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Welcome to the 27th Annual Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts

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his month we celebrate the art of Eureka Springs in all its forms, from palette to palate, with dozens of exhibits, artists’ receptions and demonstrations, the world’s largest pot, weekend gallery strolls, the annual White Street Studio Walk (with a big surprise this year), workshops, a gathering of famous authors at Books in Bloom, a Taste of Opera, concerts and movies in the auditorium, free music in Basin Park on Main Street and the Eureka Springs Music Park on N. Main, the ArtRageous evening parade and much more. There’s art in every nook and cranny, so keep your eyes open!

is all about fun and it’s actually a guide! What to do, where to go, how to get there and how to plan a day in order to get it all in – packed into one publication you can keep in your car or hotel room and consult about how to make the most of your time in Eureka Springs.

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lso just outside of town is the Eureka Springs West area, with gorgeous retreat facilities, cabins, cottages, attractions, lake activities and things to do. It’s the perfect place for a romantic getaway, group meetings and more. Take a few minutes to explore it all at www.eurekaspringswest.com. + See p. 24

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Books in Bloom Literary Festival

Meet the authors responsible for some of your favorite books and TV shows!

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Galleries

Some featured galleries and a list of every gallery in town

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May Festival of the Arts Poster artist, Barbara Kennedy

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ocal artist Barbara Kennedy captures the light, form and essence of nature and interprets its beauty and depth. Her touch is light, yet outspoken, and forces us to pay closer attention … to attend to the beauty all around us. Her peony painting was chosen for the May Festival of the Arts poster mainly for its beauty, but also because May is the month peonies begin to bloom. A symbol of elegance and riches in some cultures and healing in others, the peony has a long and ancient history. The fact ants must be present for a peony to bloom also points to a symbiotic relationship between work and beauty. Barbara understands nature and sings its indelible song in no uncertain terms. She hears its harmonies and its many nuances,

takes inspiration from its nourishment, and renders its message to us in varying interpretations as numerous as they are unique. In her third-grade art class in Ardmore, Okla., Barbara vividly recalls learning that if she drew in a certain way, she could make a subject come alive. From her artist grandfather, she learned it’s perfectly acceptable to paint in the middle of the kitchen, a practice she still sometimes enjoys! Barbara prefers oils for their vibrant color and blendability, but also uses acrylic paints, colored pencils and graphite in her two-dimensional work. In addition, she does beadwork and makes jewelry. You can enjoy all Barbara’s work at her studio and signature gallery, Sweet Spring Studio, 123 Spring. (479) 253-6652. +

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pen seven days a week, the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce Visitors’ Center is located in Pine Mountain Village on 62E just a minute or two from downtown. Racks of brochures and publications as well as maps and posters are on hand to make sure you get the latest information on places to stay, eat and visit. You’ll also find information on art galleries, attractions, events, restaurants, shopping, real estate and wedding services. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Friendly staff will help you with tickets to shows, direct you to points of interest, and are always happy to make a phone call to get any information that’s not already in print at your fingertips. Start your visit in the media room with a brief film on the history of Eureka Springs and you’re ready to plan your adventure! + www.independentfunguide.com

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Opera in the Ozarks

Get a taste of June’s fabulous productions in May

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White Street Walk and North Main FAM Fest

The best street party ever; plus our first FAM Fest: that’s Food-Art-Music, all along N. Main St.

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Restaurant Guide Yep, we have a map!

Percy’s Pet Page

Animals can be artists, too! (Even tigers and bears, oh my.)

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Nightlife & Socializing

Where to go at night for a cold one, grab some hot pub grub or step to lively music

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Hotel gardens and Conservatory bloom with readers and writers!

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ooks in Bloom, the Ozarks’ own homegrown literary festival, has earned a reputation for presenting a bouquet of renowned authors speaking, reading from their work and signing books in the Gardens and Conservatory of the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa in Eureka Springs. This free event, now in its 9th year, is a gift to all who love books and have always wanted to talk with their favorite authors and learn more about inspirations and processes. This year’s featured speakers include bestselling authors Kathy Reichs, Michael Shelden, Terry Brooks, Kerry Reichs, and Elizabeth Berg in the conservatory. Throughout the afternoon, there will also be a dozen regional authors reading from their work in the Reader’s Tent in the Crescent Garden. In case of rain, the festival moves into the hotel lobby and onto the verandas. Visit www.BooksinBloom.org for more details and “Like” the Books in Bloom Facebook page for up-to-the minute news. +

Teasers (but no spoilers): Fans of epic fantasy author, Terry Brooks, who have followed his Shannara series will want to hear more about The High Druid’s Blade to be released this summer. Brooks is the second-biggestselling living fantasy book writer after Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, with the Shannara books estimated to be the highest-selling fantasy book series in the world that is yet to get a screen adaptation – and that may change. MTV has been considering a series! Learn more at Books in Bloom.

Terry Brooks

Kathy Reichs

Some fans of the Bones TV series may not know Dr. Temperance Brennan first appeared in author Kathy Reichs’ first novel, Déjà Dead, which catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. And that’s Dr. Kathy Reichs, to be precise. Reichs is also a producer of the hit Fox TV series based on her work and her novels. She is one of only 82 forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts as a forensic anthropologist, Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerizing forensic thrillers. +

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Come out and look around. We’re only 5 miles North of Eureka Springs on Hwy. 23. • 2 Golf Courses • Driving Range

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Rental Facilities for Weddings, Family Reunions or small Groups from 20 to 240 people.

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Artists & Galleries

Toss a stone in Eureka and you’ ll likely hit an artist. The Art Colony Don’t miss any of their a mazing work a magical mini-village in our fine–shows and galleries, including these …

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From our Jewel Box to yours … Anniversary Celebration May 17, 6 – 9 p.m.

Owner and silversmith, Nancy Wines, created the Jewel Box in 1999 after 15 years of exhibiting her beautiful Crystal Visions Jewelry line at juried art shows. Nancy still hand fabricates the Crystal Visions line in sterling silver settings framing a variety of natural stones and Swarovski crystals; but today the gallery also features the work of more than 50 artisans. Many are local and regional, including members of the Arkansas Craft Guild. Find jewelry in your taste in a variety of materials, styles and techniques crafted by different metalsmiths, along with colorful powder coated copper by Eureka Janet, unique Soutache necklaces by David Rush and work by Glimmer Glass, Ann Allen, Holly Yashi, Zelandia and Skip Cluff – to name a few. The walls showcase paintings by Johnny Ray, art photography in different styles by Melanie Myhre and Barb Kerbox, copper flame paintings by

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David Rush and exotic masks by Gwen Bennett. And don’t miss the The Jewel Box’s 15th Anniversary Celebration Party on Saturday, May 17, 6 – 9 p.m. at the new location, 40 Spring Street, in the historic old bank building! For more information, phone (479) 253-7828.

“Art as Prayer” at Studio 62 May 1 – 31 Prayerful works of art for inspiration and meditation

All during May, Studio 62 hosts its 9 Annual “Art as Prayer” exhibition of original works, utilizing art as a vehicle to spirituality. “To pray is to work; to work is to pray,” the Motto of the Benedictine Order, could easily describe the artistic vocation – a life dedicated to work, born of love and devotion. In many ways, the artist’s life is similar to the taking of a monastic vow; committing to a life of solitude, meditation, and singlemindedness. Art documents the spiritual th


“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” ― Émile Zola

Create a personal gallery stroll If you find something spectacular to take home, have someone snap your photo with it and email to newsdesk@eurekaspringsindependent.com … you could win tickets to a great show or attraction!

STANDING IN THE NEED OF PRAYER by Jody Stephenson

journey of the artist. Each painting could be considered a prayer along the way, a mile marker on the path toward artistic maturity. Looking at a work of art is like reading someone’s mail or listening to his or her prayers. It’s a chance to get inside the mind of the artist, to see how another person sees the world. Benjamin Franklin said, “Work as if you were to live a hundred years, pray as if you were to die tomorrow.” (Poor Richard’s Almanac) That’s what artists do every day. Studio 62 the gallery of resident artists, Jody Stephenson and photographer Ron Lutz, is open daily except Wednesdays yearround 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on US 62W next to Bavarian Inn. Phone (479) 363-9209 and see more at www.studio62.biz. +

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on’t want to throw that beautiful piece of art in the trunk with the luggage? No problem. Almost all our galleries will ship your purchase for you. And while you’re looking for the art that grabs your heart, you’ll find Eureka’s gallery managers knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions about the art and artists they represent – and in some cases, you’ll get to meet the artists themselves. So take time to linger and enjoy. Following is a list of Eureka Springs galleries, most with websites you can browse while planning your stroll through the world of art. We think you’ll be surprised and delighted. +

Design your own Art Adventure at Eureka Springs School of the Arts

ow you can say, “we came, we saw, we made art!” Gather your closest artsy friends and let ESSA design a dream class for you! Select the medium of choice (wood, metal, two-dimensional, fiber or clay) and ESSA will find the ideal instructor to make it happen. Let your imagination run wild – ESSA can help provide the artistic experience of a lifetime at their studios. Build your own weekend, weeklong or midweek art vacation! There’s a whole palette of inspiring resorts, cabins, B & Bs, hotels and motels to choose from, in town and out. See www.ESSA-art.org to get your creative muse excited, and contact ESSA at (479) 253-5384 for group package class/workshop pricing and further details. +

Allison Art Company, 77 Spring, (479) 253-7635. ARTifacts Gallery of American Art, 37 Spring, www.artifactseurka.com, (479) 363-6660. Art Colony, 185 N. Main, www.theartcolonyeurekasprings.com. Cherokee Mountain Gallery, 5307 US 62E www.mcallistergallery.com, (479) 253-5353. 83 Spring Gallery, 85 Spring, www.83spring.com, (479) 253-8310. Eureka Fine Art Gallery, 63 N. Main, (479) 363-6000. Eureka Thyme, 19 Spring, (479) 363-9600. Eurekan Art Studio, 150 N. Main, (479) 253-0928. Emporium by DejaVu, 179 N. Main, (479) 253-9300. Fantasy & Stone, 81 Spring, www.FantasyandStone.com, (479) 253-5891. Fusion Squared, 84 Spring , www.eurekafusion.com, (479) 253-4999. Gallery 127, 82 Spring, (479) 981-9713. Gryphon’s Roost Gallery, 137 Spring, www.gryphonsroost.com, (479) 253-5667. Harris Art Garden and Gallery, 2427 Hwy. 23N, by appointment only, (479) 2532090. Iris at the Basin Park, 8 Spring, www.irisatthebasinpark.com, (479) 253-9494. J.A. Nelson Gallery, www.janelsongallery.com, (479) 253-4314. Jewel Box, 40 Spring, www.thejewelboxgallery.com, (479) 253-7828. Keels Creek Gallery and Winery, www.keelscreek.com, (479) 253-9463. Lady Bug Emporium, 11 Spring, www.ladybugemporium.com, 479-363-6566. Larry Mansker Studio, 711 Mill Hollow Road, www.larrymanskerstudio.com, (479) 253-5751. Mitchell’s Folly, 130 Spring, (479) 253-7030. Mosaic Studio, 55 N. Main, (479) 253-5544, (479) 244-5981. Muse, 12 S. Main, (651) 472-1621. Out on Main, 1 Basin Spring Ave, www.outonmain.com, (479) 253-8449. Paradise Pottery, 320 CR 210, www.paradisepottery.us, (479) 253-1547. Prospect Gallery, 42 Prospect, www.theprospectgallery.com, (479) 253-5012. Quicksilver Art / Fine Craft Gallery, 73 Spring, www.quicksilvergallery.com. (479) 253-7679. Sacred Art Center, Passion Play grounds, www.greatpassionplay.org, (800) 8827529. Sacred Earth Gallery, 15845 US 62 W, www.TheSacredEarthGallery.com, (479) 253-7644. Serendipity at the Crescent Hotel, www.serendipityatthecrescent.com. (479) 253-2769. Studio 62, 335W.VanBuren (62W), www.studio62.biz, (479) 363-9209. Susan Morrison Signature Gallery, 78 Spring, www.susanmorrisonstore.com, (479) 253-8788. Sweet Spring Studio, 123 Spring, www.barbarakennedystudio.com, (479) 2536652. Tinmaker & Glitz, 45 ½ Spring, (479) 253-6601 or (580) 399-5887. Treehouse Gift Shop, 165 W. Van Buren, www.treehousecottages.com/gifts, (479) 253-8667. Wilson & Wilson Folk Art, 23 Spring, www.wilsonandwilsonfolkart.com, (479) 253-5105. Zarks Fine Design Gallery, 67 Spring, www.zarksgallery.com, (479) 253-2626, (877) 540-9805. +

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Transcendent art

Discover rare 9th Century to modern art treasures

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egardless of religious orientation, art lovers along with history buffs and preservationists will appreciate the extensive and eclectic art collection in the Sacred Arts Museum on the grounds of the Great Passion Play. Long considered a benchmark for “Christian Art,” the collection features more than 1,000 pieces in more than 67 artistic mediums, including masterpieces dating back to the 9th Century alongside contemporary Christian art. With donations of rare finds from around the world, the initial collection has grown substantially since its introduction by the late Gerald L.K. Smith, Great Passion Play founder. Unlike typical art museums, the Sacred Art Gallery juxtaposes works that would normally be separated, like a 1990s acrylic painting of Jesus walking with children displayed in the same room with a rare 9th Century Roman marble cameo. The Last Supper is a popular theme rendered in many different media, including a Royal Dresden china piece commissioned by Kaiser Wilhelm I and a mosaic made entirely from butterfly and moth wings by Wesley Whitson. The overall collection is anchored by a variety of pieces from Missouri artist, Jack Dawson, including a series of seek-and-find paintings with hidden images throughout the work. Dawson’s signature piece, Decision, features faces of the famous and infamous – from Andy Griffith to Hitler – in the shadow of Jesus. “What Crystal Bridges is to American art, we are to sacred art,” Kent Butler,

marketing director, commented. Rare Bibles and Bible art After the Sacred Art Gallery, a visit to the Play’s Bible Museum is highly recommended for art and history connoisseurs. The history of the Bible can be traced from the most ancient parchment to modern computerized versions among the stunning collection of more than 6,000 Bibles in 625 languages and dialects – and 3,000 artifacts. The museum’s compilation of original bibles and manuscripts is rarely found in one collection. See for yourself a Greek New Testament published by Erasmus in 1516, Martin Luther’s German translation, William Tyndale’s New Testament, Coverdale’s Bible (the first complete Bible translated into English), and an original 1st edition, 1st printing of the 1611 King James Version (known as the Great Bible because of its size or the Chain Bible because it was chained in place in churches). Some other rare Bibles include the only Bible signed by all of the original Gideons in 1898, the first Cherokee Bible, and even a page from the Gutenberg Bible! Museums open at 11 a.m. Visit www. greatpassionplay.org for hours and ticket information. + Fun Fact: Visitors will find an original 10 x 10 ft. section of the Berlin Wall on the grounds of the Passion Play. www.independentfunguide.com

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• Soar up to 300’ high with cable lengths up to 2,000’ long over vast gorgeous trees and limestone bluffs • Professionally guided Zip Line Canopy Tour – approx. 2 hrs. • Includes all equipment, 10 zip line cables, one swinging bridge and professionally trained guides

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Taste of Art – All during May Various restaurants around town, including: • Cottage Inn, 450 W. Van Buren (US 62 W), (479) 253-5282, Artist: Ken Addington • Déjà vu, 184 N. Main, (478) 282-8191, Artist: Al Hooks • DeVito’s of Eureka Springs, 5 Center Street, (479) 253-6807, Artist: Edward Robison • Emporium at Farm-to-Table FRESH, 179 N. Main, (479) 253-9300 Artist: Adrian Frost Big Pot USA – Thursdays through Mondays Jim Wallace is making the world’s largest pot and the equipment to turn and fire it! Then he’ll take the giant pot on a tour around the country. See the pot in progress from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays at Paradise Pottery, 320 CR 210, 5 miles west of Eureka Springs. Turn right at Blue Spring Heritage Center then 0.3 miles. While you’re there, check out Jim’s gallery of more portable ceramic creations. Free event, although donations to help fund Big Pot–USA are welcome. To see where he’s going, follow the route at www.facebook. com/BigPOTUSA. Bowls to fill Bowls Iris at the Basin Park, 8 Spring, has a month long exhibit and sale of pottery bowls created by Eureka Springs High School students. All proceeds go to the Flint Street Food bank. Come buy a beautifully crafted bowl to enjoy – and help fill someone else’s bowl with food! Bank on Art Arvest Bank, Community First Bank and Cornerstone Bank, located near each other on E. Van Buren, become galleries featuring 60 outstanding artists all during May. Stop in any time and enjoy the art. See below for special Thursday evening artists’ receptions. Free Concerts in Basin Park Jazz and soul every Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, May 1

Taste of Art Artist’s Receptions • DeVito’s of Eureka Springs, 5 Center Street, Reception 4 – 7 p.m. Meet Edward C. Robison III from and get a sneak peek at his digitally interactive Ozark Landscapes time-lapse photography book (due out in June). Stop by any time in May and check out Robison’s digitally interactive work. Framed photos from

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the book are interactive with your smartphone or tablet! www.EdwardCRobisonIII.com • Cottage Inn, 450 W. Van Buren (US 62 W), Reception 4 – 6 p.m. Artist Ken Addington presents new work. Stop by and talk with Ken and stay for dinner! (479) 253-5282.

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Form & Function: A Show & Sale of Works in Clay at The Space, 2 Pine (upper Spring St.) Master Potters of Northwest Arkansas. Reception May 1, 6 – 9 p.m. Show Friday May 2, 2 – 8 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. See the work of eight great ceramic artists. (479) 363-9402, email info@fireomearth.com.

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Flea, Art, Photography, Music, Crafts and Farmers’ Market at Holiday Island, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Browse, buy and enjoy vendors and featured artists indoors and out at the Holiday Island Park shopping center on Hwy. 23N. Email holidayislandchamber@ gmail.com, (479) 363-6425. “Frogman” Returns: Tim Cotterill, Zarks Gallery, 67 Spring, 5:30 p.m. Reception for internationally known sculpture artist Tim Cotterill. (479) 871-2004. Opening performance of the Great Passion Play, Passion Play Road, 8:30 p.m. Gift shops, Bible Museum and In-Depth Tabernacle Teaching open at 10 a.m. Sacred Arts Museum opens 11 a.m. Two-hour Holy Land Tours begin at noon and run every 30 minutes with last tour at 4:30 p.m. Buffet Hours 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free performances: David the Shepherd at 7 p.m. and Parables of the Potter at 7:30 p.m. Great Passion Play performance begins at 8:30 p.m. Free things to see and do: Visit Christ of the Ozarks statue, Berlin Wall section, Church in the Grove, gift shops, Gospel concerts and the Marketplace. See www.greatpassionplay.org for tickets and more. (800) 882-7529

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PT Cruiser Rally, Pine Mountain Village, US 62E For info email t.runyan@cox.net or phone (479) 238-4979. Eureka Springs School of the Arts Workshop “Documentary Photography: On the Road

and the Road Less Traveled” with internationally noted photographer, Mike Maple. See essa-art.org for details and to sign up, or phone (479) 253- 5384. Registration fee. Sharp’s Craft Show of War Eagle, Hindsville/Rogers area, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (4 p.m. Sunday) More than 250 booths feature a wide array of handmade crafts from skilled artisans. Adjacent to the War Eagle Fair on High Sky Inn Rd. in Hindsville. (479) 789-5683.

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The ArtRageous Parade – 6 p.m. Find a good place to watch along Spring Street or in Basin Park and get the camera ready! This one’s always fun, and you never know what you might see. Writing Short Fiction with Pat Carr, Village Writing School, 1277 Huntsville Rd., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Pat Carr teaches the A to Z of short story writing. Go home with a draft of your own story! Register at www.villagewritingschool.com or phone (479) 292-3665. Registration fee. Gallery Stroll Many galleries feature special shows and artists’ receptions from 6 – 9 p.m. every Saturday in May. See p. 9 for more galleries. •  Eureka Fine Art Gallery, 63 N. Main, hosts a reception for potter and sculptor Mark Rademacher from 6 – 9 p.m. See new work by Mark Rademacher all during May from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (479) 363-6000. •  Eureka Thyme, 19 Spring, features Van Hollow Pottery, founded by Jim and Sarah Young. Come see their work and join them from 1 – 4 p.m. and after the parade until 9 p.m. for light refreshment and hearty artistic interpretations. (479) 363-9600. • Iris at the Basin Park, 8 Spring, hosts ceramic artists Sara and Terry Russell from 1 – 4 and 6 – 9 p.m. (479) 2539494. • Quicksilver Art and Fine Craft Gallery, 73 Spring, presents resident jewelry artist Brian Watson and his “Balance by Brian” work. His pieces are fun and appropriate for any occasion. Come meet Brian and enjoy refreshments. Reception 6 – 9 p.m. Gallery open daily 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Explore the work of 120 artists. (479) 253-7679, www. quicksilvergallery.com. • Susan Morrison’s Signature Gallery, 78 Spring, hosts an ArtRageous Parade Watch Party at 6 p.m. Join them on the gallery steps/bleachers for parade and potluck. Bring a covered dish or a bag of chips. (479) 253-8788.

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• Sweet Spring Studio and Gallery, 123 Spring, welcomes you to join artist Barbara Kennedy in her studio for an enjoyable look at her new works. (479) 253-6652. •  The Jewel Box, 40 Spring, celebrates their new location with an Open House. Join them after the parade for refreshments and to see what’s new from 7 – 9 p.m. (479) 2537828. • Zarks, 67 Spring, welcomes favorite Tim Cotterill and his famous frogs and sculptures as soon as he pops in after riding in the ArtRageous parade (which begins at 6 p.m.). Come say hello and see his latest work. (479) 871-2004.

Saturday – Sunday, May 3 – 4

“Love American Style” Concert, Holiday Island Clubhouse Ballroom, Holiday Island, 3 p.m. The Holiday Island singers present songs from the heart. There will also be a special guest star singer from Nashville! Tickets at the door $10, under 16 free.

Brunch with Tim Cotterill at Zarks, 67 Spring, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join Tim for a Sunday morning Bloody Mary brunch. (479) 871-2004. The Art of the Classic Movie, Auditorium, 7 p.m. Fun movie night features the State Fair, the only Rodgers and Hammerstein musical written directly for film. Just follow the smell of popcorn. Admission only $3 at the door.

Tuesday, May 6

Cooking Demonstration, Eureka Springs Farmers’ Market, 7 a.m. - noon Stop by between and learn how to prepare delicious fresh produce at the Eureka Springs Farmers’ Market, Pine Mountain Village (US 62E). (And pick up some to take home!)

Wednesday – Friday, May 7 – 9

Eureka Springs School of the Arts Workshop, ESSA Campus, 15751 US 62W “Cartooning in Pen and Ink” with Charles Fredrick. See essa-art.org for details and to sign up, or phone (479) 253- 5384. Registration fee.

Bank on Art Reception, Community First, E. Van Buren (US62), 4 – 6 p.m. Community First Bank hosts a reception for the artists exhibiting at the bank all month: Cynthia Dupps, Jae Avenoso, Eleanor Lux, John Willer, Susan Storch, Zeek Taylor, Larry Mansker, Carol Dickie, Barbara Kennedy and Shelby Nichols.

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Eureka Springs School of the Arts Workshop, ESSA Campus, 15751 US 62W “Blacksmithing with Jim Wallace,” founder of Independent FUN GUIDE

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Norberta Philbrook Gallery & Practical Magic Art Supply, 34 N. Main, Grand Opening 5 – 8 p.m. Celebrate the Grand Opening of this unique gallery and the return of Practical Magic Art Supply. Meet some of the Gallery’s featured artists – Zeek Taylor, John Rankine, Jim Wace Wallace and Paula Watters Jones. www.norbertaphilbrookgallery.com, (479) 363-6703.

Trail Ride at Great Passion Play, Passion Play Road, Daytime Bring your own horse. Rides for beginner and advanced riders. Cost ($100) includes two dinner buffets and the Total Experience Pass (Passion Play, Holy Land tour, Sacred Arts Museum and Bible Museum). Space for park horse trailers, campers and tents. www.greatpassionplay.com

Saturday, May 10

Ozarks Chorale Spring Singfest Concert, City Auditorium, 7:30 p.m The Ozarks Chorale’s Spring Concert is inspired by Bach, Brahms, Beethoven and Broadway – a little something for everyone! Tickets $10 at the door, students free with valid I.D. Refreshments available with proceeds donated to a local charity. www. theozarkschorale.org, (253) 366-4996. The Art of Timekeeping, Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors regional convention opens their doors to the public at 9 a.m. for an opportunity to view a free display of clocks, including antiques, and attend a presentation of pocket watches at 10:30. At 11 a.m. there will be a $10 charge to view more antique and modern timepieces in the Mart Room. 4th Annual Spring Arts & Craft Show in the Village at Pine Mountain, US62E, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. A great show and sale entirely comprised of handmade work by crafters from several states. Lots of free parking. (479) 244-6907

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the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis. Work in the new Blacksmithing/Metal Fabrication studio! See essaart.org for details and to sign up, or phone (479) 253- 5384. Registration fee.

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Gallery Stroll Many galleries feature special shows and artists’ receptions from 6 – 9 p.m. every Saturday in May. See p. 9 for more galleries. • 83 Spring Street Gallery, 84 Spring, welcomes Diana Harvey from 6 – 9 p.m. Come meet Diana and see her new painterly-realism works. (479) 253-8310 •  Eureka Fine Art Gallery, 63 N. Main, hosts a reception for Jessica Cummings, guest artist for the month of May, from 6 – 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Gallery open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (479) 363-6000. •  Eureka Thyme, 19 Spring, hosts Carol Dickie, who

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exemplifies the theme for this month’s gallery stroll, Painters in Paradise. Carol will be on hand from 1 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m. (479) 363-9600. • Iris at the Basin Park, 8 Spring, welcomes jeweler and metalsmith Judy Carpenter from 1 – 4 and 6 – 9 p.m. (479) 253-9494. • Susan Morrison’s Signature Gallery, 78 Spring, Susan and Randy will explain the Master’s Legacy Collection and the Arkansas Club. Wine and light refreshment, 7:30 p.m. (479) 253-8788. • Sweet Spring Studio and Gallery, 123 Spring, features Extreme Origami and Nature Photography by young artist and juggler, Ethan Robison. www.barbarakennedystudio.com, (479) 253-6652. • The Jewel Box, 40 Spring, hosts artist David Rush and his new copper flame paintings created by using a variety of torches as paint brushes. Also see David’s Soutache, braided trim encircling stone, glass or copper in wearable pieces of art. Reception 6 – 9 p.m. (479) 253-7828. • Zarks, 67 Spring Street, “Mother’s Day Trunk Show” by Lisa Butts. Reception 6 – 9 p.m. The colorful work of this Tennessee artist of Elucido Glass features one-of-a-kind glass and metal necklaces, bracelets and rings, each designed after the kiln-formed glass is fired. (479) 871-2004.

Saturday – Sunday, May 10 -11

The Artist Impression of The Mother, The Space, 2 Pine (upper Spring Street) Opening reception Saturday, 5 – 10 p.m. Exhibit hours Sunday, 12 – 7 p.m. Invitational art show features the works of regional artists interpreting The Mother in all mediums, including comedy performance directed by Eureka Janet Alexander. More than 30 local artists. Bring your own motherly mementos (photograph, handkerchief, icon, etc.) to add to an outdoor shrine dedicated to the Mother on display next door to The Space for the month. See Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheArtistImpression OfTheMother or email johnrankine69@gmail.com.

Sunday, May 11

John Two Hawks’ Annual Mother’s Day Concert at the Auditorium, 2 p.m. Moms admitted free to this concert to honor mothers. John-Two Hawks’ Native American flute music is always a hit and the concert is always a moving experience. Enjoy this internationally acclaimed artist and still have time to take mom out to dinner! Non-mom admission, $12.

Monday – Friday, May 12 – 16

Eureka Springs School of the Arts Workshops, ESSA Campus, 15751 US 62W • “Portraiture in Pastel, Charcoal, & Oil” with Lawrence, Kan., instructor Pat Nemchock. Realistically render your own self-portrait, in addition to creating portraits with a live model. • “Mixed Media Mosaics” with Garage Sale Queen Kandy Jones. Create “works of art” from pieces of your life as you learn mosaic techniques. See essa-art. org for details and to sign up, or phone (479) 253- 5384. Registration fee.


Tuesday, May 13

Breakfast with Frank, Eureka Springs Farmers’ Market, Pine Mountain Village 7 a.m. – Noon. Come see what’s cooking at the Farmers’ Market. Fresh produce, baked goodies and breads, jams and jellies, pasture fed beef, pork, chicken and more!

Thursday, May 15

Bank on Art Reception at Cornerstone Bank, E. Van Buren (US 62), 5 – 7 p.m. Come meet the artists whose work you can enjoy all month at the bank: Ken Concar, Nancy Baptiste, Mark Rademacher, Linda Bulman, Carol Saari, Michael Schwade, Sara Russell, Terry Russell and Jessica Cummings. Cocktails for a Cause, New Delhi Café, 2 N. Main, 5 – 7 p.m. Enjoy a unique cocktail for a good cause while hobnobbing with the locals. Admission charge and a percentage of drink costs benefit the Eureka Springs Preservation Society. Great food, so stay for supper! (479) 253-2525. Poetluck, Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring, 6 p.m. Poetluck is a potluck dinner and literary salon for readers and writers. You never know what interesting writerin-residence will be on hand. Maybe one of your favorite authors? All are welcome. (479) 253-7444. Youth Gardening Day, Eureka Springs Farmers’ Market, Pine Mountain Village 7 a.m. – Noon

Friday, May 16

24thAnnual White Street Walk, White Street, 4 – 10 p.m. The best and longest block party ever! Historic White Street’s artists welcome you in to view their latest works, enjoy refreshments and hobnob. Each year they’re joined by more than 40 guest artists and performers from the Eureka Springs area who line White Street with exhibits of their weaving, watercolors, jewelry, oils, pottery, stained glass and art you never expected.

Saturday, May 17

Free Music in Basin Spring Park 1 – 5 p.m. Jazz it up from 1 – 3 p.m. with the Adams Collins Jazz Trio and from 3 – 5 p.m. with jazz saxophonist Richard Bruton’s Quintet. Groovy. Fur Funfest Pet Expo, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Hwy. 23S, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. A full day of animal-centric fun and entertainment begins with a blessing of the animals at 10 a.m. Music all afternoon – plus dancers, clowning, vendors, food and carnival-style kids games. Admission free, purchase tickets to play games. Tales from the South workshop with Paula Morell, Writers’ Colony, 515 Spring, 1 – 3 p.m. The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is partnering with Tales from the South for four live broadcasts to be distributed nationally on public radio and internationally via satellite, featuring local stories and talent. Program creator and

producer, Paula Morell, will conduct a free workshop to teach participants how to write their true tale for the show, how to present it on radio, and will discuss the story submission process. To sign up email director@writerscolony.org or phone (479) 253-7444.

McNair, who creates artisan jewelry with an eye for design and a love for all things vintage. Materials with meaning continually inspire her designs, and her work has great variety in intricacy and scale. Meet Brandy in the gallery beginning at 2 p.m. (479) 871-2004.

Stateline Woodturners at Keels Creek Winery & Art Gallery, E. Van Buren (US 62E), 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Enjoy the work of eight artists in this demonstration and show, and enjoy a glass of wine, too! (479) 253-9463, www.keelscreek.com, www.statelinewoodturners.com.

Sunday, May 18

Inspiration Point Fire Dept. B-B-Q, Ozark Automotive Rd., 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Take a lunch break and drive out US 62W near Inspiration Point and join the volunteer fire department for the 3rd Annual Firehouse Barbecue. Chopped brisket sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad, iced tea and fresh baked cookies will be available. Tickets $8 adults, $6 for children. Proceeds go to the IPFD building/equipment fund. 2nd Annual Eureka Springs Camaro Fest, Pine Mountain Village, US 62E, parade downtown 5 p.m. Camaros will be in the Village for a show and camaraderie this weekend. This is also a fundraiser for Toys for Tots, so feel free to bring a toy for the barrel – and don’t miss the parade downtown at 5 p.m. (479) 841-0337. Gallery Stroll Many galleries feature special shows and artists’ receptions from 6 – 9 p.m. every Saturday in May. See p. 9 for more galleries. •  Eureka Fine Art Gallery, 63 N. Main, hosts a reception for Cynthia Kresse from 6 – 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Gallery open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (479) 363-6000. •  Eureka Thyme, 19 Spring, hosts Sandy Wythawai Starbird, who has been creating fabric “dolls” for almost 30 years. Meet Sandy and see her inspired creations from 1 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m. (479) 363-9600. • Iris at the Basin Park, 8 Spring, welcomes 3-D acrylic artist, D.J. Womack, to the gallery from 1 – 4 and 6 – 9 p.m. (479) 253-9494. • Quicksilver Art and Fine Craft Gallery, 73 Spring. Bella Vista jewelry artist Nikki Epstein will be in the gallery with her trunk show from 1 – 4 p.m. Stop in and enjoy her line of stunning pearl and glass bead jewelry. Light refreshments from 6 – 9 p.m. Gallery open daily 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Explore the work of 120 artists. (479) 253-7679, www. quicksilvergallery.com. • Susan Morrison’s Signature Gallery, 78 Spring, Susan and Randy will review their latest expedition, The Great Lakes to the Boundary Waters, and their final excursions into the Great Plains. Wine and light refreshments, 7:30 p.m. (479) 253-8788. • Sweet Spring Studio and Gallery, 123 Spring, features new works by Barbara Kennedy. (479) 253-6652, www. barbarakennedystudio.com •  The Jewel Box, 40 Spring, celebrates 15 years in business on Spring Street! Wayne Schmidt will be featured artist, showing beautiful stones set in hand fabricated silver settings for earrings, pendants and rings. Come meet the artist and celebrate! Reception from 6 – 9 p.m. (479) 253-7828. • Zarks, 67 Spring Street, welcomes Brandy Thomason

Books in Bloom 9th Literary Festival, Crescent Hotel lawn and Conservatory, 12 – 5 p.m. This free event is a gift to all who love books. Featured speakers include bestselling authors Kathy Reichs, Michael Shelden, Terry Brooks, Kerry Reichs, and Elizabeth Berg plus a dozen regional authors in the Reader’s Tent. In case of rain, the festival moves into hotel lobby and onto verandas. For more about authors see p. 6, 7. (870) 423-5300, www.booksinbloom.org. Art of the Classic Movie, City Auditorium, 7 p.m. Enjoy the 1944 classic movie Gaslight, starring Ingrid Bergman. Admission $3 at the door.

Monday – Wednesday, May 19 – 21 Eureka Springs School of the Arts Workshop, ESSA Campus, 15751 US 62W “Seeing as an Artist: Simplifying Watercolor” with Carl Petering. Learn step-by-step painting techniques in watercolor. See essa-art.org for details and to sign up, or phone (479) 253- 5384. Registration fee.

Tuesday, May 20

Get Juiced, Eureka Springs Farmers’ Market, Pine Mountain Village (US 62E) 7 a.m. – Noon. There’s a juicing bar at the Farmers’ Market today, so come get juiced. It’s good for your health!

Thursday, May 22

Bank on Art Reception at Arvest Bank, E. Van Buren (US 62), 4 – 6 p.m. Browse the art of Cynthia Kresse, Charles Pearce, Denise Ryan, Ron Lutz, Jody Stephenson, Adrian Frost and Barbara Robinson any time in May while you’re getting change for that hundred dollar bill, then come meet the artists themselves at tonight’s reception. Eureka Springs School of the Arts Workshop, ESSA Campus, 15751 US 62W, 9 – 4 p.m. “Marketing for the Successful Artist” with Ree Gallagher. Discover the three “H’s” of marketing your work from this nationally successful artist. See essa-art.org for details and to sign up, or phone (479) 253- 5384. Tuition fee.

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Eureka Springs School of the Arts Workshop, ESSA Campus, 15751 US 62W “The Creative Use of Lost and Found Objects for Personal Adornment” with Bob Ebendorf, leader in the Studio Jewelry Movement. See essa-art.org for details and to sign up, or phone (479) 253- 5384. Registration fee. CALENDAR OF EVENTS continued on next page

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Friday, May 23

Michael Johnathon and Wood Songs Old Time Radio Hour, Auditorium, 7 p.m. A two-hour encore televised presentation of Wood Songs previously recorded in Eureka Springs. Suggested donation of $5 to the City Auditorium Fund or two cans of food for the Flint Street Food Bank. www.theAud.org

Saturday, May 24

North Main FAMfest (Food, Art & Music) – All day along N. Main Street Music starts at noon in the N. Main Music Park with Catherine Reed, followed by vocalist Anna Horton and Handmade Moments from 1 – 4 p.m. and the Brick Fields Duo from 4 – 6 p.m. WoodSongs Radio Hour’s Michael Johnathon will stop by for a special concert! Visit the Art Colony and shops along N. Main and enjoy food along the way. Michael Martin Murphey in Concert, Auditorium, 7 p.m. Join Michael Martin Murphey of “Wildfire” fame in an intimate setting for a great concert. Special guest Michael Johnathon of WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour opens for Murphey and his band. VIP admission includes preferred seating, poster and a Meet and Greet with Michael Martin Murphy and Michael Johnathon. Tickets $15 - $100 at www. theaud.org. Gallery Stroll Many galleries feature special shows and artists’ receptions from 6 – 9 p.m. every Saturday in May. See p. 9 for more galleries. •  Eureka Fine Art Gallery, 63 N. Main, features the two and three-dimensional art of Mary Springer from May 23 – 31. Enjoy Mary’s work and meet her tonight at a reception from 6 – 9 p.m. Gallery open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (479) 363-6000. •  Eureka Thyme, 19 Spring, presents Ken Starbird’s sculptural pieces, often mistaken for coral from the depths of the sea. Ken is a master of texture and design, having both taught and produced ceramic art for almost 60 years. Come meet Ken and enjoy his work at a reception from 1 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m. (479) 363-9600. • Iris at the Basin Park, 8 Spring, invites you to come meet Tracy Boyd and her sculpted fantasy dragons from 1 – 4 and 6 – 9 p.m. (479) 253-9494. • Norberta Philbrook Gallery & Practical Magic Art Supply, 34 N. Main, invites you to meet jeweler Eureka Janet Alexander. Named in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as one of the Top Ten regional artists to watch in 2014, Alexander will debut her Spring copper and metal work designs. (479) 363-6703. www.norbertaphilbrookgallery.com, www. practicalmagicartsupply.com. • Susan Morrison’s Signature Gallery, 78 Spring, will be open the entire weekend. Randy, Susan and staff will answer any questions about Susan’s art, books or projects. Wine and light refreshments all weekend, (479) 253-8788. • Sweet Spring Studio and Gallery, 123 Spring, features new works by Barbara Kennedy. (479) 253-6652, www. 16

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barbarakennedystudio.com. •  The Jewel Box, 40 Spring, welcome Barb Kerbox and her Fine Art photography. Barb is inspired by nature’s spectacular colors and captures them in panoramic and vertical scenes from the area. Artist’s reception from 6 – 9 p.m. (479) 253-7828. • Zarks, 67 Spring Street, presents “Arkansas Fossils” by Kate Baer. Celebrating the elegant geometry of nature through hand-crafted jewelry, you’ll find impressions of Arkansas fossils among her designs in fine silver or 22kt gold mixed with precious and semi-precious gemstones. Kate will be in the gallery beginning at 2 pm. (479) 871-2004. 20th Annual Mustang Show, Pine Mountain Village The Eureka Springs Mustang Show is the only car show in the Ozarks dedicated exclusively to America’s favorite pony car, the Ford Mustang, which is celebrating its 50th birthday. For more information email eurekamustangs@arkansas.net or visit www.eurekaspringsmustangshow.com.

Tuesday, May 27

Veggie Grill Day, Eureka Springs Farmers’ Market, Pine Mountain Village (US 62E) 7 a.m. – Noon. Really fresh, locally-grown veggies hot off the grill. Take some home for your own grill!

Tuesday – Friday, May 27 – 30

Eureka Springs School of the Arts Workshops, ESSA Campus, 15751 US 62W • “Painting in Oil” with Barbara Kennedy. Complete two different oil paintings using two different methods, with an emphasis on color, value, and composition. • “Ceramic Masks” with Mike Haley. Learn to make hollow clay grotesques (masks) that can be used as wall hangings or installed in masonry. In addition, a variety of hand-building techniques will be explored. • ”Creating a Tile Mural for ESSA, Part II” with Susy Siegele. Students will learn and practice the mural process from beginning to end, then will install and grout their composition. Some signature tiles will be made to be installed in the ESSA mural using the color clay process. • “Metal Sculpture” with Wayne Summerhill. Learn basic to advanced methods on material prep, texturing techniques, methods of forming metal, fabrication and welding techniques, patina and finishes. Student will create life size sculptures ranging from garden totems to fanciful creatures. See essa-art.org for details and to sign up, or phone (479) 253- 5384. Registration fee.

Wednesday – Friday, May 28 – 30

Eureka Springs School of the Arts Workshop, ESSA Campus, 15751 US 62W “Acrylic on Glass-Reverse Glass Painting” with Jan Brieschke. This process is different from traditional painting. Painting is done directly on glass with the final layers painted first. When dry, the glass is flipped over, revealing finished piece on the back. Registration fee. Phone (479) 253-5384 or visit essa-art.org for details.

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Thursday, May 29

A Taste of Opera, Crescent Hotel Crystal Dining Room, 75 Prospect, 6 – 8 p.m. Four outstanding singers from the Opera in the Ozarks company will delight you with Broadway musical classics, Neapolitan love songs and favorite opera arias. Tickets, $60, include dinner. (479) 2538595, www.opera.org.

May 30 – June 1

Ozarks Waterfall Photography Workshop, Sacred Earth Gallery, US 62W Photographer Edward Robison III takes a group on visits to dramatic waterfalls in Northwest Arkansas and the Buffalo National River area. Learn how to capture stunning waterfall and landscape images while improving photography skills. All skill levels are welcome, but the ability to hike up to two miles and a camera with full manual controls is required. Limited class size. Register at www.edwardcrobisoniii.com, email sacredearthgallery@gmail.com or phone (479) 253-7644.

Saturday, May 31

Gallery Stroll See page 9 for more galleries and create your own gallery stroll! • Iris at the Basin Park, 8 Spring, hosts sculptor, painter and author Valerie Hubbard Damon in the gallery from 1 – 4 and 6 – 9 p.m. (479) 253-9494. • Susan Morrison’s Signature Gallery, 78 Spring, presents the unveiling of “Fourteen Hands of Copper,” Susan’s life sized bust of the Great Plains Spanish Mustang. Refreshments, champagne and desserts, 7:30 p.m. Cocktail dress. (479) 253-8788 • Sweet Spring Studio and Gallery, 123 Spring, features new works by Barbara Kennedy. (479) 253-6652, www. barbarakennedystudio.com. Beermaking 101 with Chef Rodney Slane, CulinArts Center, 515 Spring, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Six-hour seminar on making your own beer, including hands-on brewing and bottling experience. History and proper etiquette for serving and enjoying beer and ales. Leave with enough knowledge to begin brewing craft beer at home, plus recipes. Lunch included – delicious dishes cooked with beer. $60 per person/$100 couple (can be two friends). Phone (479) 253-7444 or email director@ writerscolony.org to register. Space limited. +

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on’t wait until the official June opening of Opera in the Ozarks’ 64th season to get a delicious taste of opera – and dinner, too. On Thursday, May 29, four young up-and-coming artists from the 2014 season will perform excerpts from the Opera’s scheduled repertoire as well as other opera selections and musical theater for your pleasure. Here’s your opportunity to enjoy a memorable at-table serenade along with a great dinner in the Crescent Hotel Crystal Ballroom.

Tickets are $60 and can be reserved by calling (479) 253-8595 or online at www.opera.org. About the Opera Each year, patrons of the arts look forward to this early Taste of Opera as an opportunity to help fund young singers. Opera in the Ozarks is noted for giving aspiring opera singers the opportunity and training to help them become stars. Full dress operas are performed each season at Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony on US 62W for four weeks beginning each

June. The 2014 season, June 20 – July 18, promises to be one of the most splendid yet, with a repertoire including Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, and Sondheim’s Into the Woods – along with a special gala and orchestra performances. Full details are at www.opera. org. Long time patrons will also be happy to know the fresh-air performance theater can now be air-conditioned when needed! +

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• 3 fireplaces • 2 car garage with cabinetry • Salt-water heated pool “high in the trees” • Surround sound inside and out • Heated floor in master bath • Winter & summer walk-in closets w/shelves & drawers • Sprinkler system • Central vac • All new appliances convey • Library w/bath could be 4th bedroom

White Street Walk May 16 The fun begins at 4 p.m. and lasts until the sun goes down. Wander blocks and blocks of art, music and refreshments. Visit artists in studios and homes and enjoy all manner of street art and crafts from one end of White Street to the other. It’s the most fun you can have on two feet, but remember to wear good walking shoes and take your time. We suggest heading up one side of White Street and down the other so you won’t miss anything! + Photo by Richard Quick

First-ever North Main FAMFest May 24 Food-Art-Music – here we go again! Free music from noon - 6 p.m. in the family-friendly Eureka Springs Music Park (see pullout calendar for details) and in front of Farm-to-Table FRESH, 179 N. Main. Enjoy music, art booths, the ESSA interactive kids exhibit and a special appearance by Michael Jonathon (WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour) at the Music Park, and more food and art booths at FRESH. Soak in the fun picnic atmosphere as you stroll the new North Main Arts and Food district. Comfy shoes suggested. +

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The ancient origin of Mother’s Day goes back to Greek and Roman festivals dedicated to maternal goddesses. Modern Mother’s Day history can be traced in the UK to Mothering Sunday, celebrated long before the US adopted a Mother’s Day. Eventually we did, thanks to pioneering women of their times, Julia Ward Howe and Anna Jarvis. The idea of an official celebration of Mothers’ Day in June was first suggested by Julia Ward Howe in 1872, but Anna Jarvis is recognized as the founder of Mothers Day, although she never married or had children. In order to fulfill her mother’s wish for a day to honor mothers, Anna and her supporters wrote letters to people in positions of power. The hard work paid off, and by 1911, Mother’s Day was celebrated in almost every state in the Union. On May 8, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. +

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Memorial Day will be observed Monday, May 26. Originally called Decoration Day, it began as a day to remember members of the military who fought in domestic and foreign wars. Over time, Memorial Day became a day to observe the memory of all deceased family and friends. The day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, and was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Customarily, small flags are placed on the graves of military loved ones. Memorial Day was established as a day of reconciliation and not one of division, celebrating coming together to honor those who gave their all. +

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Nature’s Art is Best in Eureka Springs West Ozark Waterfalls Photography Workshop may be just the thing for you!

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pring is in full bloom in May with color popping into vistas of water, hills and rocky ledges all around. It’s easy to see why – besides wonderful lodgings, expert fishing guides and places to dine, hike, camp, ride horses and picnic – Eureka Springs West is also an inspirational haven for artists and photographers. Tucked along US 62W is the Sacred Earth Gallery, studio of professional photographer Edward C. Robison III and his talented family. From May 30 – June 1, Edward leads a workshop group on visits to many dramatic waterfalls in Northwest Arkansas and the Buffalo National River area. If you’ve ever wanted to capture

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the drama of falling water, this is the one workshop you’ll want to sign up for. Learn the techniques of capturing stunning waterfall and landscape images while improving your photography skills. All skill levels are welcome, but the ability to hike up to two miles and a camera with full manual controls is required. Worship space is limited! See www.edwardcrobisoniii. com for details, directions and registration cost. Email sacredearthgallery@gmail.com or phone (479) 253-7644. And see the next page for a list of nearby comfy lodgings in camera-ready locations! +


Where to stay ... Arkansas White River Cabins (479) 253-7117, (800) 494-2972 whiterivercabins.com Bear Mountain Cabins & Riding Stable (479) 253-6185, (800) 805-8005 bearmountainlogcabins.com Beaver Guide Service & Lodging (479) 253-5048 beaverguideservice.com Beaver Lake Cottages (479) 253-8439 beaverlakecottages.com Beaver Lakefront Cabins (479) 253-9210, (888) 253-9210 beaverlakefrontcabins.com Beaver Lakeview Resort & Roadrunner Inn (479) 253-8166, 888-253-8166 beaverlakeview.com Cabin Fever Resort (479) 253-5635, (877) 993-3837 cabinfeverresort.com CanUCanoe Riverview Cabins (479) 253-5966 canucanoe.com Harlee Country Inn (479) 253-1056 harleecountryinn.com Hidden Valley Guest Ranch & Stables (479) 253-9777, (877) 443-3368 hiddenvalleyguestranch.com Lake Forest Luxury Log Cabins (479) 363-9991, (888) 483-8735 lakeforestcabinsresort.com Lake Shore Cabins on Beaver Lake (479) 253-7699, (800) 597-9647 lakeshorecabins.net Ozark Cabins & RV (479) 253-2018 eurekaspringsvacations.com Parker’s Hideaway on the River (479) 253-6565 www.parkershideaway.com Pointe West Motel & Suites (479) 253-9050, (800) 352-6616 PointeWestMotel.com Retreat at Sky Ridge (479) 253-9465, (800) 242-3128 retreatatskyridge.com Riverview Resort & Country Store (479) 253-8367, (800) 418-1233 riverviewcabinsandcanoes.com Spider Creek Resort (479) 253-9241, (800) 272-6403 www.spidercreek.com Sugar Mountain Resort (479) 253-8398 visit-smr.com Sugar Ridge Resort (479) 253-5548, (800) TOP-VIEW sugarridgeresort.com Sunrise Sunset Vacation Rentals (479) 253-3450 eurekavacationrentals.com

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Discover a hidden art treasure

ureka Springs West has some wonderful antique shops. Castle Antiques at Inspiration Point features three floors chock full of furniture from 1840-1940, country primitives (some original paints), hand-made American quilts and baskets, coins and currency, Belleek china, pottery and glass, tools and toys, jewelry, books, prints and art and a rare 6-month layaway plan and free long-term storage (are you building a home?). They also have the best view possible, from 600 feet above the White River at Inspiration Point! They’re easy to find on US 62W. (479) 253-6150 Gingerbread Antiques, also on US 62, specializes in primitives, Victorian and early American oak furniture, restored trunks, old boxes, machinist toolboxes, signs, oil and decorative lamps, pottery, collectibles and animal mounts. Many unique

items can be found here! (479) 253-2299. Just 5 miles west of Eureka Springs and on the same road as Blue Spring Heritage Center, Paradise Pottery is open Thursday – Monday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. all year. Decorative and functional stoneware is hand formed and wheel thrown. Custom orders are welcomed. See Paradise Pottery on Facebook or phone (479) 253-1547. The Velvet Otter makes old things new! Here you’ll find up-cycled and repurposed vintage furnishings and accessories, painted and upholstered furniture, antiques and unique home accessories such as shabby lace & burlap lampshades. Custom orders taken November through February. Located in the historic log cabin at Inspiration Point Overlook on US 62W. (479) 2535155. +

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Paintbrushes and Paw Prints You’ll never guess who May’s featured artists are at Turpentine Creek Wildlife refuge! Hint: Only one is human

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ere’s something you don’t often hear when visiting big jungle cats at a wildlife refuge: “The cats will be painting all during May.” (Please don’t feed the artists?) But that’s just one thing that makes Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR) so much fun. Besides caring for more than 130 big cats and other abandoned or abused wildlife creatures, the professional staff are always thinking of ways to make the animals’ lives more fun – which in turn makes a visit to see them more fun, too. In celebration of May Festival of the Arts, the big cats and Bam Bam the bear, will be creating original art all month, and the originals and prints of their work will be for sale in the refuge gift shop to help raise funds for a new veterinarian clinic onsite. Helping the animals out, and also offering free art techniques to humans, is Lisa Majors, featured artist at Turpentine Creek for the May Festival of the Arts. She will exhibit her new watercolor, pen and ink animal series on wood. An Arkansas native, Lisa has recently decided to share her art with the public. Her first exhibit was a Latin-American cultural series shown at the Arkansas World Trade Center. Lisa will be offering free art techniques on her U-paint animal prints May 2 – 4 and 9 – 11 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, email ecovillagear@yahoo.com or call (479) 409-9115. “Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and their patrons have Bam Bam Grizzly enjoys his habitat’s pool while Lisa Majors puts a done everything in their power to provide good homes for these final touch on his portrait. Lisa will be teaching some animal print captive animals who didn’t choose their fate. I really hope that art techniques on May 2 – 4 and May 9 – 11. the artwork I created will help in building the new vet clinic.” Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is only seven miles south of Eureka Springs on Hwy. 23, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – one of America’s largest big cat refuges. The USDA licensed, 450-acre refuge is lifelong home to more than 130 exotic cats and other wildlife. Open every day, the refuge has been voted one of Arkansas’ Top Karma, left, can’t hold a brush 10 Destinations. For more information, so tries whiskers. Bam Bam call (479) 253-5841 or visit www. uses toenails for a pointillism effect. turpentinecreek.org. + www.independentfunguide.com

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f you appreciate a good choice of brew, wine or cocktails to go along with an evening of socializing, Eureka Springs has the place(s) just for you! Want a quiet corner for relaxing and conversation? We have it. Love to dance? You can do it here to DJs or live music. Crave pub grub?

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he StoneHouse is a wine bar that doubles as a refuge from the world – just sitting in the shaded courtyard is akin to being in a secret garden. Inside, historic limestone walls add to the ambience of rich cherry wood décor. From the handcrafted wooden bar to comfortable leather seats, this is the perfect place to unwind after a day of shopping and sightseeing, or a great place to start your evening. Enjoy a glass of exquisite wine paired with a selection of imported cheeses, meats, fruit and/or veggies – or flavorful imported beer matched with a zesty tapenade. Featuring unique wines crafted by small vintners who have a passion for the grape, the staff seek undiscovered gems in the world of wine – and the menu changes as they discover new treasures. The select beer list features brews with old world qualities, ranging from full, bold, refreshing, dark, fruity, yeasty and spicy brews. Savor great wine, cheese and conversation along with light jazz tunes. There’s live music every Friday from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. with Jerry Yester of Lovin’ Spoonful fame. His vocals, along with acoustic guitar or keyboards, will set a mellow mood. On May 8, enjoy the musical art of jazz duo, Handmade Moments.

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Get in the Spirit(s) m Pied Piper Pub/Cathouse Lounge, 82 Armstrong Street, is famous for their Reubens, fish & chips, burgers, and Irish dishes! The Corn Beef and Cabbage is just like Mrs. O’Malley’s. There is a full bar, cold beer, lots of parking, and friendly faces.
 Smoke free, full menu and live music on Friday and Saturday. Kitchen open late. www.piedpiperpub. com (479) 363-9976 Voulez Vous Lounge, 63 Spring Street, downstairs of the New Orleans Hotel, is a jazz lounge featuring a full menu, fresh takes on classic cocktails and live music in a nonsmoking atmosphere. Everything is beautiful at the Vous!
 Dancing and extensive drinks menu so you can make a night of it. www.voulezvouslounge.com (479) 3636595 The StoneHouse, 89 S. Main Street. A bright new star is on the culinary horizon in the form of the StoneHouse. Billed as the place for ‘wine, cheese and conversation.’ “An extensive, cutting edge wine and beer list that will transport you to faraway lands,” says a Yelp review.
 Smoke free. Appetizer menu with wine pairings, live music every Friday from 5–8 p.m. www.eurekastonehouse.com (479) 363-6411 Eureka Live Underground & Eureka Patio, 35 N. Main Street. 
A great place to hang out, dance and celebrate weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and more. Full menu, dancing, free pool and a full bar. Large patio for outdoor weather and big dance floor downstairs. www. eurekaliveunderground.com (479) 2537020 Henri’s Just One More, 19 1/2 Spring Street. The only Martini Bar and Grill in Eureka Springs. Great food, fabulous Martinis and fun locals. Full menu and extensive bar. www.henrisjustonemore. com (479) 253-5795 Lucky 7 Rooftop Billiards, Basin Park Hotel, 12 Spring Street. One of downtown’s favorite “21 and over” gathering spots. Located on the 6th floor of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel. 
Pool, great views, extensive bar. (479) 253-7837 Rogue’s Manor, 124 Spring Street. Rogue’s Manor at Sweet Spring is a fine dining restaurant and lounge in the downtown Historic District with romantic overnight rooms for couples. Full menu and extensive bar. www.

roguesmanor.com (800) 250-5827 Rowdy Beaver Restaurant & Tavern, 417 W. Van Buren. Good service, casual food in a fun atmosphere. The tavern side has live music on the weekends, full bar. www.rowdybeaver.com (479) 253 - 8544 Rowdy Beaver Den, 45 Spring Street. Food, fun and extensive bar in a casual atmosphere. There is live music here on Friday and Saturday nights. Recent remodel makes this an excellent place to stop while you are downtown. www. rowdybeaver.com (479) 363 - 6444 Chelsea’s Corner Cafe, 10 Mountain Street. One of the area’s favorite pubs. Large selection of beers, full bar and excellent food contribute to the unique atmosphere. Live music every Friday and Saturday and most week nights, open mic on Tuesdays. Upstairs in the Cafe they serve pizza and much more!
 www. chelseascornercafe.com (479) 253-6723 The New Delhi Café & Patio, 2 N. Main. The New Delhi Café on Main Street has live music every weekend, offering a great mix of local and visiting bands. With three decks you can sit as close or far away as you like. The restaurant/bar indoors is smoke free. thenewdelhicafe. com (479) 253-2525 The Balcony Restaurant in Basin Park Hotel is another spot where the family can dine to live music. Friday through Sunday evenings there is live acoustic music at 5 p.m., with noon shows added on Saturday and Sunday. http://www. basinpark.com (479) 253-7837 Jack’s Center Stage, 37 Spring Street. This is a full service bar. Live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights with a variety of rock and blues. You can smoke here, so no kiddos. (479) 2532219

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Chasers Bar page on Facebook. (479) 253-5522 The Blarney Stone, 85 South Main Street. An Irish pub with a full menu, breakfast served all day, kitchen open late. Savory Irish country fare, amazing desserts, even offering vegetarian selections. Live music with stages upstairs and down. Full bar. Open 7 days a week. (479) 363-6633 Legends Saloon, 105 E. Van Buren, is a full service bar and restaurant formerly known as The Lumberyard. Great food, full bar and DJ Karaoke or live music with a large dance floor. Weekly Texas Hold ‘Em (Sunday) and Pool (Tuesday) tournaments. Great place for large parties, plenty of parking. (479) 2532500 +

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