2nd Art Night rolls; Foodbank auctions bowls 

Kresse in the Heights.

ARTSPACE: Work of Amy Hill-Imler.
  • ARTSPACE: Work of Amy Hill-Imler.
Attending all the art-related functions set for Friday, April 8, will require some planning. Downtown are the Arkansas Foodbank Network benefit, “Empty Bowls,” at the Little Rock Junior League’s headquarters, and the second 2nd Friday Art Night after-hours shows at six galleries and the Clinton Museum Store. In the Heights, artist Kevin Kresse will open a show of painting and sculpture at Colaianni Piano. Highlights of the 2nd Friday Art Night, which debuted in March, include a reception with Aj Smith and Marjorie Williams-Smith at Hearne Fine Art in the Museum Center at 500 President Clinton Blvd., where an exhibit of Smith’s photorealist works in pencil on paper and Williams-Smith’s silverpoint etchings are on display. The artists will give a talk about their work at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10. River Market Artspace, 301 President Clinton, opens an exhibit of abstract paintings, “Brushes With Life: The Art of Amy Hill-Imler,” Friday. The show runs through May 7. Textile artist Judy Tipton Rush will be at the Cox Creative Center, 120 Commerce St., and the “35th annual Mid-Southern Watercolorists Exhibition,” a juried show that includes 40 works, is new at the Historic Arkansas Museum. The HAM will have refreshments and music by Brian Nahlen at Friday’s reception. Other 2nd Friday Art Night participants, all accessible by River Rail rubber-wheeled trolleys that will run that evening, include the Oval Gallery (“Botanica”), the Clinton Museum Store and Amy Howard Richmond Fine Art. The Arkansas Foodbank Network’s annual fund-raiser, “Empty Bowls,” is a live and silent auction of bowls and other works made by area artists. The event is from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at 216 W. Fourth St., the former Woman’s City Club. Tickets are $33 in advance and $40 at the door; entertainment will be by the Tim Mullinax Trio. For more information, call 565-8121 or purchase tickets online at www.arkansasfoodbank.org. Kresse’s exhibit of paintings and sculpture will be accompanied by music by Urban Breeze at Colaianni’s, 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd. Kresse’s two-dimensional figurative work is dramatic and sculptural; he works in three dimensions as well. The reception will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; the works will remain up through June. Also Friday night — but in Memphis — is a reception for an exhibit of drawings by the late artist Carroll Cloar at David Lusk Gallery, 4540 Poplar Ave. “Recollections” features drawings inspired by Cloar’s childhood in Earle, Ark., and the Delta. The reception is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; the show runs through April.

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