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Gorrell at Cantrell Gallery.

click to enlarge GARY BOLDING: See his work at Greg Thompson Fine Art.
  • GARY BOLDING: See his work at Greg Thompson Fine Art.

Greg Thompson is celebrating 15 years in business on Friday night with the opening of an exhibit by 20 artists he's represented over the years. You'll recognize all of the names: Al Allen, Benini, Mark Blaney, Gary Bolding, J.O. Buckley, Roger Carlisle, Carroll Cloar, William Dunlap, James Hendricks, Henri Linton, Matt McLeod, Shannon Rogers, AJ Smith, Kendall Stallings, Barry Thomas, Glennray Tutor, Mark Werner and Donald Roller Wilson. (Full disclosure: I had to look up Mark Werner, but you probably did not.)

The reception comes during Third Friday Argenta ArtWalk, set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21. Greg Thompson Fine Art is at 705 Main St. in North Little Rock.

Also on the ArtWalk route: Ketz Gallery (705 Main), where its "Off the Wall Show and Sale" features work by graffiti artist/painter Matthew Castellano, jewelry by Cliff Bernard and hand-painted gourds by Sharon Dawn Clark; the Thea Foundation (401 Main), which is exhibiting work by patients at Arkansas Children's Hospital and hosting the artists-in-residence who work with them, and where Sharon Franke will give a demonstration of painting technique. The Argenta Branch of the Laman Library (506 Main St.) will also host an artist and Argenta Bead Co. will feature Bella Vita Jewelry. Independent artists will show and sell their work in and about shops on Main Street.


"People, Places and Things," new paintings by Doug Gorrell, goes on exhibit Friday, Jan. 21, at Cantrell Gallery. A reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. kicks things off; the show runs through March 5. Gorrell is an impressionist who prefers to paint plein-air.


Coming up: You've seen him on the cover of Soiree and, if you're lucky, you've seen him in heels as his alter ego Sylvia. Now you can see Arkansas Arts Center registrar and artist Thom Hall talk about AAC acquisitions since 1971, at the Feb. 7 Fine Arts Club program "The Arts Center's Drawing Collection: Who, What and Why."

Hall will give a slide presentation on how the collection began, under the leadership of director Townsend Wolfe, with drawings by Andrew Wyeth, Willem DeKooning and Morris Graves.

Hall also works on paper, with watercolor crayon, gesso and gouache. Years ago, he made terrific cloisonne enamel pieces, but moved to painting to avoid contact with the chemicals. Hall is entering his 30th year with the Arts Center.

The talk will be at 11 a.m.; coffee will be served at 10:45 a.m. and luncheon afterward. Tickets for the coffee and lecture are $10; with luncheon added, tickets are $35. Deadline for luncheon reservation is Feb. 3. Call 396-0322 for more information.


For a measly $25, you can visit private studios and see private collections by signing up for the Friends of Contemporary Crafts' Urban Art Adventure 2011. The all-day event is Feb. 5; reserve by Jan. 26.

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