Art Buzz

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Can't use weather as an excuse this weekend! Get out and enjoy the town with friends and neighbors.

Getting enough fiber?

Do you crochet, knit, spin, weave, dye, etc? Then you won't want to miss "All Things Fiber" on Saturday, Oct 16, from 11:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m.

This month's focus is holiday gifting. Bring your work in progress, inspirations to share, and a brown bag lunch. Drinks are provided. Call Bonnie at (479) 363-9814 for more information.

Draw what you see

A winter drawing class begins in November at Barbara Kennedy's Studio at The Art Colony, 185 N. Main, upper level. The class opens with drawing basics: line, contour, shape, shading and perspective.

The goal is to learn to draw what you see, whether it be a still life, an old barn or another person.

Classes are $18 for 1 1/2 hours and meet weekly. For more information, call Barbara at 253-6652. Visit her website,

Mad for artsy hats

Circle the date -- Friday, Oct. 29, 6:30 -- 11 p.m. -- and kick off the holiday social season with the 8th Annual Mad Hatter Ball, a lavish costumed affair and fundraiser for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA,) held in the Crystal Dining Room of the Crescent Hotel. The Mad Hatter Ball is ESSA's main yearly fundraiser.

The festive event's ticket sales and auctions raise operating funds for the ESSA, a non-profit school providing art education opportunities for adults and youth in Northwest Arkansas.

The fun is true "Eureka style." Party-goers will dazzle with creative hats, required for admittance, and many will be in full costume.

An award will be given by a secret panel of judges for Best Hat, in addition to a People's Choice Award. Enjoy a scrumptious pasta dinner, and dance the night away with music provided by Red Ambition.

A silent auction will include fantastic works of art created by regional and national artists, many who teach at ESSA.

Ticket price is only $50 per person and will support ESSA. Call (479) 253-5384 to reserve tickets, or mail check to ESSA, P.O. Box 657, Eureka Springs, AR, 72632.

Sign up for parade and talent

The Folk Festival is still accepting applications for the Folk Festival Parade and Talent Competition. Please contact Eric Young at 253-2586 or visit for more information

Fall Folk Faire at The Art Colony

On Friday, Oct. 15 & Saturday, Oct. 16 take a step back in time and watch local artisans demonstrating the traditional arts: Stephen McGehee playing with fire and demonstrating iron forging, Jeannie Feldtman and friends demonstrating spinning wheels and traditional weaving, Spring Street Candlemakers making hand-poured candles, and Julie Kahn Valentine doing portraits.

Music by Jeff Lee & Chuck Onofrio Friday 3:30 -- 5:30 p.m.

Tom and Cynthia Morin will host a drumming Saturday from 4 -- 6 p.m. and both Jonny Hadyn and Maureen Daily will display sculptures this weekend at The Art Colony.

Grand opening

The Photography Gallery -- Images in Art grand opening is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16.

The gallery features regional photographers and graphic artists.

See an outstanding collection from Max Elbo, including pieces from his private collection as well as the anticipated debut showing of newcomer Andy Favors.

And there's more: Matt Johnson, J.R. Jones, Melanie Myhre, Lorri Carter, A2B Imagery, Barbara Kennedy, and Jack Miller to name a few.

Jonny Hadyn stunning sculpture Wing and A Prayer, will also be on display at the grand opening.

For info: www.artcolony, or (479) 244-7229

Sneak peek

Come get a sneak peak at the work of surrealist Martin Newman this weekend at The Art Colony. His studio opens November 1, but you can see what all the excitement is about this weekend at The Art Colony on N. Main.

'Float' down Spring Street

Float entries are now being accepted for the 63rd Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival Parade to be held on Saturday November 6. Applications are available by calling Eric Young, Special Events Director, at 253-2586 or by stopping by the Auditorium Monday - Friday from 9-5.

Sign up and get your group involved. Make this Eureka's best parade ever!

Hearing "voices"

Don't miss the 2nd annual "Voices from Eureka's Silent City" cemetery tour on October 15, 16, 29 and 30.

The "living history" tour features live actors in period costumes playing the roles of early citizens of Eureka Springs reminiscing about their past.

Tours start around 5:30 p.m. and leave every twenty minutes. Tickets ($10 adults and $5 for children 12 and under) may be purchased at Cornerstone Bank, the Chamber of Commerce, the Historical Museum and at the event.

Free parking and shuttle service available. The tour is a fundraising project for Eureka Springs Historical Museum. Call the Museum 253-9417 or email for more info.

EuREADka Pride

Top reviewer Amos Lassen and poet Bryan Borland have brought together authors to participate in the first annual EuREADka Pride, in conjunction with Eureka Springs' Fall Diversity Weekend.

The event, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 30, will take place at the Carnegie Library Annex (194 Spring Street) at 1:30 p.m.

Scheduled to participate are Paul Harris, author of Diary from the Dome, Davina Kotulski, author of Love Warriors, and Bryan Borland, author of the poetry collection My Life as Adam.

Amos will read from Brock Thompson's new book, The Un-Natural State: Arkansas and the Queer South. There will also be an Open Mic.

Halloween events:

*15th Annual Howl-O-WeenSaturday, Oct. 30 at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge from 7 -- 9 p.m.

See the cats at night, take a haunted 'Trail of Terror,' compete in children's costume contest/parade, and enjoy games/prizes and a concession stand with food and soft drinks.

Admission:$15 adults, $10 seniors and children from 3-12. Children under three admitted free.

Visitors to the Refuge during the day are allowed free entry to the party in the evening. Please call (479) 253-5841 for additional information.

*Haunted hayrideswill scare you silly any night this month at Bear Mountain Riding Stables.

Wait until dark and then hop on one of the wagons leaving every 75 minutes from the stables ... and into the unknown. Reservations required. $10/adult, $8/child. Call 253-6185 or (800) 805-8005.

*Hair-Raising Tram TourGet scared any Friday or Saturday through October 30. Tours start at 7 each night and cost $40 for adults and $25 for kids. Area appreciation every Friday with a $10 discount for Boone and Carroll County residents.

Purchase tickets at Dogwood Canyon or in advance by calling 1-800-BC LODGE.

Octoberfest food and all this for $10 advance purchase at the HI Recreation Center.

Tickets on sale now through October 14. 253-1284 or 253-5136

Docfest continues

The Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library continues its 5th annual documentary film festival in the Library Annex Meeting Room.

Plan to see The Betrayal on October 22, Pray the Devil Back to Hell on November 5, and Babies on November 19.

All films are for mature audiences and admission is free. For further information, or 253-8754.

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