In no way do these pictures show off Ally Short’s jewelry adequately. The druzies and labradorites especially need to be seen up close to appreciate them. Rings, earrings and pendants range in price from $15 to $60 and most are mounted in sterling silver. Come shop.
Amy had two things that made her shine. One was her sense of humor and the other was her sense of justice. Some would say they're mutually exclusive, but not Amy. Her puns were bombs. Let's all remember her by holding a fire under those who would deny others their right to live as they wish to live, but do so with joy in our hearts.
Consider joining us for a night of music this Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the gallery. Our headliner is Tennessee artist/musician Joseph Allred. I know comparisons are lame, but if you like the music of John Fahey or Terry Riley, you'll probably like Joseph's. Opening will be local folk folks, Dreaming Sophia's Little Sister, and fresh from Legends of Arkansas, S!basstron. Music starts 7:30. Donations encouraged.
“Por los Caminos de la Esperanza” / “By the Path of Hope”
acrylic & spray paint by x3mex
“Detalles” hangs through October 3rd.
Closing reception October 3rd.
Whether it be by rattling boxcar, flimsy life raft or boot-leather express, people are on the move, escaping war and hunger, hoping to find a better life for their families. Exodus. Then, hopefully, asylum.
Gallery 360 reopens Friday night with 'Detalles,' an exhibit of new work by x3mex. At this stage, we have no idea what he has in store for us, but that's just the way the man works. His latest mural (pictured above) went up on our outside wall the day of his last showing here, so previews don't exist in the world of x3mex. Come on by Friday and you'll be among the first to see what he's been up to these last few months. He's bringing along a couple of his friends - DJ Swift and DJ Ivan - to spin a web of sound. Detalles is very much open to the public, so come on down and get down.
Austin Cash returns to the gallery this Saturday and he's bringing along Matt Isham, and ESP Ronrico Rum for an evening of music running the gamut from ambient to noise. When it comes to electronic, nothing is off the table. Admission is $5. That's August 15th, 7:30 PM.
Who says audio cassettes and VHS are dead? 'Amulets,' aka Randall Taylor, will disprove that belief when he brings his 'Suitcase of Drones' to Gallery 360 on July 5th. Amulets creates an environment that defies description, blending looped ambient, drone, noise, guitar and electronic music with projected imagery. Each show is a unique experience. Austin Cash will open. Five bucks admission at the door. That's Sunday, July 5th at 7:30 PM.
This is the latest altered black velvet painting by Amy Edgington to grace our walls. It's titled "Out of This World Jello." Among other things, it contains a tiny supernova, undetectable in this photograph. And what would you expect to shell out for this universe of wonderment, complete with stellar explosion and gelatin? How about $65? No way, you say. Way.
Our little auxiliary gallery/workshop was launched a couple of weeks ago with the FussFest festivities and the work of about a dozen or so young Arkansas artists will remain on display for another few weeks. There are paintings, drawings, prints, comix, and wearables. All of the proceeds derived through sale of these very affordable artworks go directly to the folks who made them. So come see them, buy them and encourage these very talented artists.
The 3rd annual Fuss Fest happens this weekend and Gallery 360 will be participating. Local and traveling artists will be displaying and selling paintings, prints and comix in our new auxiliary gallery. Starting at 6 PM there will be a number of bands playing outside under the wonderful new murals that have been painted this week. (I'll post some pix when they reach completion.) Artists Daniel Amora, Gabruel Rgz, Miguel Henaine, from La Paz Mexico representing Taller 64, Piso vacîo and Peace filmmakers and others will be showcasing their work and skills. Sunday's the day for the Kanis Park event, beginning at 4 PM. Lots of music, art and skating. Come see all the work that's gone into the skate park lately. House parties on Friday and Monday as well. More info on the Fuss Fest event page.
Why buy a cookie-cutter valentine when, for about the same price ($6), you can give a one-of-a-kind, three dimensional work of art by Kelley Naylor Wise? We have about twelve of these, each infused with the joy that Kelley brings to all her works.
Kelley will join up with Melissa 'Mo' Lashbrook later this month to host "Poison Into Medicine." Opens February 21st.
Wow. Wasn't it just 1997? No matter. We're looking ahead.
We are re-dedicating ourselves to our mission. That is, to be a community art center that is part gallery, part classroom, and part studio. To that end, we'll be showing, teaching and making art throughout the coming year.
Our next show is called "Icebox" and it opens on Saturday, January 10th and features recent work from 8 talented artists: Ike Plumlee, Jordan Wolf, Brian Wolf, Matthew Castellano, Nathan Fellhauer, Elain Venable, leo & Robot Blood. More on that in the coming days.
Workshops and classes for the next 3 months will be announced very soon. So far, it looks like Kelley Wise will be teaching a jewelry class, most likely metal clay. I'll be holding stained glass and lapidary workshops. Joe Martin will teach students in the art of sculpting clay busts, and we're lining up Regis Versey for a driftwood art workshop. A few others are in the works, but it would be best to hold off until we know for sure.
If anybody else has a skill they would like to teach others. let us know about it. We'll be scheduling classes mostly on the weekends and early weekday evenings. Classes and workshops don't have to center around visual or applied arts, either. We're also looking for musicians, writers, and teachers of all sorts. If you have an idea, call me at 993-0012 and tell me about it.
In addition, we have a limited amount of space available for folks to work on their individual art projects. Call me for more info or to discuss renting the space for events.