Date: 10/12/18 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2nd Friday Art Night - October 2018 features several stops and exhibits! Don't miss this month's amazing events: History in Color at Historic Arkansas Museum, One of a Kind Jewels at Bella Vita Jewelry, 3 Floors of Fun at Gallery 221 and Photography Exhibit at The Rep.
About History in Color: The Spectrum of Daily Life in Early America
“History in Color: The Spectrum of Daily Life in Early America” is an examination of historical objects that explore the spectrum of color that shaped cultural attitudes and influenced trends in fashion and décor, the technological innovations that drove the production of brilliant new colorfast dyes and pigments, and the ways early Americans used color to enliven their homes.
The exhibit features textiles, ceramics, decorative applications and fine art items, all dated to the 18th and 19th centuries. The objects come from the museum’s collection and on loan from other institutions, with numerous Arkansas-made pieces, but also items created nationally and internationally.
An intention of the exhibit is to dispel the notion that the historical world was a less colorful place compared to the present, as vivid colors fade from exposure to light, layers of paint flake off with use, varnish darkens over time, and textiles become dull from wear and washing.
Rena Wren will be the evening's musical guest! There will also be free appetizers and beverages including Arkansas-made beer.
About One of a Kind Jewelry:
Join us for October 2nd Friday Art Night. We will be debuting a table full of brand new One of a Kind pieces designed by Brandy. Be the first to see them and call dibs on your very own One of a Kind jewelry by Bella Vita.
From rare gemstones to discontinued pendants made from antique buttons + bronze -- you are sure to find something special for you or for Holiday gifting!
We will have beer and wine and as always, 2nd Friday Art Night is kid friendly and free to attend.
About 3 Floors of Fun at Gallery 221:
We are happy to announce the 3rd floor of Art Studios 221 is now open, and will be open to the public this Friday during 2nd Friday Art Night at Gallery 221, so be sure to drop by and help us welcome and celebrate a new floor of local working artists! Our 2nd Floor Working Artist Studios and Galleries will also be open to the public with local artists on site.
About Photography Exhibit at The Rep:
Drop in to The Rep's Lobby on Friday, October 12 from 5-8 p.m. and enjoy "Developing Character," Andrew Kilgore's photographic portrait exhibit of actors in character from The Rep's early years.
The series hangs in homage to our late founder, Cliff Fannin Baker.
This exhibit is free and open to the public as a part of 2nd Friday Art Night. Light refreshments will be served.