Monthly Galleries Walk Begins Tonight

Gallery Walk, sponsored by the Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance, will be held today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at a number of Hot Springs art galleries.

Some galleries will open for Gallery Walk today and some are waiting until July to resume the monthly tradition, according to the HSACA Facebook page.

For links to galleries that will not be open, but have submitted a video of a virtual gallery walk, visit http://www.hotspringsarts.org starting at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Participants are asked to keep a distance, bring a mask and wash their hands.


Gallery: June Gallery Walk

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All things Arkansas

610 central avenue

Featuring Arkansas art and products, made in Arkansas and related to Arkansas. Wines and soft drinks, with Ben Carey live.

American art gallery

724 central avenue

Featuring turned wood by Virgil Barksdale. “I work with wood, never against it. Nature dictates designs that cannot be changed without the total destruction of its own art forms. I have learned to work with nature on its own terms, in return, I was rewarded with the satisfaction of inhabited works of art. Did I shoot the perfect piece? I don’t think so. Did I succeed as an artist? Yes, because all artists realize that success lies in our own personal satisfaction, ”Barksdale said in a press release.

Walk with Carole Beam, Jimmy Leach, Grant Rose and Patricia Bailey. Ernie Bolieu will be on hand with new jewelry and discuss design and stones in Southwest Jewelry. Claude Lambert will be present to show and discuss his knives and his leather goods.

Gallery of the artists’ studio

610-A central avenue.

Bonnie Ricci and Pati Trippel are the featured artists of the month for June at the Artists’ Workshop gallery.

Ricci, originally from Chicago, took private art lessons in high school. She continued her education at community college and through workshops. After her marriage, Ricci moved to Minnesota where she studied at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts for 10 years, taking classes in various mediums.

Now a resident of Hot Springs Village, Ricci devotes much of her time to art. His subjects range from photorealistic flowers to adventurous abstracts. By exploring new mediums, Ricci discovered the casting of acrylic paint. Each poured paint is one of a kind. Recently, Ricci has started “painting” with polymer clay. “His clay pieces are vibrant and colorful,” a statement said. She is also a jewelry designer, using vintage metal zippers, antique costume jewelry, and polymer clay in her designs. Ricci is vice-president of the Artists’ Workshop gallery. Trippel and her husband, Alan, moved from Connecticut to Hot Springs Village 14 years ago. “Not only is she a versatile and accomplished artist, she is also an orderly interfaith minister and spiritual director,” the statement said.

“Art has been a constant in Trippel’s life. As an abstract realist, his acrylic-dyed fabric collages of landscapes and nature are crisp, fresh and vibrant with color. His citrus peel jewelry dehydrated, her polymer clay creations, watercolor batiks, pastels, acrylics and fine art quilts also reflect her love of nature and color. ” A wide variety of her popular 6-by-6-inch acrylics depicting local scenes will be on display in June.

Trippel is an active member of the Artists’ Workshop Gallery and recently served as president during the pandemic. She is now co-chair of the membership committee. The featured miniature art artists for June are Caren Garner and Joanne Kunath. Call 501-623-6401 for more information. The gallery’s temporary opening hours in the event of a pandemic are Thursday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The gallery will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

Beaux-Arts and Design des Eaux Bleues

430 Valley Street

Featuring Hot Springs Aboriginal artist Tansill Stough Anthony.

Brick house grill

Spencer’s Corner

JSully (Jan Sullivan Booker), whose original paintings are on permanent display in the restaurant from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, will be at Gallery Walk.

This month’s star will be two new paintings by Terre Tollett from her “Bathers” series. Tollett, an artist from Nashville, Ark., Who exhibited her art at the old KJ’s Grill, took a leave of absence from painting to help several new grandchildren and now paints again.

JSully and Tollett will discuss their paintings and answer any questions you have.

Central gallery

340 central avenue

Fine art and fashion fill the gallery space with artwork by James Hayes, Bob Snider, Lee Gibson Art, Paige Morehead Salyer, Amy Hill Imler, Janis Higdon, and Houston Llew Spirit Tiles.

Justus Art Gallery

827-A central avenue.

The summer exhibition at the Justus Fine Art Gallery features works by artists such as Mark Blaney, Robyn Horn, John P. Lasater IV, Dennis McCann, Linda Palmer, Tony Saladino, Sandra Sell and Gene Sparling. The show will open with a reception from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and will be on view until June 30.

Blaney is the newest addition to the gallery’s list of artists, but has exhibited his paintings, drawings and sculptures for over 25 years. Exhibits include solo shows at the Thomas Gallery in Bloomington, Indiana, in 2020, 2019; the Waldron Center of the Arts in Bloomington, Indiana, in 2011; Greg Thompson Fine Art in Little Rock, in 2010; Galeria Antenea, San Miguel, Guanajuanto, Mexico, in 2003; with inclusion in numerous group exhibits including the Delta exhibit at the Arkansas Art Gallery in Little Rock in 2002, 2001.

Blaney’s work has also been exhibited in galleries and other venues across the country and abroad. Commissions for his work have included Duke University, Raleigh-Durham, NC; Carti Cancer Center in Little Rock; the University of Arkansas Medical Center at Little Rock; Smith-Barney Investment Firm, San Francisco; Women’s Crisis Center at Pine Bluff; and the Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch in Alma.

“Painting and sculpture help me take a close look at the world around us and find pleasure in looking at the many shapes lit by our sun. The movement and interactions between people, plants, animals and the weather are many reasons to do things, ”Blaney said in a press release.

A selection of McCann’s pastel paintings will be included in the summer exhibition. McCann’s work has been included in numerous regional and national exhibitions, including Art Basel / Spectrum, in Miami, 2016; the 59th Annual Delta Exhibit at the Arkansas Art Gallery in Little Rock, 2017; 2019 RAM Invitational at the Fort Smith Art Museum in Fort Smith; the 2019 National Exhibition: Pastel Reflections in Little Rock; and Dennis McCann: A History, solo exhibition at Laman Library Argenta Gallery, 2015. In addition to participating in over 200 exhibitions, McCann’s work is also included in many private and corporate collections.

“Most of my work uses sunlight and strong shadows to establish interesting compositions, and the subjects represent ‘a slice of life’ both past and present,” says McCann. Lasater developed a love for art while working as a designer and illustrator for a division of Hallmark Cards, the release said “The fine art was a natural transition after years of study and practice,” the release said. . Lasater now paints full time, both from his studio in Siloam Springs and on the road painting “in the open”. He also gives workshops in locations in the United States and abroad.

Lasater’s honors include National Outdoor Painting Awards, Artist-in-Residence Awards, feature articles in Southwest Art and Plein-air Magazine, as well as additional press articles in Art of the West, Southwest Art. , International Artist and Plein-air Magazine. Lasater’s work has been included in the following collections: Bass Pro Shops, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Northwest Arkansas Community College, Lindenwood University, John Brown University, George and Peggy Rapp, Hamel Family Wines, Big Cedar Lodge Resort, Gaston’s White River Resort and Illinois River Watershed Partnership.

“I make simple visual statements with my works, no matter what the subject. The simplicity is peaceful and reinforces the blessing of our existence. Through oil painting, I have language for my gratitude,” a- he said in the statement. Owned by artist Dolores Justus, the Justus Fine Art Gallery offers a wide range of original works of art, including sculptures, paintings, ceramics, photographs and much more from renowned artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and by appointment. Call 501-321-2335 or visit http://justusfineart.com.

Heritage of fine arts

804 central avenue

The Legacy Fine Art Gallery will feature new Wildcats by artist Rajendra Singh, fun new party scenes by Carole Katchen and “big new racing pieces” by Patrick Cunningham.

Whittington Gallery

307 Whittington Ave

Whittington Gallery features poet Elmer Beard, published author, retired educator and longtime freedom fighter. Beard has self-published his first book, “The Challengers: Untold Stories of African Americans Who Changed the System in One Small Southern Municipality,” which received a grant from the Clinton Family Foundation, Arkansas Humanities Council, Arkansas Black History Commission and the Oaklawn Scholarship Foundation. Beard made his debut as a poet published in “Let Reason Roll: Race, Religion & Reflections”.

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