UALR's video team has produced this video of Marjorie Williams-Smith talking about her exhibition of silverpoint drawings, "Nocturne," in Gallery II in the Fine Arts Building on campus. There will be a reception for Williams-Smith with music by UALR composer Dr. Robert Boury on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 5-7 p.m.
Ceramicist Barbara Satterfield, one of the Arkansas Times' "Visionaries" in 2013, has announced the creation of a touring, interactive sculpture exhibit that will be installed in public places in Helena, Heber Springs, Dardanelle and Warren before the final exhibition at the Cox Creative Center. /more/
Quirky, terrific ceramist Celia Storey will be shooting a Pinky claymation video tonight at Laman Library Argenta, 420 Main St., and you can join in by taking one of the nine speaking parts. It's part of Argenta ArtWalk, 5-8 p.m. in downtown North Little Rock. She'll also show her work — and bring the scripts. /more/
UALR — and others — are following cautionary guidance from the Arkansas Health Department and urging people who've traveled recently to several African countries to check in with health offices as a precaution on account of the Ebola outbreak in Africa. /more/
2nd Friday Art Night is upon us, starting at 5 p.m., and tonight's event will feature quilts, Quapaw Quarter blueprints, a three-man show, live music, an auction and the film "September 30, 1955" starring richard Thonas and Lisa Blount. /more/
Just in case you haven't navigated there on the Times website, I'm linking to this week's Art Notes column, a review of the Arkansas Arts Center's 12th National Drawing Invitational in the Winthrop Rockefeller gallery. /more/
UCA's Baum Gallery director Barclay McConnell is seeking volunteers to gather up materials for stick-weaving artist Patrick Dougherty, who's coming to Conway in September to build a sculpture on the UCA campus. /more/
Two people were killed with two trains collided near Hwy. 67 early this morning, and State Police are evacuating residents of the southern end of the city while the trains burn. U.S. 67 south of Hoxie and U.S. 63 are closed. The trains were carrying hazardous chemicals.
Give Arkansas a Raise Now, the group seeking to qualify a ballot measure to raise the state minimum wage from $6.25 to $8.50 an hour by 2017, turned in an additional 69,070 signatures to the Arkansas Secretary of State's office today.
American Bridge, the liberal PAC formed by David Brock, the former Clinton foe now dedicated to round-the-clock Hillary Clinton defender, is out today with a new report on environmental impacts and layoffs from Koch Industries. The report focuses on the business activities of the Koch brothers — more famous for hundreds of millions in political spending aimed at slashing government services, regulation and taxes — in twelve states, including Arkansas. From the report: "The Kochs' extreme, self-serving agenda is bad for working families. And that reality is starkly embodied not only by their political persuasions, but by their business endeavors."
Ceramicist Barbara Satterfield, one of the Arkansas Times' "Visionaries" in 2013, has announced the creation of a touring, interactive sculpture exhibit that will be installed in public places in Helena, Heber Springs, Dardanelle and Warren before the final exhibition at the Cox Creative Center.
For this week’s cover story, three of us from the Times took a post-2 a.m. tour of Midtown, Electric Cowboy and Elevations to get some pictures and shout questions at strangers over the music. Fortunately, it’s easier to cold-start a conversation with someone when they’ve had 3 or 4 (or 9 or 10) drinks inside them. Unfortunately, although the willingness-to-talk curve goes up relative to the amount of alcohol consumed, the coherence-of-conversation curve moves in the opposite direction. Here are a few outtakes from a mostly sober night of inviting drunks to rant about city politics.