The Central Arkansas Library System’s Library Square plays host to TWO different 2nd Friday Art Night locations.
In the Bobby Roberts Library of Arkansas History and Art – the Loft Gallery features s Melissa Cowper-Smith: Natural Treatment, 2018–2019. The Galleries at Library Square – Concordia Hall Gallery presents “Fifty Years of McFarlin Oil: Paintings and Sculpture by an Arkansas Traveler” He has been making art under the moniker of McFarlin Oil for more than fifty years. Another continuing exhibition is “EMBRAID—Three Northwest Arkansas Strands” in the Underground Gallery.
Also on the CALS Library Square campus, The Bookstore at Library Square is proud to present the new show, “Art Schmart” from Arkansas artists Michael & Jessica Crenshaw featuring live music by Sandy Duncan’s Gun at the monthly event, 2nd Friday Art Night.
Partners in crime for 18 years, Michael and Jessica Crenshaw are lifelong Arkansans and multi-disciplined artists. While their collaborative efforts began with music, the two now venture into collaborative visual arts with this exhibit, the first featuring both artists in one show. Influenced by Dada and Bauhaus, this collection brings together their differing medias for an interesting and textural exploration of color through Arkansas-based themes. Michael calls it “Maximalism” while Jessica likes “Mo’Dada.” Whatever you call it, it’s fun. It’s bright. It’s happy.
Visit The Bookstore six days a week. Three floors of books, gifts, locally made art & jewelry, plus an art gallery. By far the best place to buy used books in central Arkansas. Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm. Gallery open during regular bookstore hours.