Sep 26 Monday
Organized by Keep Arkansas Beautiful, the Great Arkansas Cleanup has kicked off for the Fall 2022 season. Now through Oct. 31, 2022, Arkansans are encouraged to clean up and beautify their communities through a multitude of cleanup events. To find cleanups near you or register your own cleanup, please visit keeparkansasbeautiful.com/get-involved/cleanups.
The Arts & Science Center will host Eliseo Casiano’s exhibition “Color, Faces, People” from Thursday, Aug. 4-Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. ASC invites community members to a free, drop-in reception 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4.
This exhibition is a body of work pulling from the language of painting and personal narrative. Casiano uses his interest in color, light and pattern to create a spectrum of potentialities that reflect a Mexican-American aesthetic centered on his lived experiences. Casiano reconfigures family photographs and oral histories into heavily saturated and adorned paintings with free associations and indefinite resolution.
This exhibition is sponsored by The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas Endowment Fund. The drop-in reception is sponsored by MK Distributors.
Tickets for ASC’s production of “Agatha Christie’s Murder on The Orient Express” go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. To purchase tickets, visit asc701.org/2022-season. This Adam B. Robinson Jr. Black Box Theater production is adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig.
Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer — in case he or she decides to strike again.
ASC Facilities Manager Martin Carty will direct the show. For more information, contact Carty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 870-395-7272 or ASC Theater Programs Manager Lindsey Collins at email@example.com.
This production is sponsored by Simmons Bank.
The Young Designers Academy, brainchild of expert seamstress Rachel Lovelace of RayLoveThreads, is a program that focuses on teaching young people the lost art of sewing. It aims to empower young seamsters and seamstresses in creativity and self-expression through sewing and design workshops. This 8-week course at UCA Downtown will hone in on all of the skills needed to be an adequate seamster/seamstress. RayLove has fun and creative projects fashioned in a way to not only educate but also empower young, imaginative minds.
At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a hilarious and challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it! Our engaging and unique murder mystery dinner theatre performances have been playing across the country since 2004.
Sep 27 Tuesday
ASC will host Shakeelah Rahmaan’s pop-up exhibition “Cultural Elements” from Tuesday, Sep. 27 through Nov. 1, 2022 at the ARTSpace on Main’s Loft Gallery, 623 S. Main St. Community members are invited to a free, drop-in reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.
“Cultural Elements'' emphasizes components that contribute to and blend African American culture in the United States. The narrative explores personal staples from Rahmaan’s background such as hair and streetball as well as explorations in pop culture and hip hop. The images were created to induce nostalgia that recalls delightful or painful memories. The use of the colorful outlines serves to emphasize certain features.
Rahmaan is a Little Rock-based artist who also serves as the Education Programs Manager at ASC. Her family and surroundings are her inspiration.