campus.

This presentation is open to the public, and openings are still available in both workshops.

Stop by on July 22 at ESSA at 15751 Highway 62 West in Eureka Springs for the Thursday Studio Stroll of "Acrylic/Oil Painting" instructor Jody Stephenson's student's works.

As always, friends and family of students and the public are invited to enjoy refreshments and student art work.

ESSA still has scholarships for wood (Greg Thomas "Wood Turning", Doug Stowe "Knife Making, Whittling") and metal (Lyla Allison "Metalsmithing") classes.

Openings are still available in several fall 3-day workshops. Register for workshops online, or by calling 253-5384.

Two-Hawks at Library

Local musician of international note, Grammy and Emmy- nominated John Two-Hawks, will perform at Carroll County libraries Monday, July 26.

He'll be at the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library at 9:30 a.m., the Berryville Public Library at 11:30 a.m., and the Green Forest Public Library at 2 p.m.

Two-Hawks is the final guest in the "Splash into Reading " Summer Reading Program series.

John will share the ancient beauty of his Native American flute music and talk about the culture, traditions and history of American Indian people, including a traditional folktale or two.

The free, one-hour program is open to children of all ages.

For more information, contact the Eureka Springs Library at (479) 253-8754, the Berryville Library at (870) 423-2323, or the Green Forest Library at (870) 438-6700.

Magical opening

The Art Colony at 185 N. Main Street is hosting a Grand Opening Celebration for Practical Magic Art Supply on July 23 and 24. Practical Magic Art Supply opens at 10 a.m. both days.

Come enjoy an artist's studio Open House and complimentary beverages. Guest artists include Julie Kahn Valentine and Ralph Shrine.

On Friday evening, July 23 enjoy free performances by 3 Penny Acre, and on Saturday evening by Mountain Sprout. Call Raven Derge (479) 244-7229 for more information.

Ongoing at Enthios

We are putting together a fundraiser (to be announced) to match the money our youth helpers have saved for college. They've been contributing time and energy working on a variety of projects at Enthios Art Venue.

Stop by sometime and meet these awesome young adults who are going to be making a significant difference in the world we have so complacently let slip by us.

More news: We are transforming Studio B into the 3D Jungle Juice Bar, an eclectic youth hang-out with healthy juices, wheat grass and barley grass shots, music, poetry, etc. The walls and floor are being painted with a 3D perspective.

Any interested young artist can participate. Please call Enthios Art Venue at 253-6830 for the times and days we are painting and join the adventure!

Dance and Drum: Join us for tribal dance and drumming the 3rd Saturday of every month at 8 p.m. Donations gratefully received. Bring snacks if like and BYOB. Call (479) 253-6830 for more info. Enthios Art Venue is on Greenwood Hollow Rd. on the left, 1/4 mile past the elementary school.

Still inspired

Opera may be over, but there's still plenty of excellent music to be heard as the Inspiration Point fine Arts Colony (IPFAC) wraps up its 60th Anniversary year.

Featured on Friday, July 23 at 7 p.m. is a choir and composition presentation followed by a piano and string concert featuring String Camp counselors, the Hiser Brothers.

On Saturday, July 24 a String Extravaganza with all string students will be performed along with the winners of the IPFAC string and piano competitions.

On Sunday, July 25 a Gala Monster concert will feature all piano students, faculty and staff with various piano ensembles and compositions from the Piano Orchestra (MIDI workshop). Piano competition winners will also perform.

The Vocal Camp performance schedule begins with a recital at 7 p.m. on July 27, followed by a presentation of Oklahoma at 8 p.m. July 31 and an 11 a.m. choral concert Sunday, August 1.

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