Art Buzz

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Roy Reed reads

One of Arkansas' notable journalists, Roy Reed, will be reading from his book Looking for Hogeye at the Carnegie Public Library on Sunday, August 22 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

An open forum will follow. Don't miss the mesmerizing tales of this former Arkansas Gazette newsman, political journalist and biographer.

Valentine benefit Aug. 25

Remember the Palace Nightmare? It's a unique pen and ink by Julie Kahn Valentine valued at $500 and it will belong to some lucky raffle ticket holder at the Caribe Benefit Dinner for Julie on Aug 25.

Julie fell and badly broke her right wrist in early April, putting her out of commission, and essentially, out of a job.

Julie has always been there for friends in need, helping or donating art for a good cause. This time Julie is the good cause.

You can help by buying raffle tickets, donating items for the silent auction, and/or attending the benefit dinner at Caribe on August 25 between 5 and 9 p.m.

For information: call KJ at (501) 658-5611 or Penny at (479) 981-1129.

Help strays: Take a stroll and get punched

The Eureka Springs Gallery Association joins in supporting the Good Shepherd Humane Society during its Second Saturday Stroll on Aug. 14.

Member galleries will be collecting food, toys and dollars for the benefit of our local animal shelter in appreciation and support of the constant loving efforts they put into caring for unwanted animals. They do a wonderful job in our town on donations alone.

On the Aug. 14 walk, the association will begin to distribute the cards to be punched at participating galleries for a drawing for a $500 gift certificate.

The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information on participating galleries, see:

The event is open to everyone through September 12. Drawing will be in Basin Park on September 13.

Join this month's "doggie" stroll, get those cards punched at participating galleries and take the first step toward winning a great prize!

Stroll highlights

*Eureka Thyme will feature the photography of Melanie Myhre during the Second Saturday Gallery Stroll on August 14. She will be greeting the public from 1 to 4 p.m. and again from 6 to 9 p.m. at 19 Spring St.

Emotional elements are an important ingredient in her work, which has often led it to be described as haunting, mystical, and downright magical.

*Iris at the Basin Park is honored to host a fabulous exhibit of painter Karrie Evenson. Karrie will be in the gallery to show her newest paintings on August 14.

In conjunction with the Gallery Association's promotion of the Good Shepherd Humane Society, Iris at the Basin Park will be holding a raffle for an autographed print, Sitting Sweet for a Treat by Karrie, or a Zeek Taylor 2008 Humane Society limited edition print.

Art & artists move

Art move! The art of Denise Ryan and Chuck Blouin, formerly exhibited at Eureka Fine Art Company, can now be found at the new Murphy & Ezell Fine Art, located across the street from Rogue's Manor at 125 Spring Street. The art dealership is also representing the work of several other local and regional artists, and will carry originals by international artists as well.

Although still in process, Murphy & Ezell Fine Art will be open for business no later than Saturday, and will participate in the evening gallery stroll. For information, call 253-8600 or (479) 981-4110.

Artist of the month featured soon on Chamber website

The Chamber of Commerce announces a Featured Artist of the Month banner will appear on the Chamber's website homepage by September.

Visitors clicking this banner will be brought to a page featuring the artist of the month's short bio, curriculum vitae, sampling of works and information on exhibitions or galleries where works can be viewed or purchased.

Only Chamber members will be featured, and artists will be selected at random by drawing. The featured Artists of the Month benefit is free to the member, and is included in a special artists' membership fee.

Membership includes a directory listing on the Chamber's website, an active hyperlink to your website, and an opportunity to display work in the Chamber's Visitor Information Center Gallery.

There will also be networking opportunities at Chamber Business-After-Hours

To receive a membership application contact the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce at (479) 253-8737 or contact Jeff Feldman at See

Fall show applications available

Applications are now available for the 2010 Arts Eureka Fall Art Show Thanksgiving Weekend, November 27 and 28, at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, 207 West Van Buren.

Booth space is $110 for the two-day indoor show and sale. An invitation is also being extended to include ten Emerging Artists, ages 14 to 20, who are first time show artists.

Applications are available at Eureka Thyme in downtown Eureka Springs or by calling Peggy at (479) 253-5826 or e-mail

Art donations sought to restore gazebo

The Eureka Springs Rotary Club is seeking donations of art for a benefit to be held September 10 at 6 p.m. in the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center.

The sale of donated items during a live and silent auction will raise funds for the Rotary's restoration of the gazebo at the East Mountain Overlook. Artists wishing to donate should contact Dave Baker at (479) 253-7551 or Lynn Robert at or (870) 926-4684

Arrangements may be made for pick up of donations at the donor's convenience.

Photog Arkansas

Photographers are invited to participate in Capture Arkansas, an online photography website. Top-rated photos and editors' picks may be published and may win prizes.

The site is sponsored by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Bedford Camera and Video. For more information visit

Capture Arkansas is all about the best of Arkansas. Photographers submit photos, regular folks vote and editors spotlight the best. Top-rated photos and editors' picks get published in products and win prizes.


August 144 p.m. until 7 p.m. Keel's Creek Winery and Art Gallery book signing of Art And Artisans of the Ozarks at 3185 E. Van Buren (62E).

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