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Friday, November 10, 2017

Clear skies, fine art, craft beer, shopping: It's 2nd Friday Art Night

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click to enlarge "Pear Blossoms," by David Mudrinich, at the Butler Center.
  • "Pear Blossoms," by David Mudrinich, at the Butler Center.

It's not raining, Christmas is coming early (judging by the advertising, it's been moved up from Dec. 25 to sometime next week), and it's the second Friday of the month. So check out the downtown galleries open for 2nd Friday Art Night, where you'll find plenty to see, buy and imbibe.

click to enlarge Cups bu Oksana Cartwright, potter, who'll show work at The Rep.
  • Cups bu Oksana Cartwright, potter, who'll show work at The Rep.
Joining 2nd Friday this month is the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 518 Main St., which will have a show and sale of works by its annual ArtWorks program: Ann Ballard-Bryan, Oksana Cartwright, Debie Deaton, Bethany Johnson, Linda Faye Pruitt, Dee Schulten, Barbara Seibel and Marty Ann Smith.

The Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St., serves up a new show, “Natural Crafts: Fiber. Clay. Metal.,” live music by John Willis Music and Fallen Queen Belgian Witbier by New Province Brewing Co. of Rogers. The exhibition features work by 2017 Arkansas Arts Council 2017 Fellowship recipients fabric artist Sofia V. Gonzalez, ceramicist Hannah May and sculptor Kerrick Hartman.

The Butler Center, 401 President Clinton Ave., opens the Arkansas Pastel Society show, “Reflections in Pastel”; DJ Mike Poe will provide the music.

The Cox Creative Center, 120 River Market Ave., features new drawings by Brian Madden; nearby, at 300 River Market Ave., the shop Beige is showing work by Capital View Studio owner Bryan Frazier.

On the way to the Old State House to see “Young Frankenstein,” grab a coffee at Nexus, 301B Clinton, and check out the cafe’s art. Then head south, stopping in at Gallery 221 at Second and Center streets, and Bella Vita, 523 Louisiana St., which is celebrating its third anniversary with art by Kim Doughty McCannon, a Loblolly Creamery hot cocoa bar and birthday cake. Find new oil paintings just around the corner at McLeod’s Fine Art, 108 W. Sixth St. Mariposa photography studio, 229 W. Capitol Ave., will also be open.

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