The recent Flyer Profile of the band TIMBER! sparked a lively discussion of Fayetteville’s DIY scene and creativity in local music (read that post here). Whether you prefer the talent at George’s or on the steps of the WAC, you’ve got to love the brave Fayettevillians who throw down to expose local creativity.
Last weekend, I found one such local hero who offered up the bare walls of his apartment as a home for works of local art. Eric Jensen successfully turned his living room into an art gallery for a day to display the colorful works of local artists Jacey Dalton and Joëlle Storet. The event was tastefully DJ’ed by Robe Flax, with complimentary wine and cheese.
If you missed out on the real experience, you can check out the photo gallery below to “meet” the artists and view all of the pieces on display in the show.
Jacey has been painting since preschool, and it was already then that her teachers remarked that her talents should be developed through private lessons. While working in illustrating and product design in Northwest Arkansas, Jacey also opened and co-owned a gallery in Bentonville last year. In April, many of her paintings will be featured in a private gallery show in Little Rock. Check out her myspace profile.
Originally from Brussels, Belgium, Joëlle is a student at the University of Arkansas. A prolific artist, many of her paintings and murals adorn the walls of friends and admirers in Northwest Arkansas. Currently, Joëlle is the official illustrator for the Arkansas Traveler newspaper and DJ EJ’s Wheels of Steel on KXUA 88.3FM.
DJ Robe Flax
In addition to being an in-demand dance party DJ in northwest Arkansas, Robe Flax is the co-host of “The Best Cuts of Music”, a downloadable music show showcasing ten different eclectic tracks each week for your listening pleasure. For more on that, check out his blog: www.thebestcutsofmusic.blogspot.com
Eric is a supporter/promoter/participant of the arts in Fayetteville. Along with serving on the music board at KXUA, he hosts the radio show DJ EJ’s Wheels of Steel on KXUA every Wednesday at 8pm. In his spare time, he works towards a Ph.D in Archaelogy…on top of his three Masters degrees. So yeah, he likes school too.
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[If for some reason the slideshow doesn’t load, you can view the entire photo set on our Flickr page.]