She is also introducing to the gallery her whimsical insects made from tableware. Stop in and visit Judy from 1 -- 4 p.m. and 6 -- 9 p.m.
While Michelle McDonald (Celebrations and Traditions) has been dressing up the town in Victorian costumes to participate in events such as the Queen's Contest, Bank Robbery, Mardi Gras, plays and Christmas over the last decade, she's seen some truly memorable interactions happen because costumed characters were on the streets.
Michelle has a vision to make that an ongoing part of the Eureka Springs experience and is calling for anyone interested in forming a Costumed Troupe of all ages to take on roles, interact with the public and pose for photos during events and festivals.
Please call Michelle if interested in meeting to plan and discuss, among other things, how to include making money while participating in this rewarding experience. Those wanting to help in other ways -- such as decorating -- can also contact Michelle at (479) 981-1559 after 5 p.m.
Randal Thompson, long-time resident of Eureka Springs, will be the featured artist for the Gallery Stroll on June 9. In conjunction with the musical events happening this month in our town, the galleries celebrate the Music of the Springs.
Our springs have a special song, expressed in beauty and grace. Randal has captured their elegance in photographs which he will share with you from 1 -- 4 p.m. and again from 6 -- 9 during the regularly scheduled Gallery Stroll. Join us to meet him and share in the beauty of Eureka Springs.
Eureka Thyme, 19 Spring Street, (479) 363-9600. See www.EurekaThyme.com, EurekaThyme.Blogspot.com, or check out youTube.com/EurekaThyme!
Music in the Springs is the Eureka Springs Gallery Association's theme this month, and art sings in galleries all over town:
Fantasy & Stone: See the Music in the Springs show with original oil and tempera paintings by Cynthia Ré Robbins. Her fantasy and visionary art is inspired by dreams and nature. 229 North Main, 253-5891.
Artifacts Gallery's show is "Inspired by Music," June 1 -- 30. Works by gallery artists Sheila Richards, Charles Pierce, John Robert Willer, Lorna Trigg, Craig Hirsch and others reflect music and song at 37 Spring Street, Upper Level, 363-6660.
Studio 62 brings color and music to life as Jody Stephenson's glorious paintings and Ron Lutz's world-class photography create visual symphonies that dazzle! 355 W. Van Buren (next to the Bavarian Inn), 363-9209.
Zarks Gallery celebrates the resonance of bells and chimes in keeping with the Music of the Springs theme on June 9.
Master potter Steve Beacham will present a series of elegant porcelain bells by the late Gary Eagan, renowned founder of Spring Street Pottery. Collectors of Gary's work will appreciate this event as some of the bells will be available for purchase.
Also emphasized will be legendary cast bronze Paolo Soleri bells and hand-crafted symphonic quality wind chimes by Music of the Spheres. 7 Spring Street, 253-2626.
Barbara Kennedy Studio invites you to hear with your eyes the soundless music of flowers as they spring to life to enchant visitors to the studio. This newest member of the gallery association is located at 266 N. Main Street, 253-6652.
Prospect Gallery invites you to whistle, sing a song or play a melody on piano or guitar (instruments provided) when you come to the gallery during this month's Stroll on June 9, 6 -- 9 p.m., and make a bit of your own Music of the Springs. Enjoy the music of change jingling in your pocket with a discount of 10% off any painting by Rebecca J. Becker! 42 Prospect, 253-5012.
Raku Fired Ceramics with Christy Carlisle, all levels, 5-day workshop June 11 -- 15. Tuition: $275, materials: $120. (Special 3-day workshop $165, call ESSA for details.)
Exploring Western Raku firing methods, students will learn the process of hand building followed by glazing and firing methods. Advanced students may bring bisque pieces ready to fire the first day.
Christy Carlisle received her BFA from Kansas University and MAA at Adams State in Colorado. (www.christycarlisle.com)
Blown Glass with Ed Pennebaker of Red Fern Glass Studio -- 5-day workshop June 11 -- 15. Tuition: $375 Materials: $15 per lb./colored glass.
Pennebaker has shown at Sofa Chicago, Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishings Show, Hsinchu International Glass Art Festival, Arkansas Studies Institute, and other venues. Ed began working with glass in 1981 and founded his own studio in 1985. He has worked full time with glass for the past 25 years. Check out his gorgeous work at www.redfernglass.com.
Call ESSA to register for either workshop at (479) 981-3732.
On Thursday, June 7, from 4 -- 5:30 p.m., come see ESSA's students' work at our Student Studio Stroll. Refreshments served!
Visit www.ESSA-art.org for info on financial assistance. Download a scholarship application under "Financial Aid."
The Eureka Springs Downtown Network brings together Art and Film in Basin Park. For their 4th season ESDN is showcasing selected local artists prior to showing a classic film.
The festival starts June 10 and runs every Sunday evening to July 15. Films are shown outdoors starting at dusk in Basin Spring Park. Prior to the film, selected artists will show their work on the big screen, allowing the audience to experience their work on a grand scale. The artist will introduce the selection and be on hand for a short question and answer session prior to the film.
Coming up June 10: Jana Robison is the featured artist and the film is The Great Gatsby. The show will start with a Pop Up Theater performance featuring Youth Theater and the Hysterical Historical News which was selected as part of the Arkansas Heritage Month Grant program. The 15 minute production features four vignettes about Eureka Springs notables and the work they did in Eureka Springs.
The first in a 6-week series of programs for kids and families features Rich Davis, a professional children's book illustrator for over 25 years. Davis engages children and adults while walking them through a simple step-by-step journey toward telling and illustrating their own stories.
This is the first of many engaging, free events being offered as part of Carroll County Libraries Dream Big: READ! Summer Reading Programs.
Davis will present his Speed Drawing program at each of the public libraries on Monday, June 11, at Berryville Public Library at 1 p.m., and Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library at 3 p.m.
Free event open to all ages. For more information please contact the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library (479) 253-8754.
When: June 9, 10 a.m. -- 3 p.m. Where: Ozark Folkways, 22733 N Hwy. 71, Winslow. Cost: $25.
The Cross Stitch Stovepipe basket we will make has a tall cylindrical shape and is about 5 inches in diameter and 7 inches deep. Before weaving the basket, we paint a maple veneer strip with a watercolor wash to make a colorful background for a lattice woven with binding cane.
Children 10 and under will need an adult helper. To register, contact Rebecca (479) 634-3791 or email email@example.com.
Avant Garde in the Ozarks' 9th Wave Experiential Art Instillation will be open until June 9.
Saturday: at 4 p.m. experience A Dream, an Interactive Instillation, and at 4:45 p.m. First Imprint with father/daughter team Marvin Jonason and Tamarah.
At 5 p.m. ride the wave of live music with Cosmic Roots and check out Baddha Buddhi, a Telepathic Sound Instillation by Ranaga Farbiarz in Studio C.
The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce is producing an Art Guide this year and has put out a call for new and exciting photos for this premier publication. If you have photos to contribute for the new Art Guide, please bring them on a disc to Debbie at the Chamber as soon as possible or email them to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos should include all areas of art: culinary art, music, visual art, performing art, fashion, etc.
Eureka Dancers continues to grow its numbers at the Wednesday dance sessions beginning at 5 p.m. at Eureka Live Underground. New members are always welcome. No charge to join in. Information is posted at www.Dance.Ureeka.Org. Contact Dan Ellis at Dance@Ureeka.Org or Mary Popovac at QMaryDance@Yahoo.Com.
Open daily, 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m. (479) 363-6660, www.artifactseureka.com.