Emergent Arts is excited to partner with the Garland County Library to bring artwork of emerging artists to a larger audience. The Art Wall at the Garland County is available to artists and arts groups to display for one to two months at a time. For more information on this display opportunity, please inquire here: GCL Art Wall Inquiries
May 15 to July 15, 2017
The Traditional Art Guild (TAG) Exhibit
May 15, 2017 marks the opening at the Twelfth Annual Juried Art Exhibit of Hot Springs Traditional Art Guild (TAG) at the Garland County Library. The exhibit will include beautiful works in many artistic media including oil, watercolor, pastel and mixed media. The work of TAG artists is exhibited at various venues and Hot Springs, other areas of Arkansas and even nationally. Judging the work this year is a renowned pastel artist, Shirley Anderson.
Many of the pieces will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will be given to Emergent Arts to help fund their projects in our city. Click on the thumbnails below for more information. If you are interested in purchasing any of the artworks, please call Erin at 501-655-0836.
October to December 15, 2016
Macro & Mini Art Exhibit
An artist has several decisions to ponder while creating a piece of artwork. The first is the subject – what to paint. Once that hurdle has been made, the artist needs to consider what color pallet, medium, style, composition, and techniques to use to tell the narrative. Many books and tutorials have covered how these decision can help make a unique and beautiful painting.
This exhibit shows how the size of the canvas is another factor in the decision process. Does the narrative require massive space to convey the sweeping theme of the story, or is the miniature size needed to create an intimacy between the artwork and the viewer? The artworks in this curated exhibit show two extremes.
We hope you enjoy both the majestic and intimate – the macro and the mini, both awe-inspiring.
January to March 15, 2016
Jeri Hillis “Butterfly Series”
Jeri Hillis is a Professional artist, Teaching Artist and President of the Board of Directors at Emergent Arts. Jeri has been living in Hot Springs since 2005 and has also served as gallery curator and on the board of the Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs. Jeri’s artwork has exhibited internationally in France, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, The Netherlands Antilles, on St. Croix, USVI, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Arkansas, including The Delta Exhibition and Small Works on Paper. Jeri received a BA, Hampshire College and Partial MFA: Printmaking, Cranbrook Academy of Art. Jeri currently teaches drawing, painting, and clay for kids, and clay for adults at Emergent Arts. Please visit our registration page for details.
September and October 2015
Hugh Dunnahoe’s professional experience in illustration and graphic design has provided him a solid platform of communication from which to interpret his subjects, and a mastery of a wide variety of art media and styles. Currently working mostly in oils, his original paintings are boldly diverse in style. Hugh’s work is an exploration of relationships – our connection to the natural and urban landscapes we encounter, and to each other.
Hugh is also responsible for the amazing murals in the Garland County Library’s multi-purpose room. They are on display year round.
Hugh Dunnahoe teaches painting and drawing out of his home studio and will begin teaching adult classes at Emergent Arts in October. Click here for class listing: registration
September and October 2015
July and August 2015
Neal Vinyard Pastels
Artist Neal Vinyard is a Hot Springs Village resident who has displayed his work at the Century 21 HSV Realty office, the Woodlands Auditorium and Mountain Valley Spring Water Visitor Center. Vinyard works by commission with a variety of subjects including children, adults, pets and landscapes. He works primarily in pastels.
Vinyard is a retired cattleman from Southwest Missouri who began his art career with instruction in portraits and landscapes at National Park Community College shortly after moving to the area.
If you wish to purchase any of the artwork on display, please contact the Gallery at 501-613-0352
January and February 2015
“Creating is a part of life, it is a part of my vitality and a part of my identity. The very act of creating releases an excitement that mere living does not.” – C. DeLee
Cornelia DeLee uses brilliant colors in her works to express the liveliness of the landscapes that she paints. The following paintings are on display through the end of February 2015 at the Garland County Library. If you would like more information about Cornelia DeLee or are interested in purchasing, please inquire here: GCL Art Wall