Robert and Suzanne would like to thank everyone who came out to see us at Art on the Creeks. The event featuring over 40 artists was held at Village on the Creeks in Rogers, Arkansas on August 1, 2013.
The atmosphere of the event was lively, as participants strolled around the walkway observing the art and interacting with the artists. Musical and dance performances held in the center of the grounds showcased other local talents.
We brought the latest artwork and prints by Robert R. Norman, as well as a variety of our distinctive, sustainably-built rustic furniture. One highlight of the day for us was holding a drawing for a signed print, which was won by Laura Goeller. Thanks to the event organizers and everyone who participated for a day of fun promoting art!
Robert hosted a special Drink and Draw for area teens and tweens on Friday, June 28. This event was one of the Library’s series of weekly summer events for teens and tweens directed by Kate Zakar, a librarian and Assistant Director of the library. Drink and Draw was a great success with the kids; each came away with a few canvases of their own creation and fun memories. Some later reported to Kate that this was one of their favorite programs. Local artist and father, Norman feels strongly about inspiring young people to paint. He has been hosting Drink and Draw events for adults since 2010 and believes that anyone can access their inner artist. He provides the easels, canvases, paint, brushes, and encouragement.
For more information about the library’s summer youth programs, contact Kate at 479-253-8754. To setup a Drink and Draw event for your own group,contact Robert at 479-981-6463
Photo: Aspiring artist Mia, aged 10, curtsies for the camera. Also pictured are Jeremiah (15), Simone (14), Dewalt (16), and Jupiter (11).
Building Sphere has been a truly community-enriching experience. We've attended dozens of gatherings, large and small, to collect and paint sticks and share our excitement about Sphere and what it means to us and our community. That excitement has been captured in a series of short films by the Creative Energy Project that chronicle this story. We were so fortunate to work with the brilliant directorship of Jeremy Mason McGraw and cinematic excellence of Joseph Hitchcock, who have made the project come alive in film.
We were excited to host Dustin Hodges from KY3 News out of Springfield, Missouri, who came to do a story on Robert's work on Sphere and the community art concept backed by the Creative Energy Project. The interview aired on April 22. Click here for the video.
Suzanne Norman is Robert's wife, writing to keep his fans updated and give them the inside story on Robert's work.