Eleanor Lux, the great fiber and bead artists in Eureka, sends a notice that the Eureka Springs School of the Arts has started a blog. And there I found reference to one of my favorite ceramists, or ceramicists, whichever you prefer: Laurie Spencer. Spencer had a one-woman show years ago at the Decorative Arts Museum of her giant whistles, inspired by South American gourd and water whistles. The show included a giant ceramic tree and smaller plant-like vessels that when filled with water and rocked would make music. Turns out Spencer will be teaching at ESSA this summer — and did last summer as well! You have to see — and play — this work to really appreciate it. Link to class schedule is here.
p.s. the headline is a play on an old George Booth cartoon and i couldn’t resist. never mind.5 years ago • 0 notes
An exhibit of pastels by Shirley Anderson at Arkansas Artists Workhop Gallery in Hot Springs opens Friday for the Spa City’s Gallery Walk. Other new shows around the state:
SOUTHERN ARKANSAS UNIVERSITY TECH: “Small Works on Paper: Retro Works,” June 8-Aug. 21, reception 1 p.m. June 16. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu.
SOUTH ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER, 110 E. 5th St.: “A Journey Back,” paintings by Matthew McLeod, through June 26, reception 6-8 p.m. June 6. 870-862-5474.
ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY HEBER SPRINGS: “Small Works on Paper,” through June 25.
Galleries on Central Avenue will be open 5-8 p.m. June 5 for the monthly Gallery Walk.
AMERICAN ART GALLERY, 724 Central Ave.: Work by Hot Springs artists. 501-624-0550.
ARTISTS WORKSHOP GALLERY, 810 Central Ave.: Shirley Anderson, pastels; Caryl Joy Young, paintings, through June. 501-623-6401.
BLUE MOON GALLERY, 718 Central Ave.: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” paintings by Suzi Dennis, through July. 501-318-2787.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Ozark Bathhouse: “Grenade,” sculpture by Martin Cary Horowitz; “Disfarmer: Vintage Photographs,” through June 25; “The War Series” by Martin Horowitz, through August; “The Veterans,” photos by Jonathan Alpeyrie. $5, $4 for seniors.
POOR RICHARD’S ART, 116 S. First St.: Woodwork by Kas Taylor, photographs by Silas Byers, through June, reception 6-8 p.m. June 19, Third Friday Twilight Walk. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.5 years ago • 0 notes
Henry Daniel Gatlin’s sculpture will be on exhibit at Stephano’s Fine Art Gallery, along with paintings by Leslie Baldwin. From the Arkansas Times art calendar, other new exhibits:
ACAC ARTS AND RESOURCE SPACE, 900 S. Rodney Parham Road: “Chaulk Legends,” work by boxcar artist Colossus of Roads and photographer Bill Daniel, screening of the film, “Who is Bozo Texino?” reception 6 p.m., film 8 p.m. June 11. 244-2979, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARKANSAS ART GALLERY, 500 Main St. Ste. B: “Facebook Art Show and Sale,” work by V.L. Cox, Doug Gorrell and Sherrie Shepherd, 3-6 p.m. June 6, 10 percent discount for Facebook fans. 786-1382.ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER, MacArthur Park: “Jun Kaneko,” ceramic sculpture, drawings and paintings, June 5-Aug. 2; “Ben Whitehouse: Observation,” paintings and 24-hour, real-time digital video landscapes, June 5-Aug. 2, lecture by Whitehouse 6 p.m. June 4; “Focus on the Collection: Arthur Dove,” through July 5. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 372-4000.
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Work by Bud Bell. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 8 a.m.-noon Sun. 375-2342.5 years ago • 0 notes
The Eureka Springs’ City Council’s decision to take over The Artery public art project draws the attention of Fox News.
Here’s the question: Is there any good “public art,” that is art chosen by committee that thinks it knows what’s best for the public to see?
Giant clothespins and shuttlecocks work for me. The sphincter that once stood at the corner of Markham and Scott did not. Standing Knife Edge is OK. The fading Jeanfos in front of Robinson Auditorium and the State House Convention Center wouldn’t be missed. And so forth.5 years ago • 0 notes