Art

Courtesy / Shiloh Museum of Ozark History / Mrs. Craig Tucker Collection

The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History is hosting its monthly Shiloh Saturday Series event this weekend. Saturday's virtual program will focus on Essie Ward, a folk artist often referred to as “Grandma Moses of the Ozarks.”

Courtesy / Steve Beacham

Spring Street Pottery, one of the oldest continuously operating studios in Arkansas, is marking a 50th anniversary this month in Eureka Springs. To celebrate, proprietor Steve Beacham and partner Mark Hughes, owner of Regalia Handmade Clothing, are curating a popup holiday gallery called EurekaMade in the pottery complex at 67 Spring Street, now open Thursdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Courtesy / Gina Gallina

When a global pandemic was declared last winter, popular Northwest Arkansas crochet artist Gina Gallina began hooking replicas of the novel coronavirus to quell fear. In this audio postcard, Gallina explains how crocheting the deadly virus helped her cope.

Courtesy / Russell Cothren

Tomorrow, Edmund Harriss, a clinical professor of mathematics at the University of Arkansas, will deliver an Honors College Mic lecture via Zoom about how artists and mathematicians are using new tools to transform mathematical ideas into reality.

Historic Cane Hill is hosting a statewide art competition for high school students. The winner earns $10,000 toward a year at the University of Arkansas School of Art.

Courtesy / OZ Art NWA

Earlier this month, OZ Art NWA, which was launched in 2017 by members of the Walton family, announced the start of a new initiative called Arkanvas. In partnership with Fort Smith's Unexpected project and global curator firm Justkids, artists from around the world will install 12 public works of art in cities across Arkansas.

Courtesy / Joëlle Storet

After a series of setbacks this year, local artist collective Art Ventures NWA is set to hire its first executive director. The position will be funded by a $197,800 grant from the Windgate Foundation.

Courtesy / MM Kent

MM Kent, an award-winning artist who resides in Fayetteville, has self-published A Coward’s Guide to Oil Painting: the Novel. The coming of age love story is set in the hippie subculture of 1969, with a pair of characters traversing the American South and the wilds of Mexico on two separate quests. And yes, each chapter opens with guidance on painting with oils.

The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum will launch a new series called "Lecture Live" on July 30. The series will include discussions of great art of the past and present.

Courtesy / Autumn Blaylock

A color pencil portrait of two young women dressed up in gowns with nowhere to go is heading to the U.S. Capitol for a year. The artwork by Autumn Blaylock, who just graduated Fayetteville High School, is titled "Pandemic Prom" and it recently won the Congressional Art Competition for the 3rd District of Arkansas. 

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