Winter-themed works from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection offer a journey to a winter wonderland. The Arkansas Arts Center and Ballet Arkansas have a shared history that dates to 1974, when the Arkansas Arts Center’s dance classes became so popular, they formed a whole new department dedicated to ballet. The Arkansas Arts Center partnered with Donald and Lorraine Cranford, founders of the Little Rock Civic Ballet, to form the Arkansas Arts Center Ballet Academy. … Read More
Artist Patti Warashina’s ceramic career has been ever evolving – in both form and scale. Her output ranges from wheel-thrown functional vessels made during her graduate school years in the early 1960s, to the stark-white, slip-cast figural groups of the 1980s, to the monumental and boldly colorful ceramics of the 1990s.
The center is keeping its community connected to the arts through a swift pivot to digital initiatives Shortly after closures swept through the country – and hit Little Rock – in mid-March due to Covid-19, the Arkansas Arts Center swiftly adjusted all their plans in an effort to keep the community connected to the arts. While the Arkansas Arts Center’s in-person programs are postponed, the center is offering creative and engaging arts experiences where many … Read More
From Paris, France to Washington D.C. to Cleveland, Ohio, works from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection have traveled near and far to be part of exhibitions across the country – and the world. Be sure to check out Contemporary British Studio Ceramics, currently on view at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and The Mighty Mississippi and Defender, both on view at the Clinton Presidential Center this spring. And if you happen to … Read More
Works from the Arkansas Arts Center’s exceptional collection of contemporary craft objects are on view at 15 Central Arkansas Library System Locations. Carefully selected for their community relevance, each installation includes works that reference the environment, history and mission of the library branch where they’re located, illustrating the incredible diversity of the Arts Center’s craft collection. This partnership between between the Arkansas Arts Center and the Central Arkansas Library System is designed to build long-term … Read More