Crystal Bridges is seeking applications for our College Ambassador program. College Ambassadors are students from across the region with a passion for the arts. The program’s mission is to enhance collegiate learning through professional practice and research, create networking opportunities, and enliven Museum programs and engagement for college students. Ambassadors explore many facets of the Museum and become part of a vibrant group working together to take action through art. Apply online at http://crystalbridges.org/education/college/.
Each month teens will receive a creative writing prompt to inspire constructive writing time, followed by shared readings. This workshop is for students in grades 7-12. For more information, contact the library at 273-7755 or logon to bentonvillelibrary.org.
Bentonville Public Library will present an hour workshop for teens on the proper ways to navigate social media via 21st century etiquette practices. This workshop will be led by Teen Services Librarian, Sarah Gowdy at the Bentonville Community Center's Hickory Room. This is a free workshop for teens in 7th to 12th grade only; registration is required and limited. Register at www.bentonvillelibrary.org and click on the ‘Calendar’ tab. For more information, contact the library at 273-7755 or logon to bentonvillelibrary.org.
The Walmart Museum launches a new temporary exhibit, “Help When It’s Needed Most,” which looks back on Walmart’s response to disasters. With an emphasis on Hurricane Katrina, “Help When It’s Needed Most” explores how Walmart’s disaster response strategies grew and evolved over time. The exhibit will be on display Wednesday, September 2nd through Thursday, October 15th, in the south gallery of The Walmart Museum, located at 105 N. Main St. on the Bentonville Square.
Jon Dooly is a rare musician that has the ability to tap into the “inexpressible” and grip his audience with the gravity of his voice and the grit in his guitar. Musically, Jon has been influenced by many of the singers, songwriters, and bands that revolutionized music in the ‘90’s and early millennium. Jon’s music is driven by a smooth rhythm that comes from his reliance and preference for the earthy tones of the acoustic guitar.
BPL will be screening the second installment of the Divergent series: Insurgent. The film is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 119 minutes. For more information, contact the library at 273-7755 or logon to bentonvillelibrary.org.
Sarah Loethen is a young musician, born and raised in Northwest Arkansas. Her musical interests include jazz, folk and rock. Musicians that have inspired her include Patty Griffin, Stevie Nicks, and Neil Young. She was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 Arkansas Talent Wars where she won both the judges’ award and the people’s choice award. She hopes to be able to share her talent for singing and guitar with others, and to promote fantastic music wherever she plays!
Join Crystal Bridges for a turn-of-the-century urban experience inspired by the 1893 World's Fair! This steampunk-Vaudevillian party will feature live musical performances by multi-instrumentalist That 1 Guy, popular Fayetteville group Randall Shreve & The Devilles, and Wini Rubi! Start the night with Downtown Bentonville’s First Friday, where the Square will transform into a giant block party for the entire community. Then meet in Dave Peel Park at 7:15 p.m. for a group bike ride with Phat Tire. Bring your own lights or steampunk accessories to decorate your bike= and take off at 8 p.m. The ride ends at Buckyball, where our party begins! We’ll host a photo light-drawing booth by renowned artist Chris Look, participatory carnival tents by NWA artist Jennifer Gilder, tinker projects by Amazeum, and demonstrations by Fayetteville-based sculptor Eugene Sargent. Explore early technological inventions from light bulbs to Ferris wheels, and enjoy a film adaption screening of the Jules Verne’s classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Come dressed for the occasion in your favorite steampunk or Victorian outfits! Food trucks and a cash bar will be available. Special thanks to RopeSwing and Deadhead Productions. Free, no registration required.
Every year, monarch butterflies undertake what seems an impossible journey. By the millions, they leave their summer breeding grounds in the United States and Canada to fly thousands of miles to a small area of alpine forest in central Mexico. In this Discover the Grounds, you’ll meet renowned ecologist Lincoln Brower as he discusses the study of monarchs that he has been conducting for almost 60 years. After his discussion, he will lead a monarch-watch walking tour on the Museum grounds for a limited audience of 40. Sponsored by The Coleman Company Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.