Fayetteville is bursting with art for October’s First Thursday

Earlier this week, we mentioned that the final First Thursday of the 2013 season would have an Oktoberfest theme.

What we neglected to mention was that the city will be as bursting with as much art and as many art-related events as we can ever remember seeing in this town.

Here’s a brief recap of those visual art events planned around Fayetteville tonight (Oct. 3).


There is an exhibition/installation by Heather Younger and Nathan Morton called ‘8 Montgomery’ at LalaLand, located at 641 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The show will be open from 6-10 p.m. on First Thursday, and will run through the weekend by appointment.

First Thursday outdoor artwalk

As always, First Thursday will include an outdoor art walk on the square. This month, over 40 artists will participate, including Nick Shoulders (drawing, painting, watercolor), Trena Ward (digital art, painting, watercolor) and Ryan Dover (drawing, painting).

Fayetteville Underground

Collage by Chicago artist Rose DiSalvo-Herzog

Fayetteville Underground has work by Chicago-based collage and mixed media artist Rose DiSalvo-Herzog and self-described impressionist-realist painter Carol Roberts.

The Underground will also have work on display from the resident artists that are part of the collective.

sUgAR Gallery

Work by artists Kevin Arnold and Linda Lopez, who will both be exhibiting at the new sUgAR gallery space in the basement of East Square Plaza this week.

Collage by Chicago artist Rose DiSalvo-Herzog, visiting Fayetteville Underground this month.

sUgAR Gallery, a collaboration between the UA Department of Art and the Fay Jones School of Architecture, will open with a show entitled Paint, Pixels, and Process at their new space in the basement of East Square Plaza. The show is a group exhibition featuring paintings, designs, photography, video and sculpture by artists Kevin Arnold, Dilenia Garcia, Dave Gibbs, John Christopher Kelley, Tim LaTourette, Linda Lopez, Crystal N. McBrayer, Matt Meers, Tim B. Walker, Cindy Wiseman and Kensuke Yamada.

According to student director Aimee Odum, sUgAR is only taking up one room in the basement space. Odum said several student artists that have working space in the basement will also open their studios to the public during the reception on Thursday.

Little Bread Co.

Little Bread Co. is hosting a fundraiser for the University of Arkansas ceramics department, featuring hand-made bowls by students filled with their delicious soup.

Bowls are $15, and come with your choice of Creamy Artichoke with Roasted Red Pepper or Tuscan Spinach and Garbanzo soup.

Arsaga’s at the Depot

Arsaga’s at the Depot will present two new bodies of work by Fayetteville artists Kathy P. Thompson and Cindy Arsaga.

Continuum, Thompson’s most recent work, represents her ideas about exploration of her future and remembrance of her past. She expresses her feelings about the next stages of her life, and, in a larger context, the next stages of life in the world and the universe. The work is not negative – here, color and form come together to express an optimistic and exciting view of life to come.

Arsaga’s work is titled Reclaimed…Old to New and Back Again, and is based on photographs taken in and around Northwest Arkansas. Here’s some more info about the show.