Meet the Speaker: Leonard Choo

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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

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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

Meet the Speaker: Merline Labissiere

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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 Speaker: Michelle Andonian

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ART AFTER HOURS Why Documentary Photography Matters Thursday, August 24 Lower Lobby Lecture Hall 5:30 p.m. Wine Reception | 6 p.m. Lecture | 7-9 p.m.  Late Night  Join us for a lecture with photographer Michelle Andonian. Stay after the lecture and tour the galleries, including Will Counts: The Central High School Photographs, enjoy dinner at the restaurant and shop in the Museum Shop. The Arkansas Arts Center will be open until 9 p.m. Free for members, $10 for nonmembers – purchase … Read More

Meet the Speaker: Bridgette Fedak, Lilly Pulitzer

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Meet Lilly Pulitzer designer Bridgette Fedak. As part of our Art of Fashion series, she is giving a lecture about her background and her role at Lilly Pulitzer on April 1. Following the lecture, enjoy a fashion show, Lilly Pulitzer Pop-Up Shop, sponsored by Dillard’s, Park Plaza Mall, and themed lunch specials at Canvas restaurant. What’s your current role in fashion? Currently my title is Senior Associate Fashion Designer of Women’s Woven Dresses, Embellishments and Sample … Read More

Meet the Speaker: Mangue Banzima, Qui Style

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ART AFTER HOURS: ART OF FASHION  Street Denim by Mangue Banzima, Qui Style Thursday, September 29 Arkansas Arts Center Atrium 5:30 p.m. Wine Reception | 6 p.m. Lecture | 7-9 p.m.  Late Night  As part of an Art After Hours event on Thursday, September 29, Mangue Banzima, a stylist and consultant, will continue the Art of Fashion lecture series with a discussion of denim in the fashion world. Read about Banzima’s experiences in fashion and how denim has remained … Read More

Meet the Speaker: Melissa Messina, Mildred Thompson Estate

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LECTURE & LATE NIGHT WITH MELISSA MESSINA Searching for Mildred Thompson: An Artist’s Legacy Project Thursday, July 21 Arkansas Arts Center Atrium 5:30 p.m. Wine Reception | 6 p.m. Lecture | 7-9 p.m.  Late Night  As part of a Lecture & Late Night on Thursday, July 21, Melissa Messina, a seasoned arts professional and curator of the Mildred Thompson Estate, will discuss her curatorial venture to reclaim a lost figure of American abstraction, Mildred Thompson. Read about Messina’s interest … Read More