‘PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST': Norton Fine Arts will feature the figurative paintings of Stephen Cefalo at this week's 2nd Friday Art Night event, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 12. Cefalo will give a demonstration from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 13 at the gallery at 1206 Main St. Other 2nd Friday Art Night shows include sculpture by Elena Petroukhina at The Arts Scene, 110 N. State St.; furniture by Arkansas craftsmen at the Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third; and paintings, ceramics, photos, fiber art and woodwork by Arkansas artists at the Arkansas Studies Institute's retail gallery, 401 President Clinton Ave. Trolley transportation will be provided. Also open downtown Friday night: River Market Artspace (301 Clinton) and the gallery at ChristChurch (509 Scott St.).
As mentioned in the previous post about the new Arts Council director, which was prepared before the official announcement, the Department of Arkansas Heritage announced today that Missy McSwain, longtime director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, has resigned. Her resignation takes effect March 15.
When President-elect Trump announced he would, in a few days, force Congress to enact comprehensive health insurance for everyone, poor or rich, that would provide better and cheaper care than they've ever gotten, you had to wonder whether this guy is a miracle worker or a fool.