Fenix and Experience Fayetteville will host an opening reception Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fayetteville icon and former co-owner of the Walker Stone home, Hugh Kincaid, will talk about the building's eventful history. Experience Fayetteville invites the public to tour the home during the reception. Live music will be provided by Clarke Buehling. The home will remain open until 4 p.m. so guests may experience the art.
The art exhibition is the first event to be held in the two-story brick building, located at 207 West Center, since the Fayetteville A & P Commission purchased it last year.
On Thursdays through Sundays during the month of April, Fenix will showcase work by 26 Arkansas artists throughout the entire first floor of the home. Works include paintings and drawings, photography, sculptures, ceramics, installations and mixed-media pieces.
Showcasing artists include: Octavio Lago, Dave Bachman, Brandon Bullette, Karla Walden Caraway, Megan Chapman, Mary Collins, Annie Edmonson, Amber Eggleton, William Mayes Flanagan, Laurie Foster, Kristoffer Johnson, Jason Jones, Hank Kaminsky, JoAnn Kaminsky, MM Kent, Kirk Lanier, Judy Maurer, Matt Miller, Doug Randall, Robert Ross, Sabine Schmidt, Steve Schneider, Basil Seymour-Davies, Winston Taylor, LaDawna Whiteside and Marianne Wilson.
Fenix artists will offer additional events at the Walker Stone House throughout the month of April, including plein-air painting sessions and drop-in art-making workshops, live painting, poetry readings, and music. The complete event schedule can found here.