Saturday, November 27, 2010

Art For the Holidays!

First Thursday December 2nd 5-8pm - Art for the Holidays II

Join us first Thursday to celebrate the opening of Art for the Holidays II. This month we will feature fun, affordable works of original art created by our Fayetteville Underground Studio artists, E street Artists, as well many of the visiting artists that have shown at the Underground in 2009 and 2010. A variety of works will be shown including painting, mixed media, collage, and photography; to jewelry, ceramics and custom blown glass and sculpture. Come find your perfect gift.

The Revolver gallery will host many of the visiting artists that have shown in our 2009/2010 season. This is a great opportunity to come and see their work again and pick up that special affordable piece for your collection. You will find photography by Christian Demare, Thomas Krapausky, Institute du Loop, Thomas Petillo, Marianne Wilson, as well as the Estate of the late Steve Moore. There will be paintings by Christopher Baber, Matthew Lyman, and Jo Ann Kaminsky. We will have a selection of sculptures by Jesse Kaminsky and ceramics by Don Nibert and much much more! It is a great way for us to look back and revisit some of the wonderful artists we have had the pleasure of hosting at the Underground.

The Hive and Front Vault Gallery will be filled to the brim with small, affordable, original one of a kind pieces of art from our current studio artists such as Adam Campbell, Megan Chapman, Matthew Depper, Jennifer Libby Fay, William Mayes Flanagan, Duane Gardner, Jan Gosnell, Sam Gray, Don House, Dana Idlet, Jon Peven, Doug Randall, and Sabine Schmidt. This exhibition is a great way to start collecting these artist's work at affordable prices and of course perfect for gift giving. The back vault will have a new selection of paintings by our talented studio artists on display as well.

Underground studio artist Don House will continue his wonderful photography project and will be available to take your portraits in his studio during the First Thursday Festivities.

The E Street Gallery will also be freshly stocked by all our e street artists and we will be introducing two new artists to the E Street group, ceramists, Susy Siegle and Mike Haley!

This is a cash and carry show, 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, our sales office is located within the E Street 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. It is all a part of the cultural amenity that is the visual arts on the First Thursday of every month at the Fayetteville Underground from 5-8p.m. Fayetteville Underground Gallery Hours are W-F 12-7 and Saturday 10-5 These exhibitions will be remain up through the end of the month. The Underground will be closed for the holidays: December 25th through January 4th. We will re-open on Wednesday Jan 5th and look forward to kicking off the new year at First Thursday January 6th from 5-8pm with all new exhibitions!


Join us on Sunday December 5th at 4pm for a concert of free improvisation featuring Tatsuya Nakatani, percussion, and Gerald Sloan, trombone.

Tatsuya Nakatani is a contemporary percussionist, originally from Osaka, Japan. He performs creative music around the world. He has created a totally unique sound which defies category or genre. He utilizes the drum set, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls and metal objects. To learn more about Tatsuya Nakatani please visit his website.

Gerald Sloan joined the UA music faculty in 1970, where he is currently Professor of Music. He has taught low brass, jazz studies, and music history (including Jazz History, Latin American Music, and 20th Century Music). He has also directed the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, The Trombone Ensemble, and various jazz ensembles.

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