Dr. Winfred E. Newman, who goes by Elysse, will give a talk titled “New (Old) Directions in Architecture" Tuesday at the Arkansas Arts Center. There will be a reception for Newman, the new head of the University of Arkansas's Fay Jones School of Architecture, at 5:30 p.m.; the talk follows at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
Alex Gilliam, the founder of Philadelphia's Public Workshop, which gets youth involved in design of public spaces, will give a talk at 6 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Arkansas Arts Center. Gilliam, recently named by Philadelphia magazine as one of the city's Smartest People, calls himself the "cheerleader of possibility."
Not scandal at the state Capitol, scagliola. That's the method of creating a marble look on plaster that the builders of the Capitol used in place of real marble columns. In this video released by the Secretary of State's office, Capitol historian David Ware talks about the restoration project.
The panel discussion “THEN AND NOW: the Central High School Neighborhood," at the Arkansas Arts Center at 6 p.m. Tuesday, will feature Arkansas Historic Preservation historian Rachel Silva, architect Kwendeche, Central principal Nancy Rousseau and Central High Neighborhood Association president Vanessa McKuin, who is also the head of the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas.
Steve Weisenthal, senior vice president for facilities and university architect with the University of Chicago, will give a talk, "Architectural Heritage and Innovation," at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Arkansas Arts Center.
At the McMillon Family Retail Innovation and Technology Lab, students and faculty are creating a space that will give both visitors and companies a vital glimpse of the stores, products and consumer habits of the future.