The Eighth Annual Eclectic Collector Series
From the Collection of Jim Gatling
A Whimsy of Treasures
July 23, 2009 through February 14, 2010
Opening reception on Friday, August 14, 5 - 8 pm, in conjunction with downtown Little Rock's 2nd Friday Art Night
Jim Gatling is a man with a passion for preserving and creating beauty, and teaching art appreciation to students in the Morrilton schools. He sees art in every wooden spool, every button, every necktie and every bit of lace and bauble bought for pennies at flea markets.
He is a collector of many things but his primary collection is needlepoint and petit point. His collection includes framed pictures, bell pulls, benches, stools, about 100 purses, along with perfume bottles, thimbles, compacts, mirrors, doll furniture, glasses cases, and jewelry--all handmade.
Come see our curators' picks.