Music, art and literature... enjoy it all this week.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Poetluck July 21

The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH) is happy to host two excellent writers for the next Poet Luck. Bring a dish to share, some of your work, and meet out guests on July 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Stephanie Vanderslice is working on her current novel, The Secret Son. She received an English Professor of the Year award in 2009 and has been the Director of the Great Bear Writing Project since 1999.

Philip Finch's many achievements include publishing 14 books, including 10 novels; and he has written and sold two screenplays. He was a journalist on both coasts and was on the President's Commission on Organized Crime. He was a past creative director and editor of Woodland Press in San Francisco.

The Writers' Colony is located at 515 Spring St. Phone: 253-7444.

Heiligenstadt Quartet

at St. James

The Heiligenstadt Quartet will be performing an afternoon of chamber music at St. James Episcopal Church, 28 Prospect, on Saturday, July 16, at 3 p.m.

Works will include Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 74 "The Harp" and Dohnanyi's String Serenade Op. 10.

Freewill donations accepted.

Madeline plays at library

The Carnegie Public Library will show the movie Madeline on Friday, July 15 at 10:30 a.m. as part of its Summer Reading program -- One World, Many Stories.

The 1998 movie is Rated PG and admission is free. All ages are welcome in the Library Annex at 192 Spring Street.

For more info on summer programs, call your public library in Eureka Springs (479) 253-8754, Berryville (870) 423-2323, or Green Forest (870) 438-6700.

Wolf explores the world of birds

Elizabeth Wolf's Arkansas Bird paintings will be the featured exhibit from Aug. 10 -- 17 at Eureka Thyme Gallery. Wolf will have at least 20 original pieces in the show, featuring chickadees, quail, roadrunners and goldfinches -- among others -- but does not yet know how many will be on display.

Wolf will be at the gallery Saturday afternoon, Aug. 13 from 1-- 4 p.m. and again during the Second Saturday Gallery Stroll, 6 -- 9 p.m., to talk about her work.

Thursday stroll at ESSA

ESSA's Student Studio Stroll this week will feature the work of the students involved in "Life Drawing," "Paper Weaving," "Hand Building Clay" and "Digital Photography" workshops. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, July 19, ESSA will host an Instructor Slide Show at the campus at 4 p.m. where the work of Ann Powers, "Light! In Oil Painting" and Lyla Allison, "Intermediate Metalsmithing" will be on view. This event is also open to the public.

Valerie Damon will begin "Shaman Doll Making" on Thursday, July 21.

Due to popular demand, ESSA is presenting a Fall Encore series of "Shaman Doll Making" and several other workshops. The encore "Shaman Doll Making" workshop will be held September 15 -- 17. Register online at or call (479) 253-5384.

Edward C. Robison III speaks to HI Photo Guild

Edward C. Robison III, a fine-art photographer whose work has been exhibited and published nationally, will speak to the Holiday Island Photography Guild on Tuesday, July 26, 3 p.m. at the Holiday Island Club House Room A.

He will conduct a one-hour presentation using his award-winning images to awaken the creative spirit and the desire to take better pictures. Question and answer period will follow.

Preview Robison's photography at or tour his Sacred Earth Gallery on Highway 62 near Inspiration Point.

Reservations are not required but seating is limited to 30. The public is invited. For information contact Steve Shogren (479) 253-7075.

Coming up:

July 16 - Art Adventures: Pet 'n' Art. A day of furry fun! All ages, free. Bring your well-behaved pets to Basin Park on Saturday. Costumes encouraged. For more information, see www.eurekasprings artadventures .com.

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