A friend has called my attention to an inventive art event in June that I am sore I missed. It was the “Cloar Field Trip,” 12- and 6-mile bicycle tours from Earle to places painted by Carroll Cloar in Crittenden County, held in conjunction with the exhibition, “Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South” at the Brooks Museum in Memphis. On the tour: Rev. George Berry Washington’s angel monument, Gibson Bayou Church and more. From the photo sent me, it looks like replications of Cloar’s work were posted at the various sites. A picnic followed at the Crittenden County Museum in Earle. Curator Dr. Stanton Thomas led the tour.
Seems like Gallery 26 could sponsor a bike tour of Little Rock sites painted by John Kushmaul. Or, since it’s August, Paint Box Gallery could send folks to Alaska to see where Cathy Kirkpatrick took her photographs.
Can you tell it’s Friday afternoon?