Fayetteville’s Kaminsky family to be featured at Fenix gallery in August


A longtime local family of artists will soon be the feature of a new exhibit on the Fayetteville downtown square.

All six members of the Kaminsky family will bring their individual art to the main room at the Fenix gallery beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.

The show will open during the Fayetteville First Thursday festivities, and will be open for the entire month of August during regular gallery hours. The gallery is located at 16 W. Center St. on the north side of the square, and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

On exhibit will be the art of JoAnn Kaminsky, Hank Kaminsky, Jesse Kaminsky, Isabella Koen, Daniel Kaminsky and Damir Porobic.

Fenix artists will offer their work in response to the theme of family or home.

From the gallery:

Families are made up of individuals but how do individuals assert themselves within a family? This show is a visual manifestation of the similarities and differences within one well-defined group. The art in this show was almost all made independently by the individual artists in their studios and it reflects their own unique personalities and interests. When brought into close proximity for this show, it forms a group dynamic and traces the shared experiences and backgrounds of the family of artists. This is the third iteration of the Kaminsky family show and adds another chapter to the ever changing dynamic of this group.

The Kaminskys have been active in the local arts community since Jo Ann and Hank first moved to Fayetteville from Eureka Springs with their two sons in the 1980s. As producers, teachers and advocates for the arts, they built The Art Experience in 1992. During this time Jo Ann began an art therapy practice while Hank began a career in public art. Their two sons grew up in the studio environment, but have since moved away to pursue individual art practices as the family continues to expand.