Iris at the Basin Park is pleased to host the 10th Annual Student Art Exhibit, a month-long show of art students from Berryville and Eureka Springs High Schools. Each year the art students create art pieces in response to a challenge presented by their teachers, Sara Russell, Berryville High School, and Jessica Cummings, Eureka Springs High School. This year the classes learned about local community clean water projects and were inspired to create art to support those projects.
The art will be on display during the May Festival of the Arts. Please visit the gallery and see how art education in our schools has impacted these young artists. The pieces have been inspired by water conservation and preservation and how the quality of our water affects all humankind. All students are donating their work and the proceeds from ESHS will go toward the Springs Committee. Berryville HS art students' proceeds will go toward one of their local water shed organizations.
The Eureka Springs Arts Council has deposited three great art shows at local banks along US 62 for the annual Bank on Arts exhibit.
Work by some 50 artists will be distributed between Community First Bank, Corernstone Financial Center, and Arvest Bank for the month of May.
Artists receptions will be held at CFB from 4 -- 6 p.m. on May 10; at Cornerstone on May 17 from 5 -- 7 p.m., and at Arvest on May 24 from 4 -- 6 p.m.
The exhibition will be open for viewing now until June 1 at CFB and Arvest, and from May 7 until June 7 at Cornerstone.
Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5 are Customer Appreciation Days at Turpentine Creek Refuge. People who live in Carroll and Madison Counties may come to the Refuge at no cost on those days as a thank-you for supporting the Refuge's mission throughout the year. Non-profit organizations from around the area are invited to set up booths and to share their mission with those in attendance.
The 20th Anniversary Celebration ends on May 5, Cinco de Mayo, when the Ariels will be onstage for the grand finale 20th Anniversary Party starting at 8 p.m. followed by a fireworks show at dusk and then more fantastic music! Bring the family and enjoy making memories that will last a lifetime. See www.turpentinecreek.org for a full schedule.
Soul Motion Studios will offer beginners Hula Hoop dance with Miss Melanie for the month of May. The four week workshop will teach the basics and also some fancy new tricks. Some hoops provided and some for sale. Sign up for Mondays beginning May 7 through 28 with a mini performance at the end of each session. $30/tuition or $10 drop-in rate. For info call (479) 244-9057. Find Soul Motion downtown at 99 Spring St, lower level.
Saturday, March 5, Out on Main will feature the brother and sister art of Hank Barnes and Helen Thomas. Hank's hand-crafted stained glass pieces grace many a home in the region, while his sister, Helen, sees and records the world creatively through a camera lens.
Enjoy the show and artists' reception from 5 -- 9 p.m. at #1 Basin Springs Ave (above the New Delhi). More info: (479) 253-8449.
The Jewel Box will feature the stained glass work of local artist Vern Moore. Inspired by ancient Celtic designs Vern uses the Tiffany method in creating his colorful pieces. Custom orders welcome. Meet him at the artist reception will be Saturday, May 5. 6 - 9 p.m. at The Jewel Box, 40 Spring street. 253-7828
"Food For Thought," a free evening of pizza and entertainment, will be presented at the Fellowship Hall of the Eureka Springs First United Methodist Church on May 11 from 6 -- 8 p.m. Come enjoy the Eureka Springs Christian Writers' Group as they share their latest creative endeavors -- including Metaphorological Weather-Tainment, musical performances, poetry, and more. All are welcome. For more information, call Studio 62 at 363-9209.
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Check out ESSA's Colorageous float in the May Festival of the Arts Artrageous Parade this Saturday, at 2 p.m. because parade goers at Basin Spring Park will be showered with super savings from ESSA -- a gift certificate for a five-day workshop valued at $275 and four $25 workshop discounts.
ESSA's Summer Workshops begin Tuesday, May 29 with classes on Beadwork with Eleanor Lux, Acrylic Painting with Denise Ryan, Digital Photography with Edward Robison, and Fused Glass with Suzy Hendrix. Experience the joy of connecting with your creative self now. Register online at www.ESSA-art.org, or by call (479) 253-5384.
ESSA continues to offer financial assistance for all wood and metal workshops. Download a Scholarship application under "Financial Aid" at www.ESSA-art.org.
Iris at the Basin Park is pleased to have our own Lyla Allison as featured artist for the Saturday Gallery Stroll. Lyla's jewelry is well-known for its distinctive style and quality. Stop in and see her newest creations from 2 -- 4 and 6 -- 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 5.
Pull over! The Cop Shop has an arresting offer you just can't refuse. Strut your mutt in Basin Park on Saturday, May 12, and have some fun for the benefit of the Good Shepherd Humane Shelter. There will be games, contests, and of course -- food.
Veterinarians will be on hand to answer pet health questions and there will be prizes for the best looking/ugliest dog, best trained dog and owner/pet look alikes!
Get a bid in on the silent auction, or try your luck with the 50/50 raffle. Sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police (a/k/a the Cop Shop) in support of GSHS, you're invited to come have the most fun you and your pet can have on six legs. Or else.
Brush off your chaps and head out to the Cowboy Gathering in Green Forest on May 5 for a Dutch oven cookoff being judged at 10 a.m., a roping contest at 10 a.m., a cowboy flea market going on all day and a cowboy talent contest (singing and/or poetry, mind you) beginning at 11 a.m.
There will also be a Ranch Rodeo (three man team) at 2 p.m. and a Western Swing Dance at Cattleman's starting at 6 p.m.
It's a big day of fun only a few miles and a whole 'nother world away at the North Arkansas Livestock Auction, so scoot them boots over to the phone and call (479) 903-9008 for more details, then saddle up and herd them doggies east on Saturday.
The Eureka Springs Opera Guild will present the 4th Annual Art in Opera Event for 2012 Opera in the Ozarks ticketholders this coming opera season, June 22 thru July 20. Thirty invited artists will present original artwork inspired by opera at the Inspiration Point Fine Arts Center. Artwork will be on display in the rear of the theatre. For further information, call Carol Saari at 981-3073.
The Village Association is seeking vendors for a show June 2 at Pine Mountain Village, 8 a.m. -- 5 p.m. Spaces are 12' x 12' and rent for $35 without electricity and $40 with. Interested parties should contact Gayle Voiles at (479) 244-6907 or (479) 253-7047.
Don't miss social dancing on Wednesdays from 5 -- 7 p.m. at Eureka Live. There'll be some practice, then some new routines for even more excitement. Check out Wednesdays at Eureka Live for all the fun. Warning! Pictures will be taken to place on promised website. For info: QMaryDance@Yahoo.Com or Dan@Ureeka.Org -- (479) 981-9551.
The Fourth of July, a painting by Carol Dickie, will be included in the 3rd Annual May Festival of the Arts Invitational Art Show at the Artifacts Gallery, 37 Spring Street, during the month of May.
On May 12, Dickie will be the featured artist at Eureka Thyme Gallery with more new work, along with her beautiful new book of paintings, the Persimmon Seed Notebook -- Paintings of the Ozarks. This will be a great chance to pick up a book if you haven't already.
Find Carol at 10 White Street during the annual White Street Art Walk on May 18 from 4 -- 10 p.m. and she'll be happy to sign your book.
Artifacts has donated space for the 3rd Annual Eureka Springs Invitational Art Show in which more than 50 selected local artists are exhibiting. Every Saturday in May, Artifacts' artists will be on hand answering questions and demonstrating their techniques.
Saturday, May 5, 4 -- 6 p.m., artist demonstration with folk artists Lorna and Craig. Flute demonstration and flute/drum workshop. From 6 -- 9 p.m., artist demonstration with fine artist Artist Lisa Bauer (paintings).
Saturday, May 12, 3 -- 6 p.m., artist demonstration with Jimmy Leach (painting). From 6 -- 9, Meet the Artists with Leach and folk artist Judith Leswig (soft sculpted dolls).
Saturday, May 19, 3 -- 6 p.m. artist demonstration with folk artist Kim Kenney demonstrating woodworking and exhibiting her newest turned pieces. From 6 -- 9 p.m. Meet the Artists with fine artist Diana Harvey (paintings) and Kim Kenney (wood).
Saturday, May 26, 3 -- 6 p.m. artist demonstration with Barbara Robinson (painting). From 6 -- 9 p.m., Meet the Artists with Jim Nelson (wood sculptures) and Barbara Robinson (paintings).
Artifacts will be open daily from 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m. throughout May. (479) 363-6660.
Africa In The Ozarks
African music and celebration
Passion Play Opens
www.greatpassionplay.com (800) 882-7529
12th Annual PT Cruiser Rally
Customer Appreciation Days at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge -- Carroll and Madison County residents may come to the Refuge at no cost www.turpentinecreek.org
Fireworks at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge to conclude their 20th anniversary celebration. Bands playing at 7 p.m., fireworks display at 9. www.turpentinecreek.org
Run Eureka Scavenger Hunt & Fun Run
ARTrageous Parade 2 p.m. downtown - celebrating the arts in Eureka Springs.
Ozark Chorale 7-- 9 p.m. at The Aud
Dog Day Benefit
Basin Park 11 a.m. -- 1 p.m. The cop shop presents Dog Day Afternoon.
Holiday Island Duplicate Bridge Club meets 2nd, 4th and 5th Fridays each month at 12:30 p.m. (10 table game). Contact Rosie Schuler, 253-9004 in advance.
Eureka Springs Duplicate Bridge Club meets Monday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. (6 -- 7 table game). Contact Jean Razer, 253-2627.
Cost is $ 2 -- $2.50 per person, paid on registration. All clubs meet at the Holiday Island golf course clubhouse.
If you have trouble reaching the above contacts, phone 981-6079 or 6072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ozarks Chorale and Director Beth Withey with accompanist, Ellen Stephenson Foncannon, once again bring an afternoon of musical delight to the area.
May 6 at 2:30 p.m. in the Auditorium, the chorale will treat us to a "A Spring Singfest."
Tickets are $10 adult, students free. For reservations, call (479) 253-5018.
Keels Creek Winery is offering a class in Home Wine Making. Participants will make 30 bottles of excellent wine the first time. Classes will be from 7 -- 9 p.m. at Keels Creek Winery, Mondays in May. Cost is $50 plus tax for one or two people making the same batch. Cost of wine- making kits and juice is not included. More info: Doug Hausler, Keels Creek Winery, (479) 253-1769.