Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sid Sargent Retrospective

If you're somewhere in Northwest Arkansas tonight... stop by DDP Gallery to view a very special retrospective of the life's work of a truly original outsider artist, Sid Sargent. Sadly, Sid passed away last year, but she was so well-loved...really a town legend...that her friends, family and collectors came together to share her work in commemoration of her artful life. I would give anything to be there tonight....Thursday the 5th, 5-8pm (runs through the 28th) at DDP Gallery-just off the downtown Fayetteville Square. 7 E. Mountain Street.
*Cool side note: Sid and her artist son, Eugene Sargent
are distant relatives of the great John Singer Sargent.

Sid Sargent (in a hat of her own creation) and friend.


Star's Fault said...

She has the sweetest smile.

amy said...

I wish I could be there too Katie. Sid was one-of-a-kind- someone you cannot forget. Thanks for these images and the memories they conjured.

Amy Z

Anonymous said...

not descendants of john singer sargent... but related -- cousins. JSS had no children.

Dede Peters said...

JSS was Sid's great, great uncle. Sid adopted the name "Sid" later in life and the name she went by as a child was Sue and also Su.

Thanks for posting this Katie! Lots of folks are coming in and spending lots of time. Everyone loves the work and the diversity! I get to hear lots of personal stories and tales of wonder.