Award winning gospel group, Brian Free & Assurance, will perform Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. at the Pine Mountain Theater, making a stop in Eureka Springs on its nationwide tour. The group has been featured on national television shows, made numerous appearances on Bill Gaither specials and has performed at most of the country’s major Gospel events.
All are invited to Fire Om Earth Art Studio’s Open House Sunday, Dec. 8, 12 – 5 p.m. Featured is the private collection of Southern African Zulu and Xhosa Beadwork collected by Lorna during formative years in her native land. There will also be a 40 – 50 percent off holiday sale including drums, flutes, ocarinas, jewelry and pottery – all handcrafted at the studio by Lorna and Craig Trigg Hirsch.
Welshman Ray Worsnop and local poet, Mary Shaffer, have been making the rounds signing their new book, Across the Pond, You Hear What I See. Photographer Worsnop and Shaffer worked in a transatlantic collaboration to produce the tome of photography and poetry and met in person when he arrived in town in November. Worsnop heads back to Wales on Dec. 6 with great memories of Eureka Springs. “Eureka Springs is a lot like Wales in topography,” Worsnop commented, “and people hug me here!”
Photo by Melanie Mhyre
Nora Viola, left, newcomer to both Eureka Springs and the Fall Art Show, receives the People’s Choice Award from ESSA Director, Peggy Kjelgaard. Nora upcycles discarded sweaters and knitted goods to make dresses, coats, sweaters, leg warmers, hand and head warmers, mittens – and even gives coathangers a coat of their own. See more at justmystylerecycled.etsy.com.