It promises to be an exciting Spring with upcoming events in Northwest Arkansas alone:
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts annual Re-Art benefit will take place April 1st, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Convention Center of the Inn of the Ozarks, HWY 62 in Eureka Springs Photo Left: 2010 chair by S. Tourtelet
TheLiz Ward: Phenologies exhibition is on display in the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery. The exhibition will continue through March 18th. Phenology is the study of cyclic seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life.
According to the artist Liz Ward, this word describes many of the themes interpreted in her delicate watercolor and gouache paintings, lithograph prints, and silverpoint drawings. The exhibition, Liz Ward: Phenologies opens February 21 in the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery and will continue through March 18th.
Ward is an Associate Professor of Art at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and the works on exhibit are on loan from two of the galleries that represent her work: Dunn and Brown Contemporary in Dallas and Moody Gallery in Houston.
Liz Ward will present a gallery talk on Thursday, March 3 at 4:00 pm in the Fine Arts Center Gallery, with a reception to follow. This event will kick off the First Thursday in Fayetteville events for March.
The University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery in the Fulbright College of Arts And Sciences is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. daily, and Sundays from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. More info at 479-597-7987.
Wishing Spring Gallery in Bella Vista will celebrate a grand re-opening of the gallery on March 1st, with an opening reception scheduled for March 4th and 5th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. During the reception, the latest works of all represented gallery artists will be on view and light refreshments will be served. The gallery has been on hiatus for a couple of months to refurbish the space. The gallery is located at the intersection of HWY 71 and County Road 40 (next to Walgreens) in Bella Vista, AR.
"Watermarks", a mixed media exhibition is on display through April 18th at the Walton Arts Center's Joy Pratt Markham Gallery. The works are by Bethany Springer, an assistant in Sculpture at the University of Arkansas.
The Fabcraft Exhibition will be on display from March 3rd through April 17th at the University of Arkansas Student Gallery in Bentonville. The exhibition will feature pieces that were created through computational design and fabrication methods.
Santiago R. Perez, 21st Century Chair in Integrated Practice at the Fay Jones School of Architecture, has organized the Fabcraft exhibit, which will include some of his students projects from last semester as well as pieces created during workshops in February.
"Fabcraft connotes an effort to explore and promulgate the value digital fabrication technologies might have for the built environment. In the past, digital fabrication initiatives have involved creating complicated forms without a sense of directed purpose, simply geometric experimentation," Perez said. "Fabcraft brings together advanced fabrication and more traditional craft-based methods and practices which gathers people in fields as diverse as craft, design,math and robotics."
The University of Arkansas Student Gallery (known as sUgAR) showcases the work of students, faculty and visiting artists in the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and art. The gallery, located at 114 W. Central Ave., Bentonville, is open from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Thursdays, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Four masterworks from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art permanent collection will be on view just a short drive from Northeast Arkansas. The works, shown below, are on loan to the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Okla., through May 15, 2011.
The "Chair-ity Party" will feature music, food, and silent and live auctions of art chairs by Doug Stowe, Dave McKee, Joanna Hanna, Jan Echols, and students from Clear Spring School. For more info, call 479-253-5384