Family fun at Razorfest 2015 starting at 9:30am. Red/White game will be at 1PM. Don't forget to bring your items for the food drive!
Join us in an in-depth discussion about Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko. We will talk about Rothko’s life and work, discuss the experience of looking at his mesmerizing color field paintings, and touch on the artist’s final works, which are found in the Mark Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas. Finally, meditation Instructor Erica Rockwell will guide us through a meditation experience with Rothko's painting Orange and Yellow, on view in the Van Gogh to Rothko exhibition. Free, no registration required.
Create starbursts on fabric with colors inspired by Abstract Expressionism. Learn how to use everyday materials to make your own projects at home. All materials will be provided.Free, no registration required.
Art Night Out: These Times are a’Changing relives the explosive art movements of the 1950s and ‘60s which played a major role in defining the era. Explore the Van Gogh to Rothko exhibition and hear spoken-word presentations by NWACC poet students on the work of Beat writers like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsburg. Take a turn through the newly installed Twentieth-Century Gallery accompanied by songs of the times performed by Voxana. Immerse yourself in a re-enactment of the experimental performance art pieces of John Cage and the Fluxus group in the 1960s by local duo Er-Gene Kahng and Ryan Cockerham, and then groove to an outdoor Grateful Dead music experience provided by The Schwag, with a laser light show enlivening the museum’s architecture and ponds! Alongside the Schwag, make some collaborative art in the studios with a live action-painting canvas or found objects similar to Jackson Pollock or Rauschenberg—or make your own liquid light show on an old-school overhead projector. Come dressed for the times. Whatever your style is: hippie, beatnik, the Beatles, the Stones...or come as an artist from the Van Gogh to Rothko exhibition such as Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, or Frida Kahlo! Whatever your choice, come in your favorite revolutionary art couture.
Special thanks to Northwest Arkansas Community College Beat Poetry team. Sponsored by AMP Sign & Banner, Blue Moon Brewing Co., RopeSwing, and Arvest Bank. $15 ($12 for Members, free for artinfusion Members), register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.233.
Teens come meet other Anime and Manga fans and discuss your favorites. For more information view the library calendar at bentonvillelibrary.org or contact 273-7755.
School can get tough, and at BPL we want to make sure you're getting the best grades you can achieve. Our teen tutors receive teacher recommendations in the subject they tutor. Each peer tutoring session will last 30 minutes. For more information, contact the library at 273-7755 or logon to bentonvillelibrary.org
The giveaway starts at 9:00 am and ends when all trees are gone
Tree Species: The six tree species included in the giveaway are:
Contact: For questions please contact Danielle Shasteen, Community Programs Coordinator at (479) 271-6826 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Music on the Patio at Two25 Art Gallery Saturday, April 25 at 6PM. Some on out of great music, wine and art!
Drop in between 1 and 4 p.m. to hone your drawing skills in this informal drawing session. An art instructor will provide you with drawing supplies and tips on drawing elements from the environment inspired by the collection and grounds of Crystal Bridges. Check at Guest Services for the drawing cart location. All ages are welcome and all materials are provided. Free, no registration required.
Come hang out at the museum for a Sunday afternoon of cultural exchange. Get to know our global community living in Northwest Arkansas and try a bilingual Art Talk or listen to international musicians in the galleries. Kicking off our International Showcase at 3 p.m. is a celebratory performance by three bands, featuring the University of Arkansas’s Global Music Fusion ensemble, Northwest Arkansas Community College’s Hmong Cultural Group, and John Brown University’s El Salvador Latin Mix. Feel free to relax at the museum’s South Lawn to meet with international students presenting unique art-making projects, or bring your own instrument and jam at the Open Mic space on the lawn. Food trucks will be nearby. Be sure to stay for the culminating Global Fashion Show in the Great Hall.
Special thanks to the Walmart Global Diversity Teams, Northwest Arkansas Community College, John Brown University, and University of Arkansas International Students and Scholars, International Culture Team, Study Abroad, and Spring International Language Center.
Free, no registration required.