William Detmers'

William Detmers

  • William Detmers’ Snow in the High Desert”

Tonight’s 2nd Friday Art Night downtown art troll — on foot or by trolley — from 5-8 p.m. features art exhibits, demonstrations, music and jewelry-making at nine venues. So much to do and see, so little time, as usual.


Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third, opens two exhibitions, “Reflected by Three: William Detmers, Scott Lykens and G. Tara-Casciano” and “Painting in the Air: Day and Night,” work by Jason Sacran. There will be music by the Rolling Blackouts to go with Detmer’s photos, Tara-Casciano’s sculpture and Lykens’ and Sacran’s paintings.

The Butler Center Galleries in the Arkansas Studies Institute, 401 Clinton, opens “Arkansas Art Educators Youth Art Show,” juried student work, and “Creative Expressions,” work by persons served by the State Hospital. Raku artist Kelly Edwards will give a demonstration and the band Mockingbird will perform (singing, no doubt). Michael Jukes’ “No I’m Not, He Is: A ‘Flying Snake’ and ‘Oyyo’ Comic Retrospective” is also on exhibit.


Around the corner, the Cox Center at 120 River Market is exhibiting the “Spring Members Show” of the Arkansas League of Artists, and down Clinton at the Courtyard at the Marriott is work by Holly Tilley and other members of the ArtGroup Maumelle.

Christ Church, 509 Scott, is showing “Dream Weavers,” work by Sandra Marson. Gallery 221 at 2nd and Center continues the show “Spring Celebration,” paintings by Gino Hollander. The jewelry making — making bracelets from found objects — is the event at the Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham.


Farther afield from downtown but not to be missed: “Beautiful Uprising,” woodcuts by LaToya Hobbs at Hearne Fine Art, 1001 Wright Ave., and “From Bauhaus to Your Haus” at StudioMain, 1423 Main. If you don’t want to drive, take the trolley. If you don’t make it to Hearne this week, you’ve got to go May 17 and 18, for Friday’s reception and Saturday’s discussion, “Relevance of Hair.”