Liz Sanders | The Bernice Garden
September 19, the night of the fifth annual Sculpture Party and Fall Fest at The Bernice Garden will be held at 1401 S. Main St. in the ever-changing SoMa district downtown. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Garden will be filled with friends, fun, fine art and music – all free and open to the public. The party celebrates the 2013 sculptures, the Arkansas artists who created them, the neighborhood itself and the strong, eclectic feeling of community it has developed.
The artists who will unveil their sculptures at the party are Danny Campbell, art professor at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (“Garden Series”); David Carpenter of Little Rock (“Home: the View from Here”); Stephen Driver of Ozark (“Fish Stela”); Mia Hall and David Clemons of Little Rock (“The Fruit of Their Labor”); Kerrick Hartman of Stuttgart (“Burden Bearers”); and John Van Horn and Erika Droke of North Little Rock (“Sealed with a Wish”).
Guests can groove to the sounds of Ryk St. Vincent and the Package while oohing over the sculptures and the natural beauty of the garden. No worries about coming alone – everyone finds a friend at the garden.
For more information about the Bernice Garden Sculpture Party and Fall Fest or the garden itself, contact Liz Sanders, coordinator, at 501-617-2511, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.TheBerniceGarden.org.
About the Bernice Garden
The Bernice Garden is privately owned but intended for public use and is located at the southeast corner of South Main Street and Daisy Bates Avenue. The garden was created to celebrate the community and hosts community events as well as the sculpture exhibit to foster community interaction and a sense of pride in the neighborhood.
The 100 ft. x 150 ft. garden consists of landscaped areas with a crushed granite foundation for the artworks. Next to the sculpture garden is a concrete patio, benches and approximately 20 parking spaces. The sculpture exhibition is part of a multi-staged development plan of the garden.