Studio 62 New Plein Air Paintings by Jody Stephenson. During the 2016 May Festival of the Arts, Studio 62 will be hosting a special show “Plein Air Paintings by Jody Stephenson.” Studio 62 is the signature gallery of Ron Lutz and Jody Stephenson, co-founders of Plein Air Painters of Eureka Springs. Every week during painting season (for the past 10 years), Ron and Jody have met with fellow outdoor artists in and around Eureka Springs. Jody’s paintings from these sessions will be on display throughout the month of May, daily except Wednesdays.
Paradise Pottery Big Pot USA – Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (other times by appointment) Jim Wallace is making the world’s largest pot and the equipment to turn and fire it! Then he’ll take the giant pot on a tour around the country. See the pot in progress from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays at Paradise Pottery, 320 CR 210, 5 miles west of Eureka Springs. Turn right at Blue Spring Heritage Center then 0.3miles. While you’re there, check out Jim’s gallery of more portable ceramic creations. Free event, although donations to help fund Big Pot – USA are welcome. To see where he’s going, follow the route at www.facebook.com/BigPOTUSA.
Iris At The Basin Park, 8 Spring Street – May 1 – May 31. Iris at the Basin Park proudly hosts the 14th Annual High School Art Show, a month long opportunity to show-off the creativity of our local high school artisans. This year’s show, Introspective Creativity, features ceramic self-portrait busts sculpted by students in Mrs. Jessica Cummings’ art class.
Wilson & Wilson Folk Art, 23 Spring Street. We will be in Full Bloom this May. Featuring new and original art from the daughter and Mother team of Wilson and Wilson Folkart. Join Blakeley and Sylvia to see what the duo has been working on this winter. New Artwork to fill your home with Happiness. Plus our new delightful fabric art! Hours Sunday – Thursday 9 to 5 , Friday and Saturday 9 to 8. 479.253.5105
Keels Creek Winery and Art Gallery, 3185 E. Van Buren. Hosting Holiday Island Art Guild during the whole month of May featuring paintings of various media as well as three dimensional works.
Fusion Squared, 84 Spring Street–May 1-31 During the month of May, Fusion Squared will be featuring the fused glass work of John Rinehardt. Capturing the essence of movement and life in his pieces has consumed him for many years. The techniques he learned to lead him to fused glass, incorporating dichroic glass into his fused glass and stained glass pieces.
Brews, 2 Pine Street–To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts, artist and photographer John Rankine will show a retrospective exhibit of his Eureka Springs artist portrait series at Brews this May. The 2004 series consists of 60-framed photographs depicting 75 local artists. The series was first shown at Eleanor Lux Studio and was purchased by art patrons Elise and the late Marty Roenigk. This will be the first time the collection is seen in its entirety in 13 years, courtesy of Elise Roenigk.
An opening reception will be held Thursday, May 4, 5 – 8 p.m. and all are welcome. The show will run between May 1 and June 14.
Brews, located at 2 Pine St. in Eureka Springs, is a coffee house/beer and wine establishment that hosts rotating art exhibits every six weeks. (479) 244-0878
Main Stage, 67 Main St, will host a show of the Plein Air Painters of Eureka Springs May 1-31. Enjoy the artistry of “open air” painters inspired by the beauty of our local surroundings. 479-253-8060
Shoppes at Fleece ‘N Flax, 51 Spring Street will celebrate the Fiber Arts during the month of May with the showing of “Art in Sheep’s Clothing”, by featured artist Vicki Hardcastle, Hardcastle Folk Art. Paula McGee, Fiber Artist and Doll Maker and Debbie Davis will share Swedish weaving techniques. Hand hooked rugs and needle felted art pieces so soft you will want to touch, will be on display.
Art Bazaar at the Birdcage, The Birdcage Art Gallery parking lot, will be hosting a local artist’s bazaar, with over 31 local artists represented. Art sale with artist booths and demonstrations by Eureka’s local artists. You will be able to find unique one of a kind gifts and original artworks and crafts.
The Jewel Box, 40 Spring St. The Jewel Box, specializing in art jewelry since 1999, will feature beautiful artistic creations during the first three weekends in May. Handmade and collectible items including hot glass work, wooden boxes, clay animals, batik paintings and feather masks. 479-253-7828
Eureka Fine Art Gallery, #2 Pine Street,
The Eureka Fine Art Gallery presents gallery member Drew Gentle for the featured artist in May during the Eureka Springs May festival of the Arts. Gentle, who has a professional background in animation will have a new series of large-scale portraits on view at the gallery.
His latest painting titled “Andy Warhol – Ahh, Your Fifteen Minutes Are Up” is a nod to the Pop-Art Icon and is 76” x 60.”
David Zimmermann will be the month long three-dimensional guest artist and will have several constructions on view from his “Blue People” series. Zimmerman has created more than a thousand tiny Blue People out of low-fire porcelain that he then hand paints. The figurines are then set in various constructed settings often with satirical, biting and stylized hand written text.
An opening artist reception will be held on the Second Saturday Gallery Stroll, May 13th between 6 and 9 p.m. All are invited to attend.
The Eureka Fine Art Gallery is owned and operated by eight local, well-known and established Eureka Spring’s artists. It is located at 2 Pine St., across the street from the Eureka Springs Post Office and is open 7 days a week from 10 to 5. 479-363-6000
The Spring Street Gallery, 85 Spring Street, opened in early 2015 featuring the work of sculptor Mel Shipley, and painter Denise Ryan. Both are local artists who have shown their work regionally and nationally for many years. The gallery has recently opened a downstairs gallery where many local artists, both two and three dimensional, will have the opportunity to show their work in the coming year. 479-981-1549.
Quicksilver Art & Fine Craft Gallery, 73 Spring Street, features works of about 120 local, regional and nationally known artists on two store levels. Explore artist made jewelry and unique art including one of a kind wall tapestries, wildlife watercolors, photographs, pottery, and a hands-on exhibit of beautiful musical instruments. 479-253-7679