A Year of Community Support, Fiscal Stability

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The Arkansas Arts Center has finished its sixth consecutive year in the black in a year that has shown overwhelming community support, increased outreach and public approval of a bond issue to help fund a newly renovated museum. “We took another giant step toward our goal of a renovated Arts Center with the successful public vote to bond the revenue from an existing sales tax on out of town visitors for the benefit of the … Read More

Back to School in a Big Rig

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By Jessica Wright Senior Education Specialist Each season, the Artmobile features a themed exhibition of curated works from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation collection. With more than 13,000 pieces in the collection, narrowing down the list to 13-15 artworks is an endeavor that involves a lot of planning, preparation and participation among multiple departments. While students rest over the summer months, we are busy taking down the previous year’s exhibition, completing any needed maintenance to … Read More

Drain Smart – Painting with a purpose

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Now in its second year, the Arkansas Arts Center is proud to be a supporter of the Drain Smart Central Arkansas program, an engaging public education/environmental program that uses art to communicate the function and importance of local storm drains. Like many cities, Little Rock’s municipal storm drains are a direct link to our streams, rivers and lakes. Many residents have a misconception that the storm drains are part of our sanitary sewer system that lead to … Read More

Portrait of a Patron: Windgate Charitable Foundation

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At this Saturday’s Beaux Arts Ball, the Arkansas Arts Center and the Fine Arts Club of Arkansas are proud to introduce a new arts patron recognition event—Portrait of a Patron (POP!). The addition of the Portrait of a Patron (POP!) Awards is a way for the AAC to pay homage to those who have contributed both to the Arts Center’s continued success and its existence. The event which begins with an awards ceremony at 7 … Read More

Portrait of a Patron: Winthrop Rockefeller

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The Arkansas Arts Center and the Fine Arts Club of Arkansas are proud to introduce a new arts patron recognition event—Portrait of a Patron (POP!)—as part of its biennial Beaux Arts Ball fundraiser. The event which begins with an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, will honor Jeane Hamilton, Winthrop Rockefeller and the Windgate Charitable Foundation. The addition of the Portrait of a Patron (POP!) Awards is a way for the AAC … Read More

Portrait of a Patron: Jeane Hamilton

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The Arkansas Arts Center and the Fine Arts Club of Arkansas are proud to introduce a new arts patron recognition event—Portrait of a Patron (POP!)—as part of its biennial Beaux Arts Ball fundraiser. The event which begins with an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, will honor Jeane Hamilton, Winthrop Rockefeller and the Windgate Charitable Foundation. The addition of the Portrait of a Patron (POP!) Awards is a way for the AAC … Read More

FOCC Congratulates Eleanor Lux, 2016 Arkansas Living Treasure

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The Friends of Contemporary Craft congratulates Eureka Springs artist, Eleanor Lux, for having been selected as the 2016 Arkansas Living Treasure. Lux is a weaver and bead worker, as well as a jewelry maker and mixed media artist. Her 50 years of artistic accomplishments, along with her dedication to teaching the craft to others, have earned her this distinguished title. She is now the third artist from Eureka Springs to receive this award, joining woodworker Doug … Read More

Artmobile Profile: Leslie Stewart, Cook Elementary

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Leslie Stewart, art educator at Cook Elementary school in Fort Smith, brought the Artmobile to her school because many students may otherwise never have an opportunity to visit an art museum. “It’s my responsibility to provide art experiences for them, and here was one put right in front of me,” Stewart says. She shared the provided curriculum guide with teachers in all grades and subjects, but was especially pleased with the quality of the gallery … Read More