May Festival of the Arts

May Festival of the Arts

Eureka Springs - A Top 25 Arts Destination

presenting our 25th annual month-long celebration including the ARTrageous Parade along with Africa in the Ozarks on Saturday, May 5th...and continuing through the month with the unveiling of the new Art Park, annual Art Fair in Park, White Street Studio Walk, Books in Bloom, Saturday Gallery Strolls, Taste of Art and more....the May Festival of the Arts is produced by the Eureka Springs Mayor\'s Arts Council.

Archive for the ‘2010 Event Archive’ Category

July 01, 2010 – (EUREKA SPRINGS, AR) – “Sacred Grove,” a layered acrylic on canvas by D.G. Womack, has been declared the winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 1st Annual Eureka Springs Invitational Art Show, hosted by the Queen Anne Mansion House Museum.

Sacred Grove by DG Womack - Peoples Choice Award

Sacred Grove by DG Womack - Peoples Choice Award

Womack’s winning painting was among over 50 creations by Eureka Springs artists entered in the show. Over 900 visitors attended and had the opportunity to vote for their favorite work of art. The exhibit was produced by the Mayor’s Arts Council and ended May 31.
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May 31, 2010
4:00 pm

Castle Rogue’s Manor will present Rendezvous 2010 VIP Party as a finale to their 3 day May Festival of the Arts weekend extravaganza.

The Memorial Day event includes Musicians and the Arts, Magic, and fireworks.

Wino-Vino

Wino-Vino

Entertainers include:
Wino-Vino (Vaudeville Gypsy Rock Cabaret) – ” Now just over three years after it’s birth, WinoVino is an eight piece act with visuals, stage performance, and the occasional seductive dancers.”

Philip Kaiser (International Illusionist – Closeup Magic) – Intent on innovating within his art, Kaiser has been labeled The Magic Architect. At twenty eight years old, Phillip has collected thirteen separate awards for his original magical creations and collaborated with many of the top names in the industry.

DJ Havok (Party Soundtrack) -

Melanie Linker in "Story of a Heart' 2009

Melanie Linker in "Story of a Heart' 2009

and Eureka’s own Melanie Pierce Linker will perform a Burlesque number,
Belly Dancers AND MORE…

Event starts at 8 PM in the great Hall of Castle Rogue’s Manor. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at The Pied Piper Pub or Rogue’s Manor Restaurant in Eureka Springs. You can also call: (479) 253 – 4911 or email Pied Piper.

There are only a limited number of tickets available to this VIP event. This event WILL sell out!!!

FREE LIMO RIDES to and from the Castle from anywhere inside Eureka Springs. Now you can come party with no cares. Make sure to tip your driver! To arrange pickup Call: 479.363.6055

Castle Rogues Manor in Beaver AR will present a two day May Festival of the Arts exhibit event with free admission to exhibits of exotic art & hand-crafted exotic clothing and accessories.

Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Open to the public.

Jennifer Janesco - 2010 Calender cover art

Jennifer Janesco - 2010 Calender cover art

This year’s group exhibition, “Pinups, Pushups & Glamorous Art”, will be headlined by Internationally acclaimed pinup artist Jennifer Janesko.

Jennifer’s unique paintings have been featured in popular magazines such as Maxim and Playboy as well as appearing in feature films and national television shows and International publications. During the exhibition Jennifer will be on hand to sign autographs and answer questions about her work.

Other Exhibiting Artists include:
Larry Mansker – local Eureka Springs artist who will be exhibiting some of his lesser known nude painting,

Photography Jeremy Mason McGraw, from 'Eternal Beauty'

Photographer Jeremy Mason McGraw, from 'Eternal Beauty'

Jeremy Mason McGraw – International Photographer Jeremy Mason McGraw will be premiering a brand new concept collection of Photography called “Eternal Beauty”. The exhibition highlights the stunning glamorous photography of an alternate dark world ruled by immortal demons and vampires. These images,  from their top fashion magazine (Eternal Beauty) shed a light on spectacular and sometimes gruesome pastimes and culture of this predator society as it paints faint parallels to the concept of beauty in our own world. This collection was a collaboration between Jeremy and Universal Studios makeup artist LuAndra Whitehurst. The images were shot in and around Eureka Springs utilizing models and artists from Eureka Springs and Fayetteville, AR and Joplin, MO. Be one of the first to see it at Castle Rogue’s Manor!

Sharon Crystal – exhibiting ‘pirate bodices’, handmade brocade and velveteen corsets

pirate-corset

Stella Ipswitch – exhibiting handcrafted ‘highfallutin’ Designer Hats
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Jeff Horist – exhibiting leather craft including hand-crafted leather armor.

horist-armor Jeff is a highly accomplished leather-smith who’s work is highly sought after by collectors all over the world. The signature examples of his leather artistry are his amazing full leather suites of armor. Due to health reasons Jeff has not done a public exhibition in seven years. Do not miss this rare chance to meet Jeff and see the some of his most recent creations in person.

and Debbie Sederstrom – exhibits her unique chain-mail jewelry.

The free exhibition and sale is open to the public. Saturday & Sunday 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Castle Rogues Manor in Beaver Arkansas. (just outside of Eureka Springs) For directions to Castle Rogue’s Manor visit the website.

May 29, 2010
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
May 30, 2010
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Castle Rogues Manor in Beaver AR will present a two day May Festival of the Arts exhibit event with free admission to exhibits of exotic art & hand-crafted exotic clothing and accessories.

Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Open to the public.

Jennifer Janesco - 2010 Calender cover art

Jennifer Janesco - 2010 Calender cover art

This year’s group exhibition, “Pinups, Pushups & Glamorous Art”, will be headlined by Internationally acclaimed pinup artist Jennifer Janesko.

Jennifer’s unique paintings have been featured in popular magazines such as Maxim and Playboy as well as appearing in feature films and national television shows and International publications. During the exhibition Jennifer will be on hand to sign autographs and answer questions about her work.

Other Exhibiting Artists include local and internationally known artists - Larry Mansker and Jeremy Mason McGraw , plus Sharon Crystal , Stella Ipswitch – exhibiting handcrafted ‘highfallutin’ Designer Hats, Jeff Horist – exhibiting leather craft including hand-crafted leather armor, and Debbie Sederstrom – exhibits her unique chain-mail jewelry.

For directions to Castle Rogue’s Manor visit the website.

On Friday, May 21st, from 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm local area artists will once again open their home studios and numerous artists and musicians set up along White Street in the Historical District for the annual White Street Studio Walk.

The festival atmosphere attracts visitors from the region to shop and visit and meet the artists of Eureka Springs. Turquoise flags will identify participating locations along White Street (on the upper Historic Loop between Kingshighway and Prospect Streets).

ZeekTaylor - co-founder of White Street Studio Walk

ZeekTaylor - co-founder of White Street Studio Walk

White Street Studio Walk - 2009

White Street Studio Walk - 2009

White Street Studio Walk Entertainment in the Street

White Street Studio Walk Entertainment in the Street

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Best selling author, journalist and baby boomer expert, Gail Sheehy will be making a presentation at the May 16th Books in Bloom event in an early time slot than previously posted.

Sheehy’s talk on her newest book, Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence, has been rescheduled from the 4:00-4:45 slot and will now be presented in the Conservatory (or Crystal Dining Room in the event or rain) from 1:00 – 1:45 PM. Nevada Barr, New York Times bestselling author and favored speaker to the fine arts community, originally scheduled for 1:00, will be presenting Life’s A Mystery at 4:00 pm.

Events throughout the Festival from Noon – 5:00 will be held in the Faculty Lounge, in The Conservatory and in the Reader’s Tent on the grounds of the 1886 Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs. More details on the website.

May 15, 2010
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Quicksilver Gallery presents the work of Jodie Vanderwall and her beautiful dichroic glass

73 Spring Street 479-253-7679 www.quicksilvergallery.com

May 15, 2010
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Zarks will host a show and artist reception for Michael Schwade: Contemporary Artifacts – copper, brass, and silver jewelry embellished with glass cabuchons on Saturday, May 15th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

67 Spring Street – 479-253-2626 www.zarksgallery.com

May 15, 2010
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

83 Spring Street Gallery will be hosting master duck decoy carver John Bundy during the day on Saturday, May 15th – 10 am – 8 pm.

83 Spring Street – 479-253-8310 www.83springstreet.com

May 15 Gallery Stroll – Eureka Fine Art

Posted on May - 13 - 2010
May 15, 2010
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Eureka Fine Art Company will hosts artists: Denise Ryan – Vibrant realism; Julie Kahn Valentine – Unique watercolors; and Ernie Kilman – Ozark riverscapes. Meet the artists from 6:00-9:00 pm

78 Spring Street – 479-253-6595 www.eurekafineart.com

May 15 Gallery Stroll – The Jewel Box

Posted on May - 13 - 2010
May 15, 2010
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Jewel Box Gallery will host artist Skip Cluff, metalsmith, who will be showing sandcast jewelry inspired by nature and the cosmos. Reception 6-9 pm.

77 Spring Street – 479-253-7828 www.thejewelboxgallery.com

May 15 Gallery Stroll – Eureka Thyme

Posted on May - 13 - 2010
May 15, 2010
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
"Beauty, in Antique Style" by Diana Harvey

"Beauty, in Antique Style" by Diana Harvey

Diana Harvey’s oil paintings are well-known in Eureka Springs. Learn more about this fine artist and view some of her newest paintings at her reception from 6 to 9 p.m.

Eureka Thyme Gallery – 78 Spring Street – 479-253-6595