Hot Springs Gallery Walk

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The monthly Hot Springs Gallery Walk, 5-9 p.m. to­day, will show­case works of art cre­ated by lo­cal and vis­it­ing artists.

Fea­tured artists are of­ten present to dis­cuss their pieces and guests have the op­por­tu­nity to see a wide range of fine art.

The free “first Fri­day” event and open­ing re­cep­tions are open to the pub­lic at the fol­low­ing gal­leries:

• Brick­house Grill, 801 Cen­tral Ave. — Jan Sul­li­van Booker, who goes by the artist name of JSully, will present her “Rock­ers” se­ries at Brick­house Grill for this month’s Gallery Walk. New to this se­ries are a Tom Petty por­trait, Ste­vie Nicks, and, for the first time, Fred­die Mer­cury to cel­e­brate the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

• Gallery Cen­tral, 800 Cen­tral Ave. — Gallery Cen­tral will fea­ture live paint­ing by artist Holly Til­ley.

Til­ley was born in Fort Worth, Texas, but has lived and worked in Arkansas most of her life. She loves be­ing out­doors and Arkansas land­scapes. Some of her fa­vorite sub­jects are Lake Oua­chita, old barns, trucks, and cows. Til­ley has stud­ied with Bill Gar­ri­son, Barry Thomas, Dreama-Tolle Perry, Guido Frick, Bruce Peil and John Las­sater.

“I love study­ing with oth­ers — you can con­tinue to learn ev­ery day — look­ing, study­ing, and slowly in­cor­po­rat­ing things you learn into your own style is so fun,” she said.

Sev­eral of the more than

35 artists rep­re­sented by Gallery Cen­tral will be in at­ten­dance. New works by Joseph Ray­mond, Charles Guess, Jac­que­line El­lens, Jen­nifer Wil­son, Ja­nis Poly­chron, Claude Lam­bert and Lee Gibson have ar­rived. Come shop for Christ­mas with small works by Jan­ice Hig­don, Ash­ley Ben­ton, James Hayes, Jen­nifer Wil­son, Erma Steel­smith and Sandy New­berg.

• Jus­tus Fine Art Gallery,

827 A Cen­tral Ave. — The De­cem­ber ex­hibit at Jus­tus Fine Art Gallery will fea­ture new work by Dolores Jus­tus and Dan Thorn­hill, along with a se­lec­tion of work by Don­nie Copeland, Matthew Hasty, Robyn Horn, Jill Ky­ong, Charles Peer, Sammy Peters, Tony Sal­adino, San­dra Sell, Gene Spar­ling, and oth­ers.

The show will open with a re­cep­tion from 5-9 p.m. to­day in con­junc­tion with Gallery Walk. Dur­ing the open­ing, mu­si­cian and au­thor Ricko Dono­van will play Hol­i­day and Celtic mu­sic se­lec­tions on a ham­mered dul­cimer in cel­e­bra­tion of the sea­son. The ex­hibit will be on dis­play Dec. 7-31.

Owned by artist Dolores Jus­tus, Jus­tus Fine Art Gallery of­fers a wide range of orig­i­nal art in­clud­ing sculp­ture, paint­ings, ce­ram­ics, pho­tog­ra­phy, and more by rec­og­nized artists. Open­ing re­cep­tions are held in con­junc­tion with the Hot Springs Gallery Walk while reg­u­lar hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wed­nes­day through Satur­day or by ap­point­ment. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 501-321-2335 or visit on­line at jus­tus­fin­

• KUHS Stu­dios, 240 Oua­chita Ave. — KUHS-LP Hot Springs 102.5 FM, So­lar Pow­ered Com­mu­nity Ra­dio, will be open­ing their new pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion, “DJs in Sweaters,” from 5-8 p.m. to­day dur­ing Gallery Walk. Re­fresh­ments will be served.

The se­ries in­cludes pho­to­graphs of KUHS DJs, of­ten paired, some­times solo, wear­ing their fa­vorite sweaters. The-upand-com­ing Hot Springs pho­tog­ra­phers par­tic­i­pat­ing in the show at­tempt to il­lus­trate the in­escapable di­chotomy of life in the DJ booth — the es­sen­tial alone­ness of be­ing one per­son be­hind a mi­cro­phone, bal­anced by the ex­pan­sive com­mu­nity of the lis­ten­ing au­di­ence. If a sweater is worn only on the ra­dio, does Ar­gyle even ex­ist?

• Land­mark Build­ing, 201 Mar­ket St. — The new ex­hibit, “Lim­ited Editions — Arkansas So­ci­ety of Print­mak­ers Ex­hi­bi­tion,” opens with an artists’ re­cep­tion from 5-8 p.m. to­day. Harpist, David Childs, will give a per­for­mance from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

“Lim­ited Editions” show­cases var­i­ous print­mak­ing styles such as re­lief, in­taglio, etch­ing, litho­graph, wood­block, and linocut. “Lim­ited Editions” artists in­clude Daniel Adams, Sarah Burns, Kristin DeGe­orge, Nancy Du­n­away, De­biLynn Fend­ley, Chris­tine Gue­nard, Neil Har­ring­ton, Tammy Har­ring­ton, Jeri Hil­lis, Belinda Jef­fers, Robyn Ox­ford, Rana Ward, David War­ren, and Christo­pher Wil­liams. Hen­der­son State Univer­sity print­mak­ing stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ex­hibit are Kris Keys, James Lan­g­ley, An­gel Ol­guin, Arian Vil­lar­real, and Catherine Wa­chob. The Land­mark Build­ing gallery is a HSU-Aca­demic Ini­tia­tives pro­gram.

The gallery is open 9 a.m. to

4 p.m., Mon­day through Fri­day. Call Donna Dun­na­hoe, 501-5450534, for an ap­point­ment to visit on Satur­day, Sun­day, or Dec. 22-Jan. 1.

• Legacy Fine Art Gallery,

802-B Cen­tral Ave. — Legacy Fine Art will be open to­day for Gallery Walk fea­tur­ing Ca­role Katchen’s chefs se­ries, Elizabeth Web­ber’s ab­stracts and much more.

• Artists’ Work­shop Gallery,

610-A Cen­tral Ave., is open from

5-9 p.m. to­day and is show­cas­ing De­cem­ber’s fea­tured artists, Joanne Ku­nath and Pam Reeder.

Ku­nath has been in the Hot Springs art com­mu­nity for the last 13 years. Hav­ing re­tired from Cal­i­for­nia in 2005, she loves the nat­u­ral beauty of Arkansas and the four dis­tinct sea­sons. The beauty of the sea­sons stim­u­lates and in­spires her cre­ativ­ity. Called the “Artist of Color,” she uses bril­liant col­ors in her pas­tels and al­co­hol ink paint­ings.

Her paint­ings give any deco-

ra­tor the joy and en­ergy that bright col­ors pro­vide, and her works com­ple­ment the home and stim­u­late con­ver­sa­tions. Her art is pro­fes­sion­ally framed. Ku­nath cred­its her “soul mate,” hus­band Ron, who hangs her work, de­signed her printed ma­te­ri­als and keeps her pub­lic­ity up-to-date. The Ku­naths are known for pro­vid­ing a qual­ity art ex­pe­ri­ence to the com­mu­nity. She has won many awards and prizes in lo­cal ju­ried shows, and her work can be viewed daily at the gallery.

Reeder’s paint­ings are a unique fu­sion of ab­stract and ex­pres­sion­is­tic el­e­ments. Uti­liz­ing both acrylic and mixed me­dia, her work is dis­tin­guished by bold col­ors and en­er­getic brush strokes. Her fa­vorite sub­jects are flo­rals and women, as well as a fond­ness for plein-air paint­ing. Her vis­ceral con­nec­tion to the paint­ing medium is clearly ev­i­dent. “I love to get in the paint.”

A re­cent ar­rival to Hot Springs Vil­lage, Reeder, a grad­u­ate of Texas Tech Univer­sity, grew up in West Texas and taught and coached vol­ley­ball. Af­ter she re­tired from teach­ing, she showed cut­ting horses and her ca­reer as an artist be­gan. Reeder also main­tains a home in Rui­doso, N.M., where she was a partner in the lo­cal artist’s stu­dio for two years and di­rected her own art stu­dio, Art Stu­dio-Pam. In ad­di­tion to show­ing at the Artists’ Work­shop Gallery, she is a mem­ber of Brush Strokes in Hot Springs Vil­lage.

Santa will be avail­able for pho­tos. Mu­sic will be pro­vided by a lo­cal acous­tic artist. Re­fresh­ments will be avail­able on a hol­i­day pic­nic ta­ble.

The fea­tured minia­ture artists for De­cem­ber are Mar­lene Gremil­lion and Joanne Ku­nath.

Artists’ Work­shop Gallery open Mon­day through Satur­day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun­day, 12-5 p.m.

• “Small Works, Big Gifts” at the Cir­cle Gallery is a col­lec­tion of small, gift-sized and gift-priced art­works. All art­work is smaller than 12 inches and less than $100. The gallery is open for Gallery Walk from 5-8 p.m. Cir­cle Gallery is lo­cated at Emer­gent Arts,

341-A Whit­ting­ton Ave.

FIRST FRI­DAY: Work fea­tured dur­ing to­day’s De­cem­ber Gallery Walk will in­clude, clock­wise from above, “Lim­ited Editions” ex­hibit at the Land­mark Build­ing; “Fred­die Mer­cury” by JSully at Brick­house Grill; “DJs in Sweaters” at KUHS Stu­dios; “Fox River Creek” by Joanne Ku­nath at Artists’ Work­shop Gallery; “Small Works, Big Gifts” at Cir­cle Gallery; “Cotton Candy” by Holly Til­ley at Gallery Cen­tral; and “Se­cret For­est” at Jus­tus Fine Art Gallery.

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