Eight mixed-media works by Andrew Blanchard, a South Carolina artist whose work has appeared in the Oxford American magazine and the International Painting Annual No. 4! and is in the collection of the Ogden Museum Museum of Southern Art, are on exhibit through Saturday, Feb. 6, at Drawl Southern Contemporary Art gallery at 5208 Kavanaugh Blvd.
Congrats to Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew, winners of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Round 3 will be next Thursday, Feb. 11, with The Uh Huhs, Love and a Revolver, Oddy Knocky and Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon.
My review of two exhibits at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, "Jobbers, Heels and Faces — Robert McCann," paintings whose jumping off place is wrestling, and "Awakened by These Dreams," fantastically detailed paintings by Douglas Bourgeois, from this week's print issue is now online.
Angela Davis Johnson will show new work Friday at the Thea Foundation, 401 Main St. in North Little Rock, as part of the foundation's TheArtDepartment series of emerging artists. A reception from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday will include music by the Funkanites, heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments; tickets are $10.
Former Gunbunnies front-man and Little Rock expat Chris Maxwell has a new album coming out March 4, "Arkansas Summer," and Paste premiered the great title track this week. Pre-order the record at Pledge Music.
The Chicago Tribune today has a fascinating story on what UA architecture grad Joe Weishaar — and the World War I Centennial Commission — is up against in his design for a Great War memorial in Pershing Park, located north of the National Mall.
This week's Eye Candy arts column is about the exhibition in Concordia Hall of the Arkansas Studies Institute, "Photographic Arts: African American Studio Photography from the Joshua and Mary Swift Collection," post-Civil War and early 20th century portraiture.
Congrats to SOULution, winner of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Round 2 will be next Thursday, Feb. 4, featuring Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew, Collin Vs. Adam, Galaxy Tour Guides and Sea of Echoes
The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas must be incredibly proud that one of its graduates, Joseph Weishaar, just three years out of school, has won an international competition to design a World War I memorial in Washington, D.C. The memorial will be located in Pershing Park on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Arkansas, the company announced today. Blake comes to Ballet Arkansas from Just Communities of Arkansas, where she was development and marketing director. She has a bachelor's degree in theater arts and a master's in secondary education from UALR and has raised over $1.5 million for Arkansas nonprofits, according to a news release from Ballet Arkansas.
"My Conversation with a Rabbit" by Texas artist David Blow will no doubt fill your head with Jefferson Airplane's tribute to psychedelia when you go to the 20th annual "Delta National Small Prints Exhibition," opening Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.
Pulaski County Technical College opens its new Center for Humanities and Arts next Tuesday, Feb. 2, and follows that with a public reception for the exhibition, "Merging Form and Surface," the first in the building's new Windgate Gallery, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 3.
I generally don't love westerns. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s the simplistic moralizing, all black hats and white hats and bullshit showdowns. Maybe it’s a consequence of growing up as the geekish asthmatic in a household of competent, muscular men who build houses and drive tractors. Maybe it’s just the fact that watching people squint into the desert sun makes me feel uncomfortably thirsty.
C.D. Wright could be two things at once. In her poetry, she was a voice from very far away that spoke directly and intimately to our secret interiors. In her life, she was a venerable genius who shocked younger generations of poets by constantly championing our work and encouraging us to write ferociously on our own terms.
Congrats to this year's Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase semifinalists. This year's semifinal rounds will be held at Stickyz on Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11 and Feb. 18. The finals will be at the Rev Room on Friday, Feb. 26. All shows this year will begin at 8 p.m.
Leila Janah, the CEO of a buzzy nonprofit that helps poor people find tech jobs, has a post on Medium about her experience with systemic racism and the lack of access to high-speed broadband in Dumas. The nonprofit she founded and heads as CEO, Samasource, hires low-income people around the world to perform digital tasks for companies like Google, Walmart and Getty Images.