Tonight’s 2nd Friday Art Night gallery after-hours event from 5-8 p.m. features art, music and an exhibit about a musician, among other activities of interest:
The Butler Center (401 Clinton Ave.) opens the exhibition “Johnny Cash: Arkansas Icon” in its Underground Gallery and music for the reception will be provided by the Shiloh Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers. If you’ve been to the Butler Center on 2nd Friday Art Night and listened to the musical entertainment, you’ll know the acoustics are terrific in the main (now called West) gallery. Also on the walls: the annual juried Arkansas League of Artists exhibition. The Cox Creative Center next door is showing work by the Arkansas Pastel Society.
The Historic Arkansas Museum (200 E. Third St.) is changing things up a bit tonight, with a lecture by Samuel R. Phillips, editor of “Torn by War: The Civil War Journal of Mary Adelia Byers,” at 5 p.m. Amy Garland will begin performing at 5:30. On the walls: “40 Years of the Arkansas Times,” covers from the famed magazine-turned-newspaper; “The Great Arkansas Quilt Show 3”; and “A Beauty on It Sells: Advertising Art from the Collection of Marsha Stone.”
At the Arkansas Capital Corp. Group (200 River Market Ave.), see paintings by Kathy Strause and Taimur Cleary and jewelry by Christie Young.
The Sixth Street Library Gallery of Christ Church (509 Scott St.) is hosting the Mid-Southern Watercolorists 2014 “Special Juried Members Exhibition,” and paintings by Barry Thomas will be at Stratton’s Market (404 E. 3rd St.).
There’s cinematic art at the At the Old State House Museum (300 W. Markham St.), where the Arkansas-made film “The Legend of Boggy Creek,” shot in Texarkana by Charles B. Pierce, will screen. KLRE/KUAR general manager Ben Fry will introduce the film and lead a discussion after the screening.