Monday, September 24, 2012

EUREKA SPRINGS, ARK. STUDIO TOUR (THE ART COLONY) ARTIST COLONY

My favorite stop along the way! Here young artists live and create in a secluded woodland area  just outside of the main part of town.  Oh to be young and single again! The address is 185 N. Main St. Eureka Springs, Ark. 72632

Daniel Coy is  Wash Board Musician and Artist. He is decorating his loft with old found objects that tell a story. The door off of his truck which went thru  a roll over, an old  weathered shoe found in a dump, probably belong to a very early resident. I bought a yellow Folk Art Cross from Daniel. I am leaving it in the car to remind me to send up prayers for these young people.

 This is Lara Stielow a photographer and her doggie companion.  I would have bought a note card with a picture of her dog but she didn't have one. She did have beautifully captured  sunsets and woodland scenes.  

Kurtz Miller   is know as the Ozark Srimshaw Man. He draws and carves beautiful traditional and original folkart   on knife and, gun handles  and other polished shiny surfaces.

 Don Lee is Editor of the Lovely County Citizen Newspaper I was so glad to get some articles he had written on a few of the artists.
Amber Rockell is know as the Honky Tonk Artist. She sings too! She is a transplant from Calif. then Texas who decided to get closer to her honky tonk musical friends. What I found so interesting about her was that she paints with makeup and lipstick. It seems when she left Calif. she sold or gave away everything but her clothes and makeup. Then after awhile she had a strong desire to paint again and all she had was her makeup so this was the  start of her unique career! She is making her whole loft an art creation!


I am so sorry I didn't get  this bead and jewelry designer's name.  I bought a pendant and glass bead chain from her. She and her kittie were just getting set up in their new location. Hopefully she will send a oomment along with her name
I also visited  the DE JA VU  Antique  shop across the road and found a few treasures. This is my purchases for the day. What a Fun Day It Was!

3 comments:

Melody said...

Thank you for a really interesting post.

Holly Loves Art said...

Thanks for sharing all the great pictures! Looks like so much fun! I love the little blonde gal and her booth! Very clever. Hope you're having a wonderful day.
Holly

Teresa Whitney said...

How can I contact Kurtz Miller? I have a flat piece of wood I want engraved for a wedding present. You can contact me at twhitney22@yahoo.com. Thanks.