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Duet of note: Husband and wife to play his compositions at free concerts in Arkansas

posted: 08/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Some 34 years ago, composer/pianist Phillip Schroeder pushed a musical score across a table in the student lounge to Margaret Jones, an undergraduate student and violinist at Butler University in Indianapolis.

Artbeat: Zarco exhibits art quilts inspired by Hispanic, world cultures

posted: 08/04/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Twelve years ago, Sabrina Zarco won the Grand Award at the Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center for her mixed media fabric art Women of Juarez.

Artbeat: Retro Polaroid art on display

posted: 07/28/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

One of the charms of a Polaroid camera was its immediacy ... snap, grab the tab, pull the photo out of the camera, wait a few minutes and instant gratification is in your hand. In the pre-digital age, it was a big deal that we didn't have to wait for photos to be developed.

Artbeat: LR galleries' exhibits salute two Arkansas artists

posted: 07/26/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Two late Arkansas artists, one whose star had just started to rise and one an established presence in central Arkansas' art scene, are being celebrated at two Little Rock galleries.

Year's best music more authentic, less stylistic

posted: 07/24/2016 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Hungry for something new, maybe something a bit off the beaten path, away from the highly polished slickness of today's pop and country?

Artbeat: Shows feature Bedouin crafts, new works in glass, pastels

posted: 07/10/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Clothes. Jewelry. Coffeepots.

Personal space

posted: 07/09/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Occupation: communications manager at the Arkansas Arts Center

Artbeat: 'Delta' winner makes history

posted: 06/28/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

When Little Rock architectural photographer Tim Hursley won the Grand Award at this year's 58th annual "Delta Exhibition" at the Arkansas Arts Center, he made history.

Storefront stunner: With ‘wonderful creepiness,’ photo of stuffed two-headed calf takes top Delta prize

posted: 06/19/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Perhaps no one was more surprised by the choice of the Grand Award winner at the Arkansas Arts Center's 58th annual "Delta Exhibition" than the show's juror.

Artbeat: Williams' drawings enthrall

posted: 06/14/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

By focusing on the natural world and our relationship with it, Renee Williams' paintings and drawings took on a new depth at her Gallery 26 show last year.




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