North Little Rock, AR – On Friday, October 20th, from 5-8 p.m., Greg Thompson Fine Art will open its biggest exhibition of the year, Best of the South, in conjunction with Third Friday Art Walk in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock. The show will run until Saturday, December 9, 2017.
This annual exhibition will feature work by some of the most important Southern artists both past and present in the Southern art genre: Works by 20th Century masters: Walter Anderson, Thomas Hart Benton, Carroll Cloar, Theora Hamblett, and Clementine Hunter will hang alongside their counterparts of the 21st century: Mark Blaney, Gay Bechtelheimer, Arless Day, William Dunlap, Alan Gerson, Pinkney Herbert, Robyn Horn, Jed Jackson, Richard Jolly, Dolores Justus, John Harlan Norris, Sammy Peters, Edward Rice, Kendall Stallings, Glennray Tutor, Donald Roller Wilson and Stephen Scott Young and featuring new artists to the gallery: Daniel Mark Cassity, Amily Miori, Brandon Rickett and Melissa Wilkinson. Come in and see this exciting exhibition highlighting the top Southern artists from yesterday and today!
Greg Thompson Fine Art, established in 1995 as a private art consulting and art dealership, opened its public gallery space in June 2009. It is located at 429 Main Street in the historic Argenta area of North Little Rock that is quickly becoming the ‘arts district’ for Central Arkansas. The gallery is on the second floor of a renovated historic building built in 1895 known as the Faucette Building and has over 3,000 square feet of public and private viewing space. Thompson spent several years designing his new space to look, feel and operate with the integrity and quality of galleries in New York, Chicago and Paris. It boasts 18-foot ceilings, original hardwood floors, and clean white walls. “There is nothing like it in the state of Arkansas and it has becoming a destination gallery for the South.” Thompson says. The gallery’s focus is on important Southern Regional artists and important Modern Masters from the 19th and 20th Century.
Greg Thompson Fine Art has received awards for the Best Gallery in Arkansas from the readers of AY Magazine, Soiree magazine and the Arkansas Times and has also been featured prominently in the New York Times, Garden & Gun, ArtNews, Art In America and Arkansas Life.