Category archives: Arts & Culture

Feature: Black History 365

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This month, we recognize Black History Month by highlighting two of our state’s Afrocentric galleries, Hearne Fine Art and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, in addition to the outstanding artists whose work will be exhibited during the commemoration.   its inception in June 1988, Hearne Fine Art of Little Rock, which began as Pyramid Gallery, ha[...]

January's Top 10 Things to Do

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Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!   1. ‘Organic Matters: Arkansas Women to Watch’ Pine Bluff Through Jan. 21: The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas is the site for an exhibit featuring the works of four female Arkansas artists, “whose works recortextualize natural imagery to [...]

Art Scene: Capturing Time

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J.P. Bell has turned his lens to capture the mundane, the powerful and the extraordinary … and this talented artist calls northwest Arkansas home. Photography courtesy of J.P. Bell   artists have a burning desire to create and share their passion and art with the world from a young age and pursue it relentlessly from their earliest years. For [...]

I'm Walking Across Spain!

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“You’re doing what?” I could only imagine the shocked reaction my family would have to my announcement that I was going to walk across Spain. It was October 2014, and I had finally decided to fulfill my long-held dream to walk the legendary Camino de Santiago. Also known as the Way of St. James, the Camino is an ancient pilgrimage along the field of stars[...]

December's Top 10 Things to Do

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Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!   1. ‘Caroling in the Caverns’ Mountain View Through Dec. 20: The drive to Mountain View is well worth the beautiful sounds of Christmas carols echoing through Blanchard Springs Caverns. Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday before Christmas at 2:30, 4:30, 6 and[...]

Feature: A Once in a Lifetime Find

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The story of Esperanza is the stuff fairy tales are made of. Photography by Cindy Momchilov and courtesy of Mike Botha   Oskarson and boyfriend Travis Dillon visited a friend in Ratcliff, Ark., this past June, and while driving home to Colorado, the two decided to try their hands at one of their hobbies: prospecting. They’d heard of the Crater of [...]

November's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. ‘Park’s Pants’ Little Rock Through Nov. 22: “Park’s Pants” is an exhibit featuring works by Nancy Nolan, one of Arkansas’ best-known photographers, and filmmaker Dave Anderson. For 20 years, Nolan has taken photographs of her prematurely born son Park in the same pair of his father’s jeans, recording his “physical, emotional and intellectual evolution[...]