Monday, March 23, 2015

Old Men Telling Lies

Speaking of that . . .

David is pointing at a technical aspect of his mixed media on wood piece.

David Bachman at the February ANA 
meeting held at Fayetteville Underground. ANA is Artists of Northwest Arkansas which meets the third Thursday each month for a demonstration by an invited artist. Look for the ANA sponsored 4 state regional juried exhibition hosted by Fayetteville Underground this coming OCTOBER.
Also look for more Old Men Telling Lies later this year.

Kaminsky preview:
A huge success at the Underground happened on last Saturday night. It was the same night I dropped my cell phone down a city storm drain. The sneak preview of Hank Kaminsky's new series: 100 Variations on the Sphere was viewed by an excited crowd. Exceptional energy emanated from the work and the crowd.

Available at the Fayetteville Underground Main Gallery

Sunday, March 22, 2015

April in April

Working together with a number of local Arts Organizations, the Underground provides a venue for a wide variety of unique shows, including regular musicals produced by Mike Shirkey, a Last Saturday variety show and poetry slam produced each month by Houston Hughes, as well as special events like the one I have dubbed April in April: a multi-media dance, music and film event scheduled for 7 – 9pm on April 21st.

April Robertson painted by MM Kent

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


INFORMATION for April 2015 Watercolor Class at the UNDERGROUND


Location: Fayetteville Underground art gallery in Fayetteville, Arkansas,
101 West Mountain Street, Suite 222, Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 871-2722  or (270) 313-9660

Registration will be taken at the Underground.  $75.00 per person for 5 classes

Materials:  Basic materials will be provided.

Maximum number of students: 20
Minimum number of students to make class: 4

Time and dates:  The classes will be Mondays, April 6th thru May 4th, from
 9 AM – 11:45.

Instructors: Victor Parkerson (479-445-6442) and Laverne Nelson.

This class is a joint effort between the Fayetteville Underground and the Artists of Northwest Arkansas (ANA).  The class is open to adults interested in learning the basics of watercolor painting, including watercolor technique and ideas relating to the creation of artwork.

Pre-registration recommended as class space is limited.

Victor Parkerson and Laverne Nelson have both been painting watercolor for over ten years.  Victor Parkerson taught a young persons class and adult classes in Florida before moving to Fayetteville in 2008.  During 2013, Victor Parkerson taught a watercolor class at the Schmieding Senior Center, Springdale.  Laverne Nelson has been teaching watercolor at her studio in Fayetteville for a number of years, both adults and children.

Monday, March 9, 2015

March 2015

The life of an artist is full of mystery. You may wonder where I've been all winter. I'd like to say painting on the beach at Port Aransas or Sarasota. Alas, practical matters have interfered, and I've barely been painting at all.

An update on events at the Underground for March:
 -2 Musical Events produced by Mike Shirkey

-Special Preview of Hank Kaminsky's New Work (Saturday, March 21st at 7PM)
      I have seen one of the pieces that Hank will be showing and have to say they are very exciting.

-The Friday Morning Portrait Group is operating at full speed. April will be modeling this week.  Anyone is welcome to come and draw or paint

-Coming in April will be David Bachman's newest series: Large Format Paintings. I'm excited to see what the maestro has produced.