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2nd Friday Art Night, August 14, 5 - 8 pm

Historic Arkansas Museum - Monday, August 10, 2015

 

Join us for the opening reception of two new exhibits and live music by John Willis and the Late Romantics, described by the Arkansas Times as “literate, confessional and wryly funny piano-rock fleshed out with vocal harmonies…”. Our Year of Arkansas Beer continues with Moody Brews. The featured brews are French chardonnay barrel-aged Katchiri's Bier, a strong Belgian-style farmhouse ale brewed with American hops then aged for months in French chardonnay barrels, and also Aria’s Bier, a lighter farmhouse ale brewed with hibiscus flowers and orange peel.

 

Katherine Rutter & Ginny Sims

This exhibit features the work of two Little Rock natives who are pursuing their art careers on a national scale.

Rutter's delicate drawings combine gouache and watercolor with fanciful images of plants, insects, animals, human figures and patterns that create unlikely narratives. Rutter graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2007 with a BFA in drawing and photography. She is a working artist living in Oakland, CA.

After earning a degree in Political Science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Ginny Sims traveled abroad in Europe, working and apprenticing in pottery studios. She returned to the U.S. to earn an MFA from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2012. Ginny's ceramic work is an experiment in color and gesture, an examination of how each user interacts with the object. She lives, teaches and makes pottery in Minneapolis, MN.

The exhibit continues in the Trinity Gallery for Arkansas Artists through November 8, 2015.


"PopUp in the Rock: The Exhibit"

This exhibit explores the origins of PopUp in the Rock and highlights design solutions from PopUp events through the photography of Bethany Berry and 3D installations of street fixtures.

Developed by Create Little Rock and studioMAIN, PopUp in the Rock is a rapid community development organization in Little Rock inspired by the national Better Block movement. PopUp in the Rock demonstrates what is possible within neglected districts with underdeveloped potential. Through short-term installations, the group inspires long-term change. The exhibit continues in the Second Floor Gallery through October 4, 2015.