Author archives: AY Staff

Celebrate Spring at Garvan Woodland Gardens

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March Art Exhibit Brenda Bennett and Darlene Garstecki Art Exhibit: Two Artists – Two Mediums Brenda Bennett is an award-winning oil and acrylic painter. Ms. Bennett’s canvases depict a variety of subjects, including landscapes and wildlife. She does not gravitate toward one type of subject matter in particular though, and explains that her paintings choos[...]

Arkansas Chef Named Semifinalist for James Beard Award

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Executive chef Matthew McClure of The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville has been named a semifinalist for the 2018 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards in the Best Chef: South category for the 5th year in a row. The full list of semifinalists can be found online. Established in 1990, and often referred to as the “Academy Awards of food,” t[...]

Brooks Gibson Wolfe Selected as Jazz and Juleps Honoree

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Story by Angelita Faller An educational audiologist who has dedicated her life to helping the hearing impaired in Arkansas for over 26 years has been selected as the honoree for the ninth annual Jazz and Juleps event supporting the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology. The event, which celebrates Better Spe[...]

Save the Date for Thea Foundation's Into the Blue Gala

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Thea Foundation’s 4th annual Into the Blue, an evening celebrating and supporting the arts in Arkansas, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Center for the Humanities and Arts at the University of Arkansas at Pulaski Tech in North Little Rock. This gala, which began as an elegant dinner with performances and an address by former pre[...]

Arkansas Literary Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

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The Arkansas Literary Festival has announced its list of presenters for 2018. Award-winning authors, filmmakers, singers and artists are included in the 15th annual festival, which will include events at CALS Main Library and around Little Rock from April 26 – 29. Many of the festival’s events are free and the public is welcome to attend. Over 70 authors,[...]

Ballet Arkansas’ Tour de Force

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Fill your February with fine art at all of the events Ballet Arkansas has to offer this month. First up is the ballet company’s Tour de Force, a multi-performance extravaganza from Feb. 16-18 at the CHARTS Theater in the UA Pulaski Tech Center for Humanities and Arts, where attendees will enjoy classical and contemporary dance. Watch for works by George B[...]

Register Now For CALS Fiction & Fact

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Registration is open for the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Fiction & Fact: A War Dialogue with Veterans. The spring iteration of the program includes two discussions of veterans’ memoirs, a film screening, and a special session with an Arkansas Literary Festival guest author. Information about these events is below and can also be viewed at ca[...]

Lyon College

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Lyon College lyon.edu | facebook.com/lyoncollege | 2300 Highland Rd., Batesville, AR 72503 Lyon College was founded by Arkansas Presbyterians in 1872. The institution is a selective, independent, undergraduate, residential teaching and learning community. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Lyon College offers a challenging curriculum centere[...]