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May 3, 2014 – 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 rangeMay 3, 2014 – 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 10, 2014 – 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 17, 2014 – Sandy Wythawai Starbird has been creating fabric “dolls” for almost 30 years. In her own words, “My work is continually inspired by something that needs to be said — needs a physical manifestation — speaks something someone else needs to hear (even and especially if, we have never met and possibly never will). I think the images are always telling the Truth. My input is the skill of my hands and the desire of my heart to listen carefully and translate that Truth in the forms you see. To have an invitation into that creative space, (some artists call it “the zone”) where all the possibilities exist and are given an opportunity to work with the ones that speak to you, is certainly a blessing.” Meet Sandy between 1 and 4 p.m., then again from 6 to 9 p.m.
May 24, 2014 – Ken Starbird’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. From the Los Angeles Times: “Kenneth Starbird has attained such a distinctive signature in ceramics that his sculptures have the look of emerging from the hand of a wizard. They are both anthopomorphic and divine, splendidly organic, and appear concerned with sorcerous spells and aspects of pagan ritual. Like a convincing magician, Starbird invites the beguiling notion that clay can rise up in a plastic lump from the earth’s crust and spontaneously assume forms and implications concerned with supernatural games.” Meet Ken between 1-4 and again from 6-9 p.m. 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.
BANK ON ART
Community First Bank, Cornerstone Bank, Arvest Bank
Over 60 artists will be on display during the month of May at our local banks. “Meet the Artist” receptions are scheduled for the following dates:
Community First Bank May 8th 4-6pm
Cornerstone Bank May 15th 5-7pm
Arvest Bank May 22rd 4-6pm
TASTE OF ART
Various Restaurants around town, including:
DeVito’s May 1 4-7pm Artist: Edward Robison
FORM & FUNCTION
A show and sale of works in Clay by Master potters of North West Arkansas
at the Space, Spring St.
Opening Reception : Thurs May 1st 6pm – 9pm
Show runs: Friday May 2nd 2pm – 8pm
Sat May 3rd 10am – 6pm
Participating Artists: Lorna Trigg, Craig Hirsch, Maureen Dailey, Sheri Cunningham, Doug Powell, Katy Guetzlof, and Jim Wallace.
Big Pot – USA Location: Paradise Pottery, 320 CR 210, 5 miles west of Eureka Springs turn right (north) at sign of Blue Spring Heritage Center then 0.3miles.
10-4 daily Thursday thru Monday, ongoing
Jim Wallace is making the world’s largest pot and the equipment to turn and fire the pot. Gallery on site with other work by Wallace.
Price: Donations to help fund the Big Pot – USA are welcome.
Contact: Jim, Parajimbo@gmail.com
Facebook for facility: www.facebook.com/paradisepottery
Facebook for project: www.facebook.com/bigpotusa
Current Crowfunder: http://www.gofundme.com/BigPOTUSA
Every Saturday night in May, the downtown galleries put on a special show with some of their most popular artists. Artists will be in the gallery doing demonstrations and ‘meet and greets’.
Most of the galleries also offer refreshments during the artist receptions.
Here are some Gallery Stroll Artists Highlights:
67 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Zarks Gallery will be hosting six artist receptions to celebrate May Festival of the Arts 2014. All events will take place at the gallery located at 67 Spring Street in Eureka Springs. Contact Sallie Overbey.
May 2, 3 & 4, 2014
“FROGMAN RETURNS: Tim Cotterill”
Internationally-known sculpture artist Tim Cotterill is such a favorite that his appearance schedule has expanded to three events during the opening weekend of the Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts. Drop by Friday evening, May 2, beginning at 5:30 pm; Saturday, May 3 after the Artrageous Parade; or join us for Sunday morning brunch on May 4. Tim is an enthusiastic artist and appreciates the opportunity to visit with many collectors during his biannual visit to Zarks. A collection of rare and hard-to-find frogs will be available to show attendees along with “Bling”, the Zarks 2014 Show Frog. Former Eureka Springs’ resident Dustin Atnip will accompany Frogman and looks forward to visiting with his Arkansas friends.
Cotterill is known for his exceptional bronze sculptures, especially his trademark series of playful and fanciful frogs. In these pieces he manages to capture the spirited character, the jewel like quality, and the pure joy of these fascinating creatures. The limited edition pieces have a hand-finished patina and are individually signed and numbered by the artist. Attendees will have the opportunity to have their pieces double-signed by Tim, including previously purchased works.
May 10, 2014
“Mother’s Day Trunk Show”: Lisa Butts
To celebrate Mother’s Day, a new jewelry artist is being introduced at Zarks. The colorful work of Tennessee artist Lisa Butts of Elucido Glass features one-of-a-kind glass and metal necklaces, bracelets and rings. Each piece is designed after the kiln-formed glass is fired; Lisa is also a metal artist who fabricates many of the chains.
May 17, 2014
“Bella Vita”: Brandy Thomason McNair
Brandy creates artisan jewelry with an eye for design and a love for all things vintage. She often goes “treasure hunting” around the country, searching for natural and vintage elements to use in her work. Materials with meaning continually inspire her designs and her work has great variety in both intricacy and scale. Brandy will be in the gallery beginning at 2 pm.
May 24, 2014
“Arkansas Fossils”: Kate Baer
Celebrating the elegant geometry of nature through hand-crafted jewelry, you will find impressions of Arkansas fossils among her designs. All Kate’s work is fine silver or 22kt gold mixed with precious and semi-precious gemstones. On the back of each piece is a fingerprint, a reminder of the handmade nature of the jewelry. Kate will be in the gallery beginning at 2 pm.
EUREKA FINE ART GALLERY
Gallery is open daily from 10am-5pm
63 North Main Street, 363-6000
Saturday, May 3rd, artist’s reception for Mark Rademacher from 6:00 until 9:00 PM
Sat., May 10th, artist’s reception for Jessica Cummings from 6:00 until 9:00 PM
Sat., May 17th, artist’s reception for Cynthia Kresse from 6:00 until 9″00 PM
Sat., May 24th, artist’s reception for Mary Springer from 6:00 until 9:00 PM
Refreshments will be served at all receptions
NORBERTA PHILBROOK GALLERY GRAND OPENING & SHOWS
Norberta Philbrook Gallery & Practical Magic Art Supply
34 N. Main Street – Eureka Springs, AR
GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
Saturday, May 10th from 6pm to 8pm.
Please join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of the Norberta Philbrook Gallery in Eureka Springs and the return of Practical Magic Art Supply. This will be a festive opportunity to meet some of the Galleries featured artists including Zeek Taylor, John Rankine, Paula Watters Jones. And be certain to enter for fun month long drawings.
Meet Eureka Janet Alexander
Saturday May 24th from 6pm – 8pm
You’re invited to our meet and greet for jeweler Eureka Janet Alexander. Named in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as one of the Top Ten regional artists to watch in 2014, Alexander will debut her Spring copper and metal work designs.
83 Spring Street
Friday, May 9, 2014 – Show of paintings by Diana Harvey
PLEIN AIR PAINTERS OF EUREKA SPRINGS
DURING MAY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Throughout town: For a schedule of the 2014 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.
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 9th 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.