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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


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.

Koffee with a Kause offering free coffee to cops

Koffee with a Kause offering free coffee to cops

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - A coffee business in Bryant is showing their appreciation to law enforcement by providing free coffee to any cop that makes a stop by their shop on Friday. 

Koffee with a Kause is an establishment located at 23219 Interstate 30 in Bryant, Ark. that provides drive-thru coffee service, and 10 percent of their profits go towards charities in the Bryant community. 

To give thanks to law enforcement in the area, they have decided to provide a free cup of Joe to any officer in need on Friday, September 4. 

Koffee with a Kause made this post on Facebook Thursday: 

“We stand with law enforcement and are grateful for what you do for our communities! Officers can come by anytime tomorrow Friday, Sept 4 and receive any drink at no charge as a token of our appreciation! Please feel free to share with all law enforcement friends and family!!"


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.  

Los Lonely Boys, Keb' Mo' to headline Hot Springs Blues and BBQ Festival

Los Lonely Boys, Keb' Mo' to headline Hot Springs Blues and BBQ Festival

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The Hot Springs Blues & BBQ Festival, presented by Budweiser, will be headlined by the Los Lonely Boys Saturday, Sept. 19 and Keb’ Mo’ Sunday, Sept. 20. The event, hosted jointly by Oaklawn and the Spa City Blues Society, will take place in Oaklawn’s infield, and will also feature some of the region’s best barbeque.

“We are very excited to bring the Los Lonely Boys and Keb’ Mo’ to Hot Springs,” said Rob Pratt, President of the Spa City Blues Society. “Partnering with Oaklawn has really allowed us to take this event to a whole new level.”

Artist INC Live Argenta Applications Available

Artist INC Live Argenta Applications Available

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - In partnership with the Arkansas Arts Council, Artist INC and the Argenta Arts Foundation, Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is now accepting applications from artists of all disciplines for Artist INC Live Argenta.

Artist INC Live Argenta is a ground-breaking program that will empower you to take control of your career and create opportunities you've only imagined. Limited to 25 participants, artists gather once a week for eight weeks to learn business
skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers.