Rock Candy

Meet Black Paper Party, the Arkansas company shaking up the digital gift wrap aisle

Check out Black Paper Party, an Arkansas-based wrapping paper company launched by three Black women to introduce more Black representation in wrapping paper imagery.

Warren Criswell wins Governor's Award for his artistry

Arkansas got really lucky when Criswell's bus broke down here and he decided to take up the pen and paintbrush.
Advertisement

Visit 21c Museum's "Refuge," virtually or in-person

Banished from evocative gallery showings in a winter that calls for hunkering down hardcore, art enthusiasts and politically minded thinkers should put 21c Museum’s new exhibit “Refuge” on their radar.

Low Key Arts' Arkansas Shorts goes up, drive-in style, Jan. 2

The festival will showcase films created by participants in LKA's Inception to Projection filmmaking program

Arkansas Craft Guild Showcase goes up this weekend at the state fairgrounds

Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Prayer, Praise, Problem: A Q&A and excerpts from poet Geffrey Davis

We talked with poet Geffrey Davis over email about his latest, “Night Angler,” a 96-page wonder that manages to make a poem about evasive trout feel as if it belongs next to an elegiac verse for Tamir Rice or, as in “Pillow Kombat with the Ultimate Sleep Fighter,” alongside a meditation on Davis’ life as a new parent. 

With your help, we will get through this

Our small newsroom has been working tirelessly to report on the latest coronavirus developments along with all the other news that matters. Please support us with a cash gift.

Holiday Hangout turns ten with a virtual bash on Dec. 11-12

Under a slightly revised title — “Holiday Hang In There” — Hill has put together a lineup of beloved Holiday Hangout musicians in virtual form, to be screened on the Arkansas Times YouTube channel Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12.

UAMS' Dr. Cam Patterson plays guitar, and his band's new album is fully of the moment

It doesn’t seem possible cultural products produced in 2020 are going to be able to pass by without reference to the pandemic.

"The Glow with Big Piph" is your antidote to the quarantine doldrums

Season one focuses on a fashion designer, an entrepreneur, a poet, a multi-multifaceted artist, art activists and a vegan chef, PBS' press release states, "pulling back the curtain on their creative processes and seeing what makes them glow."

Prajnaparadha: A Q&A with Sumokem's Jacob Sawries

We talked with Sumokem rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist Jacob Sawries about the band's latest, "Prajnaparadha."
Advertisement

Daniel Coston: 'Memory in 20/20' at Cantrell Gallery

He paints places and things that fill in his memories of a rural childhood.

Arts angel Windgate Foundation gives $17.5 million to Crystal Bridges (correction)

The gift will advance the appreciation of American craft.

Ann Nicholson of KLRE/KUAR's long-running "Arts Scene" dies

Nicholson was host of "Arts Scene" for three decades and recorded over a thousand episodes of the arts-focused radio program. 

Hope springs up in Baker's Alley with new public art installation

The alley behind the Arkansas Repertory Theatre is home to a new installation of public art by young Arkansas artists.
Advertisement

Here's "This America" from Kai Coggin, voted Arkansas Times' 2020 Best Poet

Here's "This America," the latest from poet Kai Coggin, who was voted Best Poet in Arkansas Times' Best of Arkansas 2020.

Ballet Arkansas teams up with ASO for a free outdoor Sunday afternoon concert

Featuring a 4,300-square-foot mural, Ballet Arkansas and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

DOT releases debut EP, "Welcome to the DOTosphere"

If your year needed a handful of new songs that cover clambakes, skinnydipping, the alienation brought about by technology and ghosts who speak through Marshall amps, you’re in luck.

Take a Wednesday night meditation class with your local Buddhists

Sit in on a class with the Ecumenical Buddhist Society of Little Rock.

From acorns, a suffrage event grows at UCA: UPDATE

The University is now registering for the 6 p.m. Nov. 9 Zoom performance and live Q&A for Core's performance of "Nevertheless, She Persists," with original music by Christian Meyer, recently recorded at Crystal Bridges.

New Lucero coming in January, with murder balladry, Irish folktales and touches of classic rock

Beloved rock outfit Lucero spent two weeks (masked up) at Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis in July, and the fruits of those sessions will be out in January — a full-length LP called "When You Found Me."
Advertisement
Advertisement