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Its in the Bag-Anniversary Edition

Its in the Bag-Anniversary Edition

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - MTCC is celebrating its 7th anniversary with a lunch 'n learn dedicated to our largest exhibit to date: "Freedom! Oh, Freedom!"

Special guest Mark Christ, community outreach director for Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will present "An eagle on his button and a musket on his shoulder: Black Regiments in Civil War Arkansas."

The lunch 'n learn will be held on September 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch will be provided and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call (501) 683-3620 or email Tameka@arkansasheritage.org.

Creativity Arkansas 2015 exhibit opening

Creativity Arkansas 2015 exhibit opening

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Mosaic Templars Cultural Center's Creativity Arkansas collection plans to feature works from African American artists who share a connection with Arkansas. 

The theme of this year's collection is "Ancestral Landascapes: From Africa to Arkansas." 

The exhibit will open on September 17 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Refreshments will be served. For more information call 501-683-3620 or email Tameka@arkansasheritage.org.

Family Fun Saturday September 12

Family Fun Saturday September 12

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Tommy Terrific will present an educational magic show about famous "Black Cowboys of the Old West." 

The kids will learn about Bill Pickett who invented bulldogging as Tommy does a magic trick with a steer's skull. They will also learn about expert robber Nat Love and Mary Fields, who delivered mail in the Wild West. 

Tommy Terrific will create a world of excitement when he uses his magical lasso and a host of other tricks to highlight Black Americans of the Old West. 

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. There will be popcorn, prizes and more. All of the festivities will begin at noon on September 12.

For more information, call (501) 683-3610 or email AmandaH@arkansasheritage.org

 

10th Annual Thea Paves the Way

10th Annual Thea Paves the Way

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Thea Foundation’s 10th annual sidewalk chalk event, Thea Paves the Way, will be held Saturday, September 12, 2015, on the front lawn of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, where students and families will share in the creative community effort to cover the sidewalks in vibrant chalk art.

Thea Paves the Way will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the front lawn of the Clinton Presidential Center.

Registration is free and open to school groups, church groups, families, clubs and other organizations. Teachers who register their students and compete together as a school group have a chance to win one of two $250 gift certificates for art supplies from Dick Blick.

PopUp West Ninth

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Developed by studioMAIN and Create Little Rock, Pop Up in the Rock is a rapid community development project that focuses on illustrating underdeveloped potential in local city areas.

The next Pop Up event will take place on West Ninth Street on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The PopUp West Ninth event will focus on Little Rock’s Historic West Ninth Street and will span from the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) at Ninth and Broadway to Dreamland Ballroom at Ninth and State and across the State Street overpass to the campus of Philander Smith.

PopUp West Ninth hopes to encourage pedestrian and bicycle traffic between Philander Smith College and West Ninth Street via the South State Street overpass, thereby bridging the gap that originally unraveled the urban fabric of the area.

Inspired by community feedback and the rich history of West Ninth, PopUp in the Rock hopes to demonstrate the district’s potential for a vibrant future.

Back to school youth conference

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - On September 12, 2015 Arkansas Stop the Violence will be having a Back to School Youth Conference at Greater Trinity, located at 2400 Wright Ave. at 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of this event is to show people the good that our children are doing and to try to show them the importance of education, being on task and trying to be successful in life.  

For more information contact Benny Johnson at (501) 541-1951 or Walter at (501) 351-1066.

Special viewing of Susan Purvis Exhibit at Clinton Center

Special viewing of Susan Purvis Exhibit at Clinton Center

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Gibbs International Magnet School has scheduled a special viewing of the Susan Purvis Exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Center on Monday, August 24, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

This special exhibit features hundreds of hand-crafted figures, created by Mrs. Purvis’ students, arranged in a display recreating President Clinton’s first Inaugural Parade in 1993. The exhibit is part of the Clinton Presidential Library’s archives.

The exhibit is located on the second floor of the Center near the Cabinet Room Exhibit.  The Susan Purvis Exhibit honors the legacy of a special art educator who taught at Gibbs Magnet School of International Studies and Foreign Languages for 28 years and influenced thousands of students, families, and teachers with her passion for learning and teaching.