May 2nd Friday Art Night features a collaboration between Historic Arkansas Museum and Arkansas Arts Council

It is once again time for 2nd Friday Art Night!  One of the highlights this month is a collaboration between Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas Arts Council.

The Arkansas Arts Council curated exhibition, (Everyday) Interpretations: Cindy Arsaga, Joe Morzuch, and Adam Posnak, opens in the Trinity Gallery  for  Arkansas Artists and the Year of Arkansas Beer continues  with Apple Blossom Brewing Company.

 

Cindy Arsaga, Joe Morzuch, and Adam Posnak work  in three distinctly different media. Each artist derives inspiration  from everyday experience.
  •  Arsaga, who lives in Fayetteville, uses photography to  capture  images of daily experience and employs a  process of layering encaustic (hot wax) pigment on  her photographs.
  •  Morzuch, who lives in Bono, captures beauty in the  most mundane objects to create dancing color and  light with oil paint on canvas.
  •  Posnak, who lives in West Fork, makes terracotta pottery,  the decoration of which reflects an interest in various  traditional systems of belief, particularly those of  West Africa and the African Diaspora.

For the “Year of Arkansas Beer” this month HAM is featuring Apple Blossom Brewing Company.  

  • Hazy Morning Coffee Stout made with Arsaga’s Coffee – This beer was gently aged on thirty pounds of an Arabica blend roasted by Arsaga’s Coffee Roasters in Fayetteville. Strong notes of coffee in the nose with hints of floral and citrus from the use of American hops. Medium bodied beer  with medium notes of oats and malted barley, and a dominant flavor of coffee.
  •  Armstrong APA – ABBC’s flagship ale features caramel, dried fruit, and nut malt notes with heavy  American citrus hops. Their favorite  blend of India Pale Ale and Strong  American Pale Ale styles.

 

There will be live music by David Bise, Sam Ellis & Drew Morse of The Cons of Formant.

It all takes place from 5pm to 8pm at Historic Arkansas Museum.

Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas Arts Council are agencies of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

Arkansas Arts Council celebrates 2013 Fellowship Recipients today

Arkansas_Arts_Council_logo_2Nine Arkansas artists will be celebrated today when the Arkansas Arts Council honors the recipients of its Individual Artist Fellowship awards. The artists will be recognized at a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Arts Council awarded nine artist fellowships in the amount of $4,000 each. Fellowships are awarded annually to artists in Arkansas in recognition of their individual artistic abilities. These fellowships enable artists to set aside time for creating their art and improving their skills. Three artistic disciplines are selected each year as categories for the awards.

The three categories for this year are Literary Arts: Playwriting; Performing Arts: Directing of Narrative and Documentary Films; and Visual Arts: Creating Contemporary and Traditional Crafts.

The fellowship recipients were selected by a jury of out-of-state professional artists, writers, performers and art administrators.

Literary Arts: Playwriting

Kelley Smith Pruitt, Little Rock – In a Year’s Time

Clinnesha D. Sibley, Fayetteville – Tell Martha Not to Moan

Werner Trieschmann, Little Rock – Disfarmer

 

Performing Arts: Directing of Narrative and Documentary Films

Joshua H. Miller, Little Rock – Pillow

Mark Thiedeman, Little Rock – Last Summer

Nathan Willis, Little Rock – “The Van”

 

Visual Arts: Creating Contemporary and Traditional Crafts

Ed Pennebaker, Osage – blown glass, stone and metal work

Timothy LaTourette, Fayetteville – wood, lighting and printmaking

Adam Posnak, West Fork – functional ceramic with stark black, white and red imagery

 

The Arkansas Arts Council is an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

Ark Arts Council announces 2013 Fellowship Recipients

Arkansas_Arts_Council_logo_2Last week, the Arkansas Arts Council announced the recipients of its Individual Artist Fellowship awards. The artists will be recognized at a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. The reception is open to the public. Space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP by calling (501) 324-9766.

The Arkansas Arts Council awarded nine artist fellowships in the amount of $4,000 each. Fellowships are awarded annually to artists in Arkansas in recognition of their individual artistic abilities. These fellowships enable artists to set aside time for creating their art and improving their skills. Three artistic disciplines are selected each year as categories for the awards.

The three categories for this year are Literary Arts: Playwriting; Performing Arts: Directing of Narrative and Documentary Films; and Visual Arts: Creating Contemporary and Traditional Crafts.

The fellowship recipients were selected by a jury of out-of-state professional artists, writers, performers and art administrators.

Literary Arts: Playwriting

Kelley Smith Pruitt, Little Rock – In a Year’s Time

Clinnesha D. Sibley, Fayetteville – Tell Martha Not to Moan

Werner Trieschmann, Little Rock – Disfarmer

 

Performing Arts: Directing of Narrative and Documentary Films

Joshua H. Miller, Little Rock – Pillow

Mark Thiedeman, Little Rock – Last Summer

Nathan Willis, Little Rock – “The Van”

 

Visual Arts: Creating Contemporary and Traditional Crafts

Ed Pennebaker, Osage – blown glass, stone and metal work

Timothy LaTourette, Fayetteville – wood, lighting and printmaking

Adam Posnak, West Fork – functional ceramic with stark black, white and red imagery

 

The Arkansas Arts Council is an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.