2019 - Anthony Tidwell

2019 - Anthony Tidwell


Anthony Tidwell is an artist, barber, mentor and an educator for at-risk youth in Hot Springs. His barber skills earned him the nickname of “Cutwell.” In 2014, he founded Cutwell 4 Kids (C4K) in Hot Springs. C4K is a nonprofit, hands-on art program that allows children to play, create art, develop self-esteem, build confidence and learn coping skills to use in their daily lives. The C4K studio is in a renovated space previously occupied by his grandparents’ barber shop and restaurant. The sixth annual fundraiser event, “Birth of an Artist,” raised more than $7,000 last year to support the continuation of C4K. Drawing inspiration from a traumatic time in his life, Anthony earned a degree in early childhood education and trained as a mental health para-professional. He has worked at Birch Tree Communities, where he assisted people with mental illness, and as an art teacher for the after-school program at the Arts Center of the Grand Prairie in Stuttgart. Besides being a full-time barber,


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