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story.lead_photo.caption Jed Jackson’s La Belle et la Bete is part of the “Eclectic” exhibit, on display through Nov. 7 at Arkansas State University’s Bradbury Art Museum, Jonesboro.

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'Eclectic' art

"Eclectic" -- works by paper- and printmaker Teresa Cole, painter Jed Jackson, sculptor and installation artist Tom Lee, pen-and-ink artist Mario M. Muller, neon artist Hans Schmitt-Matzen and video creator David Sullivan -- goes on display with an opening reception, 5-6:30 p.m. today at Bradbury Art Museum in Arkansas State University's Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. The exhibit will be up through Nov. 7. Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, noon-7 p.m. Thursday, noon-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the reception and galleries are free. Call (870) 972-3471 or visit


History sandwich

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's monthly "Sandwiching in History" tour visits the Argenta Rock Island Depot, 1201 E. Fourth St., North Little Rock, at noon Friday. The session includes a brief lecture and tour of the property, built in 1913. Admission is free; participants are encouraged to provide their own lunches. Call (501) 324-9880, email or visit

Foundation's folk

Nashville, Tenn.-based alternative-folk band The Arcadian Wild will perform for the Foundation of Arts' "First Fridays at the Forum" concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Forum Theater, 115 E. Monroe St., Jonesboro. Tickets: $10, $8 for senior citizens; military; Arkansas State University students, faculty and staff; and children 12 and younger. Call (870) 935-2726 or visit

Inspecting art

"Upon Closer Inspection," paintings and drawings by Jeri Hillis, Dolores Justus, Sammy Peters and Gary Simmons that depict an attention to detail, plus sculptures and woodwork by Robyn Horn, Jill Kyong, Sandra Sell and Gene Sparling, will be on display at Justus Fine Art Gallery, 827A Central Ave., Hot Springs starting with a monthly Gallery Walk reception, 5-9 p.m. Friday. The exhibition will be up through Oct. 31. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment. Call (501) 321-2335 or visit

Playground King

Arkansas Tech University Theatre will stage The Playground King, a children's play by Tech student Tanner Williams involving a boy who loses his "kingdom" -- his school playground during recess -- to a classmate who believes he is better suited to lead, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Techionery Theatre, 1502 N. El Paso Ave., Russellville. Tickets are $5, $3 for students. Call (479) 964-0890.


Cupcakes? Goodness!

The State Fair and fair food will be the theme for amateur and professional bakers creating savory or sweet treats for CareLink's fourth annual Cupcakes for Goodness Sake fundraiser, 4-7 p.m. Saturday along North Little Rock's Main Street. Attendees can sample and cast their votes for their favorite in amateur and professional categories; the winners of each gets a $750 cash prize. The event also features vendors, food trucks and music by the Rodney Block Collective. Proceeds benefit the Central Arkansas Area Agency on Aging, including its Meals on Wheels and in-home care services. Tickets are $10, $5 for children. Call (501) 688-7469 or visit or

Craft connection

Stone County artisans will mark American Craft Week by showing their work and teaching mini workshops Saturday in shops around the Courthouse Square in Mountain View, including the Arkansas Craft School and the Arkansas Craft Gallery; at the Stone County Museum's Painting Place; and in the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area at Blanchard Springs. The event begins with an open house, 9-10 a.m. in the Craft Village of the Ozark Folk Center, 1302 Park Ave., Mountain View. A close-of-day reception at Gravity BrewWorks near Big Flat will feature craft beer and prize drawings. Admission is free. A complete schedule of demonstrations and workshops is available online at Call (870) 213-5083 or visit the Facebook page,


UCA jazz

Three University of Central Arkansas Jazz Ensembles -- the Top-Hatters, Jazz I and Jazz Combo -- perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Recital Hall, Snow Fine Arts Center, UCA, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Admission is free. Call (501) 450-5760 or email


Workshops for vets

The Arkansas Arts Council and the Central Arkansas Veterans Health System will present a series of creative arts workshops for military veterans Oct. 23 and 25, with creative writing sessions from 8:30 a.m.-noon and visual arts from 1-4:30 p.m., on the first floor of the Eugene J. Towbin Healthcare Center, 2200 Fort Roots Drive, North Little Rock. The workshops are open to all veterans in the surrounding community; admission is free. It kicks off a planned series of statewide workshops designed to help veterans hone existing skills. Call (501) 541-5865 or email

The Arcadian Wild — mandolinist Lincoln Mick (left) and guitarist Isaac Horn — performs Friday in Jonesboro.

Weekend on 10/04/2018


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