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story.lead_photo.caption Bust of Young Balzac, a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin, part of the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, will be on display in Jonesboro at Arkansas State University while the Arts Center undergoes a couple of years of renovation.

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Youthful Oklahoma!

Benton's Young Players will stage Getting to Know ... Oklahoma!, an adaptation for young performers of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, 7 p.m. today-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. Sponsor is Regions Bank. Tickets are $15, $12 for senior citizens and college students, $6 preschool-grade 12 students. Call (501) 315-5483 or visit

Sculpture on tour

"Height X Width X Depth: Sculpture from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection" goes on display today in two of the six galleries at Bradbury Art Museum in Arkansas State University's Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. The 15 works of three-dimensional art from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation collection include a bronze bust by Auguste Rodin, a wooden assemblage by Louise Nevelson, a cast bronze relief by Henry Moore, a carved wooden work by Robyn Horn and a ceramic vessel by Peter Voulkos. The exhibition will remain on display while the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock undergoes extensive renovations, scheduled for completion in early 2022.

Also on display at the museum, through Sept. 11: "A Notational Guide to the Universe," paintings by Cuban-American artist David "Lebo" Le Batard.

Summer hours, through Aug. 16, are noon-7 p.m. Thursday, noon-5 p.m. Friday, and by appointment. Regular hours resume Aug. 20: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, noon-7 p.m. Thursday, noon-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call (870) 972-3471 or visit

View From the North West Corner is one of a set of paintings in "Scenes From Christ Church," by John Kushmaul, at Little Rock's Christ Episcopal Church, on display through Sept. 30.
View From the North West Corner is one of a set of paintings in "Scenes From Christ Church," by John Kushmaul, at Little Rock's Christ Episcopal Church, on display through Sept. 30.



During a 2nd Friday Art Night reception, 5 p.m. Friday at Christ Episcopal Church, 509 Scott St., Little Rock, John Kushmaul will exhibit "Scenes From Christ Church," 22 recent paintings of the church and its surroundings, in the Parish Gallery and Patricia Palmer will show her experimental works in an exhibit titled "Inside Out" in the church parlor. It's part of the church's Arts@ChristChurch series. The artwork will remain on display, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Friday, through ­Sept. 30. Call (501) 375-2342 or visit

Community Band

The North Little Rock Community Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. Friday under the canopy in the center of Lakewood Village shopping area, off McCain Boulevard (between McCain Mall and North Hills Boulevard) in North Little Rock.

Conductor Rico Belotti will present his musical program "100% Chance of Rain," originally planned for the band's June concert, which was canceled because of rain: a medley of "rain" music arranged by Jack Bullock, plus Karl King's Prestissimo; Josef Strauss' Feurfest Polka, complete with anvil soloist; Douglas Wagner's Symphony, a medley of 14 themes from symphonies; The National Fencibles March by John Philip Sousa; and Themes Like Old Times II, a medley of World War I-era tunes arranged by Warren Barker. Audience members can provide their own lawn chairs and/or blankets. In case of inclement weather the concert will be canceled. Admission is free. Call (501) 758-2676 or visit

History sandwich

The Department of Arkansas Heritage is putting together a tour of War Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive off Fair Park Boulevard and West Markham Street in Little Rock, for its monthly "Sandwiching in History" program, noon Friday. Park in the lot along the stadium's western edge and meet inside Gate 9 of the stadium, built in 1948 and dedicated as a memorial to those who sacrificed their lives during World War II. Admission is free. Visit


PB 'Rocket Power'

Craft and shoot off a rocket for "Rocket Power" at Second Saturday Family FunDay, 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., Pine Bluff. Admission is free. Sponsor is the Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation. Call (870) 536-3375 or visit

Fiddler/singer Tori Vourganas is among the featured performers for the Boomtown Opry Saturday in El Dorado.
Fiddler/singer Tori Vourganas is among the featured performers for the Boomtown Opry Saturday in El Dorado.

Boomtown Opry

Featured performers for the Boomtown Opry, 7 p.m. Saturday at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, 100 W. Eighth St., El Dorado, will be fiddler/singer Tori Vourganas; singers Becky Rainwater, Greg & Lisa Oden, Hali Pinson, Tony Smith, Rick Jones and Brandon Gabbert; comedian Max Henderson; and the Silver Kickers. They'll join a house band led by B.J. Kyle with background vocals by country duo Southern Koast (Keith Owens and Susan Tolin). Actor/singer Steve Harrell is the master of ceremonies. Tickets are $10 in advance (at, $15 at the door, $5 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. A portion of the proceeds benefits the El Dorado Boys & Girls Club. Call (870) 665-9315 or visit


Paper works

July 26 is the deadline for Arkansas artists to submit entries for the Arkansas Arts Council's 2020 Small Works on Paper touring exhibition.

Members of the Arkansas Artist Registry are eligible. Works must be on paper, must fit into an Arts Council-provided frame that is 18-by-18 or 18-by-24 inches, must have been completed within the last two years and must be original and not a reproduction or copy. Entry fee is $10 for one piece, $20 for two and $25 for three. Entry forms are available online at or by email: Call (501) 324-9150.

Juror Jamie Adams, associate professor of art at Washington University in St. Louis, will select up to 40 works for the show -- they'll be announced in September -- and hand out up to $2,000 in purchase awards. The exhibition will tour nine Arkansas locations, beginning in January at Little Rock's Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.

Weekend on 07/11/2019



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