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2nd Friday Art Night: “Sleepy Hollow” afoot at HAM, fiber art at Bella Vita

By Leslie Newell Peacock

5-8 p.m. Oct. 11, various venues in downtown Little Rock.

Ballet Arkansas's "Sleepy Hollow"Melissa Dooley Photography, courtesy of Ballet Arkansas

Highlights from this Friday’s 2nd Friday Art Night include a preview of Ballet Arkansas’s multimedia production of “Sleepy Hollow” at the Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St.; live painting by impressionist Barry Thomas at the Capital Hotel, 111 W. Markham St.; a food pop-up event to pair with an exhibit at Nexus Coffee and Creative, 301 President Clinton Ave., and “paintings” in wool by Northwest Arkansas fiber artist Dani Ives at Bella Vita Jewelry, 108 W. Sixth St.

Ballet Arkansas teamed up with Cranford and Co. for “Sleepy Hollow,” which features video and photo backdrops filmed at HAM. There will be a Q&A with choreographer Michael Fothergill afterward. The grounds will be open, the Marchese Hendricks Project will perform and Arkansas craft beer will be served along with wine and appetizers.

Ives, who will offer a felting workshop on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Bella Vita, uses wool fibers and a felting needle to layer texture and color in the way an artist would use paint. She creates animal portraits and botanical pieces, and is the author of “Painting with Wool.”

The Ted Ludwig Trio will perform as Barry Thomas paints at the Capital Hotel; at Nexus, Jeremiah Holman and Lana Johnson’s exhibit “The Great Outdoors” will be accompanied by a food event by two local chefs.

The Galleries at Library Square, 401 President Clinton Ave., will pair live music by DJ Swift 720 with its exhibitions, “Carol Corning: Reflections,” fused glass and textiles; “The King Biscuit Blues Festival and Arkansas Blues,” posters and musical artifacts; and “Big Impression Prints” by the Arkansas Society of Printmakers.

The New Gallery, 1619 Scott St., featuring work by Michael Kalmbach, will be open 6-9 p.m., an hour later than the other venues. Alaris Law Firm at 229 W. Capitol Ave. will show work by Brayonna McDade, Trena Hall and Christopher Copeland.


October 11, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
October 12, 2019 @ 1:00 am
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Historic Arkansas Museum
200 E. Third St.
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States
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