Painter of Eureka Springs

October Show at Studio 62: Jody Stephenson, Painter of Eureka Springs

Magnolia Street - Eureka Springs

Magnolia Street – Eureka Springs

During the entire month of October, Jody Stephenson will be exhibiting twenty-five new paintings of Eureka Springs and the surrounding area–many completed en plein air with the Plein Air Painters of Eureka Springs (P.A.P.E.S.), a group she co-founded with Dixie Westerman nearly ten years ago. There will be a special reception for the show during the October Gallery Stroll at Studio 62 on October 11 from 4-7 p.m.

Jody said about her show, “Without being presumptuous, I would like to be remembered as a painter of Eureka Springs. I have loved Eureka Springs since I first visited here when I was twelve years old and stayed at the Joy Motel with my family. Swimming in their pool surrounded by trees and hills was paradise for a girl from Kansas. It was, and still is, a dream come true to live here.”

In case you missed Ron Lutz’s show, The Art of Negative Thinking, at the Eureka Fine Art Gallery during September, you will have another chance to view it at Studio 62 during the month of October. Ron utilizes a variety of photographic processes from old and new–including pinhole, large format, and digital photography. Ron’s photography has been in juried exhibits at Crystal Bridges, Loveland Museum of Art, and Oakland Museum.

Studio 62, next to the Bavarian Inn, on west Highway 62 in Eureka Springs. www.studio62.biz. 479.363.9209.

Art as Prayer 2014

9th Annual “Art as Prayer” Exhibit at Studio 62 in Eureka Springs. May 1-31, 2014

To View Exhibit on-line

A month-long exhibit of Come Away With Meprayerful works of art.

Studio 62 in Eureka Springs is hosting its 9th Annual Art as Prayer—a month-long exhibition of original works, utilizing art as a vehicle to spirituality. Open 10-5 daily except Wednesdays. Studio 62 is the gallery of resident artists, Jody Stephenson and Ron Lutz. Open year-round. On Highway 62 West in Eureka Springs, next to Bavarian Inn. 479.363.9209. www.studio62.biz

“To pray is to work; to work is to pray.” The Motto of the Benedictine Order could easily describe the artistic vocation—a life dedicated to work, born of love and devotion. In many ways, the artist’s life is similar to the taking of a monastic vow—committing to a life of solitude, meditation, and single-mindedness. Art documents the spiritual journey of the artist. Each painting could be considered a prayer along the way, a mile marker on the path toward artistic maturity. Looking at a work of art is like reading someone’s mail or listening to their prayers. It’s a chance to get inside the mind of the artist, to see how another person sees the world.

Benjamin Franklin said to “Work as if you were to live a hundred years, pray as if you were to die tomorrow.” (Poor Richard’s Almanac) That’s what artists do every day.

Flowers that Last

February, the month of Valentines, chocolate and flowers….and an art show of Olympic proportions…Flowers that Last, a special exhibit of floral paintings by Jody Stephenson, on view through February at Studio 62. Come see the show on Valentine’s Day and enjoy complimentary Tea and Chocolates. Register to win an original floral painting—just in time to give to your special someone on Valentine’s evening. Studio 62 is open year-round for all your custom framing needs, 10-5 daily, except Wednesdays. Studio 62, the little gallery with a lot of heart.”

Head in the Clouds

An exhibition of cloud paintings by Jody Stephenson.

Show held over through the month of December!

November 1-30, 2013 at the Stone House.

Jody attributes her love for cloud-gazing to a Kansas childhood where the big sky was the main event. Along with her photographer-husband Ron Lutz, she is co-owner and artist-in-residence of Studio 62 in Eureka Springs (on Highway 62, next to Bavarian Inn). Jody has been a resident of Eureka Springs for 24 years, and has been painting for over 40 years.