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  • "Pushing the Limits"

    March 2 - 31, 2015
    201 W. Fourth Street, Argenta District, North Little Rock
    10:00 AM - 1:00PM Monday -Friday

    First Presbyterian Church, 201 W. Fourth Street, Fellowship Hall Argenta Arts district “Pushing the Limits” Three eclectic artists, Amy Edgington, Michael Church and Laura Fanning stretch the limits of art March 2, through March 31. Visit daily 10:00-1:00. Come to the Open House event in Fellowship Hall from 5:00 – 7:30 on March 20. This event is in conjunction with Argenta Artwalk. Refreshments served.

  • The Arkansas Saxophone Symposium

    UA Campus, Fayetteville
    Organization: UA Department of Music

    The University of Arkansas, Department of Music will be the host for a three day symposium for collegiate and high school saxophonists. The Mana Saxophone Quartet will be in residence for the event. All activities are free and open to the public.

  • Guest Artist Recital: Mana Saxophone Quartet

    UA Campus, Fayetteville
    7:30 pm
    Organization: UA Department of Music

    Hailed as "A new bright light in the world of chamber music," by Pulitzer Prize Winner Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, the Mana Quartet has provided a global audience with exciting and innovative presentations of classical music since 2004. More information on the Mana Saxophone Quartet can been found on their website: http://www.manaquartet.com/home/Mana.html

  • Made from Scratch--Caribbean Cuisine

    March 10
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton

    Package away the dread of attempting to create the perfect homemade dish. Through our Made from Scratch classes, Executive Chef Robert Hall shows participants that cooking “from scratch” can be fast, easy, healthy … and just a lot of culinary fun. These demonstration-only classes allow participants a chance to witness and soak in the best culinary practices and techniques required to truly put a delicious dish or dessert together from pure, simple ingredients.

  • Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) Masterworks III Concert

    March 7, 2015
    Walton Arts Center's Baum Walker Hall, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville
    7:30 p.m.

    The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) continues its 60th Anniversary Season with the Masterworks III concert on Sat., March 7 at Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall, under the baton of acclaimed SoNA Music Director Paul Haas. Entitled “Surf and Turf,” this concert is inspired by the idea of going out to sea and returning home, featuring works by Smetana, Debussy and Respighi. Tickets: www.sonamusic.org/tickets or (479) 443-5600 Single Ticket Prices: $28, $39, $50

  • University of Arkansas Inspirational Chorale

    UA Campus, Fayetteville
    7:30 pm
    Organization: UA Department of Music
  • University of Arkansas Voice Studio Recital of Moon-Sook Park

    UA Campus, Fayetteville
    7:30 pm
    Organization: UA Department of Music

    The recital will feature the voice students of Dr. Moon-Sook Park.

  • The Muses Creative Artistry Project "Celtic Spring" Concert

    March 13, 2015
    222 East 8th Street, Little Rock
    7:00 p.m.

    The Muses Creative Artistry Project heralds the beauty of spring and celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day with a spectacular performance of its concert entitled, “Celtic Spring” on Friday March 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, 222 East Eighth St. in Little Rock. Tickets for this sponsored event are $15 and will be sold at the door. All proceeds from this concert will benefit Family Promise of Pulaski County, whose mission is to serve working homeless families with children.

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers Spring Concert: Music of the Civil War Era

    March 13, 14, 15, 2015
    Arkansas Old State House Museum 300 West Markham Street , Little Rock
    7:00 pm
    Organization: Arkansas Chamber Singers

    We are extremely excited about our 3rd concert this season entitled "Music of the Civil War Era," which will also be presented in conjunction with the Old State House Museum Board. Choral music composed during, performed during, or inspired by the American Civil War featuring music by Verdi, Brahms, Stephen Foster and many Civil War tunes arranged for choir. We bid farewell to our commemoration of this cataclysmic event with a tribute to the men and women who created meaningful beauty during a

  • Last Summer at Bluefish Cove at TWT

    March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2015
    1001 W. 7th St., Little Rock
    7:30 pm
    Organization: Weekend Theater

    Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award. The story of a woman who leaves her husband to spend time by herself and who unwittingly wanders into the midst of a group of lesbians at their beach-side vacation where she falls for a charming woman who, unknown to her, is dying of cancer. The laughter, the love, the difficulties of being gay and how it affects relationships, has never before been told with such respect.

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers Spring Concert: Music of the Civil War Era

    March 13, 14, 15, 2015
    Arkansas Old State House Museum 300 West Markham Street , Little Rock
    7:00 pm
    Organization: Arkansas Chamber Singers

    We are extremely excited about our 3rd concert this season entitled "Music of the Civil War Era," which will also be presented in conjunction with the Old State House Museum Board. Choral music composed during, performed during, or inspired by the American Civil War featuring music by Verdi, Brahms, Stephen Foster and many Civil War tunes arranged for choir. We bid farewell to our commemoration of this cataclysmic event with a tribute to the men and women who created meaningful beauty during a

  • Degree Recital: Aaron Colley, euphonium

    UA Campus, Fayetteville
    Organization: UA Department of Music

    Aaron will be accompanied by Kristy Mezines, piano

  • Degree Recital: Jessica Carvin-Watkins, flute

    UA Campus, Fayetteville
    Organization: UA Department of Music
  • Degree Recital: Austin Jay, conducting

    UA Campus, Fayetteville
    1:00 pm
    Organization: UA Department of Music
  • Degree Recital: Alex Grisos, trumpet

    UA Campus, Fayetteville
    3:30 pm
    Organization: UA Department of Music
  • Boston Mountain Brassworks

    UA Campus, Fayetteville
    Organization: UA Department of Music

    The Boston Mountain Brassworks is a UA faculty brass quintet.

  • Faculty Recital: Lia Uribe-bassoon, Theresa Delaplain-oboe

    UA Campus, Fayetteville
    Organization: UA Department of Music

    Featuring guest artist Andrew Campbell on the piano.

  • Made from Scratch--Healthy Substitutions

    March 17
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton
    6-8 p.m.

    These demonstration-only classes allow participants a chance to witness and soak in the best culinary practices and techniques required to truly put a delicious dish or dessert together from pure, simple ingredients.

  • University Symphony Orchestra and University Opera

    UA Campus, Fayetteville
    7:00 pm
    Organization: UA Department of Music
  • Table for Two--Roasted Lobster Tails with Ginger Sauce

    March 20
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton

    Executive Chef Robert Hall will demonstrate how to cook the night’s entrée while you and your significant other enjoy a freshly prepared appetizer. After the demonstration, you will step up to the stove together and practice your new skills under Chef Hall’s guidance. Your newly created entrée will be enjoyed at a candlelit table for two followed by a decadent dessert from the WRI kitchen.

  • Arkansas Chamber Singers Event: The Art of Music

    Saturday, March 21, 2015
    Pleasant Ridge Town Center 11525 Cantrell Rd #910, Little Rock, AR 72212, Little Rock
    6:30 PM
    Organization: Arkansas Chamber Singers

    Come and explore the extensive fine art collection of original oil paintings while sipping on wine and taste delights. The newly opened Art Group Gallery at Pleasant Ridge Town Center features magnificent works by well-known Arkansan artists. Experience this special evening in support of the Arkansas Chamber Singers. $60 per person. Go to www.ar-chambersingers.org or call 501-377-1121 for more details on this Arkansas Chamber Singers Benefit.

  • Degree Recital: Haley Morgan Myles, piano

    UA Campus, Fayetteville
    2:00
    Organization: UA Department of Music
  • Student Recital: Jared Guinn, guitar

    UA Campus, Fayetteville
    6:00 p.m.
    Organization: UA Department of Music
  • Chef’s Tasting Dinners-- A Night at the Oscars

    March 28
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton

    These multi-course culinary experiences capture the essence of flavors representing a specific place and/or time. In each course of the dinner, participants will experience unique tastes centered around a certain theme, with wine pairings for each course. The dinners will cost $235 per person, which includes the meal, wine pairings, overnight accommodations and a continental breakfast the following morning.

  • Arts on the Mountain: Landscape Painting with Sandra Luckett

    March 28-29
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton

    Come join fellow artists for a weekend away where you'll receive intensive instruction from Arkansas artist Sandra Luckett in capturing the breathtaking landscapes of Petit Jean Mountain in oils. Instruction will be given at the Institute's Studio, a space that Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller built for his wife, Jeanette, as her own art retreat. The backdrop for the weekend will be the Studio's magnificent view from the edge of Petit Jean Mountain across the Arkansas River Valley.

  • Play it Forward Concert Series at The Walmart Museum

    March 28, 2015
    105 N. Main St., Bentonville
    6:30 pm
    Organization: The Walmart Museum

    Saturday, March 28, 2015: Join us for some heartfelt blues with Little Rock native, Lucious Spiller. Saturday, March 28th, at 6:30 pm in the Walmart World Room at The Walmart Museum. Tickets are $5 with proceeds benefiting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas. Doors open at 6. Ticket can be purchased in advance: http://tinyurl.com/nhoadzd

  • Degree Recital: Jake Pearlman, guitar

    UA Campus, Fayetteville
    3:30 pm
    Organization: UA Department of Music

    Jake will be joined by Michael Hanna - Saxophone, Robert Morris - Bass, Mike Roe - Drum Set, and Claudia Burson - piano.

  • Student Recital: Mike Roe, percussion

    UA Campus, Fayetteville
    7:30 pm
    Organization: UA Department of Music
  • Guest Artist: Amy Pollard, bassoon

    UA Campus, Fayetteville
    7:30 pm
    Organization: UA Department of Music
  • Basic Training--Simply Searing

    March 31
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton

    Without the building blocks of good instruction, cooking can seem like a daunting task. If you're unsure of boiling water, or if you know your way around a kitchen but want to make sure you've got all the basics covered, these classes will give you the confidence to step into your kitchen with whisks held high. Executive Chef Robert Hall leads these demonstration-only classes that cover a variety of topics. Class participants will receive recipe cards.

  • Argenta Arts Festival

    May 2, 2015
    406 Main Street, NLR, AR, North Little Rock
    10-6
    Organization: Argenta Arts Foundation

    Argenta Arts Festival/NLR Maker Faire - Where Art Meets Science (North Little Rock, AR., March 2, 2015) - The 2015 Argenta Arts Festival will bring over 30 artists from across the state to 406 Main Street, downtown North Little Rock’s Argenta Arts District, May 2, 2015, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In its fourth year the Argenta Arts Festival, formerly Thea Arts Festival, will feature artists whose works include basketry, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, print making, metal, wood, leather and sculpt

  • Albert Handell workshop

    May 4 to May 8, 2015
    267 osprey dr. On lake hamilton, Hot Springs National Park

    Join me and master artist, Albert Handell for a 5 day indoor/ outdoor oil and pastel workshop. The workshop will be held on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs. You may work in either medium and both will be demoed the only living artist who is a member of the hall of fame in both oil painters of America and pastel painters of America, this is an unforgettable experience. Contact Lori Lewis at loritlew@yahoo.com or 5016905674.

  • Conference on Normal Tissue Radiation Effects and Countermeasures (CONTREC)

    May 6-9
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton

    CONTREC, a Winthrop Rockefeller Conference, will address three topics in the field of radiation injury: side effects of radiation during and after cancer therapy; radiological and nuclear emergencies; and exposure to radiation in space. CONTREC will bring together top national and international researchers to share their work, while also showcasing the groundbreaking work at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Division of Radiation Health.

  • Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

    July 17-19, 2015
    1 Rockefeller Drive, Morrilton

    The Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, presented in partnership with the Clinton School of Public Service, the University of Arkansas Office of Entrepreneurship and the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, will be held July 17-19, 2015, at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain and will provide training for new and aspiring social entrepreneurs, focusing on such topics as business skills, legal issues, scalability, measuring impact, ethics and benefit corporations.

Funding for the Arkansas Arts Council and its programs is provided by the State of Arkansas and The National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.