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May 4, 2013 – Van Hollow Pottery, founded by Jim and Sarah Young, is located on the Van Hollow arm of scenic Beaver Lake in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas. Jim is a master potter and teacher with over 40 years of experience. He will be with us to share his knowledge and show his stoneware creations and explain the wide range of glazes and firing techniques he uses. Join us from 1-4 and again from 6-9 p.m. for light refreshment and hearty artistic interpretations.
May 11, 2013 – Eureka Springs artist, Carol Dickie, exemplifies the theme for this month’s gallery stroll, Painters in Paradise. In Carol’s words, “As a mixed watermedia landscape artist who loves color, there’s hardly a better place for inspiration. To capture the light, I use watercolor, gouache, acrylic, casein, charcoal and pastel in any and all combinations. I’m always trying different things to be as accurate to my perceptions about nature and the changing light and seasons as possible.” Meet Carol and see her exquisite paintings from 1-4 and again from 6-9 p.m.
May 18, 2013 – Randal Thompson has lived in Eureka Springs for more than 30 years. And he’s been capturing the beauty of our area through his photography for most of that time. When you see Randal’s art captured in prints on both paper and canvas, you can be assured that he’s had his hand in the entire process, from the shooting to the printing. See how he has memorialized Eureka Springs and meet him from 1-4 and again from 6-9 p.m.
May 25, 2013 – Meet the Starbirds! Ken Starbird, ceramic artist, and his wife, Sandy Wythawai Starbird, fabric artist, have become an integral part of the art scene in Eureka Springs. Ken’s sculptural pieces are often mistaken for pieces of coral from the depths of the sea. He is a master of texture and design, having both taught and produced ceramic art for almost 60 years. Sandy has been creating fabric “dolls” for almost 30 years. In her own words, “The images speak of that which is hidden behind the mask. They touch the childlike primal part of us which remembers that imagination and magic are closely related.” To see why it’s said that they are “making magic in the woods”, meet Ken and Sandy between 1-4 and again from 6-9 p.m.
“Mongolian Shaman” by Sandy Wythawai Starbird
“Finding Their Voice” ceramic sculpture by Ken Starbird
ART AS PRAYER
Studio 62 in Eureka Springs
Highway 62 West in Eureka springs, next to Bavarian Inn
Studio 62 in Eureka Springs is hosting its 8th Annual Art as Prayer—a month-long exhibition of original works, utilizing art as a vehicle to spirituality. Open 10-5 daily except Wednesdays. Studio 62 is the gallery of resident artists, Jody Stephenson and Ron Lutz.
Deidre West – demonstration and live model May 4th Noon – 4pm
Alaska born, Deirdre’s drawings and paintings are strongly reminiscent of the Renaissance art of northern Italy. She studied at the prestigious Florence Academy of Art in Italy for a year and before that at the Art Institute of Southern California after being awarded an art scholarship. Her formal art training however, began with private lessons taught by classical realist Kamille Corry, whom she studied with for five years. Deirdre knew from the beginning that she wanted to be an artist, and dedicated herself to that discipline from an early age. She has won numerous juried art shows, been exhibited in museums and galleries and had her writing featured in literary magazines.
Jim Nelson – New show and tequila! May 11th and 18th 6-9-pm
Jim is nationally known for his unique wood and acrylic hand-carved wall sculptures. Jim will be on hand at Artifacts to premiere all new work and give folks a chance to “take a shot at art” – he’ll be serving up tequila shots – with every shot, you get a chance to name his art. Fun!
Jimmy Leach demo and “Homework” assignment May 25th All day
Jimmy Leach is known for his timeless impressions of nature’s beauty that reside in many private collections around the world.. Last year, Jimmy told ARTifacts Gallery owner, Sharon Roos, that he ‘loved to create unique works that people can relate to”, so Sharon gave him a homework assignment in preparation for his show. All year, Jimmy has been canvassing Eureka Springs to capture a personal glimpse of Eureka Springs by painting many of the beautiful and unusual homes scattered throughout the Victorian arts village. “It was great fun to take a more personal approach for this show”, said Leach. “We all know how unique the Eureka Springs people are. Their homes are equally unique and colorful.” Jimmy Leach will be at ARTifacts all day on May 25th, doing demonstrations and discussing the homes of Eureka Springs as seen through the eyes of an artist who values natural beauty.
JEWEL BOX 40 Spring Street, 253-7828
May 4 Barb Kerbox Natures spectacular colors are the secret to Barb’s Ozark Fine Art Photography. She will be showing a new series for us, the “Springs & Parks of Eureka”. Both panoramic and vertical scenes will be featured as well as photos of the Ozarks rivers and lakes. Meet the artist from 2-5pm and again from 6:30 – 9:00pm
May 11 Johnny Ray will be demonstrating his painting skills developed over 30 years. His crisp details, strong colors and devotion to realism are exhibited in his collection of prints depicting architecture, wildlife and firefighting scenes. Meet the artist from 2-5pm and again from 6:30 – 9:00pm.
May 18 David Rush paints on copper sheet with a blowtorch! His masterful blending of fire, air, earth and water results in art that shimmers with vibrant color and movement. David will be demonstrating from 2-5 pm and again from 6:30 – 9:00pm
May 25 Melanie Myhre, her photographic art brings realism to her fantasy images found in natural settings. The landscapes she shoots are bathed in a mystic light adding another dimension to the scene. Meet the artist from 2-5 pm and again from 6:30 – 9:00pm
WILSON & WILSON FOLK ART 23 Spring Street
Each Day in May, view the new original art by artist Sylvia Wilson and Blakeley Wilson. Last year these artists helped in placing Eureka Springs Art across our USA, some overseas, with more than 100 pieces of original art. Selected reproduction of these and the many other pieces produces over the past 40 years, always excite visitors. Throughout May one of the artists, Sylvia or Blakeley, will be in the gallery each day, 10 till 5; and both we be available each Saturday.
PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF EUREKA SPRINGS – All over town! All month!
For a schedule of the 2013 season of painting locations, click on www.studio62.biz
What do you call a town that has luminous light, dogwoods in the spring, green hillsides in the summer, flaming fall foliage, tree-canopied pathways, limestone outcroppings, natural springs, waterfalls, narrow streets lined with Victorian houses, and a meticulously preserved historic downtown? Eureka Springs, a plein air painter’s dream come true.
There’s an opportunity to participate in living the dream with the Plein Air Painters of Eureka Springs (P.A.P.E.S.), a group that welcomes painters from anywhere, at any level, anytime. The group meets on Wednesday mornings from 8 until 10 a.m. (weather permitting) at designated locations throughout Eureka Springs and the surrounding areas. All you have to do is pack your paints and join in the fun.
P.A.P.E.S. has been meeting for 8 years, painting and exhibiting together. Recently they have had group exhibitions at the Ralph Foster Museum in Hollister, Missouri; the Fayetteville Underground; and at Main Stage during the 2012 May Fine Arts Festival. They will be doing an encore group show during the 2013 May Festival at Main Stage. The Main Stage exhibit opening reception will be May 3 from 6-8 p.m. The show can be viewed on weekends through May.
P.A.P.E.S. include: Jody Stephenson, Bill & Dixie Westerman, Julie Kahn Valentine, John Robert Willer, Paul O’Neill, Carol Dickie, Carol Saari, Wen Norton, Carl Petering, Larry Mansker, and Jae Avenoso. Ron Lutz of Studio 62 is the photo-documentarian of group painting activities and outings, and organizes exhibition opportunities.
CYNTHIA DUPPS ‘myPOD’ RECEPTION & EXHIBIT Tuesday, May 14th Opening artist reception 5:30-6:30pm at Community First Bank
Show runs May 14-31, 2013.
Guaranteed to put a smile on your face! How many times have we heard that in our lifetime? My purpose in creating myPods, I hope, does not fall anything short of this claim.
Making somethin’ outta nothin’ is one of my first memories. It has been such an integral part of my life that I cannot imagine my days without beginning some type of handiwork. Since childhood I have had a true affection for re-purposing materials
Most recently my time to construct dolls has been devoted to the myPod collection. I have constructed fifteen or so small statuettes using recycled paper (paper clay), wool, bailing wire, cloth, and most importantly, dried pods that become heads for this clan. It is usually the hull that ignites my design, and I have to admit that the final stages of building, the designing of the clothes and painting their face/personalities on the pods, is the process that I look forward to the most.
EUREKA SPRINGS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (ESSA)
15751 U.S. 62 Eureka Springs, AR 72632
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts first teaser for the kickoff of ESSA’s summer workshops is a two day Split Oak Basket Weaving workshop taught by Billy Owens on May 2nd and 3rd. Billy is a second generation White Oak basket maker who farms his own white oak on his property in southern Missouri. His father invented the “Split Knife”, a homemade tool by splitting the oak by hand for weaving. He will be teaching construction of the “Large Apple Basket” in the traditional Ozark style. Take this workshop and go home with a beautiful basket or two from an Ozark craft master.
84 Spring Street (catty-corner from Silly Chile)Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Bobby Huffman will be the featured artist on May 11th from 3-7pm. A Kansas native, Bobby create his animals, birds and birdhouses in the Ozarks. Using found materials, Bobby imbues a sense of whimsy into his animal pieces, bird houses and trees.
Beveral Rinehart will be the featured artist on May 25th from 3-7pm. Bev is a chain mail artist from Kansas, and she will be featuring her innovative and beautiful chain mail designs.