Arkansas Arts http://ualrpublicradio.org en Arkansas Literary Festival Announces Lineup http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-literary-festival-announces-lineup <p>Organizers of the <a href="http://www.arkansasliteraryfestival.org/" target="_blank">Arkansas Literary Festival</a> are announcing the lineup for this year's event, which runs from April 24 through the 27.</p><p>Susan Gele&nbsp;with the Central Arkansas Library System says more than 80 presenters will be in Little Rock for the festival, including romance and suspense writer Catherine Coulter and Mary Roach, who the <em>Washington Times</em> has called “America's funniest science writer.”</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:55:03 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward 18180 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Literary Festival Announces Lineup Strauss, Gulda And Beethoven http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/strauss-gulda-and-beethoven <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Geoffrey Robson explores the Viennese Waltz with Strauss's Overture to Die </span>Fledermaus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the varied styles of </span>Gulda's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra and Beethoven's often overlooked Symphony No. 4.</span></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:45:00 +0000 Geoffrey Robson 14424 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Contemporary Artists To Show At Crystal Bridges http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/contemporary-artists-show-crystal-bridges <p></p><p>In marking the second anniversary of its opening, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is announcing a major exhibition of contemporary artists that will open late next year.</p><p>The museum in Bentonville announced Monday that the show, called "State of the Art," will open Sept. 13 and run through Jan. 5., 2015.</p><p>Crystal Bridges curators have visited more than 400 artists' studios to select pieces for the exhibition, which will feature works by more than 100 artists.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:14:56 +0000 Associated Press 14335 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Contemporary Artists To Show At Crystal Bridges Little Rock Leaders Launch Campaign To Fund Robinson Renovation Project http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/little-rock-leaders-launch-campaign-fund-robinson-renovation-project <p>Little Rock city leaders kicked off a campaign Tuesday to get citizens excited about helping to fund a $68 million renovation and expansion project at Robinson Center Music Hall.</p><p>The event was held on the steps of the auditorium, with Mayor Mark Stodola and other city leaders promoting a December 10 special election to vote on whether to use an existing two percent advertising and promotion tax to finance the additions.</p><p>Former Mayor Jim Dailey reminded those in attendance of the building’s historical significance.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:02:00 +0000 Maggie Carroll 13667 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Little Rock Leaders Launch Campaign To Fund Robinson Renovation Project Arkansas Black Hall Of Fame To Honor Six Inductees http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-black-hall-fame-honor-six-inductees <p>The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation is honoring six inductees in its 21<sup>st</sup> annual ceremony.</p><p>The event will be held at the State House Convention Center Saturday with over 900 people are expected to attend.</p><p>Inductees included a professional athlete, recording artist, and engineer.</p><p>Chairman of the foundation, Charles Stewart says donations and proceeds go to other non profits in Arkansas, "working to improve education, youth development, health and wellness&nbsp; in black and other underserved communities."</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:52:51 +0000 Maggie Carroll 13098 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Black Hall Of Fame To Honor Six Inductees Little Rock Board To Decide On Referring Robinson Center Renovations To Voters http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/little-rock-board-decide-referring-robinson-center-renovations-voters <p>The Little Rock Board of Directors is to decide Tuesday afternoon whether to allow a special election for voters to decide whether to use a two percent tax to fund a massive renovation of Robinson Center Music Hall.</p><p>But there are concerns that there hasn&rsquo;t been enough discussion about the funding.</p><p>The extensive plan was unveiled last week, calling for $60 million worth of renovations to the building, which was built in 1939. The cost rises to $68 million when including the expense of relocating staff and paying for a special bond election.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 14:16:24 +0000 Michael Hibblen 12110 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Little Rock Board To Decide On Referring Robinson Center Renovations To Voters Little Rock Considers Renovation Plan For Performance Hall http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/little-rock-considers-renovation-plan-performance-hall <p></p><p></p><p>Little Rock city leaders are to decide next Tuesday on whether to allow voters to decide a proposal to fund the renovation of Robinson Center Music Hall.</p><p>Tuesday evening the Board of Directors heard a presentation detailing upgrades to the facility. &nbsp;Earlier in the day advocates for the project detailed it for reporters. &nbsp;You can view a <a href="http://www.littlerock.com/!userfiles/editor/docs/RobinsonAuditoriumRenovationPresentation.pdf">PDF of the presentation here</a>.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:14:33 +0000 Michael Hibblen 11755 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Little Rock Considers Renovation Plan For Performance Hall First Rembrandt Inspires Membership Boost At Arkansas Art Center http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/first-rembrandt-inspires-membership-boost-arkansas-art-center <p>The Arkansas Arts Center added 570 new members, roughly a 15 percent increase, to its roster as a result of its most recent exhibition, “Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: Treasures of Kenwood House, London,” according to the center's Chief Financial Officer Laine Harber.</p><p>The exhibit of impressionist painters, which included the first Rembrandt painting ever to be displayed in Arkansas, exceeded the center's membership expectations, Harber said. It wrapped up this past Sunday.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:33:55 +0000 William Strigel 11007 at http://ualrpublicradio.org First Rembrandt Inspires Membership Boost At Arkansas Art Center Crystal Bridges To Display Newly Acquired Edward Hopper Artwork http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/crystal-bridges-display-newly-acquired-edward-hopper-artwork <p></p><p>Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to soon display a newly acquired painting of a New York scene by modernist Edward Hopper.</p><p>The museum in Bentonville on Monday didn't disclose a purchase a price but said it recently acquired the work from a private collection.</p><p>Crystal Bridges says the work should be on exhibit by mid-September in its Early 20th Century Art Gallery.</p><p>The painting is titled Blackwell's Island and depicts what's now known as Roosevelt Island, which is off Manhattan in the East River.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 19:44:21 +0000 Associated Press 10189 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Crystal Bridges To Display Newly Acquired Edward Hopper Artwork Art Galleries On The Move In Hot Springs http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/art-galleries-move-hot-springs <p>A number of artists in Hot Springs are updating their spaces or moving to new venues.</p><p>Artist's Workshop Gallery plans to move their exhibited artworks in mid-September from 810 Central Ave.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">to the </span>Sumpter-Little<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> building at 610 Central Ave. </span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:52:03 +0000 Associated Press 9797 at http://ualrpublicradio.org