Friday, December 7, 2012

How's This for a Cultural Symbol?

Greg Moore's latest and arguably his best -

A Zebra-Pony that you'd like to ride, but you can't.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Last week at Fayetteville Underground, four paintings sold, 
one each by Janis Gill Ward, David Bachman, 
this one by Doug Randall

Leaning Tree
and this one by me, MM Kent.

Select Creations

Friday, November 9, 2012

More big news from the underground, where old chunks of coal aspire to become diamonds one day. We have successfully mined one of Fayetteville's jewelz for our new Manager.

Julie McQuade joined the fayetteville underground this week to help with the refinement of our gallery and the accomplishment of our mission to make Fayetteville a focal point for the visual arts.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Maser at First Thursday November 1

this excellent photo was taken by Fayetteville Underground artist Mike Haley at Nov.1 opening reception

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

There's a lot to see in the gallery this month aside from Maser's excellent show of 3 paintings finished in the past two weeks. Surveying the new work on view at the Underground today, I have to say that the Watercolors by  Janis Gill Ward are extremely appealing! You must need three names to paint amazing watercolors. William Mayes Flanagan has also produced another set of jewels featuring the Moon, as always. New pieces by Sheila Richards

from Couples Series

 will whet the collector's appetite, and I know which piece will be snatched up first. Ed Pennebaker has new sparkling sculpture, Cheri Bohn has been making small pyramid lamps of stained glass, and  I've hung three of my Portal Series paintings.

                                                                                                                           MM  Kent
Portal #4 in my Studio

Thursday, October 25, 2012

the New Art Gallery is Open!

November show on view Wednesday, October 31st, Halloween, from 10-7.
Opening reception first Thursday 5- 8:30 pm

Two new 5' x 5' paintings by Maser
plus new ceramics from Sheila Richards, new watercolors by William Mayes Flanagan and Janis Gill Ward, new major works by Jan Gosnell and MM Kent.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Our Man from Dublin has arrived!

On view November 1st ,First Thursday, on the square, Fayetteville
“So I started writing positive little messages to the city, like “Maser loves you”. A lot of street artists’ work focuses on the negative. I don’t want to do that – it’s us on the ground level who have to see it every day. I use rounded, inviting type fonts. I started writing hopeful messages; things like “Urban Achievers” instead of “Underachievers”.”

Maser's Blog        



Since 1995 he's
 treated the world as his canvas leaving behind some
 of his artwork in London, Austria, Germany, 
Copenhagen, Holland, Belgium, Prague, Slovenia,
 Spain and Sweden as well as making a visit to 
New York the birth place of his beloved art form. 
Maser has also painted extensively throughout

Sunday, October 7, 2012

I'm wondering about our first Artist in Residence. 
All I know is that he's male and Irish.
Studio #9 is ready, and we expect to see him soon . . .

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Opening

                    My Refuge                                                                  My Fortress

by Jody Stephenson
Some special treats await this month for you
at 101 W. Mountain St. -

William Mayes Flanagan has produced an exciting body of new work, in plenty of time for Halloween.    Meow!

All new ceramics from Rebecca Dunn.

The latest multi-media sculpture from Ed Pennebaker.

Exceptional photography from Schmidt, House and Haley. 

Jan Gosnell -  Shocking stuff!

All this and much more, brought to you by the 23 artists of 


Friday, September 28, 2012

John Sewell

 Reach inside and explore some 
interior space 
go ahead.
         If humans were made of wood, 

we would look like John’s sculptures.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Gregory Moore

Greg  has been busy decorating the world. Artistic potential is everywhere!

How about Moore Fish ?

Friday, September 21, 2012

New Underground Artist

hand formed blackened paper

Licorice pieces in vanilla milkshake
Snow on quenched ember
Is there blood beneath?

Monday, September 17, 2012

One of the first things you see inside the Underground is the work of   Lisa Jo Outlaw,


who specilizes in making the ordinary into something extraordinary.

** Watch the you tube of our Grand Opening September 6th!* *

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sheila Richards and Eli Mathis

Two of our best-selling artists this month are from widely divergent places in the art spectrum.
Sheila Richards’ nesting bowls belonging to the earth yet elevated to the table - organic remnants from an ancient rite. Can you smell the smoke?

Eli Mathis works arebold, fresh and full of youthful vigor.   Watch his unique vision develop.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Visiting artist Joel Armstrong

A "clothesline" of wire sculpture by Joel Armstrong

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Thank You, Fayetteville

The Main Gallery minutes before the opening
Thank you Mayor Lioneld Jordan and the City Council,
Marilyn Heifner and the Advertising and Promotion Commission,
Supporting members,volunteers, and board of directors of the Fayetteville Underground for your vision and contributions to make Fayetteville Underground re-emerge in a memorable event.
Thanks also to Harp’s, Liquor World and Dripping Springs Gardens for food, beverages and flowers.
Thank you, Fayetteville, for all your kind words and encouragement.
Our Grand Opening was a great success. Moving onward, we pledge to continue providing an extraordinary art experience for all who visit.

 Ribbon cutting with artist Sabine Schmidt, Mayor Lioneld Jordan, 
Fayetteville Underground Board Members Maudie Schmitt and Ralph Nesson

A Fine Party:

and a great variety of artwork to see:

 Portal #3
MM Kent  creates worlds that beckon.   
Accept the invitation, 
walk through the portal and enter these magical places

Monday, September 3, 2012

First Thursday

Kaminsky the great, a monumentally solid anchor, providing visual mantras for our mutual ‘grounding’. Gravitate toward ultimate truth. Closer . . . closer still.

Sharon Killian

Soft pastels appear on the wall, 
transported from where?
Who knows what striking subject is next?   
Sunset saturated color. Exquisite design, 
whether horizon focused or zooming to intimate space.

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Ed Pennebaker - This sculptor of light makes it easy - living with the elegance of glass. I think this piece is saying something about our biological imperative. Has Ed captured the moment of fertilization?

Martha Molina  - Her artwork must have escaped while she wasn’t looking  (it is a bit feral).
 Where has it come from?

Friday, August 31, 2012

Cheri Bohn

Cheri Bohn's art -  A little whimsy, something found, something made - light hearted - rooted  yet alive - winged subliminal creatures springing from the earth - flora and fauna combined - possible humanity 

Creating new work has been a priority  at the Underground since the August sneak preview.
We are all committed to providing a first class fine art experience.

Jan Gosnell
Gosnell, always the shaman, specializes in shifting the point of view.
Jan can be depended on to take a seriously un-serious view of himself as an artist. 
Look for the paintbrush to mysteriously appear and disappear.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mike Haley and Susy Siegele

Mike Haley and Susy Siegele make hieroglyphs in porcelain cool earth - a union of classical and contemporary design. Fish swim around the column in front of the Fayetteville Underground, luring us in. 

The fish are going peopleing.
Siegele and Haley Column Mosaic
Newly installed in front of the Fayetteville Underground

look in the Underground for Mike’s cards- 
A well kept secret portraying beauty in action: 
an integral experience.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Welcome to two of our newest artists!

Janis Ward 
makes watercolorful light images lyrical in nature. Watch Out! There may be a story here.
 Mama, Your Babies are Crying

David Bachman – polished icons – something a little fishy – oceanic – I can almost hear Jimmy Buffet playing softly in the background

New Crab - Denmark

Monday, August 20, 2012

In the past couple of weeks, 101 West Mountain Street has evolved to a striking gold and black motif, if not shouting, then at least stating succinctly that something new is happening here. What mysteries await inside?

I've been watching Doug Randall painting the inside, then the outside of the building, but what is really intriguing is when he stands in front of his canvas, painting the light in the forest. I've watched a painting develop to completion, I thought, only to come back the next day and find that the previously snowy scene has developed a forest fire of reds and oranges. Later Doug manages to tame the work back to softly autumnal. The layers of paint have built a scene that is nature but also more than nature. It is nature imagined or remembered, bold and soft. Watch out! When passing a Randall painting in the narrow hallway, I almost fell into it.
Tree Row by Doug Randall 

And here's another mystery . . .

William Mayes Flanagan

Surely this man has leprechauns or gnomes in his ancestry. 
A Building, A Bird and the moon.  like a Basho poem.

Did somebody say "bird"?

The 20 + artist members of the Fayetteville Underground  would like to thank our community for the incredible wave of support we have received from every direction. The list of supporting members has been growing daily