Gallery lauds artists
Foundation launches garden phase
The June exhibition, Between Egypt and Murano: Contemporary Glassworks, at the Fayetteville Underground was so well received, the gallery held it over — and added Gentle, Rankine and Taylor, artworks by Eureka Springs artists Drew Gentle, John Rankine and Zeek Taylor — for the month of July. Media on show during a reception July 6 at the gallery in downtown Fayetteville included not only glass but watercolors (Taylor), oils (Gentle) and found objects (Rankine).
Among those gathering at the gallery were Sharon Killian, Laura and Craig Underwood, Jay McDonald, Diane Byrum, John Gourlay, Elizabeth James, Terry Dushan, Tim Krall, Lee Ann Dodson, Savannah Adams, Nora Skattebo and Marina Leon.
Jackson L. Graves Foundation backers turned out in support of the 13th annual Red, White and Baby Blue benefit July 7 at the Garden Room in Fayetteville.
Angie Graves, co-founder with husband James, updated those gathered on the group’s new and ongoing projects.
The foundation is working with Willow Creek Women’s Hospital to provide a noise monitoring system in the neonatal intensive care unit and recently completed the first phase of construction of the Healing Garden at the hospital. The garden features four areas for contemplation and a flower picking garden for children. The aim of the garden is to “provide a dedicated space for reflection and peace for families who have an infant with a long-term stay.”
The group also works with Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock by supporting research and donating books, toys, clothes and toiletries for infants and toddlers and parents with children being treated at Children’s.
Organizers announced at the
event the launch of fundraising for the second phase of the garden at Willow Creek, which will include a memorial sculpture, prayer labyrinth and fountain.
Those going red, white and baby blue for the foundation included Sheri and Woody Bassett, Kelly and Scott Syer, Ann and Steve Zega, Mitzi and Tim Traxson, Cindy Ray, Kris Marvin, Karmen Brehmer, Maria and Jason Hurt, Julie Vaught, Amanda Craig, Heather Walker, Susan Parker, Juli McWhorter, Debbie Neece, Tina Babb and Erica Curry.
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Steve and Ann Zega (from left) and James and Angie Graves visit at the 13th annual Red, White and Baby Blue on July 7 at The Garden Room in Fayetteville.
Scott and Kelly Syer help support the Jackson L. Graves Foundation at Red, White and Baby Blue.
Artist Dylan Mortimer (left) and Jay McDonald, Fayetteville Underground board member, visit at the opening reception July 6 at the gallery.
Audre Darling, Jackson L. Graves Foundation executive director (from left), Karmen Brehmer, Red White and Baby Blue auction chairwoman, and Jason and Maria Hurt, event chairwoman, gather at the benefit.
Becca Martin-Brown and Gordon Spencer (from left) gather with artists Zeek Taylor and John Rankine at the Fayetteville Underground on July 6.
Savannah Adams (from left), Shawn Frick and Kevin Johnson attend the opening reception at the Fayetteville Underground.
Sheri and Woody Bassett attend Red, White and Baby Blue on July 7.
Nora Skattebo (left) and Marina Leon attend the opening reception at the Fayetteville Underground.
Amanda Craig (left) and Mitzi Traxson enjoy Red, White and Baby Blue.