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Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Night Sights: Harrington, Schmidt, House, Bean, etc.

Posted By on Fri, May 19, 2017 at 2:48 PM

click to enlarge "Line Dancing," by Neal Harrington.
  • "Line Dancing," by Neal Harrington.

Tonight, you have two art events to make: 1) Argenta ArtWalk in North Little Rock, the open gallery event at the Laman Library branch, Greg Thompson Fine Art, Mugs Cafe, Barry Thomas Fine Art, etc., from 5-8 p.m. and 2) a retrospective of the work of Neal Harrington at M2Gallery in West Little Rock from 6-9 p.m.

click to enlarge "Nightflyers," by Robert Bean.
  • "Nightflyers," by Robert Bean.
Here's the drill: Start out in the 400 block of Main Street in Argenta, where Laman Library features "We're Not Telling You Everything: Words and Images from the Wichita Mountains," photos by Sabine Schmidt and Don House and writings by Comanche poet Sy Hoahwah. (The three artists will return to the library on Saturday at noon for a walk-through and poetry reading.) Across the street, Core Brewery presents "Faces by Chalino," the work of Luis "Chalino" Atilano, as part of the Latino Art Project of North Little Rock. Next door, StudioMAIN will host a "show-and-tell" at 6 
click to enlarge "Star House," by Don House
  • "Star House," by Don House
p.m. and serve local beer, and Claytime Pottery will show work by Gailen Hudson of Springdale and new work by Larry Pennington. A few doors down, Thompson Fine Art continues its spring exhibition of works by Southerners, including new gallery artists Jed Jackson and Alan Gerson.

In the 500 block, Mugs Cafe shows "Nightflyers," paintings and drawings by Greg Lahti and Robert Bean inspired by things that happen in the dark.

In the 700 block, you'll find the art demonstration at Barry Thomas Fine Art & Studio, where the artist will sculpt and show paintings, and his 
click to enlarge "N2280 Road, Kiowa County," by Sabine Schmidt
  • "N2280 Road, Kiowa County," by Sabine Schmidt
brother, Bob Thomas, will show his knives. Off Main Street, S.W.A.G. (Southern Women Artisans Guild) will host the Local First Social Hour for local business owners and art walkers. LNP

Harrington will work on a woodcut while folks enjoy 20 years of his work at M2 Gallery,  in the Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center. Harrington, who teaches at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, has received numerous awards for his woodcuts, among them a Delta and other Delta Exhibition awards at the Arkansas Arts Center and a Juror Award at the Irene Rosenzweig Biannual at the Arts & Science Center of Southeast Arkansas.

M2Gallery is also showing work by Bryan Frazier, owner/operator of Capitol View Studio.

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