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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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Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 10:38:00

A sculpture for Central High

Clay Enoch of Colorado Springs, a member of the Sculptors Guild of Loveland, Colo., won the Sculpture at the River Market's top award, an $80,000 commission to create a sculpture that will be installed on the grounds of Central High School next year, last month.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 13:20:00

Join Clinton, Thea at "Into the Blue"

The Thea Foundation's gala fundraiser "Into the Blue: An Evening with President Bill Clinton," 6:30-9:30 p.m. May 15 at the Clinton Presidential Center, is a hot if pricy ($1,000) ticket. You will get to hang out with Clinton, yes, but also see performances by young artists whose Thea scholarships helped them get a leg up on Broadway and other places where their talent can shine.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:58:00

Coming Friday to Thea: Michael Church

Collage artist Michael Church, who uses sometimes surreal, often wry images in his collages to express issues of alienation, injustice and the absurdities of life, is the 12th artist featured in the Thea Foundation's The Art Department series of exhibitions by emerging artists. Church's exhibition, "Succinct," opens Friday, May 6, at Thea, 401 Main St. in Argenta, with a reception from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 09:43:00

An artist paints to keep streams clean AND AN UPDATE

Justin Nickels made a video of his friend Sarah Higgins painting a storm drain at 17th and Main as part of the 2016 Drain Smart project.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 14:43:03

'Short Mean Fiction': Bill Dunlap reading

William Dunlap, an artist and author, will read from his new book, "Short Mean Fiction: Words and Pictures," tonight (Wednesday, April 27) at Greg Thompson Fine Art, 429 Main St. in North Little Rock.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 09:47:00

Pablo Picasso, Rene Magritte and new acquisitions

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is overflowing with news. First up: Pablo Picasso's "Seated Woman in Chemise (1923)" is coming to the museum from the Tate Modern for a three-month loan starting in late April.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 17:07:00

Like Art Moderne? Free poster celebrates Preservation Act

OK, so it's a bus station! But what great artwork on this poster commissioned by the Department of Heritage's Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. The poster, which shows the Greyhound Bus Station at 109 Fifth St. in Blytheville, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. The artist was Mike Newton of Mangan Holcomb Partners.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 14:51:00

Arts Center tonight: Stanton Thomas on Bouguereau

Dr. Stanton Thomas, the curator of European and decorative art at the Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, will give a talk tonight, "Bouguereau and the Hazards of Love," in the lecture hall.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 11:15:00

'Gun Show' artists: Robyn Horn, David Rose, Dayton Castleman and more

Guy Bell, owner of Drawl Gallery, has announced the names of the artists whose work has been chosen for "The Gun Show."

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 16:57:00

Arkansans chosen for Delta Exhibition announced

Nineteen Arkansas artists and three artists with ties to Arkansas are among the 30 whose work was selected to appear in the 58th annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center. The Arts Center announced the names today.

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