Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December: Art for the Holidays

Fayetteville Underground:
First Thursday December 3rd 5-8pm - Art for the Holidays

Join us first Thursday to celebrate the opening of Art for the Holidays. This month we will feature fun, affordable works of original art created by our Fayetteville Underground artists. A variety of works will be shown from painting, mixed media, collage, and photography; to jewelry, ceramics, custom blown glass chandeliers and unique vessel sinks. Come find your perfect gift. December will also feature a fun and colorful suspended art installation by Fayetteville artist Garrett Hunt.

A taste of what some of our studio artists will be offering:

William Mayes Flanagan currently has smaller paintings that are framed, matted and ready to hang for only $110. So if you love his moody blue watercolor worlds, you may find one that is just right for you. He will also have a selection of medium sized works in the $400 price range.

Leilani Law has been hard at work to bring you an exciting selection of new small works. Elegantly framed 8x10" oil and acrylic paintings for only $150 along with a selection of mixed media works on wood panel in the $150-200 range. Leilani will also have a selection of drawings for $200. These new works have an urgency, design and color combination that is very alluring. I have been very excited when I have popped into Leilani's studio and catch her working on these new pieces.

Jennifer Libby Fay is one of our newest studio artists and we are very excited about her addition to the group. In this new series of mixed media collages Jennifer is exploring the colors and textures created by working with many layers, some opaque; some translucent. Each piece is created from a thought or a question. For instance, when she was making “So They Say,” Jennifer was thinking of all the things we tell ourselves “They” say--which we believe for awhile--and then we have a revelation because it turns out “They” were totally wrong. The pieces are small, sizes—up to 5x9" unframed, and range is price from $25.00 to $75.00.

Kelly Booker (Kelly Price-Colston) is the queen of affordable and especially unique smaller works. She has a whole new selection of works with prices and sizes suited for your art buying needs and tastes. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase Kelly's work.
Did you know that Kelly Booker...
• is a member of the arkansas artist registry [kelly price-colston]
• has two upcoming publications [Sew Somerset Mixed Media and We Feel Fine, a book about visiting human emotions from sources around the web]
• has shown in Pittsburgh, Chicago and Houston, Art Market, Art Amiss 8, and had a successful solo show in FU Vault Gallery.

Jan Gosnell has provided a large selection of works for your enjoyment, that according to Jan are "for the most part are 16x20" acrylic paintings on canvas, the subject matter being the figure as well as "unstill" still lives." He will also have 18x24" figure drawings available for sale. His holiday themed paintings take it to a whole new level. Do not miss them!

There are more wonderful and fun works by Dana Idlet, a selection of $50.00 works by Gregory Moore, and a new selection of small paintings by Basil Seymour-Davies, and last but not least, talented new comer to the Underground, Sabine Schmidt's wonderful photographs.

And of course the E Street craft artists have great gifts starting at less than twenty dollars; just perfect for your gift giving this Holiday season. It looks great in the Revolver gallery as the fine crafts have been combined along side the studio artist's work and it just makes the gallery come alive.

This is a cash and carry show as well, meaning you can pay for it when you see it and take it home! Purchasing original art is easy at the Fayetteville Underground. Just contact anyone wearing a name badge, and we will be happy to facilitate your sale, we have two sales offices located in the E Street and Revolver Gallery. Cash, Check, and Major credit cards are accepted.

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 Dede Peter's presents her artist's 3rd annual small works show. 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 5-8p.m.

Enjoy this quick tour of the Fayetteville Underground: Just a taste of what you will see. Can't wait to see you all out at First Thursday.

December Preview: Fayetteville Underground. from Megan Chapman on Vimeo.

Fayetteville Underground
One East Center Street
East side of the Fayetteville Square.
Fayetteville, AR
Gallery Hours W-F 12-7pm
Saturday 10-5
4 galleries: Open Studios

The Fayetteville Underground Galleries will have extended hours on Saturday from 10am to 5pm

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