Our Universe

Art, Music & Workshops Celebrating Artosphere

 
 

June

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June 7th, 2019

Featured Installation: Craig Colorusso

The Fenix Gallery is proud to feature a sound installation created by artist Craig Colorusso comprised of twenty speakers operating independently, each powered by the sun via solar panels. There is a different loop set to play a guitar note in each box continuously. These guitar notes collectively make a Bb chord. Because the loops are different in length, once the piece begins they continually overlap and the piece slowly evolves over time. The sounds of Sun Boxes have been described as both soothing and energizing.

Sounds boxes on view during regular gallery hours in June and July beginning June 7th from 12 until 2 p.m.

The walkway will also feature a temporary installation by glass artist Ed Pennebaker.

 
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June 22nd, 2019

Instrument Making with Craig Colorusso

Free! All Ages! On Saturday, June 22nd from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come make a percussion instrument and march amongst Craig Colorusso's Sunboxes.

The Fenix Gallery is proud to feature a sound installation created by artist Craig Colorusso comprised of twenty speakers operating independently, each powered by the sun via solar panels. There is a different loop set to play a guitar note in each box continuously. These guitar notes collectively make a Bb chord. Because the loops are different in length, once the piece begins they continually overlap and the piece slowly evolves over time. The sounds of Sun Boxes have been described as both soothing and energizing. Sounds boxes on view during regular gallery hours in June and July beginning June 7th from 12 until 2 p.m.

July

July 4th, 2019

OUr Universe Reception

Fenix Fayetteville artists present Our Universe, . The Cooperative is presenting a variety of artistic responses to this year's Artosphere theme of Space. Throughout June and July, Fenix will be presenting workshops, readings and musical performances in celebration of Our Universe. The exhibition features sound art by Craig Colorusso, installations by Aimée Papazian, and visual offerings from Fenix member-artists.

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July 11th, 2019

One Night Only: A Confederate Widow in Hell

A special ONE NIGHT ONLY showing of Award-Winning Breaker/Fixer's second crazy show at Fenix Fayetteville! A Confederate Widow in Hell is a supernatural dramedy written and performed by Willi Carlisle and Joseph Fletcher with associate direction by Laura Shatkus.

After 150 years of waiting, a widow has returned to resolve her eternal fate. Armored in a full mourning gown and armed with mementos from her past life, she faces the legacy of the American South. Be haunted by a disturbing story of ghostly possessions and prophetic visions in this irreverent dramedy.

This show is presented by Fenix Gallery as part of their ‘Our Universe’ art series in partnership with Walton Art Center’s Artosphere Festival. This one night only performance will begin at 8:00 pm on July 11th, with doors opening at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the door for $15. This appearance is made possible with the help of the Arkansas Arts Council’s Arts on Tour program.

Breaker/Fixer Productions returns to their hometown to kick of their 2019 summer tour of their latest show "A Confederate Widow in Hell". Couched in an absurd and humorous play world, "Widow" exposes lingering false narratives from the Civil War and Reconstruction by shedding light on their origins, the economic systems of oppression they support, and their current relationship to politics and white southern identity. It is based on primary source research, historical criticism like 'Confederates in the Attic' and 'The Half Has Never Been Told', and interviews with Civil War Reenactors and Sons of Confederate Veterans.

$15 Ticket at the door. DOORS 7:00. SHOWTIME 8pm.

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July 20th, 2019

To The Moon: A Puppet Show

On July 20th, Fenix will present “To the Moon!” a free all ages puppet show in the gallery by George Meyer and Village Theatre from Eureka Springs, AR. Inspired by the 1969 Moon Landing, "To The Moon!" is a multi dimensional puppet experience designed to educate and entertain audiences of all ages. From the beginning of time to the not so distant future, "To The Moon!", explores our place in a vast universe and reflects our personal relationship with our closest celestial friend, the Moon. Using a variety of puppet styles and mixed media, "To The Moon!" examines various Luna Lore, takes a look at the daring Lunar Landing, how it changed our view of our one and only planet earth, and considers the possibilities of our future space travel.

10:00 AM. Free thanks to the sponsorship of Arsaga’s Coffee Roasters

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July 22nd - 26th, 2019

Art Camp: Painting Our Universe with Whitney Bell

Join us for a painting camp that is out of this world! Campers will explore various media including watercolor, acrylic, oil pastels, sharpies, and more! Come learn about Cubism, Surrealism, Fauvism, and Abstract Expressionism as we create a Still Life, a Self-Portrait, a Landscape, and an Abstract painting. Campers will also keep a daily sketchbook as they critique and sketch art from the Fenix gallery. Learn to discuss and create great art during this week long painting camp.

5 sessions, $100 (supplies included)
Target Participants: 6-9 yr olds
Additional Information: Students may bring a drink and a peanut free snack
Email fenixfayettevilleart@gmail.com or stop by the gallery to enroll.

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July 25th, 2019

Open Mouth Reading Series: Visualizing Poetry Reading and Ekphrastic WOrkshop

Join Open Mouth Reading Series poets Molly Bess Rector, Peter Mason, and Gwendolyn Ann Hill for a ekphrastic writing workshop. Part of Fenix Fayetteville's "Our Universe" programming, workshop participants will generate new work in response to the works in the exhibition "Our Universe", part of the Walton Arts Center Artosphere.

Thursday, July 25th, 2019, 6 p.m.
Free to attend; no registration required. $5 suggested donation.

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Begins July 24th, 2019

Class: Adult Clay Club

Adult Clay Club will be an opportunity to begin or develop your knowledge of ceramics with others in a fun, laid back setting. You will experience the entire process of creating your own unique pieces of pottery through hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing. We will meet once a week for 4 weeks to facilitate this experience, and you will get to keep at least 3 clay creations to take home. The Adult Clay Club is appropriate for those age 18 and above. The 1st and 4th class will be held at Fenix Gallery and 2nd and 3rd will be held at the Art Experience. 

All sessions held Wednesdays 6:00 to 8:00 pm
July 24th at Fenix; July 31st at Art Experience; August 7th at Art Experience; August 14th at Fenix
$90 for four weeks

Email FenixFayettevilleart@gmail.com or stop by the gallery to sign up

Instructor: Rachel Tebbetts
Image: Rachel Tebbetts, Sacred Things, Stoneware