Meet our new curator Mindy Besaw. Besaw will provide an overview of her career highlights as a curator working for Whitney Western Art Museum, part of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, where she served spearheaded the new installation of the Whitney for its 50th anniversary. Prior to that, Besaw was at the Denver Art Museum, where she was curatorial associate at the Institute of Western American Art and planned the re-installation of the permanent collection galleries in the museum’s new wing. Free, no registration required.
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.
Come join fellow savings-lovers at Coupon Club the first Monday of each month at Bentonville Public Library. The Coupon Club meets at 1 PM in the Rotary Conference Room. The next meeting will be Monday, February 2.
At the Coupon Club, patrons are invited to bring unexpired, cut coupons to trade with other coupon clippers. Each month, information about couponing or saving money will be shared and then participants will be able to trade coupons with the group.
For more information about this event or Bentonville Public Library, please call 479-271-3192 or visit www.bentonvillelibrary.org.
Bentonville Public Library will host the NWACC Financial Aid Office to present information about FAFSA and Federal Aid. The informative session will be a great opportunity for teens, parents, or anyone thinking about going to or returning to college. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and learn more information about the financial side attending college.
The event will be held Tuesday, February 3rd at 4:30 PM in the Walmart Community Room at the Bentonville Public Library and is free of charge.
For more information about this event or Bentonville Public Library, please visit www.bentonvillelibrary.org or call (479)271-3192.
(For ages 3 to 5 with an adult.) Parents or caregivers participate with their preschoolers in gallery conversations and art-making activities each week to explore diverse presentations of people in works from the permanent collection. Session includes three consecutive Wednesday classes. All materials are provided. $30 ($24 for Members) for 3 classes, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Learn the art of encaustic, or hot wax, painting with local artist Stephanie Green in this six-week studio studies series. Discover encaustic works in our permanent and temporary exhibitions while you become versed in the basics of materials, studio safety, and techniques of wax painting. Open to all experience levels, all materials are provided. $200 ($160 for Members) for 6 classes, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Developed as the follow-up film to Megumi Sasaki’s award-winning documentary Herb & Dorothy, (2008) that moved millions of art-lovers worldwide. Herb and Dorothy Vogel are known and loved as a retired postal worker (Herb) and librarian (Dorothy) who built a world-class art collection on their humble salaries. Herb & Dorothy 50 X 50 captures the last chapter of their extraordinary gift to the nation. In 1992, the Vogels made headlines when they transferred their entire art collection to NGA, the majority as a gift. By 2008, the collection had grown to nearly 5,000 pieces, too large for any one museum to contain. As a solution, a national gift project titled The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States was conceived. The film takes the audience on a journey across the US to eleven recipient museums, from Honolulu to Fargo, meeting curators and visitors, and introduces famous (often controversial) artists, as well as lesser-known favorites of Herb and Dorothy. Sponsored by Demara Titzer and Fayetteville Legacy Condominiums. Free with online registration.
About 1900, Robert Henri and the artists known as the Ashcan School began to portray the seamier side of New York life, current events, and the era’s social and political rhetoric in their paintings. Artists today are still challenging viewers to confront some of the same themes in their work. In this workshop we will compare portrayals of modern life from the 1900s and today, and will explore ways to engage students in current events in both their writing and art. Four hours of PD credit will be awarded. All materials are provided.$10, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Kate Baer’s designs feature impressions of Arkansas fossils, which serve as reminders of our physical impermanence and as inspiration to live a life of meaning and spirit. All of her fossils are crafted of fine silver or 22kt gold mixed with precious and semi-precious gemstones. The fingerprint on the back of each piece is an indicator of the handmade nature of Kate Baer jewelry. Select the perfect piece of jewelry for that special someone for Valentine’s Day.