Leo the cat is semi-retired and living the good life. But his fans will be pleased to hear he will make a special appearance for his birthday celebration during the 2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll on Saturday, August 11, 2012.
All proceeds and donations benefit the Good Shepherd Humane Society. We’ll be accepting pet food and supplies, plus monetary donations are always welcome.
It’s hot out, Leo some good ideas on keeping cool. So you’ll want to share his preferred birthday refreshments!
Join us as we welcome featured artist Lyla Allison to Zarks for this months 2nd Saturday Gallery Walk. Lyla will be demonstrating her silversmith craft from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm.
“Frogman” features Chris Barela’s limited edition sea turtle sculptures! Offered in a variety of colors, be the first collector to have these great sculptures.
- The Frogman comes to town.
The Frogman in the Artrageous Parade.
Frogman & Friends.
Visiting with Tim.
A night at Zarks with The Frogman.
Frog fan meets Sallie, the new owner of Zarks.
Tim, Sara & Rick. - that's all folks!
Tim and friends.
Life is good with the Frogman.
Lesley with a winner.
Tim and the ladies.
The Frogman at work.
Tim, Sara & Rick - that's all folks!
CHANGE IS GOOD!
THE CREW (minus one)
Sally getting to know Randy & Justin.
Steve & Joe hangin' out.
Ron & Ruth telling Rick about the joys of retirement.
Arn, Mickey, Judy, Jeff & Mary Jane ready for the toast.
Michael and others enjoying the evening.
Sara & Sallie in the moment.
A good time was had by all!
Zarks' 2012 Show Frog, Leo & the Lady
OTHER EVENTS IN MAY AT ZARKS!
Eureka Springs celebrates the Arts the entire month of May. Gallery Walks, studio tours, workshops, and Artrageous Parade, music in the park and more.
Zarks will be hosting four events including the Frogman Show.
May 1 – 31:
Month-long Trunk Show of
Terri Logan Jewelry
Nationally-known artist, jeweler and metalsmith, Terri Logan, can’t make it here this year but she will be sending an enticing selection of exciting pieces for her collectors.
Saturday, May 12:
14th Annual Group Invitational Theme Show – “EARRINGS”
Over 30 area artists are invited to interpret this year’s theme, “EARRINGS”, in their own original style and in their choice of medium/s, the only limitations being the size and the scope of their imaginations.
The show will be on display all day Saturday and everyone is invited to come by and cast their vote for the “People’s Choice Award.” The winner will be announced that evening at the artists’ receptions from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.
Saturday, May 21:
Shea Yetta: “A TWIST ON COPPER”
A methodical blend of glass, scrap metal, found objects, recycled materials and previously loved fragments from her home destroyed in Hurricane Katrina – all refurbished from her past and present.
The artist will be in the gallery from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. and will be honored at a receptions that evening from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.
Looking forward to seeing you there !
Eureka Springs celebrates the Arts the entire month of May.
2011 will be the 24th Annual May Festival of the Arts with Gallery Walks, studio tours, workshops, an Artrageous parade, music in the park, and more.
Zarks Gallery will be hosting three events including the annual Theme Show. Find details on the upcoming events for May 2011 HERE.
Eureka Springs sculptor, Mel Shipley, has gone to the dogs! He has long been known for his traditional classical bronze sculptures of the human form. Now he has chosen to deviate from his usual subject matter to produce a limited edition series of whimsical canines.
The sculptures feature man’s best friend enjoying the thrill that only dogs experience when their heads are hanging out the window of a moving motor car or truck. Mel’s pooches, ears flying in the breeze, appear to be ecstasy in motion driving down the road in their own set of “wheels.” Best of all, they are in the driver’s seat in control, on their own and loving it!
The artist has his studio in Eureka Springs but his work is collected all over the U.S. and Canada. He has completed numerous commissioned works for both public and private installations including “The Arc of the Covenant,” sculpted in biblical size for a chapel in Tampa, Florida. Locally, the sculpture “Michael,” a young Irish stone mason who plunged to his death while building the Crescent Hotel can be viewed in that hotel lobby here in Eureka Springs. Michael is reported to be one the resident ghosts there.
Mel has held an immense interest in art since early childhood, but he found his most fulfilling media to be bronze. His limited edition works are cast in the ancient lost wax method, and his hand-applied patinas are chemically induced, never painted.
Zarks will hold a reception for the artist on Saturday, November 27 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. His work can be seen at Zarks at 67 Spring and at his own gallery, Shipley Studio, upstairs at 87 1/2 Spring.
The newest artist to the gallery is Ruthie Cohen. Being actively involved in the craft movement since 1973, Ruthie Cohen spent the first 10 years working in fiber, creating wall hangings, window treatments, and even furniture via off-loom weaving and macrame techniques. Answering a challenge to create wearable art “off the wall”, she first miniaturized her designs in waxed linen with gemstone beads. Soon after, Ruthie dove into metal. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and even wedding bands were knotted into shape with sterling silver, gold-filled, and 14 karat gold wire.
A self-taught jeweler, she enjoys working with drusy quartz playing with the reflective patterns found through light giving a flowing or dancing allusion. Pearls and opals are often found as accents in her work along with randomly placed diamonds and gemstones. Ruthie has recently been combining lava from all over the world with various faceted stones.
“Out of the Bowl” bronzes:
It all started with the bananas.
One bright sunny morning he was sitting at breakfast and his glance fell on a bunch of bananas on the table. “That’s funny,” he said to himself, “it almost looks like they’re dancing.”
Thus began his preoccupation with the secret lives of fruits and vegetables…he began haunting the produce department of the grocery store, his mind captivated with a single burning question…
What do the fruits and vegetables do at night when no one is watching?
Master glass blower, Michael Egan, produces very elegant, colorful and contemporary cordial and martini
stemware. The glass marbles, that are the centerpiece of the stems, are created using his own glass cane (murrini)
which is encased with clear glass to create complex and highly detailed designs.
This technique yields many visual results, from underwater wildlife scenes to very geometric patterns.
Melanie’s assemblage jewelry is new to the gallery. Her
unique resin necklaces, which hold tiny artifacts, charms, maps, photographs and other ephemera, each convey stories and journeys.
T. BREEZE VERDANT
Verdant’s marquetry artwork includes the conscious use of rare woods, Paua abalone and fine metals. The artist uses recycled wood and intergrates as many scraps as possible to create finely detailed wearable works of art. He uses green finishes from boiled twigs (shellac) and dairy protein.
“My aim is to display the maximal beauty of wood while consuming the minimal amount of it.”
Deborah’s jewelry designs feature the natural beauty of birch bark. The salvaged bark is cut or torn then coated
with an acrylic polymer to add to its durability. Recycled copper, semi-precious stones, sterling silver beads, freshwater pearls and turquoise nuggets are used sparingly to enhance the one-of-a-kind pieces.
Lots of new designs and colors including Marsh, Dragonfly, Scarab, Bee, Dard Hunter Poppy, Tudor Rose, Carnation, Skylight
Ed has recently installed a new chandelier and a new sconce in the gallery!
Come see them.
Deborah has sent lots of stunning new sterling jewelry pieces.
Teri has new stone and silver pieces on the way
and some new designs using some unusual glass.
More to come soon.