Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Friday Night at Cantrell Gallery, May 4, 2007

Greetings Art Patrons and Arkansas Artists:

Friday night May 4, 2007 was an outstanding night at Cantrell Gallery

The Cantrell Gallery is at 8206 Cantrell in the strip center across from Pavilion in the Park in Little Rock. This evening’s exhibit could have been called City of Angels with an awesome display by Virginia Williamson from Junction City. Virginia, pictured above next to one of her pieces, works in a mixed media of acrylic and oil pastels. This particular piece is done on a sheet of tar paper which makes it particularly unique. I loved her use of a technique double layering acrylic paint then dripping alcohol on it to create beautiful expressions of colors. She also incorporates crushed paper soaked in latex paint and for additional effects she uses scrap pieces found at the local scrap metal yard for emphasis.

Cantrell Gallery was packed for the event and I got to speak with Helen Scott who owns Cantrell Gallery along with her husband Norman. Helen has hundreds of exquisite art works from many different Artists from the State of Arkansas. She is also one of the many galleries’ sponsoring the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion Association art competition project to raise money to purchase art for display in the Governor’s Mansion. hopes to have Cantrell Gallery as one of our sponsors’s to keep, the premier web site that showcases Artists from our State, free to our Artists.
After a wonderful visit at the Cantrell Gallery exhibit we went journeyed to the downtown area that was bumper to bumper, after which we decided to sojourn our way to Loco Luna’s for a delightful meal. I had the Voodoo Stew which was delicious, and my son had the Brick Oven Pepperoni Pizza which he claims is the best pizza in town. As we bid you farewell we are looking forward to another wonderful 2nd Friday Art Walk May the 11th in beautiful downtown Little Rock.

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