2014 Artosphere Celebration


Walton Arts Center invites the community to a celebration for the fifth annual Artosphere Festival on May 16, beginning at 5:30pm on Walton Arts Center’s Tyson Plaza. The celebration will feature the 2014 Artosphere artists, free live music, specialty food, beverages and a 10x10 dance performance.

Schedule of events for 2014 Artosphere Celebration

  • 5:30pm—Cletus Got Shot to perform on Tyson Plaza 

  • 6:15pm—Remarks/Introduction of Artosphere 2014 

  • 6:30pm—Gallery talk with Synesthesia artist, Jill McKeever in McBride Studio

  • 7:00pm—Trey McIntyre Project Creative Conversation on Tyson Plaza

  • 8:00pm—Trey McIntyre Project 10x10 performance, followed by After Party in the lobby



 Free Mulch from stick installation, Out of the Woodworks


Attendees can also pick up free “commemorative mulch” on a first-come, first-serve basis. The mulch is created from Patrick Dougherty’s stick installation, Out of the Woodworks, which has been on display since Artosphere 2012. Similar to the over 200 sculptures he has created all over the world, this installation was intended to be a beautiful and temporary part of the community. Made from local tree saplings, the organic matter begins to disintegrate within one to two years. The last chance to view the sculptures will be May 1 during the Translating Earth, Transforming Sea exhibit reception, before the mulching process begins.  

2014 Artosphere artists will also be available to mingle and answer questions at the Celebration. This includes Dublin-based street artist, Maser, and recipients of Walton Arts Center’s Artosphere Partner Grants recipients, Ben Flowers, Luke Knox and Harry Scott for their ecological sculptures, Envirofountains, as well as Jill McKeever for an olfactory and audio installation, Synesthesia. A gallery talk for Synesthesia will take place during the Celebration in McBride Studio at 6:30pm.

Immediately following the Synesthesia gallery talk will be a Creative Conversation with Trey McIntyre of the Trey McIntyre Project in Baum Walker Hall. Trey McIntyre Project will then perform two new choreographed pieces by McIntyre, The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction and Mercury Half-Life. Tickets to this performance range from $10-$25 and can be purchased by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org. A continuation of the celebration will follow the performance during the Trey McIntyre Project After Party in the Baum Walker Hall lobby.

About Cletus Got Shot

Cletus Got Shot is a Fayetteville, Ark., based Americana trio. The band features Adam Cox on guitar, Nathan Miller on mandolin, and Mark Landry on upright bass. All band members sing, with Adam providing the bulk of the songwriting. 

After forming in 2007, Cletus Got Shot spent five years playing at countless venues throughout the Midwest, south, mountain states, and even a stint in northern Europe. The constant touring allowed them to perfect a high energy live performance style that is hard to ignore. Their first, self-titled album is an excellent showcase of this style. 

As they toured, they began to develop a sense of class identity that slowly became apparent in their song writing. Inspired by the working class songs of such performers as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, as well as the stories of John Steinbeck, Cletus Got Shot began to directly sing about the issues of class and poverty in America, first with the album "UNAMERICAN", and continuing with "Working Songs for the Drinking Class." The reception of these politically themed albums was almost universally positive.

In 2012, the band decided to stop touring to focus on family, and now play a very limited number of shows annually, mostly in their hometown.

All original music by Cletus Got Shot is available from cletusgotshot.bandcamp.com

Arsaga's, Clubhaus FitnessCrystal Bridges Museum of American ArtEcoPotential NGOFayetteville UndergroundGreenhouse Grille,  and UpStream Art.

Please enjoy Artosphere Festival specialty drinks from May 1 through June 7 at all Arsaga's locations in Northwest Arkansas.



Other supporters include Bob & Becky Alexander, Les & Mina Baledge, The Banks Family, James & Emily Bost, Ed & Karlee Bradberry, June Carter, Dale & Prudy Caudle, Chip & Susan Chambers, Steve & Jamie Clark, Nick & Carolyn Cole, Marybeth Cornwell & Rick Hays, Cynthia & Tom Coughlin, Sandy Edwards, Pete & Shirley Esch, Fred & Barbara Frye, Hershey & Denise Garner, Jeff & Lisa Gearhart, Orville & Susan Hall, Meza Harris, Roger Lee Harrison, Malcolm & Ellen Hayward, Tony & Susan Hui, Tom & Jill King, Greg & Hannah Lee, David & Deborah Malone, David & Pam Parks, John & Marsha Phillips, Mary Lynn Reese, Frank & Sara Sharp, Mitchell & Barbara Singleton, Barbara G. Taylor 

NWA Media, Celebrate Arkansas Magazine, CitiScapes Metro Monthly, KUAF 91.3 Public Radio and Kid’s Directory of Northwest Arkansas.