Sunday, March 24, 2013

Gallery Talks, Food, and Flight

Since the first week in January, we've had an interesting and informative series of gallery talks on Saturday mornings at the Underground. David Bachman, our gallery talks coordinator, is working on another series for the future, but for now, we will table the talks and focus on the visuals, anticipating lots of visitors with the reopening of Farmer's Market of the Fayetteville square. With that in mind, First Thursday at the Underground will feature the theme of FOOD: Local Flavor, featuring the debut of NW Arkansas' own cookbook, complete with a recipe by Underground artist Hank Kaminsky. Look for enhanced refreshments at this time.

Grapes 11 x 16 oil painting by MM Kent on display April in the Underground

Also for April, a memorial reception for local artist, the late Myrtle Laabs. Her watercolors will be on display First Thursday thru the month of April.

Watercolor by Myrtle Laabs

Musical events continue at the Underground:
Several more Good Folk Productions have been scheduled for April and May. Last week a small audience was fortunate to hear a performance by Emily Gail Nelson and Brian Glass of Verbal Transcriptions do interpretations and improvisations of both poetry and graphic art. Emily has promised to return this Summer for a First Thursday to perform at the Underground.

The website is fully engaged and interactive. A calendar of events may be found there.
On First Thursday in June, there will be a special exhibition entitled, "Women Take Flight," in celebration of women who fly. Everyone is excited about this, the first National Juried Art Exhibition produced by Fayetteville Underground.

MM Kent's Great Uncle Nelson Odell Pope took this photo of Amelia Earhardt "Taking Flight"