Hear from Omaha, Nebraska-based artist Angela Drakeford as she discusses the social commentary on race and identity found in her paper constructions. Craftsmanship and beauty are essential elements in Drakeford’s work. In Self Portrait II, the artist uses black tar paper, a utilitarian and “ugly” material with toxic properties, to craft hundreds of elegantly shaped flowers. Discuss with Drakeford how this work seduces with its beauty and confronts us with social message. Sponsored by the Crystal Bridges Art Now Fund.Free, no registration required.
Come see the Cindy Scott Duo Friday night at Pedaler's Pub!
Notes at Night is a free music series by Downtown Bentonville, Inc. It offers a wide array of styles from artists all over the region in various downtown venues. Plan on having dinner in downtown and staying late. Have a great night in Downtown Bentonville! The Notes at Night Music series is sponsored by Signature Bank of Arkansas, Bentonville / Bella Vista
Join installation artist Angela Drakeford to gain new insights into the work of contemporary artists as you create artwork that explores text, communication, color, and collage. Sponsored by the Crystal Bridges Art Now Fund. Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
My Architect is based on filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn's engrossing search for his father, Louis Kahn, one of the most celebrated architects of the twentieth century. Kahn died in 1974 and left behind a highly compartmentalized life, including children born to two mistresses outside of his marriage. Nathaniel interviews the members of this complex family, but his deepest experiences are visits to the buildings that his father made (such as the grand Salk Institute in La Jolla, California), culminating in an emotional trip to Bangladesh where Louis Kahn designed a massive government complex—a soaring achievement. This film asks: “Where does an artist truly live—in his life, or in the work he leaves behind?” Sponsored by Demara Titzer and The Legacy Fayetteville Condominiums.Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.
Join State of the Art artist Delita Martin to learn how she combines texture, color, and personal history in her artworks to tell stories about the role of women in African American culture. Then move into the studio where Delita will guide participants through three methods of gelatin printing and provide tips for using these processes in your classroom. Sponsored by Neff and Scarlett Basore.$10, register online.
RuAnn is an artist/blacksmith and bead artist who resides in Hindsville, Arkansas. Her jewelry collection combines metal, beads, and found objects using a variety of techniques, including forging, bead weaving, and metalsmithing. Ewing’s jewelry will be on display and available for purchase during the event.
Teens who aspire to be the next Project Runway contestant or teens who just want to learn how to hem their favorite jeans are invited to join the Sew Your Style sewing club at BPL! This teen-led club will teach the fundamentals of sewing with fun monthly sewing projects. For more book information view the library calendar at bentonvillelibrary.org or contact 273-7755.
Join students from around the United States in this one-day art-making event. Students are invited to join us in the Experience Art Studio to create an artwork based on this year’s theme. The works will then be photographed and uploaded to everyartist.me to be included in their virtual gallery. Free, no registration required.
Join Simple Real Food - NWA and The Bentonville Jackson House for the last Farm to Table of the year.
There are two different types of tickets available, the first ticket is $50 and limited to the first 15 people. The $50 ticket includes shopping the Bentonville Farmers Market and having a cooking lesson with John from Simple Real Food. The market shop will start at 8:00am and you will meet at The Bentonville Jackson House.
The second ticket is $30 and will include a locally sourced lunch and beverages, arrival time is 12:00pm at the Bentonville Jackson House.