Gallery news: One opening in NLR, one closing in Hot Springs | Rock Candy

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gallery news: One opening in NLR, one closing in Hot Springs

Posted By on Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 4:27 PM

click to enlarge john_gaudin_in_gallery_space.jpg


John Gaudin, the father of the Argenta Arts District in downtown North Little Rock, is "finally" opening a gallery of his own, in the slender storefronts at 413A and 413B Main St. The inaugural show will be works by acclaimed Northwest Arkansas artist George Dombek. He's christened the space with the non-ambiguous name Argenta Gallery.

"When I first started buying [property in Argenta] in 2004, I wanted to open a gallery," Gaudin said. Instead, besides refurbishing downtown buildings and running his business — Argenta Wealth Management — he founded the Argenta Downtown Council, beckoned new business to Main Street, created a development plan for the area, helped found the Art Connection career-focused program for high school students ... and more.

An artist of religious icons himself, Gaudin said he wants to "do some things that aren't being done" in the gallery, featuring artists not already affiliated with other galleries and shows that may have social impact. He also wants to use the gallery space for fundraisers and special events, such as monthly dinner parties. He will not maintain an inventory of artworks.

The Dombek show will run Sept. 12 through Oct. 1. The Argenta Gallery will be a stop in the ACANSA Arts Festival Gallery Hop Sept. 25, when one wall will be hung with photographs by Heber Springs iconoclast Disfarmer; that exhibit will coincide with the Argenta Theater's production of Werner Trieschmann's play "Disfarmer." 

Work by Ray Wittenberg will follow the Dombek show, from Oct. 16-Nov. 1.

click to enlarge thad_flennikan.jpg

Now to the closing news: Blue Moon Gallery 
which has been in business in Hot Springs for 17 years, will close at the end of September, at the close of its exhibit of work by Thad Flenniken, owner Pat Scavo informs Eye Candy. She said she has sold the building and does not plan to relocate. Her daughter, Dishongh Scavo, will continue to represent religious artist Randall M. Good.

Flenniken's exhibit, "Eve and her Timeline," opens Friday, Sept. 5, with a Gallery Walk reception from 5-9 p.m. The retired National Park Community College professor has focused on the mixed-media series for the past six or seven years, Scavo says. From a press release:

As an artist, Flenniken remains dedicated to the common origins of man and unity is an ongoing theme in his work. He is currently involved in images that evoke “Eve” and it is often carried through in the images of women and references to DNA that has carried through the generations of the past and will carry the generations still to come. ... A family background in archeology has encouraged his participation in the search for minute strands of physical evidence. Two themes frequent his artwork: the mark-making experience and its relationship to our origins as human species.

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Leslie Newell Peacock

  • Fayetteville, Fenix and art-making on Saturday

    If you're in Fayetteville this weekend, you can drop in on several workshops being held by the Fenix Fayetteville artists' cooperative at the Walker-Stone House, 207 W. Center St. downtown.
    • Jul 20, 2017
  • UALR artist Mia Hall is off to Penland: UPDATE

    The Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina has announced the hiring of Mia Hall, of the Department of Art and Design at UA Little Rock, as its new director.
    • Jul 19, 2017
  • ACLU asks court to enjoin antiabortion bills

    Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union asked Judge Kristine Baker to grant an injunction against four laws passed this year by the General Assembly that would: * Make abortion after 15 weeks riskier by outlawing what the medical profession considers the safest procedure, dilation and evacuation; * Require doctors to inform local police when an abortion performed on a teenager age 14-16 absent any indication of abuse and that police create a record of the teenager's abortion and be provided the fetal remains; * Require abortion providers to ask women seeking an abortion if they know the sex of the fetus, and, if they do, obtain all of their previous obstetrical records to determine if they have a "history of aborting fetuses" of a certain sex, as the lawyer for the state said today in court. * Require notification of a woman's partner — or abuser — that she intends to have an abortion, ostensibly so they can agree on the disposition of the remains of the fetus.
    • Jul 13, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Federal judge wants John Goodson to explain class action maneuvering

    A show-cause order filed Monday by federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith indicates class action attorney John Goodson has some explaining to do about the move of a class action complaint against an insurance company from federal to state court with an instant pre-packaged settlement that has been criticized as a windfall for Goodson.
    • Dec 22, 2015
  • Judge anticipates punishment of lawyers in Fort Smith class action case

    Federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith issued a 32-page ruling yesterday indicating he contemplates punishment of 16 lawyers who moved a class action lawsuit against an insurance company out of his court to a state court in Polk County after a settlement had been worked out.
    • Apr 15, 2016
  • John Goodson and others add lawyers for hearing on forum shopping

    Lawyers facing federal court sanctions for forum shopping a class action insurance case have brought in new legal guns from out of state to fight potential sanctions.
    • May 26, 2016

Most Shared

  • So much for a school settlement in Pulaski County

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Cynthia Howell got the scoop on what appears to be coming upheaval in the Pulaski County School District along with the likely end of any chance of a speedy resolution of school desegregation issues in Pulaski County.
  • Riverfest calls it quits

    The board of directors of Riverfest, Arkansas's largest and longest running music festival, announced today that the festival will no longer be held. Riverfest celebrated its 40th anniversary in June. A press release blamed competition from other festivals and the rising cost of performers fees for the decision.
  • Football for UA Little Rock

    Andrew Rogerson, the new chancellor at UA Little Rock, has decided to study the cost of starting a major college football team on campus (plus a marching band). Technically, it would be a revival of football, dropped more than 60 years ago when the school was a junior college.
  • Turn to baseball

    When the world threatens to get you down, there is always baseball — an absorbing refuge, an alternate reality entirely unto itself.

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Riverfest calls it quits

    • The beauty of Riverfest is they do a post mortem each year that is brutally…

    • on July 18, 2017
  • Re: Riverfest calls it quits

    • One of my responsibilities in military club management was to stage or support large events…

    • on July 18, 2017
  • Re: Riverfest calls it quits

    • "We the board actually considered making Riverfest less shitty, but after careful deliberation it was…

    • on July 18, 2017

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation