Studios Tours – Listing

Studios will be open from 10am – 4pm
Saturday May 4th & Sunday May 5th

 

If you have questions about the Studio Tours
contact: Lori Arnold at studiotours@hotspringsarts.org

 

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 Tours of local artist studio spaces will be held Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. as part of the Arts & The Park 10-day celebration of the arts in Hot Springs. Art lovers can see the creative process in action at more than 20 artist spaces throughout the area. Artists interested in being included in the tour, should contact the Hot Springs Cultural Alliance at 501-321-2277 for more information.
 
 
 

Xu International Art Gallery and Studio

Dates Open: [67]

 

Description:

Longhua Xu was recently names an Arkansas Living Treasure. In 1989, he was invited to immigrate from China to the U.S. with the title of “Outstanding Artist” under the “Extraordinary Ability” program. In 1992, he was commissioned to make “Mother Nature”, a public sculpture in Hot Springs. He was chosen from a pool of many artists vying for the job. For this work of art, President William J. Clinton wrote him a letter which said: “The sculpture is a beautiful addition to the Bathhouse Row and should bring enjoyment to millions of visitors for years to come.”

Since then, he has created countless pieces of public art for parks, schools, and hospitals, as well as numerous pieces for private collectors. Several of his works have gone on to be designated national treasures and cataloged in the Smithsonian Institution Catalogue of Great Public Works. Although sculpture is his passion, he loves all mediums of art. He has always said that, “In order to fully express one’s ideas, thoughts, and emotions, one must be proficient in all techniques of art.

Website: https://www.xu-longhua.com

Location: 610 Central Avenue, Second Floor,  Hot Springs

Directions to Studio:

Next door to the Historic Downtown Postoffice. The studio/gallery entry is a door between All Things Arkansas and Artists’ Workshop Gallery. Studio on the 2nd floor.

Public Restrooms: Yes

Contact Info:
Longhua Xu
xuinternational@sbcglobal.net
501-282-4643