“I always try to invite a combination of artists who work in different mediums,” says John Rankine of the exhibitions he curates at Brews, a coffee/craft beer establishment in Eureka Springs. The current show, “Flower Power,” includes mediums from watercolor to found-object sculpture captured in a photograph created by 25 regional artists, both those well known for their florals and those who are showing for the first time.
However, in this case, Rankine’s primary goal was simple, not profound: “I just wanted something colorful and non-confrontational,” he says, “although with Eureka Springs artists, nothing would surprise me.”
Rankine’s own entry in the show, “Blind Faith,” might not be controversial, but it is certainly bears his signature mark of the unusual.
“I received a call in 2020 from a patron (and now friend) about doing a special photograph for his wife’s birthday in…