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Art Buzz

ARTS & AMUSEMENTS (05/24/12)
Ken and Sandy Starbird consistently create art of magnificent depth and whimsy. This year's annual show for them brings us new work which is more powerful than ever. Join us to meet Ken Starbird and Sandy Wythawai Starbird on Saturday, May 26, from 1-4 p.m. and again during the regularly scheduled gallery stroll from 6 -- 9 p.m...
Arts & Amusements (01/18/12)
Auditions will be held for Soul Motion Studio's production of the Wizard of Oz Friday, Jan 27 3:30 -- 5 p.m. Open to children ages 6 --15, and students must enroll in a weekly theatre production class. Students need to prepare a short memorized monologue and character analysis of the main part they want to audition for. There is a $5 script fee. Please be on time. For more info please contact (479) 981-3947. Performance will be held Spring 2012...
Arts & Amusements - Holiday-spirited events, arts and amusements all season! (11/23/11)
Santa will be in Basin Spring Park Friday, Nov. 25, to talk with boys and girls and make his lists for delivery on Christmas. Santa will arrive at 5 p.m., so be there to meet him! The 5th Annual Snowflake Ball to benefit Clear Spring School will be held at the 1886 Crescent Hotel's Crystal Dining Room on Dec. 4 -- 6:30 p.m. for cocktails, dinner at 7:30. Entertainment by the Red Ambition Band...
Music, art and literature... enjoy it all this week. (07/13/11)
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...
Art Buzz (01/19/11)
Practical Magic Art Supply is now open at a new location -- 123 Spring Street. Winter Hours are: Monday - Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday from noon -- 5 p.m. Closed Wednesdays. For More information please call (479) 244-7229. The popular Eureka House Concerts will continue Wednesday, February 2 at the Eureka Unitarian Church, 17 Elk Street, at 7:30 p.m...
Art Buzz (10/28/10)
Enjoy music and art. Be amused. Get scared. It's time for fun in Eureka Springs. The comedy play, Hit and Misdemeanor, is sure to be a hit Nov. 5 and 6 at the Eureka Springs High School Cafeteria. Curtain time is 7 p.m. Enjoy a great crime-comedy romp as the school cafeteria is transformed into Glowworm Productions' Studio "B" for an evening of fun as two female TV cops find themselves in real danger...
Art Buzz (10/14/10)
Can't use weather as an excuse this weekend! Get out and enjoy the town with friends and neighbors. 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...
Art Buzz (10/06/10)
October's fare might raise your hair. Why not get out and see what's there? Jeweler Wayne Schmidt is back at the bench again after a summer motorcycle mishap. The local silversmith will be at the Jewel Box presenting new jewelry creations using spectacular turquoise, fossilized ivory, ammonite and agate...
Art Buzz (09/29/10)
Abandon the sofa and enjoy the weather. Have some fun with friends and neighbors this week at an art show or fun event. Scare yourself silly any night this month on a haunted hayride 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.....
Arts and Amusements (09/23/10)
Bored? Circle a date (and not the drain), and get out and have some fun this week! Popular mystery writer, Carol Higgins Clark will be the keynote speaker at the Rogers Public Library Foundation's 2010 "Conversations" at the John Q. Hammons Center on October 9 at 9 a.m...
Studio tour explores Eureka Springs (09/23/10)
The annual Eureka Springs Artists' Studio tour not only gives visitors a look into the life of the artist, it also takes them on a beautiful tour from Eureka West into the heart of downtown and out US 62E. The free, self-guided event, held Sept. 24 --26, is a wonderful way to spend three cultural days exploring Eureka Springs...
Art Buzz (09/08/10)
Join fellow readers and writers on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring Street. Poetluck is a monthly potluck dinner and literary salon. The public is invited and writers, readers and listeners are encouraged to attend...
Art Buzz (09/01/10)
The Holiday Island Art Guild is hosting its 22nd Annual Labor Day Art Show/Sale Sept. 3, 4, and 5, at the Barn on Holiday Island. Barn doors are open 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and noon 'til 4 on Sunday. Show judge is Terry Russell, local artist/art educator...
Art Buzz (08/18/10)
The 2010 Bluegrass Festival kicks off on August 19 with a free watermelon Social at 7 p.m. in Basin Park. Come and slurp, spit a seed or two, and join in a bluegrass jam. Festivities continue in the morning with 10 free shows in the park, and roll on during Saturday with more free music until doors at the AUD open at 6:30 p.m. for a great show at 7:30...
Art Buzz (08/12/10)
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...
Roy Reed to read at library (08/12/10)
Arkansas journalist Roy Reed is keynote speaker at Carnegie Public Library on August 22, as part of the Library Centennial Celebration. Reed will read from his book, Looking for Hogeye, starting at 12:30 p.m. Reed worked in the White House Press Corps during the Johnson Administration, and also worked with recently retired Helen Thomas, and Max Frankel, who later became executive editor of the New York Times...
Help help Julie (08/05/10)
There will be a benefit dinner and silent auction on Wednesday, August 25 at Caribe from 5 p.m. 'til the cows come home. The affair is to benefit local art legend, Julie Kahn, who fell on a downtown sidewalk and broke her painting wrist in two places...
Leo pitches in (08/05/10)
Zarks' live-in art critic and civic-minded four-footed citizen, Leo, is about to be nine years old. Zarks Gallery will be hosting a celebration for the friendly feline between 6 -- 8 p.m. during the 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll, August 14. In lieu of a gift, Leo asks everyone to bring a can of food, a package of treats, a toy or a monetary donation for his pals at The Good Shepherd Humane Society Shelter...
Art Buzz (08/05/10)
Young Carroll County actors will present King Arthur's Quest, from the Missoula Children's Theatre and the Carroll County Arts Council, in two outstanding performances: Friday, August 6 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 7, at 2 p.m. at the Berryville Community Center...
Summer students art busy (07/30/10)
The summer program at the elementary school serves K -- 6th grades with activities that include field trips, sports, art, dance, computer lab and theater games. Students are served breakfast, lunch and two snacks, and the program runs from 8 a.m. -- 6 p.m. daily...
Art Buzz (07/30/10)
Art and Artisans of the Ozarks, the first volume of a high quality coffee-table book series featuring art and artisans from the Ozark Mountains has been launched with excitement and enthusiasm by the Palette Art League (PAL) in Yellville. Among the works of Ozark artists featured in the book are five paintings by Eureka Springs painter, Diana Harvey...
Three local arts' orgs get share of $1.2 million (07/21/10)
The Arkansas Arts Council has awarded 92 grants to Arkansas organizations totalling $1,173,359 for fiscal 2011. Receiving a slice of that pie are three Eureka Springs arts organizations: Eureka Springs School of the Arts, Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony, and Eureka Springs Communication Arts Institute...
Art Buzz (07/21/10)
The Holiday Island Art Guild invites artists to participate in its 22nd Annual Labor Day Art Show/Sale to be held Sept. 3, 4 and 5 in The Barn at Holiday Island. Entry Categories: Works on Canvas and Fabric, Works on Paper, Mixed Media, and Photography...
Art Buzz (07/07/10)
Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will celebrate artwork of our young people on Friday, July 9 at 4 p.m. with a reception at the ESSA campus at 15751 Highway 62 West. Teenage students of Carol Peacock (Painting); K. Michael Crawford (Comic Book Art); Suzanne Tourtelot (Beginning Sewing-Making a Lap Quilt); Sally Gorrell (Fun with Clay); and Mike Gibson (Stained Glass) will be on hand to dazzle family, friends, and the public with their works. Refreshments will be served...
Youth Art Week July 5-9 (07/01/10)
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts begins Youth Art Week for 11-17 year-olds beginning July 5. Openings are still available in K. Michael Crawford's Comic Book Art class and Mike Gibson's Stained Glass workshop. The workshops will have an abbreviated schedule of 10 a.m. -- 3 p.m...
Two fine arts are better than one (07/01/10)
The Second Annual Art In Opera is underway with 88 oil paintings, acrylic paintings, ceramic tiles, jewelry, mixed media, pencil and pastel, and watercolors by leading area artists including Larry Mansker, Mary Springer, John Willer. Julie Kahn Valentine and photographer Richard Quick...
ESSA Thursday Studio Stroll focuses on fiber art and watercolor (06/17/10)
Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will host a Thursday, June 17 Studio Stroll from 4 -- 5:30 pm to exhibit works of the students of Eleanor Lux (Off the Loom Weaving) and Marlene Gremillion (Painting Flowers in a Different Way) at the ESSA campus on US 62 West, five miles in Eureka Springs. The event is open to the public and food and beverages will be on hand for all attending...
Art is in the eye of the beholder (06/09/10)
Opera in the Ozarks General Director Jim Swiggart invited local artists and photographers to Inspiration Point Friday, June 4, to shoot reference photos that artists use for preliminary sketches or to understand a costume detail or color. Paintings and sculptures created from these photographs will be among other Tosca, Carmen and Don Giovanni artworks presented at the Second Annual Art in Opera group show at Inspiration Point, June 18 through July 17...
ESSA Thursday Studio Strolls (06/09/10)
Thursday, June 10 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. the Eureka Springs School of the Arts will have a working studio stroll of David Tripp (Plein Aire Painting) and Susan Siegele and Mike Haley's (Colored Clay Tiles) students' art work at the ESSA campus on US 62 West, five miles west of Eureka Springs. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome...
ESSA Studio Strolls and classes draw near (06/02/10)
Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) first Studio Stroll of the new season is Thursday afternoon June 3 from 4 -- 5:30 p.m. at the ESSA campus at 15751 Highway 62 West. Artwork by students of Cynthia Kresse's Life Drawing, Suzanne Tourtelot's Complex Cloth, and Lyla Allison's Beginning Metalsmithing are featured. Refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public...
Taste of Art this Saturday night (05/27/10)
Nine local and chef-owned restaurants will offer fine art to complement fine food Saturday evening, May 29. Restaurant owners have invited local artists to exhibit works andbrush elbows with diners...
Gallery Stroll May 29 (05/27/10)
Eureka Fine Art Company Diana Harvey -- Award-winning still-lifes and miniatures Bob Harvey -- Colorful, one-of-a-kind abstracts Randy Rust -- Stunning panoramic landscapes 83 Spring Street Gallery -- Jewelry designer Betsy Stafford gems sparkle for a two-day trunk show event. Using rare and unusual gemstones that are rated excellent or better, Betsy wraps each piece letting the stones be her guide...
Take off on art (05/27/10)
Pinups, Pushups & Glamorous Art is this year's group exhibition at Castle Rogue's Manor's 2010 May Fine Arts event, headlined by internationally acclaimed pinup artist Jennifer Janesko. Jennifer's unique paintings have been featured in Maxim and Playboy, as well as appearing in feature films, national television shows, and international publications. She will be on hand to sign autographs and answer questions about her work...
Gallery roundup (05/19/10)
Some fine artists to discover this week at local galleries: The Jewel Box Gallery - Wayne Schmidt presenting new stones and jewelry designs fabricated in silver. Iris at the Basin Park -- Sue Burkart Chisholm's ceramic art has been a mainstay of the gallery since it opened. This year she will be introducing new wall décor, new raku vases and a multipurpose ceramic 'Sunstar.'...
Local painter accepted in national art show (05/12/10)
A painting by Eureka Springs artist Carol Dickie was accepted into this year's 56th Annual Exhibition of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, inc. Deep Snow, a mixed water media painting, will be included in the show May 24-June 11 at the Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth, Ave., New York, NY...
Weekend Art shows (05/12/10)
Iris at Basin Park -- Terry Russell, renowned local artist and educator (now retired), will be in the gallery presenting the newest ceramic creations from his Blue Moon Studios. 1-4 & 6-9 PM Eureka Thyme Gallery -- Diana Harvey's oil paintings are well-known in Eureka Springs. Learn more about this fine artist at her reception from 6 to 9 p.m...
20th Annual White Street Walk (05/12/10)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- A Eureka tradition turns 20 this year as historic White Street welcomes locals and visitors to artists' homes, studios and galleries once again on Friday, May 21. This year the veteran artists of White Street will be joined by more than 40 guest artists, mostly from the area, who will show everything from weaving to watercolor, pottery, stained glass and more...
One "handy" magazine rack (05/06/10)
Just in time for May's Festival of the Arts, Phil Hollenbeck decided to purge some belongings from his "collection of crap" and rolled up to the Citizen office with a snowboard ("and a good one, too") on top of his car -- and not just the usual snowboard. This one has aqua wheels, and from it sprouts a stand of colorful three-foot stems topped with aluminum hands large enough to hold magazines...
Ozark Mountain Daredevils author to visit Gazebo Books (04/29/10)
A book signing for Michael "Supe" Granda of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils will be held at Gazebo Books on Saturday, May 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. at 86 Spring St. His book, It Shined is the story of the founding of the Daredevils in Springfield, Mo., their discovery and recording with A&M Records, their decades of concert tours, personal turmoils, and "a cornucopia of tales from the rock-n-roll highway." For details, call 253-9556...
Chelsea's to host 'Outsiders Art Show' (04/29/10)
Chelsea's Corner Pub and Grill will display art created by Linda Jo Davis as part of its "Outsiders Art Show" in conjunction with the May Festival of the Arts. The show will open on Monday, May 3 at 10 Mountain St. For details, call 253-6723.
Iris to host 8th high school art exhibit (04/29/10)
For the eighth year, Iris at the Basin Park will host a month-long exhibit of work created by Berryville and Eureka Springs high school art students. The show is titled "The World of the Pharaohs" The students were challenged by art teachers Jessica Cummings and Sara Russell to create art ispired by the ancient Egytians. They traveled to the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock and visited its "World of the Pharaohs" display...
'Artisans at the Lake' sets first Spring Art Show (04/29/10)
Artists who live in and around Beaver Lake have formed a group called "Artisans at the Lake." The group will host its first Spring Art Show on Saturday, May 1 at Ozark Mtn. & Lake Log Homes at 324 Mundell Rd. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show will feature unique jewelery, photography, pottery, paintings and wood works. Attendees are invited to mingle with the artists and shop. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given...
1st May Festival Invitational Art Show opens May 1 (04/29/10)
One of the opening events of the annual, month-long Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts celebration begins this year with the 1st Eureka Springs Invitational Art Show on Saturday, May 1. The show will be held in the Garden Level of the Queen Anne Mansion, which will re-open on May 1 after extensive renovation. ...
ESGA to host gallery strolls each Saturday in May (04/29/10)
The Eureka Springs Gallery Association's (ESGA) nine member galleries will sponsor Saturday Gallery Strolls and special events throughout Eureka's May Festival of the Arts. The first stroll will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Participating galleries and their exhibits include:...
Cash-prize winning artist (04/22/10)
Prospect Gallery now open (04/21/10)
The Prospect Gallery at 42 Prospect Ave. is now displaying art in an 1887 Victorian home located across from the Crescent Hotel gardens. Prospect Gallery is owned by international Sennelier prize winner Rebecca J. Becker and features her own pastels as well as works by regional artists Chuck Thomas, John Merritt, Marvin Jonason and Charles Fredrick. Books by Keith Scales are also on sale in the gallery...
Main Stage presents 'Six in One' art show (04/21/10)
"Six in One," an exhibit featuring artwork created by six Eureka Springs women, will be displayed in the Main Stage Creative Community Center lobby through May 2. Exhibiting artists include: Fran Carlin; Susan DeRosa; Barbara Kennedy; Carol Peacock; Carol Saari; and Mary Springer. The works include oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, charcoal on paper, colored pencil and watercolor on paper, mosiac tiles and fiber and beaded dolls...
Carnegie to host home-grown poet (04/21/10)
Poet, teacher and former resident Alexandra Teague will be at the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library on Saturday, April 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., reading from her recently-published book of poems, Mortal Geography. Teague, who graduated from the Eureka Springs High School in 1992, now teaches creative writing at City College, San Francisco, Calif. Mortal Geography has received much recognition including the 2009 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry...
Kresse to lead ESSA Masters Class, May 14-16 (04/15/10)
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will host National Endowment of the Arts honored painter Kevin Kresse for a three-day Masters Workshop on oil portraits beginning May 14. The workshop will focus on capturing a subject's likeness and personality in oils. ...
HI Theater Guild to stage Southern Hospitality (04/07/10)
They're ba-a-a-ck! -- the crazy citizens of "Fayro, Texas" that is. The Holiday Island Theater Guild is currently rehearsing Southern Hospitality, the sequel to its popular November play, Christmas Belles. This time the Futrell sisters try to avoid Fayro's financial ruin by luring a salsa factory to town by putting on a Fayro Days Festival with only two days' planning...
Eureka Thyme to host Westerman show (04/07/10)
Eureka Thyme will feature Eureka Springs watercolorist Dixie Westerman in a special show to kick off the 2010 Gallery Stroll season on Saturday, April 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. Westerman graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a major in interior design and a minor in oil painting. and studied watercolor painting with Glenn Gant...
Sarah Burton Fine Art now part of the Art Colony (03/25/10)
Artist and muralist Sarah Burton and her husband Mark have opened a new working art studio at The Art Colony to showcase their fine art and nature photography. A former Design Center owner, Sarah studied extensively across the USA and in Rome, Italy, and is certified in the techniques of trompe l'oeil murals and Italian venetian plasters. She works with interior designers, builders and homeowners to create beautiful rooms and art...
ESSA's Spring ReArt & Chair-ity fundraiser (03/24/10)
ESSA's Spring ReArt & Chair-ity fundraiser will be held at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center on Thursday, April 1 beginning at 7 p.m. There will be food, music, live and silent auctions of art, antiques and services. "Chair-ity" art chairs will be available during the live auction. The chairs were created by local artists John Rankine, Carol Peacock, Valerie Damon, Larry Mansker, Carol Sturgis, Mary Springer and Suzanne Tourtelot. For details, call ESSA at 253-5384...
Eurekan Art to host glass artists' demonstration (03/17/10)
Eurekan Art Studio & Shop will host a demonstration of glass bead-making by glass artists Sage Holland, Beaux Anderson and Vanessa Bunet on Saturday, March 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at 150 N. Main St. During the demonstration, there will also be a trunk showing of beads created by the three artists...
Eurekan Art to host glass artists' demonstration (03/18/10)
Eurekan Art Studio & Shop will host a demonstration of glass bead-making by glass artists Sage Holland, Beaux Anderson and Vanessa Bunet on Saturday, March 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at 150 N. Main St. During the demonstration, there will also be a trunk showing of beads created by the three artists...
Library to host calligraphy class (03/17/10)
Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library will host a morning-long calligraphy class taught by calligrapher Julie Turner on Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, in the Meeting Room Annex at 192 Spring St. Tuition is $20 and covers the cost of supplies, including a calligraphy pen, lined paper and a handout. Class size is limited to 12 students and is open to students ages 9 to 99...
Enthios to host 'light paintings' (03/10/10)
The unique "light paintings" of J.R. Jones will be shown at Enthios Dance Studio on Greenwood Hollow Road at 4 p.m. on March 25. Jones is an award-winning photographer and former film maker who "paints" with gas, electricity and glass tubes.
Mr. Shrine to host class at Sparky's (03/10/10)
Mr. Shrine, aka Ralph Wilson, will conduct a shrine-making class at Sparky's Ultra Lounge on Saturday, March 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants are invited to bring their own lucky and personal components. Frames, charms and glue guns will be provided...
Art in Opera seeks artists (03/04/10)
The Eureka Spring Opera Guild is again offering a unique opportunity for all area artists to submit two or three-dimensional art works reflecting this season's operas. Opera in the Ozarks summer opera festival will begin June 19 with performances of Tosca, Carmen and Don Giovanni...
ES Opera Guild to hold annual meeting (03/03/10)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- The annual membership meeting of the Eureka Springs Opera Guild, an organization supporting Opera in the Ozarks and Inspiration Point Fine Art Colony, Inc., will be held March 7 at 2 p.m. at the Best Western Eureka Inn. The Opera Guild was organized 26 years ago to provide assistance and support for the summer opera festival and other music workshops held at The Point. ...
Eureka Springs artist chosen for Louisiana exhibition (02/25/10)
Zarks Gallery plans Big Glass Sale (02/10/10)
Zarks Gallery's 11th annual Big Glass Sale, featuring seconds from the Gartner-Blade Art Glass Studio will begin Saturday, Feb. 14. Every year the Gartner-Blade Studio sends all its seconds, reduced firsts, experiments and other pieces that may have lingered too long on the shelves at Zarks...
Mr. Shrine to host love-themed shrine session (02/10/10)
Ralph Wilson, aka Mr. Shrine, will conduct a "Make Your Own Love Shrine" interactive class at KJ's Caribe Restaurant and Marcado on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants are invited to bring photos, doo-dads and other memorabilia to the session to create a tiny monument to what they love the most. Mr. Shrine will furnish glue, glitter and other shriny stuff. Cost is $10...
'Breaks Your Heart' sale, Feb. 13 (02/10/10)
Buffalo River poetry, topic of Carnegie program (02/04/10)
Dr. Will LaPage will be on hand for a book signing and reading from Along the Buffalo: A Collection of Buffalo River Poetry on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library at 194 Spring St. The event is co-sponsored by the Buffalo National River Partners...
Eureka Thyme to launch two books (02/03/10)
Eureka Thyme will celebrate two new books by local author Jim Young on Saturday, Feb. 6 from noon to 6 p.m. Aware in a World Asleep speaks to the human condition and offers ways of thought to transform the reader's life into one of inner peace and joyful expression...
Arts Council, CAPC to prepare guide for city (01/21/10)
The Eureka Springs Arts Council and the City Advertising and Promotion Commission (CAPC) are preparing an art guide for the city of Eureka Springs. The Arts and Cultural Guide will list galleries, artists, art-related events and sites of interest and will be made available to visitors...
Schwade trunk showing set at Zarks Gallery (01/06/10)
Zarks Gallery, at 67 Spring St., will host a trunk showing of jewelry created by Eureka Springs artist, sculptor and musician Michael Schwade on Saturday, Jan. 9 from noon to 6 p.m. Snow date will be Jan. 16. Schwade's original designs are executed in brass, copper, nickel and sterling silver and adorned with glass cabochons resulting in distinctive pieces of wearable art...
Eureka author's Along the Buffalo released by PublishAmerica (12/23/09)
Along the Buffalo: A Collection of Buffalo River Poetry by Will La Page of Eureka Springs was recently published by PublishAmerica of Frederick, Md. Part One of Along the Buffalo is a collection of 45 new poems about the many ways we interact with our land, and draws from the author's three weeks as 2009 poet in residence at the Buffalo National River...
Dance to benefit Enthios (12/23/09)
Yao Angelo with Ozakwaaba will perform for a dance benefitting Enthios Art Venue on Saturday, Dec. 26, from 7 p.m. to midnight. The event, featuring Afropop and Reggae music, will open with a performance by Cult Leader's Anonymous. Admission to the BYOB event is $10. For details, call 253-6830...
Second Saturday Art Stroll to feature 107 artists (12/09/09)
The Eureka Springs Gallery Association's seven fine art and fine craft galleries will host a Second Saturday Stroll on the evening of Dec. 12. Among the attractions are:...
Dance Theater slated at Enthios Art Venue (12/09/09)
Enthios Art Venue and Shaumbra Dance Theater Company of Consciousness will present The Reconnections by Shaumbra Dance Theater Company of Consciousness on Dec. 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. nightly. Enthios Art Venue is located at 215 CR 301, east past the elementary school on Greenwood Hollow Road...
Kahn artist to appear at two venues (12/09/09)
Local artist Jule Kahn Valentine will appear at Eureka Fine Art at 78 Spring St. on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be an artist's reception in her honor from 6 to 9 with refreshments and live music. For details, call 253-6595 or 981-4110...
Main Stage presents 'Inspired by Nature' (12/09/09)
"Inspired by Nature," featuring work by Eureka Springs artists Carol Dickie and Mark Rademacher, will be exhibited at the Main Stage Creative Community Center through Dec. 20. The exhibit is the first in a series of monthly shows planned for display in the lobby at Main Stage...
ArtCartists schedule planning night (12/03/09)
All interested parties are welcome to attend as Eureka Springs ArtCartists host a Movie and Planning Night with a screening of Harrod Blank's Wild Wheels. On Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 561 CR 302 (Rockhouse Road) the group will continue planning for next year's event and "Mr. ...
Art show open house is Dec. 5-6 on White St. (12/03/09)
Eleanor Lux and Karen Foster will host their 13th annual open house and art show and sale on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 19 White St. The event will continue on Sunday, Dec. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. Lux, a weaver, will showcase a new collection of tiny beaded and textured party purses in addition to her gem stone and beaded ball necklaces, and will debut her mixed media sculptures of extinct herons...
Jeweler Stafford to return to 83 Spring Street (11/25/09)
Master jewelry artist Betsy Stafford will return to 83 Spring Street Gallery with her entire collection of hand wire-wrapped jewelry for a two-day celebration of her newest creations. Many pieces are one-of-a-kind, hand-shaped and polished to highlight nature's colorations in all their subtle variations...
Fall Art Show to offer a wide range of art (11/25/09)
The 5th annual Eureka Springs Fall Art Show, an eclectic mix of art for sale and more than 50 fine artists in attendance with one-of-a-kind creations, will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 28. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center...
HI Community Church to host piano concert (11/18/09)
Holiday Island Community Church's Memorial Concert Series will host a free, public piano concert by Dr. Ruth Anne Rich on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. at 188 Stateline Dr. Rich has played extensively in Europe and has received critical acclaim from such eminent musicians as Arthur Rubenstein, Robert Casadesus, Julius Katchen and Nadia Boulanger...
Studio 62 to host book release party (11/18/09)
A Book Release Party will celebrate the publication of two new books on Friday, Nov. 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Studio 62. The books are Sheer Poetry: Words and Photographs, by Rosalie Toler and Gerry Toler, and Sweetness, Collected Poems, 1974-2009 by Ann Carter...
Max Elbo show, reception slated at KJ's Caribe (11/18/09)
KJ's Caribe will host an Art Show and Artist's Reception featuring Max Elbo from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20. According to Karen FitzPatrick, "Elbo has designed countless posters for benefits and fund-raising events even in the middle of his commissioned projects. ...
Kahn artist to exhibit at Caribe (11/04/09)
Caribe Restaurant and Market at 309 W. Van Buren will host a reception for Julie Kahn Valentine on Friday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. to celebrate the opening of an exhibit of her erotic art. Kahn's show will run from Nov. 6 through 15. Mary Springer's show and the shrine show will continue through this weekend...
Taylor receives 2009 WCDH Fellowship (11/04/09)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- Michael Ray Taylor, cave explorer, author and professor at Henderson State University, has been awarded the 2009 Hagin-Kaye Travel Writing Fellowship by the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow. Taylor, who teaches Mass Media Communications at Henderson, has authored three nonfiction adventure and science books and more than 100 articles for publications from National Geographic to Sports Illustrated...
Eureka Thyme to host author's reception (10/21/09)
Caribe exhibits to honor All Souls Day (10/21/09)
'Dia de Los,' or Day of the Dead, is the title of Mary Springer's new body of work that will debut at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, at Caribe Restaurant and Mexican Market. Another special exhibit featuring local artists, the Day of the Dead Shrine Show, will be open for viewing and purchase from 11 a.m. ...
Experienced artist & teacher to offer classes (10/21/09)
Art classes for teens and adults will be held at Barbara Kennedy's Studio weekly beginning Nov. 3 with a wide focus on graphite and colored pencil drawing and acrylic and oil painting. Groups will be limited to five students with lots of individual attention in an informal setting. All skill levels are welcome and the cost is $18 per 90-minute session, plus materials...
ESSA Mad Hatter Ball Friday (10/21/09)
Sleeper and Burton join The Art Colony (10/14/09)
Shannon Sleeper of The Spiraling Paintbrush and Sarah Burton of Sarah Burton Fine Arts have combined their talents and skills to form a studio partnership at The Art Colony on N. Main St. Both artists will offer workshops, including: art for self-exploration through painting for process and collage techniques; Italian renaissance lime fresco panels; classical oil painting in the Old Master techniques; do-it-yourselfer faux, brushstrokes and more; and decorative painting. ...
Hooked a Peacock (10/14/09)
Truth Hurts to be staged at Gavioli Chapel (10/14/09)
Caribe exhibits locally created art work (10/14/09)
KJ's Caribe will host Mary Springer's "Day of the Dead Art Show" from Oct. 24 through Nov. 8. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. A "Day of the Dead Shrine Art Show" featuring local artists will be displayed on Oct. 30 and 31. Local artists Ken Concar and Ginger Crump will continue their current art show through Oct. 23...
Iris at the Basin Park to host Damon reception (10/14/09)
Iris at the Basin Park will host a reception for Eureka Springs artist Valerie Hubbard Damon on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at 8 Spring St. Author, painter, sculptor and more, Damon's work reflects an inner creativity that comes from the heart as she presents new giclee prints of her 2009 Artery panel. For details, call 253-9494...
Annual Mad Hatter Ball to benefit ESSA (10/14/09)
Eureka Springs -- The Crescent Hotel will host the Seventh Annual Mad Hatter Ball for the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) on Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. The festive event raises funds through ticket sales and auctions to help with operating expenses for ESSA, a non-profit school providing adult and youth art education programs in Northwest Arkansas...
Art Buzz (10/07/09)
Renaissance 1 will present The Seahorse, an adult-themed production directed by Marvin Jonason and written by Edward J. Moore, at Enthios Art Venue on Oct. 14, 15, 16 and 17. Performances will begin at 8 p.m. at 215 CR 301 (Greenwood Hollow Rd.). Tickets are $12 each. For details, call (612) 616-4675...
ESSA to host 7th annual Mad Hatter Ball (10/01/09)
The 7th annual Mad Hatter Ball, benefitting the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA), will be held on Oct. 23 at the Crescent Hotel. The gala will feature dinner in the Crescent's Crystal Dining Room, dancing to music performed by the Big 'Uns and a silent auction...
5th annual ES Fall Art Show seeks artists (10/01/09)
The 5th annual Eureka Springs Fall Art Show is now accepting applications from artists interested in exhibiting at the Nov. 28 and 29 show at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. Registrations forms for booths are now available at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts, at Eureka Thyme or by calling 253-5826...
DeRosa to exhibit new work (09/23/09)
Susan DeRosa will debut a series of Eureka scenes during the fourth annual Artists Studio Tour at her studio at 6 Kirk St, between Howell St. and Fairmont Ave. at the foot of Fairmont, Sept. 25 through 27. DeRosa moved to Eureka Springs to pursue her art after retiring from the Laguna College of Art & Design in Laguna Beach, Calif. ...
Sacred Earth Gallery grand opening (09/23/09)
4th annual Eureka Springs Artists Studio Tour set for this weekend (09/23/09)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- Some of the finest artists in Eureka Springs will open their private studios Sept. 25 through 27. Tour participants will be able to tour 16 studios and the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA). The event will offer a behind-the-scenes experience featuring more than 20 working fine artists and fine craft persons demonstrating a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, pottery, weaving and fiber arts, jewelry and assemblage art...
Booths now available for Blue Spring Fall Fair (09/16/09)
Booths are still available for the fall art show and sale at Blue Spring Heritage Center for the weekend of Oct. 17. Booths are $20 for the weekend and spaces are on a first-come-first-served basis. For details, call Carma Lewis at 253-9244.
Eureka Thyme to host Gourd artist reception, Saturday (09/09/09)
Eureka Thyme will feature the Native American Gourd art of Stone Akin on Sept. 12, during the Second Saturday Gallery Stroll. A reception will be held for Stone and Karol Akin between 6 and 8 p.m. at the gallery at 19 Spring St. "The spiritual values of my Indian heritage, coupled with my previous vocation in the architectural design field, are reflected in my art, Stone said. "Each piece is a part of nature, even my paints are taken from Mother Earth."...
83 Spring Street Gallery to host reception (09/02/09)
A reception for artist Doug Hall will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 83 Spring Street Gallery. Hall's knowledge of Native American history and folklore is evidenced in his paintings of the native peoples of the Eastern Woodlands. Their everyday life comes alive and is warmly expressed in his works, such as "See My New Rifle" and "Broken Silence."...
Art Buzz (09/02/09)
Eureka Thyme to host Mika-Benton reception (09/02/09)
The Eureka Springs area photography of Laura Mika-Benton will be featured in a show and reception at Eureka Thyme on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. "These photographs are used to illustrate her book, The Tree of Life, whose story is both simple and complex, using rhythm, repetition and that old literary favorite, metaphor, to portray the concept of oneness," said Paula Lauer of Dundee, Ill...
EureKan Art mounts month-long Traxler show (08/26/09)
EureKan Art Studio & Shop is currently exhibiting a collection of newly released, limited edition giclee prints created by Julie Traxler. The show will be displayed throughout September at 150 N. Main St. Traxler was a painter and sculptor who lived a life as astonishingly colorful as her paintings. She painted everything from doors to chairs to canvas. Her strong sense of color had a vibrational quality similar to Van Gogh, but with a special Traxler twist...
Rhythm & News (08/26/09)
Roger Record's 'Masterpiece' Ř Roger "Mr. Music" Record is very proud to announce that he's bringing Phil Brown to town. He'll be playing in Basin Spring Park for a Dance in the Park After Dark on Friday from 8 to 10 p.m. On Saturday afternoon he'll present "The Jimi Project," his homage to Jimi Hendrix from 4 to 6 in Basin Spring Park before headlining at the Squid & Whale that night starting at 10...
Blue Spring seeks artists for fall show (08/19/09)
Blue Spring Heritage Center is now seeking artists who want to display their creations at a fall art show and sale which will be held on the weekend of Oct. 17. Booths are $20 and spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. For details, call Carma Lewis at 253-9244...
Earthdance seeking young vocalist for 'Bless the Children' (08/19/09)
Enthios Art Venue will host auditions for an adult choir and a children's choir for the Earthdance Live Broadcast "Bless the Children" which will be held at Enthios on Greenwood Hollow Rd. on Sept. 26 from noon to midnight. Earthdance producers are seeking a strong, young female vocalist for the lead. Those interested in auditioning should leave a message for Allan at 253-6830...
Castle Rogue's Manor to host Pinnacle Hills VIP preview party (08/19/09)
A Pinnacle Hills Arts & Food Festival VIP preview party will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at Castle Rogue's Manor in Beaver. The event is a celebration in anticipation of the third annual Pinnacle Hills Arts Festival which will be held Sept. 11 through 13 at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade on the south side of Rogers. More than 40,000 people are expected to participate in the Festival...
Enthios to host auditions for The Sea Horse (08/19/09)
Renaissance 1, a new production company in Eureka Springs, will hold open auditions for its first theatrical production, The Sea Horse by Edward J. Moore, on Aug. 25 and 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Enthios Art Venue. Those auditioning may use script cuttings or the monologue of their choice...
Local author launches first Sci-Fi story (08/13/09)
Eureka Springs author Guy-Daniel: Czajka has officially released his first Sci-Fi story, On the Eve of Forever, an adventure of future human contact with a race of benevolent beings who come from the other side of the Milky Way Galaxy. The book is intended to take readers through a spectrum of emotions, technologies and sociological and spiritual concepts and introduce a reality where imagination is free to be part of what could be, some day...
ESSA to host Studio Stroll on Aug. 6 (07/31/09)
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will end its summer workshops with a Student Studio stroll on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at its campus at 15751 US62W. The public is welcome to view art created by students and enjoy refreshments. Workshops participating in the Studio Stroll include blacksmithing taught by Jim Wallace of Memphis, Tenn., bookmaking with Dolph Smith, fabric collage with Suzanne Sanders-Tourtelot and wooden plate turning with Kip Powers...
Pinnacle Hills Arts Festival (07/31/09)
The third annual Pinnacle Hills Arts Festival is scheduled for Sept. 11 through 13 at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade on the south side of Rogers. Admission and parking are free to the 40,000-plus shoppers expected to attend. The weekend will feature: Visit the Web site at www.http://pinnaclehills.org for details...
ESSA student Studio Stroll set for July 30 (07/22/09)
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will host its Thursday Studio Stroll on July 30 at 4 p.m. at the ESSA campus at 15751 US62W. The Stroll will feature the art work of students in Jody Stephenson's "Collage in Oils and Acrylics" workshop. The Studio Stroll is open to the public as well as friends and family of students. Refreshments will be served...
Peace Love and Art Studio to host jewelry workshop (07/22/09)
Peace Love and Art Studio will conduct a hemp jewelry making workshop on Saturday, July 25 from noon to 2 p.m. at 565 W. Van Buren. The session will be lead by "The Rock Man," Sean Lamore. Adults and children are invited to bring their favorite pendent to make into a piece of jewelry. Tuition is $10, which includes supplies...
Art Buzz (07/15/09)
ESSA's 8th session features local favorites The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will begin its 8th workshop week of the summer on Monday, July 20, with classes taught by locals Mary Springer (Life Drawing), Valerie Damon (Shaman Doll Making) and L. J. Smole (Basic Enameling)...
Evenson to demonstrate at Eureka Fine Art (07/10/09)
Artist Karrie Evenson, who is featured in the twice-weekly television program "Karrie on Canvas," will be at Eureka Fine Art at 78 Spring St. on Saturday, July 11. Evenson will demonstrate her painting technique on the deck from 1 to 5 p.m. and will be in the gallery from 6 to 9 that evening...
ESSA Youth Art Week to feature Saturday reception (07/10/09)
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will host Youth Art Week with classes taught by Jamie Tait (Hand Printed Wallpaper) and K. Michael Crawford (Cartoon Character Art) beginning Thursday, July 9. On Saturday, July 11 at 2 p.m., ESSA will hold a reception and open house to showcase the work of the aspiring young artists. Youth Art Week scholarships were funded by Community First Bank, Cornerstone Bank, the Eureka Springs Board of Realtors and the Eureka Springs Rotary Club...
Art Buzz (07/03/09)
ESSA Studio Stroll -- Artists at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will demonstrate the art of soft-glass sculpture and glass beadmaking "at the torch" during ESSA's Thursday Student Studio Stroll. Visitors to the school's US62W campus are invited to watch color and form take shape in the fire and visit other studios where students are creating pen-and-ink drawings and making colorful paper...
Semolic to host women's painting group (06/25/09)
Kathryn Semolic is forming a Women's Expressive Painting Group at her Eureka Springs studio. The group will splatter, squiggle, splash and smear paint in the process-oriented workshop designed to exorcise the inner critic and honor the intuitive, joyful voice of creativity...
ESSA continues Thursday studio stroll (06/25/09)
On Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m., the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will again host a working studio stroll of Lowell Baker's "Figurative Sculpture" workshop. Students began this workshop working from 360-degree photos of a subject, and have progressed to working from a live model in their figurative sculptures. The studio stroll is open to family, friends and the public...
Opera in the Ozarks to celebrate 59th season (06/18/09)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- As with Shakespeare, opera is not something most people would associate with the Ozarks. But most people would be wrong. On June 19, the highly acclaimed Opera in the Ozarks will launch its 59th season with a double bill of Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci coupled with 19th century composer Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel...
ESSA to begin new Thursday studio strolls (06/18/09)
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts' (ESSA) Friday student receptions have moved to Thursday studio strolls from 4 to 6 p.m. The studio strolls are open to family, friends and the public. Visitors will get to view a student's work in progress, along with works finished earlier in the week, as they enjoy refreshments on the ESSA campus at 15751 US62W...
Art exhibit seeks entries (06/18/09)
The Arkansas Arts Council is now accepting submissions for the 23rd annual Small Works on Paper exhibition. The deadline for entries is July 24. All Arkansas residents who join the Arkansas Artist Registry are eligible to submit entries. Applicants may join the Registry for free at the time of entry...
HIAG calls for entrants (06/18/09)
The Holiday Island Art Guild is now accepting applications for its annual Labor Day art show and sale. Categories include 2-D, 3-D and photography. Judging the contest will be nationally recognized artist Stephen Kline. There will be cash prizes. For details, email jveri@cox.net or call 253-8820...
Citizen artist wins 'Watercolor U.S.A. 2009' award (06/18/09)
Citizen staffer Gary Adamson was recently honored by the organizers of the 48th annual, national, competitive exhibition of aqueous media painting, "Watercolor U.S.A. 2009," which opened at the Springfield Art Museum on June 6. This year's exhibition attracted 659 entries from 357 artists from 42 states. A total of 155 works by 137 artists were accepted for the exhibition...
Plein Air painting group (06/03/09)
The Plein Air painting group meets every Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. at Studio 62 next to the Bavarian Inn. The term "plein air" means painting outdoors on location. The group will paint at different places but meet at Studio 62 each week and leave from there...
ESSA to host reception, June 5 (06/03/09)
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will honor the work of the students of Carol Peacock, Judy-Lee Carpenter, and Susy Siegele and Michael Haley at a student reception at their campus at 15751 US62W on Friday, June 5 at 4 p.m. Friends and family of students and the public are invited to attend...
Stowe and CSS students create gift (05/13/09)
The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville will receive a bench as a gift from the students of Clear Spring School (CSS). The piece was designed and built by woodworker and CSS teacher Doug Stowe with the assistance of his wordworking students...
2009 art guide and map now available (05/13/09)
The 2009 Artists & Galleries Collector's Guide for Eureka Springs and the Eureka Springs Artists & Galleries Map Brochure have been released and are available from local galleries, the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce and participating artists and businesses...
Art Buzz (05/06/09)
May art events Eureka Springs will celebrate art during its May Festival of the Arts. The 22nd annual Festival will take place during the entire month of May with dozens of events scheduled at various locations throughout town. Included in the events will be:...
Art Buzz (04/30/09)
This Saturday, May 2, Eureka Fine Art at 78 Spring St. will host four area artists. Karrie Evenson, John Willer, Jimmy Leach and Barbara Kerbox will be at the gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. to meet the public and discuss their work. For details, call 253-6595...
Saturday strolls to resume on April 11 (04/07/09)
The Second Saturday Strolls will welcome collectors and gift seekers starting April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m., from 83 Spring St. down to Eureka Thyme, now at 19 Spring St. The members of the Eureka Springs Gallery Associates include: Iris At The Basin Park, at 8 Spring St.; Eureka Thyme, at 9 Spring St.; Eclectic Edge, at 49 Spring St.; Zarks Fine Design Gallery, at 67 Spring St.; Quicksilver Gallery, at 73 Spring St.; Eureka Fine Art Company, at 78 Spring St.; 83 Spring St. ...
Fire Om Earth retreat center events (03/30/09)
Fire Om Earth Retreat Center at 872 Mill Hollow Rd. will host the following events this week: For details, call (928) 451-4337...
Crescent to sponsor photo contest (03/31/09)
The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa will sponsor an amateur photography contest during the month of April, focused on the theme: "Springtime Under The Crescent Moon." Photographs must be taken during the month of April and submitted on or before April 30...
Rankine's 'Community at Peace' goes on-line (03/31/09)
Photographer John Rankine's "A Community at Peace" installation is now on-line at the Eureka Springs Artists Registry's Web site, www.eurekaspringsartists.com. Rankine invited 550 Eureka Springs community members to sit for individual photographic portraits while visualizing, meditating on, praying for, or simply thinking about peace...
ESSA spring schedule (03/31/09)
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will conduct a second set of three-day spring workshops beginning the weekend of April 17. The following classes still have openings: "Glass Mosaics" with Fran Carlin; "Painting" with John Willer; and "Making Your Own Spindle" with Joyce Roberts. Registration is available on-line at www.esartschool.org, or by calling ESSA at 253-5384...
Eclectic Edge to host Johnson (03/31/09)
Eclectic Edge Gallery will host local photographer Matt Johnson as he debuts a new photograph series on Saturday, April 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the gallery at 49 Spring St. Johnson will also exhibit his well known pin-up style colored pencil sketches...
Bennett to exhibit at Smithsonian craft show (03/31/09)
Gwen Bennett of Eureka Springs is one of 120 artists and craftspeople chosen to exhibit at the 27th annual Smithsonian Craft Show, which will kick off with a Preview Night Benefit on Wednesday, April 22, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Each of the 2009 exhibitors reflects the story of contemporary American craft in one of 12 categories: basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art and wood...
Farbiarz to display commissioned work (03/30/09)
There will be a one-time showing of Ranaga Farbiarz' most recent projects on Monday, April 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Celestial Windz Harmonic Bizaar at 381 Hwy. 23S. Farbiarz has been working on a large commission for an international invitational art exhibition that will open at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on April 25. It will be one of 91 pieces by 50 artists on the theme "The Quick and the Dead."...
Art Buzz (03/25/09)
Strings to magic aprons -- Eureka Springs School of the Arts Executive Director Peggy Kjelgaard and Alena Guillory exhibit lovely art aprons designed by Denise Ryan, Eleanor Lux and Mary Tait. The Eureka Springs School of the Arts will hold its 5th spring "Fool for Re'Art" fundraiser on Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. ...
Opera Guild to host Templeton, March 22 (03/18/09)
Carolyn-Anne Templeton will perform a vocal music program at the Opera Guild's annual membership meeting on Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m. in the conservatory of the Crescent Hotel Templeton is a senior at Depauw University, pursuing degrees in vocal performance and political science. ...
Last call for artists (03/18/09)
The third editions of the Artist & Galleries Collector's Guide and the Artists & Galleries Map Brochure for Eureka Springs are being prepared for publication. All gallery and studio artists who live in Eureka Springs and surrounding areas of Beaver Lake, Beaver and Holiday Island or who display their work regularly in a Eureka Springs gallery are invited to participate in either or both of these promotional pieces that will be distributed throughout 2009...
ESSA kicks off 2009 program (03/18/09)
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will begin its 2009 program with two three-day spring classes beginning March 20. Popular local artist Jody Stephenson will offer a pastels class in this versatile yet forgiving medium. In addition, Suzanne Sanders-Tourtelot will present a workshop on silk dyeing in which students will learn both gutta resists and wax resists in the ancient Japanese tradition...
AAC to offer Artist Fellowships (03/11/09)
The Arkansas Arts Council (AAC) invites Arkansas artists to apply for 2010 Individual Artist Fellowships. AAC artist fellowships are unconditional awards that recognize individual artistic ability in three categories: contemporary and traditional crafts; short stories; and film and video...
Local artists showing in goddess festival (03/04/09)
FAYETTEVILLE -- A trio of local artists -- Carol Peacock, Mary Springer and Zoi Young -- are participants in a month-long celebration of "Goddesses, Angels & Amazons," the first Goddess Festival, being held at Ultra Studios in Fayetteville throughout the month of March...
Johnson chosen for LSU art exhibit (02/23/09)
Eureka Springs artist Betty Johnson has been accepted into the Louisiana State University International Exhibition on Animals in Art. Her "Queen Corgi I" painting was one of 75 works accepted out of 585 entries. Johnson, a member of the Holiday Island Art Guild and the Eureka Springs Artists Registry, has lived in Eureka Springs since 1995. She works in oils and acrylics and paints landscapes, still lifes, dolls and her popular "Old Masters" dog and cat paintings...
Can't afford fine art? Lease it! (02/23/09)
The 83 Spring Street Gallery of Eureka Springs now has a creative answer for collectors of fine art and crafts who are not quite ready to purchase a monumental bronze sculpture by Mark Hopkins or a Lee Teter Native American painting. Fine art leasing is an increasingly popular solution for both individuals and businesses, and 83 Spring Street Gallery owners Brad and Diana Walpole believe the leasing option to be a timely alternative, as well as an increasingly popular method of resource utilization.. ...
Arkansas artists sought for exhibit (02/11/09)
The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute is seeking Arkansas artists for its 4th annual Arts in the Air Professional Art Exhibition, to be held May 2 through 25 at the institute on Petit Jean Mountain. The event is designed to support the creativity of artists in the state and promote art awareness and appreciation...
Zarks fine art glass on sale (02/11/09)
For the 10th year, Gartner-Blade Art Glass Studio will send all its seconds, experiments and some reduced-price firsts to Zarks Fine Design Gallery at 67 Spring St. Zarks Gallery will include select in-stock pieces from other glass studios at savings of up to 40 percent...
Call for auditions at Enthios (01/20/09)
Composer and conductor Christopher Lantz and Enthios Art Venue invite those interested to audition for positions in a previously unperformed avant garde string quartet event to be performed on Sunday, Feb. 1 at Enthios Art Venue on Greenwood Hollow Rd...
Mika-Benton pens book on spiritual inter-connectedness (01/14/09)
Everything is connected, and everything that is, was and will be is inside each of us, if only we will listen. This is according to writer and artist Laura Mika- Benton, who recently announced the forthcoming publication of The Tree of Life, her book of spiritual poetic prose, illustrated with 45 black and white photographs of the Historic District and Lake Leatherwood...
Fused glass at Fusion Squared (01/01/09)
Nature and the media offer inspiration to fused glass artist Dorothy Tannahill Moran, who will exhibit her latest works at Fusion Squared Gallery in Eureka Springs throughout the month of January. The Oregon artist creates practical glass objects using glass of every sort, from cut flat glass "frit," to ground glass that has been manipulated with a torch...
Art Buzz - Artists Registry (12/17/08)
The Eureka Springs Artist Registry is seeking entries for the "Love Show," to be held at the registry office during the month of February. Submitted work should be 8 in. by 8 in. in size and reflect the "love" theme. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional work will be included in the show...
Valentine Christmas portraits (12/11/08)
Julie Kahn Valentine will be creating children and adult Christmas portraits through Christmas at Roberts Gallery at 19 Spring St., across from the Flat Iron building. Valentine will be working in both color and charcoals and works from both photos and sittings. Sittings take half an hour to 45 minutes...
Mardi Gras planning meeting (12/10/08)
Mardi Gras is around the corner. Meet at Chelsea's at 10 Mountain St. at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17 to discuss bigger and better parades, floats, costumes, masks, kids, pets and whatever else makes fun! For details, email Dan@Ureeka.org or call (479)981-9551...
Semolic studio party, Dec. 12 (12/10/08)
Last year at Studio Kathryn Semolic at 5 Hayes Ave., one guest tended the fire in the 34-degree drizzle while those indoors sipped appletinis, talked about art and psychology and sang munchkin songs. This year, on Friday, Dec. 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Random Number Generator will assign generous discounts to everyone visiting Kathryn Semolic...
Rankine show 'Community at Peace' (12/10/08)
Photographer John Rankine will have a slide-show of his "Community at Peace" installation on view at 84 Spring St. this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rankine photographed 550 local residents, asking them to visualize, pray for or meditate on peace. The individual portraits were part of a larger installation presented last month at The Space...
Gallery Walk to benefit Cancer Society (12/10/08)
The stars will come out along Spring Street for the Gallery Stroll on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. The Eureka Springs Gallery Association members commissioned local, regional and national artists and craftsmen to create a collection of star ornaments exclusively for the event...
Eureka Fine Art to host Glick, Rust (12/09/08)
Eureka Fine Art, at 78 Spring St., will host two artists on Saturday, Dec. 13. Robert Glick will exhibit and discuss some of his abstract paintings, which are exhibited in two major venues in New York City, from 2 to 5 p.m. During the Gallery Walk, from 6 to 9 p.m., Randy Rust will be on hand to show and discuss his large Ozark landscapes...
Eureka Thyme to host local authors (12/09/08)
Donna Norman book release party (12/09/08)
Children's author Donna Norman will have a book release party for her first book, Just A Swim?, at Café Amore at 2270 E. Van Buren on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. The author will read and sign copies of Just A Swim? for holiday gifts. Refreshments will be provided...
Lux Studio to host open house (12/03/08)
Eleanor Lux and Karen Foster will host their 12th annual open house, art show and sale on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. at 18 White St. Lux will show her latest hand-woven wool rugs, pen-and-ink drawings of the Yucatan and gem stone and beaded ball necklaces...
Mud Street to host Tyndale art show (11/19/08)
Paula Tyndale will exhibit a collection of her work, "Pictures in Oil on Canvas," at Mud Street Café at 22 S. Main St. throughout November and December. For details, call 253-6732.
Eureka Fine Art to host Blouin (11/19/08)
Eureka Fine Art Company will host and exhibit of painter Chuck Blouin's art on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 78 Spring St. In addition to his impressionist work featuring Ozark landscapes, Blouin's latest two paintings highlight his New Orleans heritage. For details, call 253-6595...
Semolic chosen for distinguished exhibit (11/12/08)
Eureka Springs painter Kathryn Semolic is one of 32 artists chosen for an exhibition highlighting the works of Arkansans recognized for their talent, imagination and creativity. Sally Williams of the Arkansas Arts Council and Mrs. Barbara Pryor worked with Sen. Mark Pryor and his staff to mount the six-month-long exhibition titled A Celebration of Arkansas Artists...
A community at peace (11/12/08)
John Rankine photographed more than 550 members of the Eureka Springs community who sat for individual portraits while visualizing, praying for, meditating on, or thinking about peace. The individual black-and-white portraits will be collectively shown in a multi-media presentation utilizing photographic prints, video screens, computer slide shows and lcd projectors. ...
Art Buzz (10/08/08)
Iris at the Basin Park, at 8 Spring St., will feature a double whammy on Oct. 11 when it features Eurekan artist Cindy Galvan and California painter Karen Bagnard. An artists' reception will take place between 1 and 4 p.m. and again from 6 to 9 p.m. during the Second Saturday Gallery Stroll...
Artists studio tour, reception (09/17/08)
There will be an artist's reception on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carnegie Public Library Annex at 194 Spring St. for the 3rd annual Eureka Springs Artists Studio Tour. This free, self-guided annual art event will take place Sept. 26 through 28, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include more than 15 artists featured at 12 working studios in Eureka Springs...
Main Stage after-school classes (09/11/08)
Main Stage Creative Community Center is offering the following after-school classes for ages seven through 12, weekly from 3 to 6 p.m. The after school program provides children with a hands-on education in art and theatre. The first project for Monday theatre class will be a production written and donated to Main Stage by local author Sandra Ostrander, Out of the Box...
Art Buzz (09/11/08)
The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow will offer a number of workshops during autumn. Author Laura Parker Castoro will teach "Get It Published! Marketing and Selling Your Fiction and Non-fiction Books," on Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13. Castoro is the author of 37 books in several genres, and has appeared on the USA Today bestseller list...
Art Buzz (09/03/08)
Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival The 3rd annual Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival will take place Sept. 11 to 13 at Mulberry Mountain, located north of Ozark on Hwy. 23, the Pig Trail Scenic Byway. Presented by New Belgium Brewing, this year's lineup of acoustic, jam band, folk, rock and Americana music will include: Leftover Salmon, Umphrey's Mcgee, The Wailers, The Avett Brothers, Perpetual Groove, Split Lip Rayfield, Hot Buttered Rum, New Monsoon, Big Smith, Great American Taxi, Cornmeal, BoomBox, Oakhurst, Hackensaw Boys, Blue Turtle Seduction, Green Mountain Grass, My-Tea Kind, Family Groove Company, Elephant Revival Concept, Dirtfoot, Ben Miller Band, Mountain of Venus, Speakeasy, The Shotgun Brothers Band, Charliehorse, Shannon Wurst and 3 Penny Acre.. ...
ART BUZZ (08/06/08)
The Eureka Springs Gallery Association (ESGA) will offer, for the third time, a chance to win a $500 gift certificate from any of the nine fine art and fine craft galleries that are members located along Spring Street. Starting with the Association's Second Saturday Gallery Stroll on Aug. ...
Art Buzz ~ ESSA to host student art reception (07/30/08)
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will host a student art reception on Friday, Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. at the school's campus at 15751 Hwy. 62 West. The reception will display student work created in classes taught in Session Eight by ceramic artist Laura Waters of Eureka Springs, box maker Doug Stowe of Eureka Springs, and metalsmith Steve Stramel of Fayetteville...
Art Buzz ~ ESGA to sponsor chance to win $500 gift certificate (07/30/08)
The Eureka Springs Gallery Association (ESGA) will offer, for the third time, a chance to win a $500 gift certificate from any of the nine fine art and fine craft galleries that are members located along Spring Street. Starting with the Association's Second Saturday Gallery Stroll on Aug. ...
ART BUZZ (07/23/08)
Art Buzz ~ ESSA to host student art reception (07/23/08)
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts will hold a student art reception on Friday, July 25 at the school's campus at 15751 Highway 62 West. The reception will display student work created in classes taught in session seven by watercolorist Richard Stephens of Hot Springs, fiber artist Eleanor Lux of Eureka Springs and metalsmith Steve Stramel of Fayetteville...
Art Buzz (07/16/08)
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will host its second student reception of Youth Art Week on Saturday, July 19 at 4 p.m. at the school's campus at 15751 US62W. The reception will display student art work created in classes taught by Jamie Tait, From Stencil to Screen; David Rush, Painting the Cosmos; and Mary Springer, Working with Metal-Beatin', Slashin' and Bendin'...
ART BUZZ ~ ESSA to host student art receptions (07/09/08)
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will host a student art reception on Friday, July 11 at 4 p.m. at the school's campus at 15751 US 62 W. The reception will display student work created in a felting class taught by Ruth Walker of Columbia, Mo...
ART BUZZ ~ Gallery Stroll to feature fossil expressions (07/09/08)
The "Second Saturday Gallery Stroll" on Saturday, July 12 will feature guest artist, Kate Baer who will bring her silver fossil expressions to Iris at the Basin Park. Baer's artwork is inspired by found fossils from Arkansas' Ponca area along the Buffalo River. "Fossils are an everyday reminder of our impermanence and further encourage us to live a life of meaning and heart," she said. She will be in the gallery from 1 to 4 and from 6 to 9 p.m. at 8 Spring St...
Art Buzz ~ Explore galleries and park free (07/09/08)
With a purchase of $50 or more at any of the members of the Eureka Springs Gallery Association, patrons will be reimbursed for their Eureka Springs parking charge. Watch for "Free Parking" signs at 83 Spring Street, Fusion Squared, Eureka Fine Art Company, The Jewel Box, Quicksilver Gallery, Zarks Gallery, The Eclectic Edge, Iris at the Basin Park and Al Hooks Gallery...
ART BUZZ (07/02/08)
  The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will host a slide show at the Carnegie Public Library meeting room on Tuesday, July 8 at 5:30 p.m. Fiber artist Ruth Walker of Columbia, Mo. will be the featured artist and will display her art...
ART BUZZ (06/25/08)
  The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will host its fourth student art reception of the summer season on Friday, June 27 at 4 p.m. at the school's campus at 15751 US62W. The reception will display student work created in classes taught by painter Denise Ryan of Eureka Springs, calligrapher Charles Pearce of Eureka Springs, and ceramists Suzy Siegle and Mike Haley of Huntsville...
ES Gallery Assn. sponsors Art Getaway contest (06/11/08)
  One fortunate couple will receive a free two-day Art Get-Way, valued at $750, which will include hotel accommodations, meals, luxury spa and more.   During the Second Saturday Gallery Stroll of June 14 from 10 a.m., to 9 p.m., couples will need to register their names at any/each of the 10 Gallery Associates noted below...
Historical Museum to exhibit Beaver art (06/11/08)
  A collection of paintings, drawings, and photographs, accumulated over the past 10 years by retiring Beaver Postmaster Deb Davis, will go on display at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum on Friday, June 13. The collection highlights views of the Beaver Bridge, locally referred to as the Little Golden Gate Bridge, the town of Beaver and other nearby points of interest, including the town's original post office...
Old Hollywood style photography to be shown (06/11/08)
  Eclectic Edge Gallery at 49 Spring St. will host a reception for Photographer Rudie Ershen, Saturday, June 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. during the Eureka Springs Second Saturday Gallery Stroll.   Ershen employs vintage equipment and techniques to recreate the Old Hollywood Style of photography. His work hints at Man Ray and Herrel...
ESSA to host Student Art Reception (06/11/08)
  The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will host a Student Art Reception on Friday, June 13 at 4 p.m. at the school's campus at 15751 US62W.   The reception will display student work created in classes taught by master bookmaker Dolph Smith of Ripley, Tenn.; jeweler and metalsmith Judy Lee Carpenter of Eureka Springs; and metal sculptor and potter Jim Wallace of Eureka Springs...
ES artists to be featured in state calendar (06/11/08)
  Works by Eureka Springs artists Diana Harvey, Kathryn Semolic, Karin Boudet and Zeek Taylor have been selected for inclusion in the 2009 Arkansas Artist Engagement Calendar published by the Governor's Mansion Association. More than 320 artists from across the state entered work that was judged by out-of-state jurors...
Art Buzz ~ ESSA to host receptions (06/04/08)
  The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will host a Student Art Reception on Friday, June 6 at 4 p.m. at the school's campus at 15751 US62W.   The reception will display student work created in classes taught by painter Carol Peacock of Eureka Springs, watercolorist Marlene Gremillion of Hot Springs Village, painter Julie Kahn Valentine of Eureka Springs and wood turner Greg Thomas of Elkins...
Art Buzz ~ Denise Ryan to teach at ESSA (05/28/08)
  Registration is now open for a five-day Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) workshop titled "Magic of Still Life," which will be taught by Denise Ryan beginning June 23.   Other ESSA classes will include: Calligraphy with Charles Pearce; Colored Clay taught by Suzy Siegle and Mike Haley; Floral Painting in Mixed Media with Deleen Davidson; and Green Woodworking/Chairmaking taught be Joe Doster...
ART BUZZ ~ ESSA to host instructor presentations (05/28/08)
  The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will host instructor presentations on Tuesday, June 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Public Library meeting room at 194 Spring St. Featured artists will include: painter Carol Peacock of Eureka Springs; watercolorist Marlene Gremillion of Hot Springs Village; painter Julie Kahn Valentine of Eureka Springs; and woodturner Greg Thomas of Elkins...
Foster to exhibit at EureKan Art Studio (05/21/08)
  EureKan Art Studio & Shop will host an exhibition of sculpture by Karen Foster, beginning Saturday, May 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. with a reception which is open to the public.   On display will be "The Fibonacci Floor Study," an outstanding 4-foot wide sculpture composed of 65 individual pods representing the spiral of seeds at the center of a sunflower. ...
Big-eyed girls take on the glamour-pusses at Abrya Studio (05/21/08)
Abrya Studio is bracing for a collision of portrait styles this Saturday. Studio owner and artist Jerri Stevens will run damage control as Kathryn Semolic's fresh and bold Girls of Wonder enter the stare down of the century with Steven's alluring and elegant high fashion babes...
ART BUZZ (05/14/08)
  The studio/galleries of the artists at The Art Colony will host receptions for visiting and local artists from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 17 with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.   Abrya Studio will feature the photography of San Francisco artist Carol Stevens...
Art Buzz (04/02/08)
ESSA presents…."Nature-Land-Art, Working with the environment of Eureka Springs, Arkansas" taught by Chris Fischer, April 20-26, 2008  Focusing on the unique terrain of Eureka Springs in the Ozark Highlands, this week-long Eureka Springs School of the Arts workshop will evaluate the approach to making artworks at a myriad of possible public and private sites. ...
Art Buzz (03/26/08)
  "A call to artists" applications are now available for the 2008 Eureka Springs Artists Studio Tour which will be held September 26, 27 and 28. The 2007 tour drew 75 percent of its participants from out of town. For an application, e-mail fireomerth@aol.com or call (479) 244-5016...
Arkansas artists call to entry (03/20/08)
March 10, 2008 Dear Arkansas Visual Artist: Governor Beebe and I enjoy welcoming many visitors to our State and to our beautiful home, the Governor's Mansion. As the cultural community in Arkansas expands its literary, performance, and visual arts offerings, the Mansion Association and I continue to work closely together to secure and display the work of Arkansas artists throughout the Mansion...
Art Buzz ~ ESSA has openings available for Spring classes (03/19/08)
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts has a few openings still available for Spring classes. Don't miss out! March 28 -- 30 (Week-end classes) Valerie Damon teaching "Costuming and Face Painting" Doug Stowe teaching "Design in Wood" John Willer teaching "Acrylic and/or Oil Painting"...
Art Buzz ~ ESSA releases spring class schedule (03/05/08)
  The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will conduct three new classes this spring. They include:   For details or registration, visit www.esartsschool.org or call ESSA at 253-5354...
Art Buzz ~ Bennett to exhibit at Smithsonian (02/27/08)
  Gwen Bennett, Decorative Fiber artist of Eureka Springs, has been selected to exhibit at the 2008 Smithsonian Craft Show. Bennett is among 120 artists, selected from a nationwide pool of close to 1,400 applicants, who will participate in the country's premier juried exhibition and sale of fine American craft. ...
Foster to hold annual Breaks Your Heart Art Sale (02/06/08)
  The public is invited to visit Eureka Springs potter Karen Foster's studio on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for her 9th annual Breaks Your Heart -- Imperfections Art Sale and Open Studio.   In addition to her seconds, her smoke-fired pots and small clay hearts, she will debut her 2008 coffee cups with ribbon handles. Refreshments will be served...
Art Buzz (01/30/08)
  The 18th annual Eureka Springs Kite Festival, set for Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge on March 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will bring an explosion of color and youthful exuberance to the Ozarks with its theme of "Art with an Altitude."...
Art Buzz (01/16/08)
  The Board of Directors of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Bank of Eureka Springs, ARVEST Bank, and Community First Bank, will hold a "Meet Our Artists Reception" on Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Bank of Eureka Springs Financial Center at 152 E. Van Buren...
Planet Eureka Springs Press to present first release book signing (01/16/08)
  The first release of Faltering Toward Perfection by artist and author Jody Stephenson will be presented at Studio 62 at 335 W. Van Buren on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 2 to 6 p.m.   The book is an extended visual meditation based on Stephenson's own paintings and examines the artistic and spiritual processes that propel creative life. ...
Photographer's notebook (12/19/07)
By Phil Hollenbeck   "Creative Vision ll" -- the 2007-2008 Artmobile Exhibition from the Arkansas Arts Center, made its way to Eureka Springs recently.   Parked in the middle school's lot for a week, the exhibition was open every day during school hours. Students were encouraged to visit the semi-trailer transformed into a very cool gallery, replete with track lighting, gallery white walls and snappy wood flooring...
Hollydaze Art Show to be held for one day only (12/13/07)
A show and sale of work from five local artists will be held for 1 day only -- Saturday, Dec 15, at The Space from noon til' 8 p.m. The Space is located upstairs in the red awning building, across from the post office at Spring and Pine St. Featured artists include photographers Richard Quick and John Rankine, hand-crafted jeweler Chon Stanley and sisters Zoi and Sherry Young, who will display new two- dimensional works on paper and sculpture...
Art Buzz (12/12/07)
Teachers are invited to encourage students to enter the 3rd annual "Arts in the Air" competition sponsored by the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute of the University of Arkansas System.   The theme of this year's contest is "Art from the Heart!" Arkansas' students are invited to look inward and create an image that comes straight from their hearts...
Art Buzz (12/05/07)
  Well known Eureka Springs and Tulsa metalsmith Bill Derrevere will be the focus of a presentation he calls "Bits & Pieces" during the Dec. 8 Second Saturday Gallery Stroll at Zarks Fine Design Gallery at 67 Spring St.   Other Eureka Springs Gallery Associates hosting the Dec. ...
Art Buzz (11/28/07)
  WilloSpring Gallery at 33 White St. will hold a holiday open house on Dec. 1 and 2 from 2 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy refreshments, holiday libations and John Willer's new paintings.   Eureka Springs artist Kathryn Semolic will open her studio to those who wish to explore their creativity. Studio Play Days will be monthly explorations into mess making, embracing chaos and allowing the muse to shine through...
ART BUZZ (11/21/07)
  The Eureka Springs Fall Art Show will be held at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.   The show will feature 75 area artists who will display works in metal, ceramics, mixed media, photography, glass and clay, paintings in oil, pastel and acrylic, fine art prints, jewelry and more...
ART BUZZ (11/07/07)
  Arkansas Arts Council Executive Director Joy Pennington has announced that the nomination forms for the 2008 Arkansas Living Treasure are now available.   This award is presented in recognition of an Arkansan who is outstanding in the creation of a traditional craft and has significantly contributed to the preservation of the art form...
Local writer wins conference awards (10/24/07)
  Eureka Springs writer June Baldridge Freeman won two awards during the Ozark Creative Writers Conference, held at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, Oct. 11 through 13. Freeman placed third in the Caudle Memorial Award contest with her essay, “Would You Say That Again?” and won an Honorable Mention in the Tickle My Fancy Award contest with her entry, “Color Frenzy.”...
AAC Fellowships awarded (10/24/07)
More than 300 people from all over Arkansas (including Glenna Booth, Jim Swiggert and Calvin Cotton from Eureka Springs) gathered at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers on Oct. 22 to honor the Arkansas Arts Council 2007 Governor’s Art Awards and Individual Artist Fellowship recipients. ...
Happy Birthday (10/17/07)
Art Buzz -- Eureka Thyme to host punkin' party (10/17/07)
  Eureka Thyme will sponsor a pumpkin decorating event and auction for the benefit of ESSA and the Clear Spring School (CSS).   Artists are invited to drop by the gallery, located in The Quarter, and pick up a pumpkin to decorate and embellish. Artists may also use their own pumpkins...
ART BUZZ (10/10/07)
 Eureka Springs Gallery Associates (ESGA) will host its "Second Saturday Gallery Stroll" on Oct. 13.   The Jewel Box will host a reception for fine craftsman Gary White, who creates intricate marquetry box lids and wooden quilt wall hangings...
ART BUZZ (10/10/07)
Artist Al Hooks generously donated his time and skill to create this year's poster for the Mad Hatter's Ball, the annual fundraiser for Eureka Springs School of the Arts, which will be held Oct. 26 in the Crystal Dining Room at the Crescent Hotel. For more...
Art Buzz - Congratulations (10/03/07)
Art Buzz -- Hopkins to unveil new sculptures (10/03/07)
  Sculptor Mark Hopkins will unveil his newest bronze artwork at a "Signature Reception," Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 83 Spring Street Gallery. Hopkins will be joined at the reception by the next-generation sculptor in his family, Eli Hopkins, who will introduce two tabletop bronzes...
ART BUZZ (09/26/07)
The 2nd Annual Artist Studio Tour -- "An Annual Adventure Into Art," September 28 - 30. Tour maps are availble at the Eureka Springs Vistors Centers, The Chamber of Commerce and The Art Colony on North Main. ---   A weekend-long open house at the Peacock Studio & Gallery at 1 Basin Spring Ave. ...
Artery's 'Icons' to debut Sept. 29 (09/19/07)
  This year's ARTERY theme, "Icons -- from Soup to Saints," will feature 27 new works ranging from Warhol's soup can to Our Lady of Perpetual Procrastination, ARTERY creator Charlotte Buchanan said.   The new "Icons" exhibit of 8 x 4-ft. panels will be unveiled on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 1 N. Main St. Past themes have included "Still Life" and "Water."...
ART BUZZ -- ESSA fall schedule (09/12/07)
  Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will host a variety of classes and activities this fall.   Eleanor Lux will teach a beading class on Sept. 14 through 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   The school will hold its 5th annual Mad Hatter's Ball on Friday, Oct. 26 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Crescent Hotel Conservatory and Crystal Dining Room. This is ESSA's major, annual fundraiser...
Turpentine Creek to host Wilson reception (09/05/07)
  The Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Gift Shop and Information Center will host an artist's reception for wildlife artist D. Arthur Wilson on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 2 Spring St.   The public is invited to meet Wilson and discuss artwork inspired by his trip to Africa and his affiliation with wildlife conservation efforts worldwide...
ESGA to host Sept. 8 Gallery Stroll (09/05/07)
HI art show, Labor Day weekend (08/29/07)
  The Holiday Island Art Guild will hold its annual Labor Day Art Show from Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 at The Barn on Shields Dr.   The show will be judged by watercolorist Rudy Aguire of Bella Vista. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded for the best two or three-dimensional art and photography at an awards reception on Aug. 30 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at The Barn...
ART BUZZ (08/22/07)
  Four Eureka Springs-area artists will display original paintings in the Second Bloom exhibit, Aug. 28 through Oct. 28 at Mud Street Cafe.   They include: Judy Brown, pastels; Carol Dickie, mixed water media; Betty Johnson, oils; and Dee Landerman, oils, airbrush and life-casting...
ART BUZZ (08/22/07)
  The artists of The Art Colony will celebrate the 15th annual Volkswagen Festival with an "Altered States" exhibit of VW-themed artwork, Saturday, Aug. 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. at 185 N. Main St.   The exhibit will feature a whimsical series of oil paintings of VW bugs created by local artist Jack Miller...
ART BUZZ - Teter reception (08/22/07)
Teter reception -- 83 Spring Street Gallery will host a reception for historical artist Lee Teter, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is Eureka Springs' exclusive location for Teter's art. In celebration of Eureka Springs 5th annual Bluegrass Festival, banjo musician Aaron Collins will entertain throughout the weekend. For details, visit www.83springstreet.com or call (888) 215-1969...
Peacock Studio and Gallery to open (08/15/07)
  Eureka Springs artist Carol Peacock recently announced the opening of The Peacock Studio and Gallery at 1 Basin Springs Ave. The gallery will be open to the public by appointment.   Peacock is now accepting commissions for holiday delivery. She will offer private and group instruction in oil painting. Beginning classes for children will begin Saturday, Aug. 18...
ART BUZZ (08/08/07)
  Eureka ART CARtists recently announced the winner of a raffle fundraiser held during this year's 2nd annual Art Car Weekend.   Steve and Tracey Schmidt won Peaceful Meditations, a painting created by local artist Carol Peacock...
Art Buzz (08/01/07)
ESSA to show student art   The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will host a student art reception, Friday, Aug. 3 at 4 p.m. at its campus at 15751 US62.   The reception will display work created in classes taught by bookmaker Dolph Smith from Ripley, Tenn.; jeweler and metalsmith Steve Stramel of Fayetteville; and stained glass artist Judd Mann from North Little Rock...
Art Buzz (07/25/07)
  Martin and Libby Newman will open the Blackberry Gallery on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 7 Center St., the former location of Little Bo Peep. The gallery's Grand Opening celebration will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4.   The Gallery will feature art created by Martin Newman, artistic pillows designed and hand-sewn by Martin and Mahalia Newman and unique home décor, including some vibrant fabrics...
ESSA schedule (07/25/07)
  The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will host a Student Art Reception, Friday, July 27 at 4 p.m. at the school's US62W campus.   The reception will display student work created in recent classes taught by local found-object sculptor Chris Fischer; watercolorist Selma Blackburn of Little Rock; jeweler and metalsmith Steve Stramel of Fayetteville; and flute maker Jim Pesek of Rogersville, Mo...
ESSA student and faculty receptions set (07/18/07)
 The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) will host a student artwork reception, Friday, July 20 at 4 p.m. at its campus on US62W. The reception will display art created in figure drawing classes taught by Eureka Springs artist Mary Springer...
Art Beat (07/12/07)
And the survey said! … I'm a bitch. Yes, 46 percent of you who logged in to last week's on-line opinion poll, which my editor thought would be cute, voted for, "Nah, he's still a bitch." At first, my paranoid self thought it was some sort of organized scheme headed by Llee Heflin and Al Pryor to get back at me, until I realized the people who hit the bitch ballot, were probably good friends who know me too well...
Art Beat (05/24/07)
  The White St. Studio Walk turned into one big, social hug fest. Friday's perfect weather brought out a whole lot of people -- locals and tourists alike.   Most of the artists I talked with were up-beat and said they sold well. Zeek Taylor sold out of original work a half hour after he opened up his home to the public. There was even a big smile from my favorite proverbial grouch John Willer, who with wife Mary Springer, had a successful show...
Art Beat (05/17/07)
    The buzz continued this week about one of the "best-ever" ARTrageous parades. For those of you who did not have a pair of 3D glasses to view last week's Scene Around Town pics of the event, I recommend going to our website www.lovelycitizen.com to see them registered and in focus...
Art Beat (05/10/07)
  There was so much going on last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It was like we tried to jam the full month of May Fest into one weekend. Frogs and chicks went leaping and flying out of Zarks and Wilson & Wilson, prayers were maybe answered at Studio 62, short person Randy Newman went on and on at the AUD, people got face to "Faces" at Main Stage, Bill Westerman showed us what 60 years of work looks like, Yard and Spring Art prizes were awarded, the Art Colony rocked, art cars ruled and Books were Blooming at the Crescent Hotel -- and that was only part of it.. ...
Art Beat (05/03/07)
Another May is here, and another May Festival of the Arts. Although this year's poster states that this is the 20th Annual May Festival of the Arts, a number of artists who have been around for at least 20 years in Eureka dispute that number, saying it's really only 17, 18, or even an unlikely 19 years this event's been put on. Probably someone with some sort of authority during the 13th annual, announced with absolute conviction, "No, I'm 100 percent positive this is the 16th annual."...