Flyer Guide: First Thursday – September 2009

August’s First Thursday Fayetteville brought more people to the square than we’ve seen on a weekday in a long, long time. This month’s event is set to be just as good. If you still haven’t made it downtown for one of these, now’s the time.

As usual, there will be art, music, improv and a movie all starting at 5pm this Thursday, September 3. Everything is free and open to the public but donations to the We Can! Campaign to help support local food banks are very much appreciated.

The Art

There will be art openings at both Fayetteville Underground and ddp gallery from 5pm to 8pm.

Fayetteville ~ A Panoramic Project – Photography by Steve Moore
Fayetteville Underground, Hive Gallery

Long time Fayetteville craftsman and photographer Steve Moore has a photographic style that is a culmination of his early film photography, influenced by Ansel Adams, and his more recent investigations of panoramic images using contemporary digital processes. Moore’s work is first inspired by light; illuminated from within a building or reflected off or around a structure.

Back From Krypton – Solo art exhibit by Jan Gosnell
Fayetteville Underground, Vault Gallery

During his career, Jan Gosnell has had numerous one man exhibitions and has also shown competitively in such regional exhibitions as “The Mid-South” in Memphis and “The Delta” in Little Rock. At present, Jan draws editorial cartoons for The Fayetteville Free Weekly, teaches Advanced Drawing and Painting at Northwest Arkansas Community College, and paints in his studio in The Fayetteville Underground.

Supremacy & Myth – Photographs by Thomas Krapausky
Fayetteville Underground, Revolver Gallery

Thomas Krapausky’s photographs emphasize the “hidden worlds” that we pass by every day, but rarely notice. His unique and sometimes abstract work has received multiple awards, has been displayed in juried exhibitions, and has been published on an international level. His current works on display explore the strains of human activity on a constantly recovering natural world.

Let’s Party! – Exhibition of New Works by Kelley Hatfield Wilks
Fayetteville Underground, E Street Gallery

Kelley Wilks, a Fayetteville native, has been working primarily in clay for almost 20 years. This exhibition includes works that range from punch bowl sets, cake plates and platters to individual colorful cups all with a fun and festive feel since everything from Game season to the Holidays are just around the corner.

Wax – Encaustic Paintings
ddp gallery

Wax showcases the work of Cindy Arsaga, Michele Maule and Mark Traughber using the encaustic medium. Encaustic is generally melted wax – the most common is beeswax – mixed with other mediums such as paint, pigment, and resin.

Arsaga works her photographs into her encaustic pieces. She uses multiple thin layers of encaustic to give an alluring depth to the work.

Maule uses encaustic to bind layers of collage and as a contrast to her smooth, painted surface.

Traughber employs experimentation and sometimes lights the work on fire to create the separation of layers and texture he’s looking for.

The Film

This month’s film is the 1959 Hitchcock classic North by Northwest which features a Madison Avenue ad exec (Cary Grant) who is mistaken for a government agent by a gang of spies and is pursued across the country by both the spies and the government whilst being helped by a beautiful blonde (Eva Marie Saint).

Bring your lawn chairs. The movie starts at sundown and like last month, is outside and right in front of the Town Center.

Other entertainment

There will be live music in front of the Town Center featuring the band Chase Missy beginning at 6pm.

There will also be live theater improv performances at 6:45pm.

More Information

First Thursday Fayetteville is a partnership between The City of Fayetteville, the downtown square merchants and the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau. For more information contact Brian Bailey at the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau at (479) 521-5776 or Julie McQuade at the City of Fayetteville at (479) 575-8302.

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