Historical entertainment planned for joint celebration of three Southwest Arkansas milestone anniversaries
Rita Henry, Adrienne Taylor and Nancy Nolan, old friends and well-known Little Rock photographers, up offer their work for comparison in “3 Women/3 Ways” at Gallery 26, 2601 Kavanaugh. The show opens with a reception from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 20, with music by the Karismatics and pre-teen violinist Rebecca Berry.
Henry, who teaches at the Arkansas Arts Center, will exhibit 35 Polaroid prints, emulsion lifts and transfers. Taylor, who, a press release notes, sold her blood plasma to buy her first camera, is a traditionalist who makes her own silver gelatin prints. Nolan is a commercial photographer; her work in the show is of children.
Assemblage artist Anita Davis will also show work at Gallery 26. The works will stay on exhibit until July 14.
The Karismatics includes Jim Hathaway and Mike Prince. Rebecca will open the show with a solo performance.
The city of Conway jumps on the after-hours gallery-going bandwagon on Thursday, May 18, when it launches its first Artwalk, set from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at downtown businesses and restaurants. Among the many exhibits is a group show of new work by Welcon Ball, Robby Burton, Matt Borengasser, Jan Crummer, Gene Hatfield, Pat Larsen, Heather Mainord, Debbie Murphree, Dianne Noggle, Rebecca Oswalt, Sheila Parsons, Fran Otten, Lois Giorgis, Marvin Crummer, Renee James, Linda Luyet, Clark Vanover, Linda Womack and Beth Horton Zinn at Carmen’s Art and Antiques, 1022 Oak St.
Here’s the rundown on the other exhibits and venues for the opening installment of what will be a regular event the third Thursday of every month:
• “Art in Architecture: Historic Homes of Conway,” student art, Bank of America, 719 Harkrider St.
• “Faulkner County: Its Art and Artists,” Faulkner County Museum on the Courthouse Square.
• “Toad Suck Daze Exhibit” and photographs by Jeff Shearer, Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler St.
• Watercolors by David Antonio and work by other artists at the independent-living agency Profiles, Bob’s Grill, 1112 Oak St.
• New work by Don Marr, in space next door to Baker Drug, 924 Front St., with entertainment by pianist Mary Ward.
• Painting and drawing demonstrations by Steve Griffith, Jean Turley, Bonnie McKay and Jason Huselton, Pictures Et-Cetera, 572 Chestnut.
• Painting demonstration by Sheila Parsons and show of her watercolors, foyer at Mike’s Place, 808 Front St.
• Paintings and sculpture by UCA students, Pia’s Restaurant, 915 Front St.
• Pottery, That Bookstore at Mountbanq Place, 1107 Oak, and at the Junk Queen, 1021 Front St.
• Paintings, prints and gift items by Profiles artists, Extraordinary Things, 1105 Deer St.
For more information, call Becky Harris at 501-329-8249 or go to www.conwayark.com