Intrepid Art Walkers enjoy February event
It was an evening of great music, art, food, fun and frolic at the Feb. 5 Art Walk. While cold, wet weather deterred some, die-hard fans of the Downtown Arts District found plenty to enjoy.
Performances by Bluesman John Long were much appreciated at Global Fayre, evoking the sound of a pre-war country blues player.
Meanwhile, acoustic guitarist Jessel Harry set the tone for Art Walk”s newest member one80one, which featured a quartet of local artists in its newly established offices at 318 W. Walnut.
Art was live and in person at Hawthorn Galleries, where artist Tim Breaux was demonstrating Art in Action, working on a new painting during the Walk.
The new MSU Brick City Gallery made its debut on the walk with its inaugural show, a display of bizarre and unusual photographic images titled Accidental Mysteries: Extraordinary Vernacular Photographs from the Collection of John and Teenuh Foster.
Fresh Gallery, a collective of 22 area artists, was a popular stop. Among the visitors who braved the elements during the Feb. 5 Art Walk were Miranda Harris and Jacob Lipscomb. Fresh is featuring husband-and-wife artists Dale and Janice Brueggemann throughout the month of February.
The Gillioz Theatre, featured Artist Kat Allie, mistress of the encaustic medium, who shared her Emergence Series with Art Walk visitors. Encaustic painting involves the combination of hot beeswax, resin and pigment, which Kat says “allows me immediate access to the natural or organic state of creating.”