Wednesday, September 30, 2009

First Thursday: Brodnax, Idlet, Moore

October's First Thursday is sure to thrill. Don't miss these talented featured artists, as well as new work from the Studio Artists in the back vault and new work from the E street artists. First Thursday is sure to be a wonderful night at the Fayetteville Underground. Join us Thursday Oct.1 from 5-8pm to celebrate these artists and the thriving arts district in downtown Fayetteville.

Revolver: Randy Brodnax:
Joie de vivre

Randy Brodnax, a life-long potter and educator in Dallas, Texas, creates everything from functional dinnerware to large sculptural vessels and painting. A Louisiana native, Randy has retained much of the Cajun joie de vivre with which he was raised, and has spent a career building bridges among clay artists with all levels of experience.He has specialized in Raku for many years using images from nature and drawing upon a wild fantasy world of creatures of the mind. He's a very inventive and intuitive technician.In workshops, Randy cajoles and entertains as he shares his deep knowledge with participants, helping them seek a refined focus, new direction, or simply building camaraderie among clay artists.He has participated in numerous exhibitions throughout North America and is a dedicated and humorous teacher.

The Vault: Dana Idlet: The Nature of Faces

Local artist Dana Idlet will show her most recent work, a mix of oil paintings on canvas and re-purposed cardboard transformed into colorful collage pieces. This show represents where the artist is at this very moment of her life. It focuses on her fascination of the human face and many of its forms and emotions. This subject is juxtaposed by nature--trees, water, color, earth. This exhibition creates a beautiful and balanced organic product which moves the artist and somehow comes across as simply whole. A unique blend of media and artistic interpretation, this colorful collection of art is refreshing.

Hive: Gregory Moore: Reclaimed Surfaces

For the past 2 years, local artist Gregory Moore has been combing Fayetteville's salvage yards, scrap heaps, recycling centers and dumpsters in search of the perfect materials to transform into art. He collects pieces of rusted, dented metal debris and paints on them is a way that doesn't obscure the original texture and color of the object. He seeks out objects that are notable for their interesting stains, rust and damage and he lets those characteristics guide the paintings. Gregory will show paintings of wildflowers, weeds and other plants painted on salvaged metal and wood.

Please join us for all this as well as new work by the E street gallery artists and new work by studio artists in the back vault. As always there are open studios to tour, work in progress to see, and artists to meet. Don't forget to visit the fabulous DDP gallery as well. It is all a part of the cultural amenity that is the visual arts on the First Thursday of every month on the Fayetteville Square from 5-8pm

Fayetteville Underground
One East Center Street
East side of the Fayetteville Square.
Fayetteville, AR
Gallery Hours W-F 12-7pm
Saturday 8-2
4 galleries: Open Studios

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