Friday, July 11, 2014

Tonight downtown: Women saving the south (Strause), thanking lucky stars (Joe), men in contrast (McLeod, Switch, Bean)

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click to enlarge "Award Winner," by Katherine Strause, oil on canvas, 48 by 36 inches
  • "Award Winner," by Katherine Strause, oil on canvas, 48 by 36 inches

Head downtown to the River Market district and its edges around 5 p.m. tonight to see several new exhibits at 2nd Friday Art Night venues, and remember you can ride the rubber-wheeled trolley to the galleries, the better to enjoy the wine they'll set out for you.

Katherine Strause has turned her fascination with women's home demonstration clubs of the early 20th century into the exhibition, "Home Demonstration Clubs or How Women Saved the South," which you can see at the Butler Center Galleries in the Arkansas Studies Institute. From her artist's statement:

Two years ago my friend Jane Thompson at the Historic Arkansas Commission
introduced me to the Home Demonstration scrapbooks. I was immediately hooked by the
imagery and the work this group had performed throughout the decades in Arkansas and
the South. These women elevated the health and standard of living for the poorest
among us through thrift, economy and education. Using government aid and fueled by a
feeling of personal responsibility, these women made theirs and other’s lives better,
happier and helped bring this rural State into the 20th Century.

Katerie Joe, an emerging woman artist who teaches in Conway, has work at the Historic Arkansas Museum, mixed-media works in a show called "Thank Your Lucky Stars." Also on exhibit at the HAM is the new show “A Beauty on It Sells: Advertising Art from the Collection of Marsha Stone.”

Arkansas Capital Corp. is exhibiting paintings by Matt McLeod, sculpture by Tod Switch and high contrast ink drawings by Robert Bean in a show called "Bold Contrasts." Work by gallery artists will be at Gallery 221 and Studio 221, which has opened a couple of new galleries on the second floor of its space in the Pyramid Building. 

At the Old State House, alternate live music by
 Tim Anthony and Friends with a visit to the museum's “Lights! Camera! Arkansas!”exhibition. 

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