Friday, October 17, 2014

Third Friday means Argenta ArtWalk means Wittenberg, Rockwell, Furr, Holloway and the Best of the South

Posted By on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 10:08 AM

click to enlarge "Boxer I," by Fran Austin, at Mugs Cafe, expresses how I feel about posting about Argenta ArtWalk prematurely last week.
  • "Boxer I," by Fran Austin, at Mugs Cafe, expresses how I feel about posting about Argenta ArtWalk prematurely last week.


Argenta ArtWalk REALLY IS TONIGHT, OCT. 17, from 5-8 p.m. in downtown North Little Rock (I jumped the gun last Friday) and so, again, here's the lineup of participating galleries, from south to north on Main St.: 

At the Thea Foundation, 401 Main St., is an exhibition of drawings, paintings and shadow boxes made by Arkansas Children's Hospital patients during the hospital's Artist-in-Residence Program. More youth art is at Art Connection, at 204 E. Fourth, where work by student artists in the after-school career program will exhibit their work.

At Argenta Gallery, 413 Main St., see Ray Wittenberg's hard-edged color abstractions in "The Pornography of Color." Wittenberg's artist statement, in part:  

“I like to make paintings I like to look at. This show with its funny title, "The Pornography of Color," is as much about how much color turns me on as it is about telling any stories or making any points. I could have just as easily called it the "Seduction Of Color." Pornography can be defined as the depiction of the erotic intended to cause sexual excitement. I think the definition fits this show.

“Monochrome painting, Hard-edge painting, Post-painterly abstraction, Color Field, Minimalism….. you pick! For me it's all about shape, form and color. For contrast and a sense of progression we're including some past efforts. A busier time with the brush. But now we find ourselves in front of quiet paintings that exist for the sake of superfluous beauty alone. Enjoy!”

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette illustrator Ron Wolfe will draw at the Laman Library Argenta Branch, 420 Main St.: and his wife, Jan Wolfe, will give a puppet show. Also at Laman: “Wartime Escape,” illustrations by Allan Drummond for the book “The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey,” through Oct. 26. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 687-1061.

 At Greg Thompson Fine Art, 429 Main St., the "Best of the South" continues, with work by John Alexander, Sheila Cotton, Edward Rice, Robyn Horn and other fine artists. 

Mugs Cafe, 515 Main St., features "Energy and Elegance," paintings by Steven Rockwell, Kelly Furr and Karlyn Holloway. Rockwell's work "hugs the realist edge," Furr's evoke "a sense of otherworldliness" and Holloway's floral compositions are blended with "contemporary elegant design," according to the Mugs release.  

Also open after hours tonight: Claytime Gallery, the North Little Rock History Commission and The Creative Space.

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