Opening today: "JFK 50 Years Later" | Rock Candy

Monday, March 25, 2013

Opening today: "JFK 50 Years Later"

Posted By on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM

JFK and John-John
  • JFK and John-John

Eight venues in Argenta open a six-day exhibit today of archival photographs of President John F. Kennedy, grouped by family, policy, the space race, his assassination and more. The official kick-off is tonight as filmmaker Craig Renaud shows a short film he created for the exhibition at 7 p.m. at the Argenta Community Theater. Tomorrow, Gov. Mike Beebe will read JFK's inaugural address at noon on the steps of the Argenta Post Office, 420 Main St.

Writers will assemble for a discussion, "Where Were You?", for Starving Artist's Tin Roof Project, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (reserve tickets Tales from the South). Also scheduled: "Shooting JFK," a talk by former United Press International photographer Willie Allen, 6 p.m. Wednesday 27 and 4 p.m. Saturday (tickets are free; reserve for Wednesay at eventbrite) and for Saturday here; a screening of Oliver Stone's film "JFK" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the ACT (tickets free; reserve here), and a Walking Tour with John Rogers, owner of Rogers Photo Archive, which has made this exhibition possible, at 5:30 p.m. Friday beginning at The Joint. (Another tour will be offered at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Argenta Gallery Walk begins at 4th Street at 5:30 p.m. Friday. There will be street painting by the NLR High School students involved in the Art Connection at 2 Saturday.

The exhibit Argenta Arts District location and themes are as follows:

The Joint, 301 Main St. — Moon Shot: The Space Race
Thea Foundation, 401 Main St. — JFK: His Family
Starving Artist Cafe, 411 Main St. — JFK: The Kennedy Clan
Art Connection, 204 East 4th St. — JFK: The Arts and the Challenge for Public Service
Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St. — JFK: 1000 Days of Camelot
Pennington Studios, 417 Main St. — JFK: A Nation Mourns
Greg Thompson Fine Art, 429 Main St. — JFK: From Campaigns to Cold War
Paint Box Gallery, 705 Main St. — Jacqueline Kennedy

Tags: , ,

From the ArkTimes store



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Leslie Newell Peacock

  • No Red Cross number on the wall? For shame, Planned Parenthood

    It would be interesting to know why Arkansas Department of Health inspectors have, for the first time, been concerned whether there is a Red Cross phone number posted in clinics that provide abortion services.
    • Dec 14, 2017
  • No more net neutrality: FCC votes along party lines in favor of telecom companies

    As expected, the FCC today voted along party lines 3-2 to dump net neutrality and allow broadband providers to block or slow upload of websites and charge for certain content and high-quality delivery.
    • Dec 14, 2017
  • Tech Park 2.0: Architects present for next phase

    The three finalists in the Little Rock Technology Park's search for an architect to design the next phase of park development — a six-story, 100,000-square-foot building on the empty lot between the park, at 417 Main St., and the KATV, Channel 7, building at 401 Main — presented to the board this afternoon.
    • Dec 13, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation