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.

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May 5, 2012
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Charles Pearce, renowned calligrapher, painter and designer, will be the featured artist at the Grand Taverne Restaurant located at the Grand Central Hotel. His calligraphic works “something old, something new’ will be on display in the hotel lobby from April 27 – May 30th for the Taste of Art: A Visual Feast exhibit.

Chalres Pearce

I think of myself as an abstract painter who uses lines of calligraphy to create structure within the work. It has the advantage of drawing people in from two directions. Those with appreciation for abstract work can appreciate it on that level, others may see it as pieces of writing which may also then give them an understanding of what the abstract painter attempts to do.

An artist Reception will be held on Saturday, May 5th, from 6-8pm.

Location:
Grand Taverne Restaurant / Grand Central Hotel
37 North Main Street Eureka Springs, AR 72632
(479) 253-6756

May 7, 2012
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

David Rush’s masterful blending of fire, air, earth, and water result in art shimmers with vibrant color and movement, much like the iridescence of dragonfly wings. His whimsical yet classy pieces are professionally matted and framed to give your decor a unique and one-of-kind focal point.

David Rush Flame PaintingsYou can catch David’s latest work during the May Festival of the Arts’ Taste of Art at Casa Colina. A reception for David will be, Monday, May 7th at 5pm.

A Taste of Art: A Visual Feast is a month-long feature of May Festival of the Arts. Works of Eureka Springs visual artists will on display at many of the city’s finest restaurants. The exhibits will include receptions in the restaurants honoring the artists on various dates during May.

Location:
Casa Colina Mexican Grill & Cantina
173 South Main Street Eureka Springs, AR 72632
(479) 363-6226

May 3, 2012
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

During the month-long Taste of Art: A Visual Feat, DeVitos Restaurant invites you to enter the world of Melanie Myhre Photography, a place where magic and reality meet. Dream-like, haunting, and emotionally evocative photographic art.

Melanie Myhre PhotographyAn artist’s reception at DeVitos on Thursday the third of May, from 5-7PM, offers an opportunity to meet the artist, Melanie Myhre.

A Taste of Art: A Visual Feast is a month-long feature of May Festival of the Arts. Works of Eureka Springs visual artists will on display at many of the city’s finest restaurants. The exhibits will include receptions in the restaurants honoring the artists on various dates during May.

Location:
DeVitos Restaurant
5 Center Street Eureka Springs, AR 72632
(479) 253-6807

May 1, 2012 to May 31, 2012
Louis Freund exhibit at Mitchell's Folly

a month-long Louis Freund exhibit and sale at Mitchell's Folly

An exhibit and sale of sixty original oil paintings, watercolors, prints and drawings by 20th century Arkansas artist Louis Freund (1905-1999) will take place at Mitchell’s Folly Antiques, 130 Spring ST, Eureka Springs, AR throughout the month of May.

The exhibition runs April 6 through May 31 and open 7 days a week, ( call to be certain.)

“Louis Freund will be remembered as one of the most important artists to have called Arkansas home.”
~ Swanee Bennett Historic Arkansas Museum.

Location:

Mitchell’s Folly Antiques
130 Spring Street (just past the post office and Rogues’ Manor)
479-253-7030

May 10, 2012
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Michael Zorok paintings featured at Cottage Inn

Michael Zorok paintings featured at Cottage Inn throughout May

Local artist Michael Zorok, will have a showing of his most recent paintings at the Cottage Inn Restaurant during the month of May. Michael’s sculptures and paintings are in collections from East Coast To West Coast and abroad.

A Taste of Art: A Visual Feast is a month-long feature of May Festival of the Arts. Works of Eureka Springs visual artists will on display at many of the city’s finest restaurants. The exhibits will include receptions in the restaurants honoring the artists on various dates during May.

Linda Hager of Cottage Inn  invites everyone to meet the artist, Michael Zorok,  at a reception on May 10th 4 pm to 6 pm.

Location:
Cottage Inn Restaurant
50 West Van Buren (Highway 62 West),
Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
479-253-5282
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Wilson & Wilson Folk Art May 12 Open House

Posted on March - 4 - 2012
May 12, 2012

Wilson & Wilson Folk ArtBlakely Wilson and her mother, Sylvia, welcome you to their day-long open house on Saturday, May 12 from 10 am – 10 pm.

Come and see new works by Blakely and Sylvia, enjoy refreshments and visit with good folks who love folk art.

For more information call or email:

Location:
Wilson & Wilson Folk Art Co.
23 Spring Street
479-253-5105
www.wilsonandwilsonfolkart.com

2012 May Festival Poster Contest Winner

Posted on March - 1 - 2012

2012 May Festival of the Arts poster contest winner

The 25th Annual May Festival of the Arts in Eureka Springs, AR officially launches with the selection of this year’s art poster winner.

Jeremy Mason McGraw is the winner of the 2012 May Festival of the Arts poster design contest. The judging team of Chad and Alex of Rightmind Advertising, described Jeremy’s design as, “An exciting and appealing piece, a real non-descript urban feel with lots of movement and popping color.”

Jeremy titled the piece, “Energy in the Streets.” The final image that took over three days of shooting in the streets of Eureka Springs, was created 100% from exposures captured “in camera” then overlaid to create the finished product. Jeremy explained, “All of the elements were created in the physical world with long exposures, gelled LED lights and stencils with a process called light painting.”

Jeremy will receive $250 in prize money and his design will be used for the official May Festival poster and in other promotional materials and festival ads.

Jeremy moved to Eureka Springs two-and-one-half-years-ago and quickly became entrenched in the arts community. As the Elite International Photographer, he has traveled the globe shooting for numerous clients that include world-class hotels and resorts. He has shot numerous production stills for performers from Branson to Las Vegas. His work can be seen at his website.

The May Festival of the Arts poster is a highly collected “art piece” and Jeremy’s poster is number twenty-five in the series. The collector’s edition will be for sale in Eureka Springs galleries.

Taste of Art: A Visual Feast

Posted on March - 1 - 2012

This years month-long Visual Feast is the 3rd year of the Taste of Art during May Festival of the Arts in Eureka Springs.

Taste of Art: A VIsual Feast
Eureka Springs restaurants join in the May Festival of the Arts with this ongoing event presenting works of Eureka Springs visual artists at many of the city’s finest restaurants throughout the month. The exhibits will include receptions in the restaurants honoring the artists on various dates during May.

Participating restaurants and artists and dates of exhibits and receptions include:

  • DeVitos Restaurant – Melanie Myrhe Photography
  • Casa Colina Mexican Grill & Cantina – David Rush
  • Cottage Inn – Michael Zorok
  • Grand Taverne Restaurant – Charles Pearce

plus Carol Saari, Edward Robison and more artist TBA soon.

For more information on participating as a restaurant or artist, contact Cne Breaux.

White Street Studio Walk 2012

Posted on February - 28 - 2012
May 18, 2012
4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The 22nd Annual White Street Studio Walk takes place on May 18, 2012 – the 3rd Friday of the month long May Festival of the Arts.

White Street Studio Walk (2010)

White Street, on the upper historic loop, is the working address of several local artists who welcome you into their homes and studios to view their latest works. They will be joined by more than forty guest artists, who will show weaving, watercolors, jewelry, oils, pottery, stained glass and much more.

Amazing art combines with a block party atmosphere to provide a great time for the whole family. Turquoise flags identify participating locations.

Location: Along White Street (upper Historic Loop)
When: May 18th – 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.

For information, contact Zeek Taylor .

Starbirds featured at Eureka Thyme May

Posted on February - 20 - 2012
May 26, 2012
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

On May 26, Eureka Thyme Gallery will feature the Starbirds – Ken Starbird’s clay creations and Sandy Wythawai Starbird’s fabric creations. Visit with the Starbirds and see their newest creations from 6-9 pm during Saturday Gallery Stroll.

Sandy StarbirdSandy’s fiber, fabric and found objects figures are the culmination of years of exploration and adventures in sewing, dyeing, weaving, crocheting, basketry, beading and hand building with clay and anything else that sounds like fun. At left is ”Dancing on Cosmic Jello”, a fabric creation by Sandy Wythawai Stabir.
Ken describes his work in these words: “Creativity is that process which gives external form to inner ideas or feelings evolving from things past, bridging to things future and recording a finite moment of self-awareness.” At right is ”Celebration”, a ceramic sculpture by Ken Starbird.

During the Month of May the galleries of Eureka Springs have strolls every Saturday of the month. Our Gallery Strolls are from 6 to 9 p.m. with some galleries having extended hours. Eureka Thyme exclusively represents local artists and will be featuring a wonderfully diverse selection of Eureka Springs art throughout the month. More info at Eureka Thyme website or Gallery Association.

 

Location:

19 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, AR
479.363.9600

May 19, 2012
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Denise Ryan 'Vigil'

Denise Ryan 'Vigil'

On May 19, Eureka Thyme Gallery will host Denise Ryan who is well-known for her portrait and still life oil paintings. While Denise is new to Eureka Thyme gallery, she certainly is not new to the Eureka Springs art scene! She has been a mainstay for many years, both through teaching and her paintings. Says Denise, “My work has often been referred to as surreal but I prefer to think of it as metaphysical, a place just beyond physical reality.” Stop by 6-9pm during Saturday Gallery Stroll.

During the Month of May the galleries of Eureka Springs have strolls every Saturday of the month. Gallery Strolls are from 6 to 9 p.m. with some galleries having extended hours. Eureka Thyme exclusively represents local artists and will be featuring a wonderfully diverse selection of Eureka Springs art throughout the month. More info at Eureka Thyme website or Gallery Association.

Location:

19 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, AR
479.363.9600

Carol Dickie featured at Eureka Thyme May 12

Posted on February - 20 - 2012
May 12, 2012
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Carol Dickie art featured at Eureka Thyme gallery

"Parker Bottoms" by Carol Dickie

On May 12, Eureka Thyme Gallery will celebrate Carol Dickie and her mixed media paintings in a style she refers to as abstract naturalism. Her mixture of watercolor, acrylic, pastel, and charcoal combines to create exciting interpretations of the beauty of Arkansas nature. Stop by 6-9pm during Saturday Gallery Stroll.

During the Month of May the galleries of Eureka Springs have strolls every Saturday of the month. Our Gallery Strolls are from 6 to 9 p.m. with some galleries having extended hours. Eureka Thyme exclusively represents local artists and will be featuring a wonderfully diverse selection of Eureka Springs art throughout the month. More info at Eureka Thyme website or Gallery Association.

Location:

19 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, AR
479.363.9600