July 2FAN – Old State House presents “A Piece of My Soul: Quilts by Black Arkansans”

Join the Old State House Museum for Second Friday Art Night, Friday, July 12, from 5 to 8 p.m., as they showcase and celebrate their current exhibit, A Piece of My Soul: Quilts by Black Arkansans.

They will have live music by Brae Leni and the Blackout, refreshments, and fun activities, including quilting crafts, and as always the museum will be open to view all exhibits!

A Piece of My Soul: Quilts by Black Arkansans, is a curated selection of the museum’s collection of more than 200 quilts from the post-Reconstruction era to the present, representing a variety of different types of quilts many of which were created by multi-generational families.

These quilts are a profoundly important part of Arkansas’s history — through their patterns, material, stitching, and family oral histories, these special bedcovers reveal the lives of late 19th and early 20th century Arkansas families

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July 2FAN – Christ Church features art by John Kushmaul and Patricia Palmer

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Little Rock’s Christ Episcopal Church is participating in 2nd Friday Art Night this month.

Tonight from 5pm to 8pm, works by local artists John Kushmaul and Patricia Palmer will be featured.

Local artist John Kushmaul will exhibit paintings in the Parish Gallery. His exhibit, entitled “Scenes from Christ Church,” features 22 recent paintings of the church and its surroundings. These paintings showcase his trademark style of saturated colors and blurry details.

Little Rock artist Patricia Palmer, a member of Christ Church, will exhibit her works in The Parlor. Her exhibit, which is entitled “Inside Out,” displays her new experimental ways of expressing her ideas and vision. The exhibit will run from July 12 ­— September 30. All art is available for purchase.

July 2FAN – UA Little Rock Downtown spotlights three artists

No photo description available.UA Little Rock Downtown is proud to host artists Sherry Williamson, Mariah Hatta, and Sergio Valdivia.

Sherry Williamson loves painting pets and everyday places and things with a “quirky twist and brightly saturated colors.” She began painting in 2008 when she was inspired by her 20 pound pet cat, and then went on to paint over 200 pet portraits.

Mariah Hatta, a local ceramics artist and owner of House Of Terriers, a creative ceramics company, will join us again in July and will be bringing her beautiful heart pieces. Grab them while you can because they will not last long!

Sergio Valdivia is a vibrant artist and dance instructor who we are so excited to have join us this July! Of his work, Sergio says, “If you meet me one day and see that my hands, arms, etc are covered with paints forgive me but I tend to get very ‘involved’ in my artwork and having paint on me expresses the person I am.”

UA Little Rock also have free snacks and drinks.

July 2FAN – Historic Arkansas Museum opens new exhibit on historic quilts

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Historic Arkansas Museum is using 2nd Friday Art Night for the opening reception for “Stitched Together: A Treasury of Arkansas Quilts” on Friday, July 12.

The new exhibit will showcase a collection of the rarest, most treasured quilts in the museum’s permanent collection with most quilts made before 1900 and many prior to the Civil War.

Tenpennygypsy will provide the live entertainment. Stone’s Throw Brewing will be the evening’s featured brewery. The reception is sponsored by the Historic Arkansas Museum Foundation, with special thanks to 107 Liquor. Beverages and appetizers will be served in the Stella Boyle Smith Atrium. The exhibits and reception are free and open to the public.

Dave Rosen Big Band in concert tonight at CALS Ron Robinson Theater

Dave Rosen Big Band

Celebrate Flag Day with the seventeen-piece Dave Rosen Big Band as they play jazz, pop, and patriotic favorites after 2nd Friday Art Night at Library Square.  Doors open at 7:00pm, concert begins at 8:00pm.

Sponsored by Friends of the Central Arkansas Library System (FOCAL), Acansa Arts Festival, FM 89.1 KUAR, Dr. Elizabeth Fletcher Dishongh Charitable Trust and David Austin at The Charlotte John Company.

June 2nd Friday Art Night – Old State House Museum celebrates Arkansas’ 183rd Birthday

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Celebrate Arkansas’ 183rd birthday at the Old State House Museum’s annual Statehood Celebration on Friday, June 14, 2019, from 5:00-8:00 pm!
Learn what life was like in Arkansas in 1836.

Meet Living History Interpreters portraying artisans, skilled craftsmen, militia, shop owners, tavern workers, as well as gamblers, a medicine man, and even a magician from the 1836 era.

Play period games like skittles, graces, and faro.

Enjoy the puppet theater, hands-on activities for visitors of all ages, dancing, and live music from the Ozark Highballers!

Refreshments provided.

Free Admission!

June 2nd Friday Art Night on CALS Library Square

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The Central Arkansas Library System’s Library Square plays host to TWO different 2nd Friday Art Night locations.

In the Bobby Roberts Library of Arkansas History and Art – opening tonight in the Loft Gallery is Melissa Cowper-Smith: Natural Treatment, 2018–2019

Musical Guest: Southern Frayed (country-pop trio)

The Galleries at Library Square – Concordia Hall Gallery presents “Fifty Years of McFarlin Oil: Paintings and Sculpture by an Arkansas Traveler”  He has been making art under the moniker of McFarlin Oil for more than fifty years.

Two other continuing exhibitions include “EMBRAID—Three Northwest Arkansas Strands” in the Underground Gallery, “Part to Whole: The Making of Art, the Artist, and the Artists’ Artist Group” in the West Gallery,

Image may contain: tree and outdoorAlso on the CALS Library Square campus, The Bookstore at Library Square is proud to present 50 works from the Arkansas League of Artists “Members Show” at the monthly event, 2nd Friday Art Night.

Visit The Bookstore six days a week. Three floors of books, gifts, locally made art & jewelry, plus an art gallery. By far the best place to buy used books in central Arkansas. Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm. Gallery open during regular bookstore hours.