Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Summer Art Camps for Teens

Art Explorations
Summer Art Camp for Teens and Pre-Teens

June 15 - 19,  10am-noon -Session 1   Extended Canvas mixed media pet portraits

June 22 - 26, 10am-noon -Session 2   3-D Farmer's Market still life with oil pastel

Cost:  $85 per session per student, pre-registration required. Call the gallery at 871-2722 or instructor at 530-6023 for more information or to register.


 Classes at the Fayetteville Underground, 101 W. Mountain.

Instructor:          Laurie Foster
                             BFA University of North Texas
                        Arkansas K-12 art certified
                        Former Springdale High and Central Jr High School art teacher

Monday, May 18, 2015

May Info

While the Temporary Website Glitch is happening, I'm getting out last minute information about what's happening around the Underground. Tomorrow, Tuesday May 19th, Bill Flanagan has assured me that Figure Drawing will re-commence at 6:30pm as usual.

A Great Big Thanks to all our volunteers who have rallied this week to fill shifts in the gallery and server beer at the Block Street Block Party yesterday.

Saturday, Amy Eichler, Celestine Eichler and MM Kent painted two sets of models at the weekly Quick Draw event.

Amy Eichler's Sketches

 Keep in mind painting of two subjects was executed in less that 45 minutes! Don't worry no other executions took place on Saturday.

Our current show, Invocation: Nature, Art and the Muse, has some exceptional pieces, including large abstracted landscapes by Melissa Garrison.

Melissa Garrison's painting

There will be more Nature Inspired Art in June, including new landscapes by Celestine and by Ken Kvamme, both regulars at the Friday Morning Portrait Group.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

In the Galleries

OK, here are the images of some notable pieces in the gallery at the moment. As promised, Brenton L. Smith's Archalon entitled Soaring Through Sea Stalks is occupying a special corner.



Also a special showing of Mikayla Hoffman's painting entitled Cavern has been unveiled for the month of May, along with some vibrant landscapes by Doug Randall.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Music by Jay Unger and Molly Mason

Jay Unger just got inducted into the National Fiddler's Hall of Fame right here at the Underground, in the middle of a concert produced by Mike Shirkey's Pickin' Post. A standing-room only crowd is present and Anne is asking me to dance. Got to go ......
Another Pickin' Post Production next Friday, don't miss it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

several surprises

Several Surprises are in store for the First Thursday Reception. Martha Molina's multimedia piece is now sideways and even better. Remember Melissa Garrison, the painter who went to the west coast? Well, she is back and featured along with Amy Eichler's giant mural of Fayetteville Watersheds.
New mini-landscapes by David Bachman can be found in the giftshop. New glass artist Elizabeth James will also debut in the giftshop with fused glassware. An earthy solo gallery exhibition is shared by 5 female painters this month.
There is a lot to see. We are especially happy to present the work of Brent Smith from Siloam Springs. It is sculpture that is too amazing to describe. You have to see it.
Also, an 8:30 PM surprise orchestrated by Fayetteville Underground performance artist Cynthia Post Hunt.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The May First Thursday Reception at the Underground will feature new work from some of the usual suspects. The front gallery will be inhabited by Ed Pennebaker and Martha Molina. Martha has exceeded her previous parameters with a sumptious multi media piece.

by Martha Molina

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