Saturday, July 23, 2016

"Keep Dancing" by Sabrina Zarco

“Keep Dancing” by Sabrina Zarco.  
The quilt was the artist’s way of confronting the 
pain brought about by the Pulse massacre in Orlando. 

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

'Venado con flores' by Sabrina Zarco

We have a wonderful collection of Sabrina Zarco's art quilts and mixed media creations on display at the gallery. It's called "Chicana Goddess in the Bosque: Walking With the Ancestors" and it will be up through August 20th.

Sabrina has a lot of friends in Little Rock who came out to greet her last weekend and see what she's been so hard at work on getting ready for this show. You can see it all, too. We're open Mon - Fri, 10 til 4:30, Saturday 10 til 2, and after hours or Sunday by appointment.

Thanks to Sabrina and Liliana for driving all the way from New Mexico to deliver such beauty.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Wecome Sabrina Zarco: Saturday, July 16

As I write this, Sabrina Zarco is preparing to pack up all the art quilts and mixed media paintings she’s been hard at work on for the past few months. She will be driving from her home in Pecos, New Mexico, to Little Rock, Arkansas, and on Friday she will hang her new creations on our gallery walls. We invite you to welcome Sabrina back to Arkansas by attending her opening of Chicana Goddess in the Bosque on Saturday, July 16th at 7 PM.
It was four years ago I first met Sabrina. We were setting up our very first gallery show on the theme of Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. As the opening day approached, I was becoming increasingly concerned that 1.) we would not have enough art to fill the space, and 2.) what art we had was good, but it fell short on authenticity. Enter Sabrina. Her quilts were like honoring songs to her native Mexican family and community. They were about spirit and pride and justice and all that’s so full of life, death does not defeat. She constructed an altar and invited everyone to add a little something to it to honor those who had passed on. In short, Sabrina made our first show. We are so glad to have her back. (She informs us that, in light of the madness we’ve lately been experiencing, a community altar of healing may be constructed.)
Now, I messed up somewhat in scheduling the opening. I usually check to see what other art openings are happening that night and try to avoid having ours conflict with others. I forgot to do that this time and Lynn Frost informed me that Amy Eddington’s retrospective showing at Gallery 26 is happening the same night as Sabrina’s. Amy and Sabrina were friends and shared many friends between them, especially in the LGBT community, so I’d like to apologize to Lynn and Renee and everyone else for my double booking. I encourage folks to share rides in order to take in both these shows on Saturday night. If you can only attend one that night, make a point to see the other in the coming weeks, because both these women’s works are exceptional, full of joy and well worth seeing. And maybe even buying.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

2 on the 4th

Two untitled mixed media paintings by Anthony Lopez.
"Outsiders" thru July 8th.