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Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 15:54:00

Coming to McLeod: Hursley and Simmons, land and dreamscapes

Heads up for Thursday, Oct. 27: Matt McLeod Fine Art Gallery opens "Landscapes/Dreamscapes: At the Crossroads of Observation and Memory," an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Little Rock artists Jeanie Lockeby Hursley and  Dominique Simmons. 

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Friday, October 21, 2016 - 14:01:00

Good Weather, outdoors and in (Elliott Earls)

If you read this week's Arts and Entertainment feature on Good Weather Gallery, you are probably wanting to know a little bit more about the show opening tomorrow, Oct. 22: Elliott Earls' "Death of a Salesman."

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 15:50:00

Hot Springs Fine Arts Center closes

The Hot Springs Fine Arts Center, founded in 1947, has lost its lease at 626 Central Ave. and will close Oct. 1, the center announced on its Facebook page.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 10:19:00

Crystal Bridges awards first Tyson Prize to Smithsonian archives

The Tyson Scholars of American Art program, established at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art with a $5 million endowment from the Tyson family and Tyson Foods, has made its first Don Tyson Prize Award, to the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 16:49:00

'Treasured Memories': Check them out at Mosaic Templars

Aj Smith's portrait of Dr. Joycelyn Elders is just one of several great works of art you can see now at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center at Ninth and Broadway. The museum uses Natural & Cultural Resources Council grants to build a collection of work by African American artists, most (if not all) of whom have an Arkansas connection.

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Friday, September 16, 2016 - 16:24:00

Third Friday Argenta ArtWalk NOW!

Things are gearing up in Argenta for tonight's ArtWalk from 5-8 p.m. Here's a quick rundown of what you'll see.

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Friday, September 16, 2016 - 11:06:00

Brad Cushman casts 'Shadows in the Water' at Pulaski Tech

Brad Cushman, who when he is not making art is the director of the Fine Art Gallery at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is showing mixed media paintings and etchings starting today, Sept. 16, at Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 10:42:00

Blackwell Architects tops Architect 50 list

ARCHITECT magazine has named Marlon Blackwell Architects of Fayetteville the top firm in the design category of its national 2016 Architect 50 awards. The magazine, the  journal of the American Institute of Architects, said this about the firm's designs:

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 10:12:00

UA designs for Conway, Texarkana win national awards

The award-winning University of Arkansas Community Design Center has claimed two more prestigious prizes, these from the American Architecture Awards Program of the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art and Design.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 09:49:00

At M2 Gallery: Etchings by Artist Laureate Evan Lindquist, paintings by Steve Adair

M2 Gallery opens an exhibit today of works by the state's artist laureate, Evan Lindquist, famed for his calligraphic etchings, and emerging artist Steve Adair, who works in a variety of mediums.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 14:29:00

V.L. Cox's 'Murder of Crows' travels to New York

Little Rock artist V.L. Cox is sending her found-object sculptural installation "A Murder of Crows, The End Hate Collection" to to New York for exhibition Sept. 9-Nov. 11 at The Center, which serves New York's LGBTQ community.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 15:15:00

New curator of contemporary art at Crystal Bridges

Lauren Haynes, an associate curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, has been hired as curator of contemporary art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the museum announced today. Haynes is a specialist in African-American modern and contemporary art and has curated a number of exhibitions for the Studio Museum, including the current exhibit on Alma Thomas. She holds a BA from Oberlin College.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 13:22:00

Van Cliburn's Steinway donated to Crystal Bridges

Thomas Smith, the longtime partner of celebrated pianist Van Cliburn, has donated Cliburn's Steinway Concert Grand piano to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the museum has announced.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 13:28:00

Sandra Sell: Ephemeral works, eternal ideas

Sandra Sell shows her assemblage work in a show opening Friday at the Thea Foundation, 401 Main St. in Argenta. It's part of Thea's The Art Departmemt series.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 15:31:00

Power out at the Arts Center

The Arkansas Arts Center was closed today, due to a power outage in MacArthur Park, and the MacArthur Museum of Military History was likely closed as well. Phones at the latter were being answered by machines.It's a good thing it was today and not next Thursday, Aug. 4,  when the Arts Center is holding an open house for architectural firms interested in applying for the planned renovation and expansion will be held. The Arts Center announced in June its Request For Qualifications for a design architect was ready for interested parties.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 17:05:00

The two heads of Hursley: Delta winner

Little Rock photographer Tim Hursley tells a great story about seeing this two-headed calf in a junk store in Northeast Arkansas and deciding he had to have it. It took a while, but success was his, and now the photograph this nationally-known lensman made of the calf (now in his studio) is the $2,500 Grand Prize winner in the "Delta Exhibition" of the Arkansas Arts Center.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 11:50:00

Delta des Refuses: One of Thea's biggest

More than 80 artists will show work rejected by the juror for the Arkansas Arts Center's annual "Delta Exhibition" when the "Delta des Refuses" opens tomorrow, June 1, at the Thea Foundation, 401 Main St. in Argenta. Thea says the show is one of the largest its ever hung.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 14:58:00

Fucoid and other kinds of art plus suds tonight for 2nd Friday

Facing off tonight for 2nd Friday Art Night (5-8 p.m.) at the Historic Arkansas Museum (200 E. Third St.) are hardline abstractions by Louis Watts and flowing organic-form inspired sculptures by Robert Lemming ("Fucoid Arrangements"). The Marchese Hendricks Project featuring Jessica Lauren will perform live and Bubba's Brewing Co. will be whetting whistles.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:12:00

White Street Studio Walk: Art, people, Eureka Springs partying

The 26th Annual White Street Studio Walk will take place Friday, May 20th, from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m., Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

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Monday, May 9, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 15:32:00

'Changing Tides' suits up for Esse show

"Changing Tides," which opens Tuesday at Esse, features suits on loan from the collection of the Fashion History Museum in Cambridge, Ontario.

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