Tabriz: Auction in the City Preview

Author: Maria DavisonFiled under: Uncategorized

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Tabriz, the Arkansas Arts Center’s so-big-we-only-do-it-every-other-year fundraiser is two weeks away! On Thursday, May 4, the largest silent auction in Arkansas is taking you to New York City for a stroll through Central Park featuring classic street vendor food carts and exclusive beer and wine selection. The auction will include more than 300 items, highlighting Arkansas-made goods, unique art, parties, events and experiences. Here’s a look at just a few of the incredible items up … Read More

On the Other Side of the Lens

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Demo, Education, Faculty & Staff, Programs, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

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As a working photographer, I often find myself amazed at what I can capture with an iPhone. The advancement of iPhone camera technology makes the ease of capturing a moment very simple for most of today’s society. But for me, the convenience of the 5.04-ounce savvy device will never take the place of the true artistic process and history of photography. I was excited to see two outstanding photography exhibitions at the Arkansas Arts Center this … Read More

Portrait of a Patron: Windgate Charitable Foundation

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Community, Events, General, Museum, Support, Uncategorized, VolunteerLeave a Comment

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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

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Community, Events, General, Museum, Support, Uncategorized, VolunteerLeave a Comment

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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

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Community, Events, General, Museum, Support, Uncategorized, VolunteerLeave a Comment

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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

A reason to give… A letter from Jeane Hamilton

Author: Kelly CrowFiled under: Uncategorized

More than 50 years ago, a group of ladies and I set out to create something this state had never seen before. My friends at the Junior League of Little Rock and their husbands were raising money to start our Arkansas Arts Center by walking up and down Main Street taking any donations that were given. When we approached Winthrop Rockefeller to chair this endeavor, his response was, “Well girls, if we’re going to build an … Read More

Museum School Highlight: Kelly Edwards

Author: Kelly CrowFiled under: Adult Classes, Faculty & Staff, General, Museum, Museum School, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

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You’re probably familiar with Kelly Edwards’ work even if you don’t realize it. Her art adorns several Arkansas galleries as well as one in Miami, Florida; she’s been a ceramics instructor at the Museum School for 15 years and you can view (and even purchase!) her work in the AAC Museum Shop. Basically, Kelly is an Arts Center all star. Interested in art from a young age, Kelly creates three-dimensional wall hangings including clocks, crosses, masks, bowls … Read More

Grow the Love on April 7 – ArkansasGives

Author: Kelly CrowFiled under: Artmobile, Community, General, Support, Theater on Tour, Traveling Exhibitions, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

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ArkansasGives is a one-day giving event hosted by the Arkansas Community Foundation. Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on April 7, all Arkansans can go to ArkansasGives.org to make a donation to the charities of their choice. During this one-day event, each donation you give will help the Arkansas Arts Center qualify for additional bonus dollars from the Arkansas Community Foundation. All participating nonprofits will receive a portion of a $250,000 bonus pool, but the more a nonprofit raises in proportion … Read More