Art abounds in Fayetteville, El Dorado galleries

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art: abstract exhibition

“Shapes collected in color,” Works by Little Rock abstract artists Dan Thornhill and Laura Welshons, South Arkansas Arts Center, 110 E. Fifth St., goes on display with a reception at the Price & Merkle Gallery in El Dorado today at 5:30-7PM. The exhibition will run till August 31. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the gallery and reception is free. Call (870) 862-5474 or visit

‘Fresh’ in Fenix

“Arkansas: Fresh From the Studio,” “Arkansas Living Treasure” featuring clay sculptures by Hank Kaminsky and early forms of photography by Chuck Davis, Fenix ​​Gallery, Miller Lodge, Mount Sequoyah Center, 150 N. Skyline Drive is on display in Fayetteville Thursday evenings at 5-8 p.m. with a reception. , The exhibition is until 30 September; Gallery hours are Thursday-Friday at noon-5pm, Saturdays at noon-6pm. admission is free. Call (479) 530-6023 or visit

Photo Hank Kaminsky’s “New Sculptures,” red clay, unfiltered, is part of the “Arkansas: Fresh from the Studio” exhibition at the Fenix ​​Gallery in Fayetteville. (The Democrat-Gazette/Ironside Photography/Exclusive to Stephen Ironside) Stage: equity grant

Ozark Living Newspaper Theater Company According to a news release, Winthrop is receiving a $25,000 “Capacity for Equity” grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to support facilitating community conversations about historic issues of inequality in Arkansas. The theater produces live productions, “Theatre of the Air” radio drama series and education activities with at-risk youth and marginalized communities. The grant will allow the nonprofit to strengthen partnerships with the University of Central Arkansas, the Faulkner County Juvenile Court, Decarcerate “and other institutions and organizations engaged in equity and social justice work in Arkansas,” the release said. Go to

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music: LITFest Composer

Taking the City of Little Rock Application from Central Arkansas Musicians City of Little Rock to attend the inaugural LITFest, October 7-9, which Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. has described as “a spectacular festival full of cultural diversity that will unite our city”. Musicians from a wide range of backgrounds and styles, including contact information, social media accounts and links to past performances, can submit their interest in participating through by August 31st. For more information, contact the organizer Think Rubix’s affiliate Washington [email protected]

heritage: Heritage Award

Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism $25,000 in . handing over 10 Grants for Historic Properties and Museums across the state.

Recipients ($2,500 each):

  • ️ Calico Rock Community Foundation Inc. For operating expenses of Calico Rock Museum
  • ️ Cross County Historical Society for Museum Improvement
  • ️ Dermot Historical Museum Inc. for Museum Improvement
  • Five Rivers Historic Preservation Inc. for the Randolph County Heritage Museum 2022 Utilities
  • ️ Hardy History Association for the “Oral History and Living Heritage” project
  • Hot Spring County/Arkansas Historical Society for Operating Expenses and Utilities
  • ️ Hot Spring County Museum for operating expenses and museum improvements and utilities
  • ️ Lonoc County Museum for operating expenses
  • ️ Newton County Historical Society for Bradley House Museum 2022 Utilities
  • Saunders Memorial Museum for Sustainability Efforts.

Award, a. funded by 1,8The th-St State Preservation Tax helps small history museums, historic societies, historic homes and sites, and military museums promote the education, awareness, and enjoyment of Arkansas history. Eligible organizations must have an annual operating budget of $250,000 or less; Must be staffed by at least one person, either paid or volunteer; and must be open to the public at least 90 days per year. Visit

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