Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Soaking Up Art in the Rock...




My hubby Rick and I started the day off last Saturday by going to the Arkansas Arts Museum in Little Rock to see the Andy Warhol, 15 Weeks of Fame exhibit...

Warhol was and still is, a pop art artist, international celebrity and cultural icon. Warhol changed the art world's definition of what art truly is. The exhibit features Warhol's paintings, drawings, celebrity silkscreen prints, three-dimensional objects, famous screen tests and his Silver Clouds installation, which we both really loved. This show is the first of its kind in Arkansas and we are lucky to have gotten to see it! The exhibit runs through February 1st, so be sure to go and check it out...

Our next pitstop was to the Cox Museum, simply because it's located in the library parking lot where we usually end up! I love the Cox Museum building and would live in it if I could! Kathy Bay is one of my favorite artists that you will find there...

Next it was on to my favorite gallery, the River Market ArtSpace...I wish I lived closer so I could go in more often! Megan Chapman's current work is available there, so I wanted to see it in person...I've enjoyed her blog and she is also fellow Etsy seller artmaven, so I had to support her in some way! Three of her paintings are shown here and she has a new body of work entitled "Fire and Noise", that will be on display starting February 13th! She is a beautifully talented artist and is very inspiring to me...Debra Wood, the owner of the ArtSpace, has done a fantastic job of bringing the world of art to Little Rock and I appreciate all of her efforts...go by and see her when you are in town and soak up some wonderful art yourself...you will be so glad you did...


































Artwork by Megan Chapman

















9 comments:

Sunny said...

I'm definately going to have to check out Warhol! Sounds like you had a fantastic art filled day.

kellyvanhook said...

It was a nice day...so much to do in Little Rock if we just get up and go do it!!! Warhol was definitely the highlight...you've still got a couple of weeks left!

brenco1 said...

So want to see the Warhol exhibit and I don't have to drive from Searcy. Glad you had a wonderful day and I am sure it inspired you and Rick even more.
Brenda

kellyvanhook said...

Hi Brenda! You should go see it! There's a Picasso as well...loved seeing that...it was really cool...I noticed pieces of brush here and there in the painting and it made me laugh...that always drives me crazy...I go nuts trying to get any off of mine that happen to break off...won't bother now, lol...if Picasso can leave them and not worry about it, so can I!! Thank you so much for the cool plastic doily you sent...that will be fun playing with! Have a great day and get to the museum!!

Pat said...

Hey there! You sure did a fine job on this post...so glad that you and Rick had an "art day out." We enjoyed you at our little group art day last week..you're so much fun. Loveya, Mom

Biba said...

So lucky! I love Warhol :)

kellyvanhook said...

Yes Biba, we are lucky to have such an exciting exhibit here in LR to go see...Warhol was great...eccentric and strange, but extremely creative and mod! Thanks for leaving a comment!

Megan Chapman said...

Hi!

I just found your blog.
I am so flattered that you checked out my work at the River Market ArtSpace and featured some of it here on your blog not to mention plugging my etsy shop too! I hope you will be able to see my new body of work as well. Thanks again for including me in your blog. I look forward to checking in more often.

best wishes-
Megan

kellyvanhook said...

Megan, you are so very welcome...thank you for sharing your work with everyone! It's beautiful and very inspiring! I will definitely be going back to see your new paintings in February. I'm glad you are a fellow Etsy seller...no problem with the plug...we take care of each other in that department, lol...it amazes me the people that have still never heard of it! Thank you again!