Tonight’s March Gallery Walk will feature the unveiling of Hot Seats in Hot Springs.
The Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance has commissioned the creation of 15 one-of-a-kind works of art in support of its mission to celebrate, champion and promote arts and culture in the Hot Springs area, according to a message on his Facebook page.
The Adirondack chairs, which were handcrafted from Arkansas cypress trees and individually painted by local artists, will be auctioned off at Hot Seats in Hot Springs on Saturday, April 23 at the Mid-America Science Museum, a indicated the position.
The chairs will be displayed in various galleries during Gallery Walk, then move to different locations around town for viewing before the big auction and celebration.
According to HSACA, the following galleries will participate in Gallery Walk; most will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today:
All Things Arkansas, 610 Central Ave.
Featuring Arkansas art and products, made in Arkansas and related to Arkansas, with wine and refreshments, and Ben Carey performing.
American Art Gallery and Gifts LLC, 724 Central Ave.
Featuring knives by Claude Lambert and murals by various artists including Jamie Carter, Jimmy Leach, Kinkade Studio and Margaret Kipp. Ernie Bolieu will discuss Southwest Jewelry.
Artists’ Studio Gallery, 610A Central Ave.
Artists’ Workshop Gallery will feature June Lamoureux, a professional artist who lives in Hot Springs Village.
Lamoureux is a longtime artist with a following of regular collectors, according to a press release. “Many of her works depict scenes in the Hot Springs area. She works primarily in watercolor, acrylic, and pen and ink, and has won awards in every medium. Lamoureux was commissioned to create artwork by businesses and individuals on subjects ranging from tugboats and the Mississippi River to portraits, murals, faux finishes and decorative furniture She has taught drawing and painting for many years to children and to adults.
She is a member of the Brush Strokes Art Club and the Traditional Art Guild of Hot Springs. Her goal is to continue the process of discovering her art and creating works of lasting beauty and interest.
Jan Briggs has resided in Hot Springs for over 40 years. “Enthusiasm and passion for creating art abounds in her work. Using a variety of mediums, including her unique, reconstructed watercolor, she showcases her subjects in vibrant colors and diverse modes. Animals, barns countryside, churches and landscapes are some of her favorite subjects.. Briggs has always enjoyed many types of art, which led her to earn her degree, a BFA in Studio Arts. She has exhibited in many numerous juried exhibitions and has won numerous awards for his work,” the statement read.
She is active in arts and community organizations including the Hot Springs Traditional Art Guild and the Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance, among others. She teaches art privately and for organizations.
Featured miniature art artists for March are Briggs and Linda Shearer.
Call 501-623-6401 for more information. Open Monday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is closed on Tuesdays.
Brick House Grill, Spencer’s Corner
Terre Tollett’s latest painting from his Hot Springs Architecture series will be at the Brick House Grill for Gallery Walk. Hailing from Nashville in southwestern Arkansas, she also has a Bathers Series and an Oaklawn Series which are featured at the Brick House Grill.
Circle Gallery at Emergent Arts, 341-A Whittington Ave.
Objet Trouve’, or “found object” in French, is a new ongoing art challenge organized by Emergent Arts. Anne Greenwood, Deborah Fitzgerald, Jan Malone and Jenna White will have exhibits.
Dryden Pottery, 341 Whittington Ave.
With in-house formulated glazes and custom blended clay pieces.
Esther’s Gallery and Gifts, 305 Broadway St.
The new gallery in Hot Springs showcases diverse, high-quality artwork of all genres created by new and established artists.
Central Gallery, 340 Central Ave.
Featuring original artwork in various styles and mediums from Arkansas artists as well as internationally acclaimed artists.
Justus Art Gallery, 827-A Central Ave.
The March exhibition at the Justus Fine Art Gallery will present a nod to spring with a selection of dramatic garden paintings by Susan Baker Chamber, as well as watercolors of nests by Gary Simmons. Works by artists such as Robyn Horn, Sandra Sell, Gene Sparling and Elizabeth Weber will also be on display. The show will host a reception from 5-9 p.m. today and will run through March 31.
Legacy Fine Art Gallery, 804 Central Ave.
Legacy Fine Art welcomes Stephen Harlan to Hot Springs. Harlan is known for his colorful and dramatic nautical themes. He creates his work digitally one pixel at a time and transfers his art to both canvas and aluminum.
Rebecca Peterman Photography, 801 Central Ave, Suite 30
Author Kimberly Joan and artist Rebecca Peterman, both members of the Hot Springs High School Class of 1988, will be featured artists in Rebecca Peterman Photography.
Joan, who was born in Little Rock, has a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. she launched her career working in daycares and public schools in Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia. “She has been a private nanny for many families in Atlanta for over 25 years. Kimberly has also worked as a celebrity nanny and has had many fun adventures through her work,” a press release read. She is the author of “The Drinking Nanny, Codes to Live by When the Kids Drive You to Drink” and “Yado Malley and the Unicorn Rainbow Ball”. She is currently working on two new books which will be released this summer.
Peterman, a certified professional photographer, has operated a local home-based studio for over 15 years and recently moved to commercial space in downtown Hot Springs. She specializes in family and children’s portraits and also provides portraits, personal branding, senior portraits, newborn portraits, pet portraits, commercial photography and fine -arts. She is vice president of the Arkansas Professional Photographers Association and a member of the Texas Professional Photographers Association, Professional Photographers of America, and the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. His current exhibit focuses on the architecture of downtown Hot Springs.
The public is invited to meet the author and the artist and see their current works from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Warehouse, 301 E. Broadway
The warehouse will feature live music, local artists, various exhibits, wine and appetizers from 6-10 p.m.
Whittington Gallery/Studios, 307 Whittington Ave.
Featuring Russtina Green, a self-taught artist who “paints from emotions and life experiences”, according to a press release. She was born in Long Beach, California and spent her teenage years in central Florida. She now lives in Arkansas and is building her studio in Hot Springs.
“Russtina spends a lot of time traveling the world with her husband and his Chihuahuas. It allows her to appreciate so much the beauty that exists in the world and the people who inhabit it.
“Most of her inspiration comes from the love she has for the ocean and everything in it. She believes the ocean connects to your soul and can bring you inner peace. reflected in many of his paintings,” the statement said.
Green specializes in contemporary, intuitive and expressive abstracts by building up layers of color to bring the canvas to life.
“There’s really no blueprint, just the goal of allowing the colors to reflect mental thoughts and clarity and the abstract itself to reflect energy and emotions,” Green said in the statement. .
Green is “often heard saying that her art is complete when she falls in love with the piece. At that point, she knows she has to stop creating and embrace what her hands and brushes have brought to life,” said Green. he declared.
She has sold art all over the United States as well as several pieces in Mexico, Canada and Denmark.