Jun 08 Thursday
The Arts & Science Center will host a reception for its newest exhibition “Blueprints” by Batesville artist Dustyn Bork from 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 2 at The ARTSpace on Main, 623 S. Main Street in Pine Bluff. The exhibition will run through Saturday, Aug. 12.
The work is inspired by architecture in various stages of building and renewal. Bork’s works incorporate techniques of collage, relief printmaking, and screen printing. The exhibition is in conjunction with Bork’s artist residency later this summer at The ARTSpace, featuring printmaking workshops for different age groups. Supported by a grant from Synergy Forum, Inc.
The Arts & Science Center will host the exhibition “Arkansas Women to Watch 2023: New Worlds” from Thursday, May 19, to Aug. 12, 2023, at ASC’s home facility at, 701 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff.
“New Worlds” is the latest exhibit in the Women to Watch exhibition series, conceived by the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA). The Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (ACNMWA) organizes the statewide tour of the art by the Arkansas nominees.
The exhibition’s guest curator is Chaney Jewell, former curator of collections and exhibitions at ASC. She nominated four Arkansas artists whose work embodies the “new worlds” theme of “migration or stagnation of an individual, environmental changes, physical or emotional growth of an individual and imaginary worlds”: Heidi Carlsen-Rogers, Anaïs Dassé, Hannah McBroom and Aimée Papazian.
Relyance Bank is the sponsor of the ASC presentation of the exhibition.
The Arts & Science Center will host a free, public opening reception for a new exhibition by artist Kim Kwee from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2023.
“A Simple Heart” is a series of paintings, fabric works and assemblages representing a series of investigations into family, specifically mothers and daughters, and the shifting ontological status of dolls, decorative objects, and ephemera like the vintage paper dolls the artist used. Kwee’s work combines textiles and drawing media. The Little Rock native has been teaching drawing and design at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College since 2010. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
This exhibition is sponsored by Simmons Bank and will remain on view in the William H. Kennedy Jr. Gallery through Saturday, July 8. Gallery admission is always free. The reception is sponsored by ASC volunteer group Art Krewe and MK Distributors.
Jun 09 Friday
Ages 12-17 are invited to attend Poetry Camp from 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 5-9 and June 12-16. Cost is $190 for ASC members and $240 for nonmembers.
Instructor Tru Poet will lead campers through the ins and outs of performance and delivery. Students will be introduced to the skills of self-expression through poetry, and will gain a deep understanding and appreciation of poems written by others.
Thanks to generous donors of ASC’s Adopt a Camper program, the museum encourages all parents to fill out a scholarship application when completing the camper form.
This program was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Register at asc701.org/summer-camps.
The cult classic, The Princess Bride, is coming to the big screen at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater! Set in the fictional country of Florin, join Buttercup and Westley on their thrilling and humorous adventure to be reunited. This classic fairytale–like story is filled with sword fights, giants, rodents of unusual size, and plenty of outrageous laughs.
Experience this timeless adventure in the best way possible – on the big screen! Join us on June 30th, 2023 for this special showing. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the movie starts promptly at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available now, so don’t miss out! And don’t forget, beer, wine, and concessions will be available for purchase.
Jun 10 Saturday
Join us for a fun and educational “Breakfast with a Twist”- Jaguars
"Breakfast with a Twist" will include a boxed continental breakfast inside the historic Café Africa and a special keeper talk on Jaguars-June’s featured animal. After breakfast, guests will begin a painting session with the Painting with a Twist staff! All guests will have the chance during the session to create a custom animal painting. Each guest will be provided a canvas and all supplies needed to create your masterpiece- all included in your ticket price.
It is the best way to learn more and feel closer to your favorite Little Rock Zoo residents!
We recommend arriving at the Zoo front gate at 7:50 AM for check-in and to make your way to the Jaguar’s exhibit for a keeper’s chat. Then guests will proceed to Café Africa, where breakfast is served. Breakfasts will be served from 8:00 am to 8:30 am. Then at 8:45 am, guests will begin the painting session with Painting with a Twist staff!
After the event, all guests are invited to stay and enjoy the Zoo!
Reservations for all Breakfasts are required - and will go quickly!
*All guests must be 6 years old or older.
This year's schedule:
Breakfast with a Twist~ Jaguar- June 10 Jaguar tickets hereBreakfast with a Twist~ Snake- July 8 Snake tickets hereBreakfast with a Twist~ Lion- August 12 Lion tickets here