Annie Lee, whose collectible dolls, figurines, ornaments, paintings and furnishings have been dubbed Black Americana and are featured in galleries, TV shows and movies, will be at Pyramid Art, Books and Custom Framing , 1001 Wright Ave., today for a meet and greet and autograph session from 5 to 7 p.m.
Garbo Hearne, owner of Pyramid and companion business Hearne Fine Art, has also created a Second Friday Matinee event (1-3 p.m. tomorrow) for shoppers who prefer earlier hours than those of 2nd Friday Art Night (5-8 p.m. tomorrow night), in which the gallery and bookstore will also participate. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Annie Lee will autograph purchases.
In the gallery: Sculpture by Chukes.
Minerals, metals, gemstones, pearls, coral and crystals go into Rhonda Owen's jewelry; today, you can go in to a sale of her work from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1717 Gaines St. in the Quapaw Quarter. Call 416-1809 for directions.
If you can't make it today, you can e-mail Owen at email@example.com for a private showing. Let the photo tell the rest of the story.
All you lucky folks who have the moolah to buy art will find plenty to buy at the Arkansas Arts Center, if this 43rd "Collectors Show and Sale" is like previous "Collectors" shows, starting today.
Drawings and other works on paper and contemporary craft from 26 New York galleries are in the Strauss and Smith galleries through Dec. 31. Now is your chance to buy the Arthur Davies above or work by George Ault, Robert Arneson, Thomas Hart Benton, Pierre Bonnard, Carolyn Brady, Chuck Close, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Lesley Dill, Viola Frey, Jane Hammond, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, George Inness, Franz Kline, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Samuel Palmer, Camille Pissarro and John Henry Twachtman, just for example. Director Todd Herman and Deputy Director Joe Lampo selected the works for the show/sale.
Even if you're low on dough, this show is worth going to. You can look; you don't have to buy.
Ted Parkhurst is having a show and sale of his color-intense paintings and framed drawings in suite 202 at Thea Artists Studios today until 7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The studios are on the second floor of the Rosemary Hammel Building at 401 Main St., atop the Thea Foundation. Entrance to the studios is on Fourth Street.
The 40 works include "landscapes, dreaming piglets, birds and other nature subjects and animals playing musical instruments," Parkhurst says. For more information, call 515-3224.
Blue Rock Studio outside Hot Springs will be selling handwoven "wildwoman" scarves tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artists include Meg Rosenbach, Louise Halsey, Karen McInturff, Carol Small and Nancy Dunaway.
Blue Rock provided these directions to the studio, at 262 Hideaway Hills Drive:
From HS take Malvern Road (270E) or from I-30 drive 12 miles to Akers Road. Turn left. Go ½ mile. Take the left hand fork onto Hideaway Hills. Go ½ mile. Studio on right.
James Hayes' multicolored glass sculptures, "Never Lose Spirit," each of them individually created, are on sale in the gift shop in the Winthrop Rockefeller Cancer Institute and the UAMS hospital gift shop. They are $25, quite a bargain for a piece of work by the Pine Bluff glass artist.
Proceeds from the sale of the glass figure, which symbolizes the spirit of cancer patients, benefit the Rockefeller Institute's support services for persons with a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers.
Stacy Sells, a cancer survivor and former UAMS patient, and a public relations executive with Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, created the Never Lose Spirit program. Vincent Insalaco and Judy Kohn Tenenbaum sponsor the program in memory of Sally Riggs Insalaco and Muriel Balsam Kohn.
No need to add anything, except the address: 11525 Cantrell, in the Pleasant Ridge Town Center. With the Gallery 26 Holiday Show and the Museum School Sale (Clear Channel Metroplex, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday), there's a lot of local art to see (and perhaps purchase) in town this weekend.
Ludwik Kozlowski, Taylor Shepherd, John Kushmaul, Morgan Coven and Staci Spangler are among the artists whose works will be auctioned Thursday, Nov. 10, at Easter Seals' annual "Art and Soul" fund-raiser.
The auction is from 6 to 9 p.m. at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 1100 Napa Valley Drive. Tickets are $50 (patron $100) and may be purchased by calling Joe Lambert at 227-3710 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The "Art and Soul" live auction begins at 7:30 p.m.
There's only a half hour left to bid online for an artistic home plate (17 inches wide) in the "Home Plate Heroes" auction to benefit the Jim Elder Good Sport Fund. BUT! You can bid tonight in the live auction at Thea Center for the Arts, 401 Main St.! The auction runs 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
About the plate above:
Caroline Tyler and her beautiful 7-year-old daughter Brooklyn created this plate using crayons. They collaborated last year on a handprint plate, and we're hoping this will become as great a tradition for them as for the Jim Elder Good Sport Fund. Caroline was a Jim Elder Good Sport Fund winner a few years ago as a journalism student at UALR. She now works at Mangan Holcomb Partners.
The Good Sport Fund benefits organizations like Miracle League of Arkansas, Reviving Baseball in the Inner City at Lamar Field and other worthy organizations for kids.
Up with Art VI
Up With Art VI, a show and sale of work by Kevin Kresse, Ed Pennebaker, Doug Gorrell, Cherylon Reid, LaDawna Whiteside, Terry Bean, Shannon Rogers, Stephano, V.L. Cox, and Don Nibert, Carole Katchen, Rae Ann Bayless, Jeannie Berna and Dana Rogers, is tonight at the Argenta Community Theater, 6-9 p.m. The Argenta Arts Foundation, Mitchell Williams law firm and Home Depot are sponsors.
ACT is at 406 Main St. Admission is free. The artists, many of whom participate in fund-raisers for other concerns, receive all proceeds tonight.
Painter Sandy Hubler, whose husband, Rob, died of cancer six years ago, is donating part of the proceeds from the sales of her artwork tonight at the Chenal Country Club to the Winthrop Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
Hubler, the owner of the Showroom gallery and frame shop, will show 30 paintings tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., including the work above. Representatives from the cancer will center will be on hand.
Habitat for Humanity's annual fund-raiser auction of artist-restored furniture is tomorrow night, Sept. 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Lafayette Square building at Louisiana and Sixth streets (523 Louisiana) and if you want to bid on some beautiful things for a beautiful purpose, clear off your calendar now and plan to go.
"Get Hammered!" is the theme of the 2nd annual Restore and After event, where Hammer-tini cocktails, beer, wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served for a mere $25 ticket price. The Rodney Block Band will entertain.
Among the items to be auctioned are no fewer than four doghouses, all decorated by realtors with the Little Rock Realtor's Association, toy chests, chairs, hutches and more.
Here's how it worked: 14 artists purchased items from H for H's ReStore outlet in North Little Rock and turned them into works of art for auction. Last year's event raised $7,000, enough to build a room in a Habitat house. Go here to purchase tickets or call 379-1583.
It's First Thursday tonight in Hillcrest, and among the after-hours events on tap for neighborhood strollers is a Friends Not Bombs event given to honor the memory of artist/musician Victor Wiley.
The Winston Family Orchestra, Estelle (members of Stella Fancy) and the Ugly Stuff will play, and artwork by Jerry Colburn, Amber Uptigrove, Sulac, John Kushmaul and others will be for sale. Work by Wiley will also be on display.
It would be a good thing if you brought dry pantry goods, from utensils (real, not plastic) to cups to food, for FNB,
which feeds the homeless healthy vegetarian meals.
That's 5-9 p.m. tonight at 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd.
V.L. Cox, who survived the Arkadelphia tornado, is donating 20 percent of the sales of a selected group of discounted paintings to the Red Cross for the Joplin Relief Fund, for that devastated Missouri city. For example, Cox is selling the piece above, "Eliza," at a discounted price of $2,000 and donating 20 percent of that — $400 — to the Red Cross.
Find the work here.
Little Rock's own fauvist Matt McLeod is showing and selling his work from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight at Pulaski Heights Christian Church, 4724 Hillcrest Ave. He'll have sculpture and drawings as well as paintings, and is sharing a portion of the proceeds with the church and Our House. If you're going to Argenta ArtWalk, you'll still have time to hit McLeod's show, open an hour later.
Not mentioned earlier in Argenta ArtWalk coverage: Photos by Emily Willman Sloan at the Arkansas Art Gallery at Fifth and Main.
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