Get ready to RRRRRRead! Kick off Monday night with reading! Drop in the Read Aloud area of the Children's Library to read with one of the Arkansas Guardians football players.
This program is designed to actively engage both English and Spanish speaking children between 1st and 6th grades in reading activities. The Guardian mentors will implement various motivational techniques to make reading a fun experience. Students will improve literacy and bolster self confidence in reading.
The Arkansas Guardians are a local nonprofit and a minor league football team. Their mission is to empower youth and young adults with the necessary knowledge to be successful, achieving their highest potential, while instilling values such as respect, honor, and integrity through providing a platform to develop their talents by creating a partnership with the communities they serve.
Deborah Berke is the founder of the New York-based architecture and design firm Deborah Berke Partners. Works designed by the firm include several award-winning projects for 21c Museum Hotels. Berke will speak about her goal to create buildings that are “inevitable, though not predictable.” The projects she presents will illustrate her process of layering design, vision, patterns of life, and the context of place. In 2012 Berke was awarded the inaugural Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize by the University of California, Berkeley. She has taught at the University of Maryland, the University of Miami, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. A monograph of her work was published by Yale University Press in 2008. $10 (Free for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
BPL will be screening the space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy this month. The film is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 122 minutes. For more information, contact the library at 273-7755 or logon to bentonvillelibrary.org.
(For ages 5-8 and 9-12) Discover new artists and works in the exhibition Van Gogh to Rothko and think about why they (and we) make art. Through gallery conversations and accompanying studio projects, we'll look at one artist each week and consider his or her reasons for creating.
Meet with fellow educators and journey through the Van Gogh to Rothko exhibition as we trace the development of art from Post-Impressionism through Abstract Expressionism. Then join us back in the studio to express yourself in your own original written or visual work of art inspired by the exhibition. Four hours of PD credit available. This workshop will be messy so dress accordingly. (Aprons will be available for use.) $10, register online.
The Crystal Bridges College Ambassadors invite you to participate in a large group painting project using the splatter action techniques of Jackson Pollock as seen in the Van Gogh to Rothko exhibition. Please register online for this free, spontaneous workshop. Free with online registration.
Get an in-depth glimpse (and taste) of how art Inspires the culinary world of Crystal Bridges. Co-hosts Case Dighero, Culinary Director at Crystal Bridges; and Eleven’s Executive Chef Bill Lyle will offer insights into how they use the Crystal Bridges collection as inspiration to plan and prepare a multi-course meal before your eyes. With the help of close-up video projection, guests will be able to watch the chefs at work as they take you step-by-step through the process, with plenty of fascinating information and entertaining banter along the way. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get behind the scenes in one of the region’s most innovative restaurants. $100 ($80 for Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335. Only three spots left.
Teens make a mundane Monday a Maker Monday with monthly programs that inspire creativity, upcycling, and experimentation! This month’s project: Doodle Bots! For more information, contact the library at 273-7755 or logon to bentonvillelibrary.org.
Participate in our inspiring, free Journaling Group with an invigorating series focusing on the Van Gogh to Rothko exhibition using the automatic writing technique popular among Surrealists and action painters. The journaling sessions include an opening discussion on writing techniques, followed by writing time in the galleries and reading reviews. Free with online registration or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs from the 19th century reflect the changing perspectives and attitudes regarding Native Americans, as evidence in the focused exhibition, Changing Perspectives of Native Americans. The very earliest images are documentary: recording characteristics and customs of the native residents of North America. In the wake of controversial laws such as the Indian Relocation Act (1830), the ethnographic and documentary emphasis grew into more romantic renderings. Join curator Mindy Besaw for a closer look at works by George Catlin, John Mix Stanley, Edmonia Lewis, and Edward Curtis. Free, no registration.