Visual Arts

The exhibit “Carroll Cloar’s Arkansas” will be on display at the South Arkansas Arts Center (SAAC) in El Dorado from November 7 through December 19.  According to a press release sent by the SAAC, Cloar (1913-1993) was born in Earle, Arkansas in 1913. “Relying upon memories of his childhood in Arkansas, photographs, and literary inspiration, …
September brings thoughts of autumn in Arkansas.  From the changing of the leaves and a new major arts event, to pumpkin patches and locally grown produce, there’s a kaleidoscope of color and activities around nearly every bend. Start planning your trip now.   1.   A Top 10 in September’s 10: It’s pretty impressive when the …
If you haven’t yet been to see the outstanding collection of Carroll Cloar artwork at the Arkansas Arts Center, time is getting short.  You have until June 1 to experience the rare show of paintings by the Arkansas native who is renowned for his depiction of farm life in the south, particularly his home state. …
Artosphere is an Arts and Nature Festival with activities and interests for all ages.  It includes kids and family events, movement, visual arts and music performed throughout May and June in northwest Arkansas. The festival goal is to celebrate artists, influenced by nature, who inspire us to live more sustainable lives. That translates to awesome …
What does a mom want for Mother’s Day?  Flowers, reservations at a nice restaurant, and other gifts are appreciated. But the real gift she is looking for is time with the family that gave her the title of Mom in the first place. Here are six ideas for spending time with your mom this Mother’s …
  Fort Smith native Sarah Martin Ridgley developed a passion for “vintage emphemera” – paper items such as invitations and note cards – while researching invitations for her wedding in 2005. Today she sells her hand-cranked invitations, cards, coasters and prints through Etsy, the e-commerce website that focuses on handmade or vintage items. The products …
Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale is a small museum with a lot of history and heart. Nestled in a park-like, two-acre wooded setting, the Shiloh Museum offers exhibits, programs, special events, photos and collections about the Arkansas Ozarks, six historic buildings, museum store, and picnic tables. There is also a research library with …