This is the archive blog for Fayetteville Underground through 2015. I, Kent Landrum, a.k.a. MM Kent, have maintained and posted the blog since 2012. Before that, it was posted by Megan Chapman.
Since I am no longer associated with the Underground, I have let the blog go dormant. Look for information at fayettevilleunderground.com. Cheers!
Sunday, September 29, 2013
First Thursday will be exciting in October, with new artists and new work. I'm looking forward to seeing Visiting Artist Carol Roberts' oil paintings. I remember first seeing her work at the Art Center of the Ozarks about 10 years ago. She is a great colorist/realist/impressionist. We're expecting something special from Robert Lemming, our newest artist at the Underground. I'm smoothing the first wall in our gallery to accept Rose DiSalvo's applique. She is a Visiting Artist from Chicago.
I have some figure work in the main gallery this month.
The Illinois River Salon promises some
fine landscape paintings from a group of highly skilled and dedicated
artists. I feel fortunate to be associated with these rascals at Heart
of America Artist's Association. Todd Williams and John Lasater IV have
pioneered the group for five years, starting with the Rendezvous at Peel
Mansion for two years, Plein Air events which drew as many as 30
regional artists into that great setting in Bentonville. Todd was the
featured Visiting Artist at Fayetteville Underground in March 2013.
Other members of this group include
Erika Nelson, first place winner in this summer's Women Take Flight
National Juried Competition at Fayetteville Underground, Judy Maurer,
regular participant in the Friday Portrait Group and Quick Draws at
Fayetteville Underground, and Carol Roberts, who will be the new
Visiting Artist at the Underground in October.
The Salon show this year will be short, so the best opportunity to see it is at the opening on October 2nd.