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Artosphere Kickoff

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Six Week Artosphere
Festival Begins

By Richard Davis

TFW Staff Writer

www.waltonartscenter.org/
artosphere.aspx

The six-week long Artosphere Festival kicks off tonight (Friday, April 22) with the “Garden as Muse” artists reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Walton Arts Center’s Joy Pratt Markham Gallery. “Garden as Muse, curated by Andrea Packard, features botanically inspired works by Sally Apfelbaum, Markus Baenziger, Syd Carpenter, Lois Dodd and Sarah McEneaney.

In addition, Fayetteville musician Shannon Wurst will perform at 5:30 p.m. in the Rose Garden at the WAC, and The DePue  Brothers Band will begin playing at 5:45 p.m. on the plaza in front of the building.

Gallery opening remarks will start at 6:16 and the curator will speak at 6:30. At about 7 p.m., Peter Lane, WAC president/CEO, will offer details about the 2011 festival, the second year for Artosphere. The DePue Brothers will perform again following this.

According to the WAC website, the first Artosphere entertained more than 20,000 people. A $79 pass offers access to all of Artosphere, though some events still need reservations to guarantee a seat.

Artosphere Calendar

April 22 / 5:30 to 8pm Festival Kickoff & Gallery Opening Reception
featuring the DePue Brothers Band
info
April 23 / 11am Imago Theater: Zoo Zoo tickets
May 5 / 7pm Edens Edge at Fayetteville First Thursday info
May 6 / 7pm Edens Edge at Bentonville First Friday info
May 7 / 11am Trout Fishing in America at Bentonville Farmers Market &
National Public Garden Day activities at Compton Gardens
May 7 / 7pm Grow a Film Festival kickoff event info
May 9 / 7pm Nature of Strings Chamber Music Concert
The Kiev Trio at Chapel on the Creeks
tickets
May 9 / 7pm National Geographic Live
Barton Seaver, chef & conservationalitst
“Delicious is the New Environmentalism”
tickets
May 10 / 6pm Nature of Strings Chamber Music Concert
The Kiev Trio at St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable
tickets
May 11 / 7pm Nature of Strings Chamber Music Concert
The Kiev Trio at Thorncrown Chapel
tickets
May 11 / 7:30pm Eureka House Concerts presents Rani Arbo & daisy
mayhem
tickets
May 12 / 7pm Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem at the Crystal Bridges
Sculpture Trail in Bentonville
May 13 / 7pm Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem PJ Party for Kids tickets
May 14 / 10am Swimmy Frederick & Inch by Inch (children’s theater) tickets
May 14 / 3 to 6pm Trail Mix Concert Tour, Lake Fayetteville Trail info
May 16 / 7pm Nature of Strings Chamber Music Concert
Old City String Quartet at Chapel on the Creeks
tickets
May 17 / 7pm Artosphere Festival Orchestra: American Soundscapes tickets
May 18 / 7pm Daniel Schnyder & Friends at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
May 19 / 10am to 6pm Fulbright Concerto Competition semi-finals info
May 19 / 7pm Nature of Strings Chamber Music Concert
Old City String Quartet at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
tickets
May 19-21 ArtsLive Theatre’s The Jungle Book tickets
May 20 -22 TheatreSquared’s Arkansas New Play Festival info
May 20 / 10am to 6pm Fulbright Concerto Competition semi-finals
May 20 / 6pm Ozark Couture Fashion Show
May 21 / 7pm Artosphere Festival Orchestra: Italian Soundscapes tickets
May 22 / 5pm Fulbright Concerto Competition Finals with the Artosphere
Festival Orchestra
tickets
May 23 / 7pm National Geographic Live
Annie Griffiths, photgrapher
“A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel”
tickets
May 24 / 6pm Nature of Strings Chamber Music Concert
Frank Vignola & Band at St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable
tickets
May 25 / 6pm Nature of Strings Chamber Music Concert
Frank Vignola & Band at Thorncrown Chapel
tickets
May 26 / 7pm Frank Vignola & Band at
Crystal Bridges Sculpture Trail in Bentonville
May 27 / 6:30pm Grow a Film Festival info
May 28 / 9:30am,
11am and 2pm
TPO’s Kindur (Icelandic Sheep) (children’s theater) tickets
May 31 / 7pm National Geographic Live
Joel Sartore, Photographer
“Witness Change: A Call to Action”
tickets
June 2 / time TBD Trike Theatre’s The Short Tree and the Bird Who
Could Not Sing
June 3 / evening TBD Tom Chapin at Bentonville’s First Friday


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