Date: 5/4/17 10:18 pm From: George R. Hoelzeman <vogel...> Subject: Art for the Birds Reception
Since several members of this list are involved, I thought I'd post this article from the Petit Jean Country Headlight in Morrilton. Its pretty self-explanatory and we're looking forward to hearing Bill Thurman play and hearing Cindy and Bill Franklin speak. Hope some of you can make it on Saturday!
The Rialto Gallery in Morrilton will host the third annual “Art for the Birds” exhibit, coordinated this year by Artists in Our Midst, a new group for area artists.A reception will be held at the Rialto Gallery at 212 E. Broadway in Morrilton on Saturday 6 May 2017 from 3:00-5:00pm.The reception will feature live birds with Adrianne Mock, live music by recording artist and violinist Bill Thurman, a special presentation by Bill and Cindy Franklin of Little Rock, awards and great food. The public is invited and all are welcome.The exhibit features over 50 works by around 20 artists.
The Rialto Gallery is adjacent to the historic Rialto Theater in downtown Morrilton.Once the location of Massey Hardware, the Gallery hosts several exhibits and other events each year.George R. Hoelzeman has returned as Gallery Director and many new projects are being planned in collaboration with the Rialto Community Arts Center’s new Board of Directors.The Gallery is currently open by appointment and for special events.It also hosts an open studio night on Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm
The Artists in Our Midst group was organized in August of 2016 by five local artists dedicated to promoting the Arts and Artists in Conway County and beyond.Today the group has over 250 members and organizes art exhibits and events at the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce, Morrilton City Hall, UACCM’s Library, Movie House Winery, the Rialto Gallery and the soon to open Big Cuppa Coffee Shop.Membership is open to all artists and supporters of all ages and skill levels.Interested individuals and groups can contact the group coordinator at <ghoelzeman...> <mailto:<ghoelzeman...> or through the Artists in Our Midst Facebook page.
A special feature of the reception will be "Birding Around the Southern Cone of South America" by Bill and Cindy Franklin of Little Rock.Cindy Franklin has had a lifelong interest in gardening and bird watching that began when she was growing up on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania.She and her husband, Bill, are members of the Audubon Society of Central Arkansas and the Arkansas Audubon Society. Cindy maintains a pollinator garden in her yard as well as a seasonal hummingbird feeding station for the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.
In February & March 2016 Bill & Cindy spent 24 days in southern Argentina and Chile on a Wings tour sampling a variety of habitats from Iguazu Falls in northeastern Argentina to Ushuaia in Terra del Fuego to the high Andes east of Santiago, Chile. They traveled approximately 6,000 miles by air, land, and sea from Buenos Aires to Valpraiso, Chile. This presentation provides a brief overview of each area they visited and general observations about land & sea birds and animals, and some of the environmental challenges evident in selected areas.
Musician, composer and recording artist Bill Thurman will be providing live music during the reception.A graduate of the University of Memphis, Bill has recently recorded a new CD, “Nothing but Fiddle and a Sarcoma Survivor” which celebrates his passion for music and overcoming cancer.Bill is also an avid birder, wildlife enthusiast and a member of the Birds of Arkansas Discussion Group.
Adrianne Mock also returns with her (very real) birds.Adrianne has been dedicated to the rescue and care of exotic birds, particularly various parrots, macaws, cockatoos and other such species for many years.Each year she has brought a new feathered guest or three, which are always an attraction for young and old.
For more information contact George R. Hoelzeman at <ghoelzeman...> <mailto:<ghoelzeman...>.We look forward to seeing you on May 6 for the Art for the Birds III reception.