Monday, May 21, 2012

First Meet Up

Friends of Gallery 360 got together yesterday for the first time.  I thought it would go well if we were there for an hour.  I left nearly three hours later, inspired and convinced we have assembled a core group of talented people.  Most were strangers to each other going in; now it seems we've known each other for a long time.  There were lots of good ideas batted around.  I feel confident now that things are moving in the right direction.  Many thanks to Chris, Donna, Kelley, Jim and Bobbi.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Call To Artists: Be Apart!

Face it; most artists are anyway. We're a bit left of center. We're out in right field.  We're all over the map. At any one time, we don't know where we are other than outside the mainstream.  But all the time we're working. Creating. Plugging away with our paint or our scissors, our saws, our chisels... until... something emerges.  Then what?

Hopefully, we bring our finished creations someplace where they can be seen by others, appreciated, and maybe even purchased.  A gallery. 

We have one of those.  It's called Gallery 360.

Presently it's a bit rough around the edges and in need of a fresh coat of paint, but it's ours.  We intend to fill it with the best art we can find, invite one and all to come see it, and promote the artists to the best of our abilities. We also intend to use the gallery as a place of learning, with workshops, classes and various events scheduled year round.

I will not attempt to describe the type of art we're seeking other than to ask that it be outside of the ordinary.  Our artist/gallery split is 70/30.

In addition to artists looking to show and sell, we are looking for those who wish to teach others about their art or craft.  If you have a class or workshop idea, get in touch.

Finally, we are looking for volunteers who would like to help us get the space in shape and ready to open.  Minor carpentry, painting, and cleaning are the main tasks before us.

Want to be a part?  Contact us.

Write and send pictures of your work:

Phone: (501) 663-2222

Or come by:  900 S. Rodney Parham, Little Rock 72204  (It's the funky building just south of where Mississippi Ave., Rodney Parham & I-630 come together.  It's the former home of ACAC & Gallery B.)