visual arts

The Acansa Arts Festival, taking place Sept. 21-25 in Little Rock and North Little Rock, is now in its third year of uniting local and national talent in a world-class arts event that is both entertaining to spectators and beneficial to Arkansas’s arts community. Working collaboratively with the local arts organizations Ballet Arkansas, the Arkansas …
  Mural festivals are typically in big cities. But for the second year, Fort Smith is host to The Unexpected, a mural festival bringing urban contemporary art to Arkansas. During the event occurring this week, the walls of several downtown historic buildings will be painted with large murals. The buildings are located in between about …
Norwood Creech isn’t an Arkansan by birth…she is an Arkansan by choice! Born in Kansas City, MO, Norwood made her way to Arkansas after living on both coasts, and a few places in between. Her last stop before Arkansas was Memphis. While living in Memphis, Norwood crossed the Mighty Mississippi for a visit to Arkansas …
Dr. Henry Rinne will give a lecture on the art of Winslow Homer at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum. Winslow Homer (February 24, 1836 – September 29, 1910) was an American landscape painter and printmaker and is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th-century America and a …
The Norman Rockwell exhibition opens Saturday, March 9 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. It’s exactly what you expect from this icon, but then it’s so much more. Containing 50 original paintings and all 323 Saturday Evening Post covers, it shows the true depth of the artist Norman Rockwell. The Saturday Evening …
East Arkansas Community College’s Fine Arts Center  in Forrest City  is currently hosting the exhibition Wayside Watercolors by Bill Branch, through Jan. 4, 2013. Branch, an award-winning watercolorist, is the curator at the Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena. The exhibit consists of 30 original, framed artworks created by Branch on site, or “en plein …