Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:
"Balanced Nature," paintings and drawings by David Mudrinich, a faculty member at Arkansas Tech University, focusing on landscapes and "the human alterations made to the land," according to an artist statement, opens Friday at Cantrell Gallery, 8208 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. The exhibit will remain up through Oct. 31. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For a "covid-19 format" opening reception, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, the gallery will admit five attendees at a time with a well-spaced line under a covered sidewalk. Masks are mandatory. The gallery restroom will not be available, so "plan accordingly," gallery staff suggests. Call (501) 224-1335 or visit cantrellgallery.com.
"We Hold These Truths: American Veterans in Arkansas," a new exhibition honoring Black military veterans at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock, opens with a virtual reception 7 p.m. today via the Facebook page, facebook.com/mosaictemplars. Admission is free. The exhibition, put together by Little Rock photographer Ed Drew, who is also a veteran, includes about 30 tintype photos of Black veterans as well as a handful of cyanotypes printed from silver gelatin glass plate negatives and typed letters from Arkansas Confederate soldiers who wrote home during the Civil War. The exhibition will remain up through February. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Call (501) 683-3593.
Country singer Kane Brown will perform on big outdoor screens at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at drive-in and outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada, including the 112 Drive-In in Fayetteville, James Junction in Pocahontas, the MP Outdoor Theater, 6700 Allied Way, Little Rock, and the Stone Drive-In Theatre in Mountain View. It's part of the Encore Drive-In Nights series. Early-bird tickets, through Sunday, are $56 per vehicle (up to six people); general admission tickets are $76 per vehicle. Visit tinyurl.com/y5a6b6ao.
Jonesboro's Foundation of Arts will put on a classic rock Music Show, complete with a live stage band, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Forum Theater, 115 E. Monroe Ave., Jonesboro. The theater will follow Arkansas Health Department guidelines on covid-19 prevention; doors open 30 minutes before curtain and seating is limited. Tickets are $17, $14 for senior citizens, children 12 and younger, military and Arkansas State University students, staff and faculty. Call (870) 935-2726 or visit foajonesboro.org.
The Windgate Foundation has donated $3 million to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as a maintenance endowment for the university's eponymous Windgate Center of Art and Design. The endowment will also finance long-term major capital renewal and maintenance projects. The foundation also gave a gift of $42,020 to be used this year for immediate maintenance needs.
The Arkansas Arts Council will host a two-hour webinar at 10 a.m. Sept. 23 for executive directors and board chairs of nonprofit organizations looking to build and maintain an effective board. Brenda Mauldin, owner of Brenda Long Mauldin Grant Writing & Development Consulting, will lead the online GetSmART! workshop, titled "Build an Effective Board for Your Organization." Attendance is limited to 100. It's free but registration is required — visit arkansasarts.org. For more information, call (501) 324-9775 or email email@example.com.
Artists can help
With their annual fundraising scavenger hunt canceled because of covid-19, the Fairfield Bay Animal Protection League and Women With a Purpose are raising money to provide a new space for a cat infirmary in the Fairfield Bay Animal Shelter with an online art auction, Nov. 1-7. The organizations are calling for donations of art pieces — including, but not limited to, drawings, paintings, sculpture, wood carving, photography, pottery and textiles; Email WWAPNCA@gmail.com or call (501) 351-5178. Deadline is Oct. 1. The goal is $8,775. Bidding will take place online starting at noon Nov. 1, at biddingowl.com/womenwithapurpose. They'll also accept donations by check (mail to FFB APL, P.O. Box 1460, Fairfield Bay, Ark 72088) or by credit card and PayPal, at ffbanimalshelter.org.
In "From Haralson & Mott to MAHG: The Evolution of an Architecture Firm," a virtual panel discussion set for 3:30 p.m. Oct. 1 via GoTo Webinar, architects Galen Hunter, Travis Bartlett and Michael Lejong of MAHG in Fort Smith will discuss the evolution of their Arkansas firm since the 1930s. Register at tinyurl.com/y2njxwj9; registrants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.