Saturday, July 28, 2007

M2 Gallery Presents "Icons and Archetypes"

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”------Scott Adams

Greatings Artists and Patrons of

Friday evening July 27th M2 Gallery presented the “Icons and Archetypes” exhibit and I have to say that I was amazed, captivated and awestruck by the excellent creations of artists Cathy Burns of North Little Rock and Lea Barton of Flora, Mississippi. Mac and Ashley Murphy put on an exquisite exhibit and the crowd was ecstatic with excitement. The weather was perfect and guitarist Dru Pickens entertained the guests with his combination jazz/classical style as they entered the gallery. Dru’s music featured a laid back eclectic blend that soothed the soul and excited the imagination. Upon entering the exhibit I got to speak with Cathy Burns who explained her mixed media work with such enthusiasm and emotions that it made me feel as if I were apart of the her creation. Lea Barton’s work bordered on spiritualism and was very enlightening as each peace seamed to pull you in to the creation. Mac and Ashley always provide refreshing libations and exquisitely delicious appetizers to partake as you make your way through all their excellent artist’s creations.

After we left the exhibit we treated ourselves to an outstanding dinner at the new Bonefish Grill on the other side of the plaza. The crab cake appetizers were “to die for” and for my main course, I had the grilled Chilean Sea Bass which was absolutely wonderful. This restaurant is an absolute “must go to” place for exquisite dining and esthetic atmosphere, but be sure you stop in and say hello to Mac and Ashley at M2 Gallery before you have dinner and you will have the makings of an outstanding evening.

I will be sure to look for you at the First Friday Art Walk next week in beautiful downtown Hot Springs, I here it will be one to remember, but until then I hope you have a wonderful week and from all of us at we appreciate you allowing us to bring you closer to some of the most talented artists in the great state of Arkansas.

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