Creative, talented, generous and adorable are all words I can use to describe Terry and Sara Russell, their daughter Jessica Cummings and two grandkids, Anastasia (7) and Draven (4).
And all, plus Sara’s father, the late Hal Mallet will have work up on the walls of Brews for the month of April with an artist opening reception Thursday, April 2 from 6 til 9 p.m.
Terry, who taught art in Eureka Springs for 24 years before retiring in 2007, and Sara, who taught art at the Berryville High School for 18 years before retiring in 2013, are creative stalwarts of our community.
Their daughter Jessica has followed in their teaching footsteps, taking over her dad’s role at the Eureka Springs High School.
Terry, one of the town’s great ceramic artists will be showing thrown pieces as well as ceramic masks from his new series of work.
Sara, who has lightened up on clay a bit to focus on painting, will have both on display. Jessica will feature paintings inspired by her recent trip to Paris.
The kids have created special mosaics for the show.
Hal Mallet, who was painting in the Tommy Thompson /Glenn Gant era in Eureka Springs will have a painting in the show, making it a true 4 generational exhibit.
Brews is located at 2 Pine St. across the street from the Eureka Springs Post Office.
Pictured is Anastasia working on her mosaic for the April exhibit. Photo courtesy of grandma.
Tasy Steinsiek says
My name is Tasy K. Steinsiek. I use to be a Student of Mr. Russell. He was my favorite teacher and inspiration in life. He was the one that guide me in Art and knew I was going to grow up be an Artist. I wanted to reach out to him and show him where I am life and what I do for a living now. I know he would be so proud. If there by any chance he has a email, I would love to get in touch with him. Looking forward to hearing back from you.
John Rankine says
I will contact Terry and try and get contact information to you