Monday, March 14, 2011

Book Binding Workshop with Lesha Shaver!

The Secret Belgian Binding

Instructor: Lesha Shaver

Cost: $70 (all materials included)

Date: Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Fayetteville Underground

Level: Beginners welcome

Book artist Hedi Kyle is credited with rediscovering this historic binding. It uses an exposed sewing to bind the text block to cover boards and a spine, with the spine held in place only by the thread that is sewn over and under it. In addition to it being a very lovely book to look at, it's considered a very sturdy binding. This is a great alternative to a traditional hard-bound book.

For more information or to register for this class visit the E Street Gallery at the Fayetteville Underground to sign up during our regular gallery hours W-F 12-7 and Saturday 10-5. Or talk to Lesha Shaver directly to reserve your space in the class. Call 479.587.0238 or email

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Underground Studio Artists in the News!

Small Works on Paper Exhibition in Fayetteville March 3-29

Congratulations again to Fayetteville Underground Studio Artists, Sabine Schmidt, Duane Gardner and Don House for their acceptance in the Small Works on Paper Exhibition!

Small Works on Paper touring art exhibition is currently on display in Fayetteville through the end of March. Presented by the Arkansas Arts Council, the juried exhibition will be on display till March 29 at the University of Arkansas's Mullins Library on 365 N. McIlroy Avenue. The exhibition will temporarily close March 19-22 for spring break. Gallery hours vary; for details:
Admission is free.

Now in its 24th year, the annual Small Works on Paper exhibition showcases artwork no larger than 24 x 24 inches by Arkansas artists who are members of the Arkansas Artist Registry, an online art gallery coordinated by the Arts Council. The selected work is chosen by an out-of-state juror, who also selects pieces for purchase awards. Purchase award winners receive the cash amount equivalent to the value of their selected works. Funded by entry fees, the purchase award pieces become part of the exhibition’s permanent collection.

The art will be on display in 10 galleries throughout the state in a year-long touring show. The 2011 show features 39 works and was juried by Patter Hellstrom, a partner in Hellstrom+Zirnis LLC, a bicoastal artist/curator team based in San Francisco and New York. Hellstrom has served as a guest lecturer and panelist for numerous national organizations, including the National Endowment for the Arts. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and drawing from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

There were 275 entries submitted; seven artists were selected to receive purchase awards totaling nearly $2,000: William R. Detmers of Pine Bluff, Jennifer Hackworth of Jonesboro, Temple Skelton Moore of Prairie Grove, John Harlan Norris of Jonesboro, Sabine Schmidt of Fayetteville, Mitchell Skinner of Tucker and Keri Young of Little Rock.

In other news, Don House also has two photographs accepted in the Spiva Arts Center's Photospiva exhibition. It is the oldest continuing international photography competition in the nation, and this year's juror is Dr. Anthony Bannon, director of the George Eastman House Museum of Photography in Rochester. The exhibition runs through the end of April. For more information visit :

Monday, March 7, 2011

Special Event March 12th : Artist Terry Shoffner

Join us at the Fayetteville Underground as we present a special art talk and demonstration by artist Terry Shoffner. Saturday March 12th from 10-12.

The Fayetteville Underground is thrilled to host artist Terry Shoffner for an interactive art talk on Saturday March 12 from 10am-12pm. Come meet the artist, watch him work and explain his process. This event is in conjunction with his exhibition of
The Wall Street Journal Portraits at the University of Arkansas.

Terry Shoffner: The Wall Street Journal Portraits

The Wall Street Journal Portraits, by Terry Shoffner will be on display at the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center, March 7–25, 2011.

Over the past thirteen years, Terry Shoffner has painted more than two hundred and twenty portraits for the Wall Street Journal. They were commissioned to supplement articles in the publication. They include images of world leaders, educators, artists, entertainers, news makers, and everyday individuals who have done extraordinary things. This exhibition includes thirty paintings.