V.L. Cox has done it again. The artist of the "End Hate" project, an installation of objects she manipulated as a slap-in-the-face wake-up call to the parasitic bigotry that has begun to sap the goodness out of American life, has now created "Cease," human bone assembled in the shape of a rifle. The work is the product of several sleepless nights since the Orlando, Fla., murder of 49 people partying at a gay nightclub.
Club Sway raised over $8,000 for GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, an organization providing services to support the victims and families affected by the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub.
Arkansas Arts Center Director Todd Herman announced that the Arts Center Foundation is preparing an RFQ for architectural firms to bid on the renovation of the Arts Center. The RFQ put the price of construction for the new Arts Center at $55 million to $65 million.
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.
Tonight's 2nd Friday ArtNight activities include partying like it's 1836 over at the Old State House, a new exhibition of illustrations by Sally Nixon at the Historic Arkansas Museum, contemporary crafts at Matt McLeod Fine Art, student work curated by Arkansas art educators at the Butler Center and a continuation of the exhibition "Naturals" at Arkansas Capital Corp.
"Unwrapped," photorealism by Robin Trevor Trucker, opens Friday at M2 Gallery in the Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center along with works by Lisa Krannichfeld, John Sadowski, Bryan Frazier, Patrick Phillips and Catherine Nugent.
Contemporary craft is both art and craft, and an exhibition opening Thursday, June 2, at McLeod Fine Art at 108 Sixth St. explores that blend with jewelry, tapestries, felt, ceramic, glass, paper, metal, and mixed media sculpture. A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m.
NOW, I get it. The group circulating petitions for a constitutional amendment to establish casinos in Boone, Miller and Washington counties reveals that the deal anticipates operation of the casino in Washington County by the Cherokee tribe that now has casino operations in Oklahoma.
The future of the old Highway 79 bridge at Clarendon is uncertain, but it's a good thing the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department jump the gun on demolishing it.
That's because the new bridge at Clarendon — or at least the western approach, which is elevated over U.S. Fish and Wildlife wetlands — is snakebit.
It was just a little over a year ago when Baker Kurrus was hired as the superintendent of the Little Rock School District. With new Education Commissioner Johnny Key there was a strong concern that the Little Rock school system would be converted to all charter schools and the entire public education system would disappear.