AAC Contemporaries present the 6th Annual Fountain Fest

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Events

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The Arkansas Arts Center’s Contemporaries return to the Carrie Remmel Dickinson Fountain this fall with the 6th Annual Fountain Fest. The fundraiser – featuring food, music, art and libations – will center around the reveal of a surprise art installation in the fountain on Thursday, October 25. “Fountain Fest is back, bigger and better than ever,” Contemporaries President Jessie McLarty said. “But Fountain Fest is also more than just a great party – funds raised will … Read More

Arkansas Arts Center celebrates year of community support, accomplishments at 2018 Annual Meeting

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Collection, Community, Education, Events, Exhibitions, Faculty & Staff, General, Museum, Museum School, Programs

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The Arkansas Arts Center finished its eighth consecutive year operating in the black on June 30, interim executive director Laine Harber announced August 20. It was a year marked by community support and significant achievements, including the reveal of concept designs for a reimagined Arkansas Arts Center and a landmark exhibition of John Marin works nearly four years in the making. “Over the past year, the Arkansas Arts Center staff has worked diligently to engage … Read More

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