(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.
@ Table Mesa
Ozark Ceili Band
@ Tusk and Trotter
Bill O'Sayle & Paddy O'Grille
@ Pedaler's Pub
Silvermore Trio and The Downtown Livewires
@ Tusk & Trotter
*The event held at Tusk and Trotter will be a ticketed event that includes Dinner
Youthful origami enthusiasts are invited to meet in the Children’s Craft Area of Bentonville Public Library to share skills in the art of folding paper. Origami can help children concentrate, follow instructions and practice patience as they create various models. All skill levels are welcome. For students entering grades 1-6. For more information, contact the library at 271-6816.
Girl Geeks unite! Do you love math and science, but aren’t sure what career opportunities there are for geeky girls? Explore your options with female scientists as they share their love of technology, science and math! For more information, contact the library at 273-7755 or logon to bentonvillelibrary.org.