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'Nature's Nation' at Crystal Bridges: How artists portray our environment

Valerie Hegarty’s melted image of Bridal Veil Falls (“Fallen Bierstadt,” 2007) that hangs next to Albert Bierstadt’s painting of the Yosemite landmark (Bridal Veil Falls, ca. 1871-73) serves as a not so abstract abstract for the message of “Nature’s Nation: American Art and the Environment.”

The Looks release posthumous album with a show from The Moving Front, Congrats! and Stifft Beat

Rather than trying to reunite sans their frontman Victor Wiley, the group decided to turn the release show into a listening party, with sets from the formidable The Moving Front, Congrats and Stifft Beat.

Civil Axe Throwing opens downtown Little Rock location Aug. 1

It's official: Downtown Little Rock is getting an axe-throwing place.

Artist Justin Bryant named Mid-America Arts Alliance program fellow

Artist Justin Bryant has been named a fellow of the Mid-America Arts Alliance's inaugural Interchange program, which supports artists' projects focused on social impact. The fellowship includes a grant of $20,000, which Bryant will use to create the "Holman: A Living Archive" project to revitalize of the historically black Holman HIgh School in Stuttgart. 
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Momentary museum announces opening date

The Walton family's latest artistic venture in Bentonville, the Momentary, a multidisciplinary venue for contemporary art modeled on Mass Moca, will open on 2/22/20.

Join the "Chorus" for Argenta

The Argenta Arts District will be the beneficiary of a special production of "A Chorus Line" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Argenta Community Theater.

Andrew Stanton headed to Arkansas Cinema Society's Filmland 2019

This year, ACS brings in two-time Academy Award winner and Pixar architect Andrew Stanton, who's worked on films like "Finding Nemo," "Wall-E" and "Toy Story 4," and who directed two episodes of the second season of "Stranger Things."

2nd Friday Art Night: Quilts, prints, music, more

2nd Friday Art Night, the after-hours art stroll 5-8 p.m. tonight at multiple venues downtown, will feature quilts, live printmaking, collaborative music and art, fashion T-shirts, entertainment, craft beer and more. 
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Before she was the breakout star of 'Stranger Things,' Maya Hawke starred in a Ben Dickey music video

Before she played Robin, Steve's wise-ass co-worker at Scoops Ahoy in the third season of "Stranger Things" and became this season's breakout star, Maya Hawke starred in a music video for Little Rock native Ben Dickey's song "Down the Shore."

Artspace Projects to come to LR (with correction)

Artspace Projects Inc., a nonprofit that develops affordable spaces for artists and has already met with creatives in four Northwest Arkansas cities, will hold a public meeting in Little Rock to evaluate the needs here.

Former Boston Foundation arts director to head Walton-funded arts organization

From the Walton Family Foundation and the Northwest Arkansas Council this morning comes a press release announcing the establishment of a regional arts organization, helmed by the former senior director of arts and culture at The Boston Foundation. 

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Pharoah Sanders and others among musicians with masters potentially lost in UMG fire

From our friends at Arkansongs, here's a list of Universal Music Group artists with masters potentially lost in the warehouse fire of June 1, 2008.
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