Saturday, April 11, 2015

Current Events at the U, April on April 18th

Tonight at the Underground Soldiers Songs and Voices, Northwest Arkansas Chapter, is producing a great fundraising concert here at the Underground. The Group provides music and songwriting lessons for returning veterans.

Singing for Veterans, April 11th

Last Night the Standup Comedy Show at the Underground was a big success with the seats full,
and more quality exciting events are coming up.

Next Saturday, April 18th, April Robertson's production of dance, music, art and film is happening. Note the date:
April 18th, a previous post had April 21st as the date for this event.
 Seats will be limited, so plan to come early!
April Robertson modeling for
Friday Morning Portrait Group
at Fayetteville Underground

Heads up for May: Cynthia Post Hunt is planning a very special exodus for guests at the end of First Thursday on  May 7th.  It will take place around 8:30 at the Underground, at the customary ending of our monthly reception.

Classes are going strong, with Life Drawing Tuesday nights, Music together on Mondays and Tuesdays, Portrait Group Friday Mornings, Watercolor on Monday mornings, and proposed multi-media week-long workshops for teenagers this Summer as well as a one-day painting party!   WATCH FOR UPDATES!

Zack, one of the regulars
 painting recently at Friday Portrait Group

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Old Men Telling Lies

Speaking of that . . .

David is pointing at a technical aspect of his mixed media on wood piece.

David Bachman at the February ANA 
meeting held at Fayetteville Underground. ANA is Artists of Northwest Arkansas which meets the third Thursday each month for a demonstration by an invited artist. Look for the ANA sponsored 4 state regional juried exhibition hosted by Fayetteville Underground this coming OCTOBER.
Also look for more Old Men Telling Lies later this year.

Kaminsky preview:
A huge success at the Underground happened on last Saturday night. It was the same night I dropped my cell phone down a city storm drain. The sneak preview of Hank Kaminsky's new series: 100 Variations on the Sphere was viewed by an excited crowd. Exceptional energy emanated from the work and the crowd.

Available at the Fayetteville Underground Main Gallery

Sunday, March 22, 2015

April in April

Working together with a number of local Arts Organizations, the Underground provides a venue for a wide variety of unique shows, including regular musicals produced by Mike Shirkey, a Last Saturday variety show and poetry slam produced each month by Houston Hughes, as well as special events like the one I have dubbed April in April: a multi-media dance, music and film event scheduled for 7 – 9pm on April 21st.

April Robertson painted by MM Kent

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


INFORMATION for April 2015 Watercolor Class at the UNDERGROUND


Location: Fayetteville Underground art gallery in Fayetteville, Arkansas,
101 West Mountain Street, Suite 222, Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 871-2722  or (270) 313-9660

Registration will be taken at the Underground.  $75.00 per person for 5 classes

Materials:  Basic materials will be provided.

Maximum number of students: 20
Minimum number of students to make class: 4

Time and dates:  The classes will be Mondays, April 6th thru May 4th, from
 9 AM – 11:45.

Instructors: Victor Parkerson (479-445-6442) and Laverne Nelson.

This class is a joint effort between the Fayetteville Underground and the Artists of Northwest Arkansas (ANA).  The class is open to adults interested in learning the basics of watercolor painting, including watercolor technique and ideas relating to the creation of artwork.

Pre-registration recommended as class space is limited.

Victor Parkerson and Laverne Nelson have both been painting watercolor for over ten years.  Victor Parkerson taught a young persons class and adult classes in Florida before moving to Fayetteville in 2008.  During 2013, Victor Parkerson taught a watercolor class at the Schmieding Senior Center, Springdale.  Laverne Nelson has been teaching watercolor at her studio in Fayetteville for a number of years, both adults and children.

Monday, March 9, 2015

March 2015

The life of an artist is full of mystery. You may wonder where I've been all winter. I'd like to say painting on the beach at Port Aransas or Sarasota. Alas, practical matters have interfered, and I've barely been painting at all.

An update on events at the Underground for March:
 -2 Musical Events produced by Mike Shirkey

-Special Preview of Hank Kaminsky's New Work (Saturday, March 21st at 7PM)
      I have seen one of the pieces that Hank will be showing and have to say they are very exciting.

-The Friday Morning Portrait Group is operating at full speed. April will be modeling this week.  Anyone is welcome to come and draw or paint

-Coming in April will be David Bachman's newest series: Large Format Paintings. I'm excited to see what the maestro has produced.

Friday, November 14, 2014

What's he up to now? If you're lucky, he may tell you. Come see William Mayes Flanagan at the Fayetteville Underground!

A recent happening at the Gallery:

Still available:

Small pieces by LJOutlaw

Lots of folks have been giving this piece a second and third look today. It's one of the latest paintings brought in by Doug Randall:

Rail Bridge

Fayetteville Underground Gallery viewed through ornaments by Ed Pennebaker:

Little Jewels can be found in the giftshop like this by Stephanie Petet:


Friday, October 31, 2014

First Thursday, November is coming up at the Underground with exciting new work all around. Come help us celebrate on Nov.6th from 5 - 9pm.
Susy Siegele and Mike Haley are back from their West Coast trip, and we're looking forward to their new exhibit.
Flanagan has a couple of new paintings, one of which does NOT feature the goddess Luna.
Judy Maurer has a new series of small affordable landscapes.
Don't forget Christmas ornaments by Ed Pennebaker and jewelry by Hank Kaminsky and Kate Baer.

Kraken II

Here is a piece we'll miss. It has gone to a new home.
Kraken II by Cheri Bohn.
Bon Voyage!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

It's inspiring to see the work of a young artist like Natalie Brown who paints boldly and surely. She's in school this semester painting fiercely on a new body of work. Can't wait to see!

Natalie Brown

Also can't wait to see more from the mind and hands of Robert Shinn, who is currently having a show in Tulsa.

Robert Shinn

Fayetteville Underground's current visiting artist, Judy Maurer, has added a nice balance of traditional landscape to the galleries. Judy will be in Arizona for the Winter, but her work will stay in Studio 2.

Judy Maurer

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sabine Schmidt won Best in Photography

The Artists of Northwest Arkansas' 20th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition just closed at Arts Center of the Ozarks, but the digital catalog is online at:

Fayetteville Underground artist Sabine Schmidt won Best in Photography for her image entitled 'The Young Engineer's Book Shelf.'

Prize Winner by Sabine

A couple of new Flanagan scenes on view for this month in the gallery.

Illinois River Sunset

South of Siloam