Meet the Speaker: Leonard Choo

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Art of Fashion, Events, Meet the Speaker

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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 Art of Fashion: Leonard Choo An Exquisite Pursuit: Shopping and Design in Ballet Costuming 5:30 p.m. Wine Reception | 6 p.m. Lecture Barbara Streisand once sang, “Everything is beautiful at the ballet”…and it has to be. The quest for beauty in ballet extends beyond the sweeping grace of its dancers – to the complex, fascinating, and often intricately specialized costumes that contribute to the wonder of its mise-en-scène. How do these … Read More

Meet the Speakers: Alisa Coffey and Anna Cooney, Arkansas Harp Society

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Art of Motion and Music, Events, Meet the Speaker

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Thursday, May 10, 2018 Art of Motion and Music: Arkansas Harp Society 5:30 p.m. Wine Reception | 6 p.m. Lecture The Arkansas Harp Society joins us for Art of Motion and Music, to celebrate the harp and its music. Learn about the history and mission of this newly-formed organization and hear the celestial sounds of local Arkansan harpists – solo and en masse. We caught up with Arkansas Harp Society President Anna Cooney and Vice President … Read More

Portrait of a Patron: Townsend Wolfe

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Beaux Arts Ball, Events

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For more than 50 years, the Arkansas Arts Center has contributed to the cultural fabric of Arkansas, creating a legacy worthy of recognition. POP! honors those who have made it all possible. This year, the Arts Center community will toast Jane McGehee Wilson, Townsend Wolfe and the Fine Arts Club of Arkansas in red-carpet style, followed by music and dancing, drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds benefit the Arts Center’s education and outreach programs. … Read More

Portrait of a Patron: Fine Arts Club of Arkansas

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Beaux Arts Ball, Events

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For more than 50 years, the Arkansas Arts Center has contributed to the cultural fabric of Arkansas, creating a legacy worthy of recognition. POP! honors those who have made it all possible. This year, the Arts Center community will toast Jane McGehee Wilson, Townsend Wolfe and the Fine Arts Club of Arkansas in red-carpet style, followed by music and dancing, drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds benefit the Arts Center’s education and outreach programs. … Read More

Portrait of a Patron: Jane McGehee Wilson

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Beaux Arts Ball, Events

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For more than 50 years, the Arkansas Arts Center has contributed to the cultural fabric of Arkansas, creating a legacy worthy of recognition. POP! honors those who have made it all possible. This year, the Arts Center community will toast Jane McGehee Wilson, Townsend Wolfe and the Fine Arts Club of Arkansas in red-carpet style, followed by music and dancing, drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds benefit the Arts Center’s education and outreach programs. … Read More

Meet the Speaker: Michael Fothergill, Ballet Arkansas

Author: Maria DavisonFiled under: Art of Motion and Music, Education, Events

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ART OF MOTION AND MUSIC The Birth of Contemporary Dance in America Thursday, April 12, 2018 – 5:30 p.m. Join us for a discussion with Ballet Arkansas Artistic Director, Michael Fothergill, examining the transformation of classical ballet into neoclassical, modern, and contemporary dance in America between 1930 and the present day. This conversation defines the parallels and differences between dance genres and brings to light the historical catalysts that helped shape America’s dance community. We often ask … Read More

Meet the Speaker: Merline Labissiere

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Art of Fashion, Events, Meet the Speaker

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ART OF FASHION: March 29, 2018 Becoming a Fashion Designer: How Merging Architecture and Fashion Impact the work of Merline Labissière Merline Labissière, a designer from Project Runway All Stars Season 6 and an alum of Project Runway Season 14, has utilized her creative talents to establish her own fashion line and launch a non-profit, Provoke Style Fashion Camp Corporation, which utilizes fashion-filled curriculum to instruct inner city youth in Miami, Florida. Labissière holds an … Read More

Meet the Artist: Perception Pool

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Perception Pool delighted viewers at its unveiling at the Contemporaries’ 5th Annual Fountain Fest October 19! The installation was devised and designed by a team of architects at Polk Stanley Wilcox led by Heather Davis – we caught up with Heather to give us the scoop on Perception Pool, from inspiration to execution. What was the inspiration for Perception Pool? Perception Pool is conceived as a metaphor for why and how art is experienced. Art is inherently subjective, as … Read More