Art

Back in April Guy Bell and I were standing waist deep in the Arkansas river for a photo shoot for his profile story we ran.  Somewhere between deciding if he had a snake under his foot or a turtle he says “I am not ready to tell anyone this publically, but …

Performing is second nature to local singer Jessica Lauren, who has was steeped in music from an early age. Even as a small child, she exhibited a certain spunk from her homemade stage, her parents acting as her audience. The Little Rock native laughs as she mentions VHS tape recordings …

Historic Arkansas Museum will host a free opening reception for the opening of Kat Wilson’s Layers during 2nd Friday Art Night from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, October 9. Visitors are invited to enjoy a night of art, history, live music and shopping in the Museum Store. The Year of Arkansas Beer continues this month with Diamond Bear Brewing …

The Little Rock Film Festival announced today that after nine years they will shut down operations making this most recent season the final year. The festival has become a highlight event in recent years, growing to become a large event spread across multiple venues in the downtown area and having …

An ongoing exhibit at the Arkansas Art Center – “A Little Poetry: The Art of Alonzo Ford” – features a variety of the artist’s work and will be open to the public for viewing until Oct. 25. Before heading to the exhibit, get to know the artist below. Born in …

You may have heard her performing South on Main’s stage or gracing other local arenas, but there’s probably a lot you don’t know about Heather Smith. Born in Norman, Okla., Smith never stayed in one place for too long. “My father is a chorale conducter and we moved for his …

If you ask M2 Gallery’s Mac Murphy about how he got into the business, he’s likely to tell you that opening a bookstore was too expensive for him, so he chose an art gallery instead. “Those were my two interests – art and books,” he says. The decision to chose …

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 …

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