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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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Friday, April 8, 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 10:54:00

Sammy Peters: UA Fort Smith; talk tonight

Abstract artist Sammy Peters will give a talk tonight (April 8) at the Windgate Art & Design Gallery of the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, where his exhibition "Sammy Peters: Then & Now" is opening. The talk is at 7 p.m. and open to the public. The show runs through May.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 11:58:00

FOCC studio tour of LR craft artists is Saturday

The Friends of Contemporary Craft group hold its 2nd annual Studio Tour on Saturday, April 9, with stops at two galleries and six studios. A reception from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at New Deal Gallery, 2001 S. Louisiana St., kicks things off. There will be wood and metalwork there.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 16:46:00

'The Life and Art of Mary Petty': Fay will be in Fort Smith

Well, so I date myself with this item,* but here's an exhibit I would like to see: "The Life and Art of Mary Petty," at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. It opens tomorrow (Thursday, April 7) with a reception from 5-7 p.m. ($5 nonmembers; members get in free.)

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 12:17:00

The Kinsey Collection coming Friday to Mosaic Templars

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Ninth and Broadway, opens “African American Treasures from the Kinsey Collection,” art, artifacts and documents amassed by Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, on Friday, April 8. There will be a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. that evening with music by the Rodney Block Collective.

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 18:36:00

Painting removed from ALA show at the Cox Center: Update, painting still hangs

Last year, it was Byron Taylor's paintings of women in various states of undress. A bit of soft porn, maybe, but not shocking. This year the Arkansas League of Artists decided to give Taylor's painting above the boot, asking him to come pick it up from the Cox Center, where the ALA spring show is going up. UPDATE: The ALA is letting it stay.

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