Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu February 23, 2017
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Ron Almond of Maumelle works on a painting that he will take to the ninth annual Delta Visual Arts Show on Saturday. He titled the painting Colorado River Canyon. Almond often paints landscapes of sights he sees as he and his wife pursue outdoor hobbies such as rafting, kayaking, biking and hiking. He recently spent 19 days rafting the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and took photos, including the one he used as a guide to create this painting.

Artistic display

Area residents to participate in show in Newport

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

Several local artists have participated in the annual Delta Visual Arts Show in Newport in the past and plan to do so again this year. The ninth annual Delta Visual Arts Show will open at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Newport. The show, which is promoted by the Blue Bridge Center for the Delta Arts in Newport, is free and open to the public. More than 180 artists will have their work on display, and visitors will have an opportunity to m... READ MORE


JA of Russellville sets charity ball for Saturday

RUSSELLVILLE — The Junior Auxiliary of Russellville’s charity ball on Saturday isn’t just going to be a Mardi Gras-themed party. “It’s going to be an immersion experience,” co-chairwoman Holly Pace said.


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