Visual Arts

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 …
Local artist and designer Kirk Demarais has been selected by Main Street Siloam Springs to complete a mural on the south-facing outdoor wall of 204 S. Broadway St. in historic downtown Siloam Springs. The mural selection committee unanimously chose Demarais’ proposal because his concept is reflective of the theme “Celebration of Siloam Springs.” He describes …
At Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now has attracted more than 127,000 visitors since opening on Sept. 13, making it the most viewed exhibition in the museum’s three-year history. (The day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, boasted the highest State of the Art attendance to date …
Reynolds Performance Hall in Conway will be rocking when Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder appear in concert, Jan. 25. Back by popular demand, the master of the mandolin spans the musical genres of bluegrass, country and gospel. Performing with the some of the best musicians he’s worked with to date, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder …
Central Avenue, the main thoroughfare of downtown Hot Springs, was named one of the 10 Great Streets in the U.S. this year by the American Planning Association. The street is home to many eye-catching sights, including Gallery Row. “Our galleries downtown are all within walking distance of each other and each is committed to creating …
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, …