Artistic Yin and Yang will join the Fourth of July festivities in the Arkansas Delta this weekend. Porch Scene’s very own Deborah Fagan Carpenter, and Jimmy Crosthwait, last year’s July Artist of the Month, will be presenting an art exhibit together Fourth of July weekend, at the Plantation Gallery on Horseshoe Lake in Arkansas. Horseshoe Lake is just west of Memphis, and is situated right in the heart of the rich Arkansas Delta.
Color and whimsy meet calm and serene in an imaginative display which provides visual and emotional texture for every artistic taste. The duo often show together, because even though radically different, the work of each complements the other beautifully. The lively movement found in Jimmy’s mixed media sculpture sits or hangs comfortably alongside the quiet sophistication of Deborah’s paintings.
Bathing suits allowed at the laid-back gallery, so drop by between burgers or boat rides and absorb a little creativity at the Plantation Gallery! The show opens on July Fourth, with the Artist Reception to be held on Saturday, July 5th, but the show will continue to hang throughout the month.
July 4, 1pm — 5pm
July 5, 2pm –5pm Artist’s Reception
July 6, 2pm –5pm
(on display through July)
Firmly rooted in the gumbo loam of the delta, two artists have sprung forth. With the common preoccupations of texture and color, both are strikingly different in their approach.
Evolving through earlier realism, Deborah Fagan Carpenter calms and soothes the viewer with simplicity as she studies natural lighting, hues, and earthen elements in her paintings. Characterizing herself as “a Mississippian” she draws inspiration from previous visits to classical Italy, as she explores light, color and abstraction on canvas.
On the other hand, Jimmy Crosthwait delights the viewer with three-dimensional sculptures of metal and clay, which may be suspended, fixed or hanging. Lyrical in nature, these forms though still, seem to have movement and gestures reflective of Jimmy’s earlier occupation as a puppeteer.
The expressions of these two divergent, yet complementary individuals, will be showing at Plantation Gallery near Horseshoe Lake 4th of July weekend.
Information may be obtained by calling Barb McKee at 870-945-2270.
I-40 west past West Memphis
Take exit 271–go under the overpass to highway 147 south for 16 miles.
(Bonds Store will be the landmark on the right)
When you reach the three way spit, go straight through to the center gravel road.
(Plantation Gallery will be straight ahead)