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Becca Bona

Becca Bona
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A native of Little Rock, Becca Bona is extremely proud of the area’s emerging music and foodie scene. She currently serves as the managing editor of the Daily Record, and agrees with Virginia Woolf – “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
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Hailing all the way from China, Yang Luo-Branch grew up in a very traditional Chinese household. As such, she studied numerous art classes from dancing to singing and drawing. When she grew older, Luo-Branch studied architecture and was classically trained in China before coming to the US to study at …

Rock City’s art scene always seems to twist back to what is only a vague idea in my mind – The Garland House. Digging further, the house leads to Phillip Rex Huddleston, North Little Rock native and local artist. By pinning down his story, you’re more likely to truly get …

Like a single thread which becomes an integral part of a woven image, Lilia Hernandez’s artistic journey stems from on strand – family. Originally from Northern Mexico, Hernandez moved to the states at the age of five, on her birthday no less. She traces her interest in creating back to …

You may or may not know this, but there is a vivacious zine scene in Little Rock, although you have to go underground to truly find it. Zines about social issues, fanzines, zines depicting some pretty dirty, although pretty hilarious stuff – we’ve got it all in Rock City. Perhaps …

“We’ve been married so long that we tend to finish each other’s sentences,” AJ Smith says, looking at his wife Marjorie Williams-Smith from across one of Community Bakery’s many small tables. The two are what you might call a ‘power couple,’ especially when it comes to art. After relocating to …

Art has been the focal point for Sally Nixon as far back as she can remember. Laughing she says, “I wasn’t into sports or dance or anything like that. Art was my thing.” The Pine Bluff native wasn’t getting enough of it at school, unfortunately, so around the age of …

Creativity is in all of us, sometimes all we need is a little guidance and motivation to discover our true potential. No one knows this better than the young artists of Art Connection, an Argenta based nonprofit organization that aims to let budding artists find their artistic voice. A short …

Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes, and for Rachel Trusty, the beginning of her journey starts with the time she spent with her mother as a child. “My mother was very crafty,” she recalls, “she was always sewing, or crafting and she doodled and stuff like that.” Trusty, an …

It’s hard to believe the shy, humble, yet extremely talented collage artist named Michael Church was once in the army. Perhaps it’s not too far off, though, as a young Conway High grad, Church wanted to explore the world. Laughing he says, “I wouldn’t have joined now, but my uncle …

When I think of the Joint, one of Argenta’s mainstays equipped with a stage, coffee and beer – I think of stand-up comedy. That’s not too far off as almost every time I’ve been to the establishment, I enjoy a load of laughs via local talent. I’m not the only …

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