Art, Movies, Lit, Theater

Freekly News Racks Get A Makeover: Local Artists Contribute to Art Project

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Freekly News Racks

The Free Weekly’s newspaper-stand art project began several months ago and was designed to do just that – to help jump start t he public art movement in Fayetteville; to beautify the vessels in which the publication is delivered along with the space where it resides; and to give artists an outlet for their talent and exposure to the community at large.

Bottle Rocket Gallery Hosts Participatory Painting

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Bottle Rocket Index

Staff Report In April, Bottle Rocket Gallery will sponsor two art events in Fayetteville. On April 18, a performance/installation by Quintin Rivera Toro will be presented at the gallery in Fayetteville, starting at 7 p.m. The second event is a participatory painting directed by Teresa Albor, and will take place at Nightbird Books, 205 W….

Art Experience Offers Free Art Therapy

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Staff Report As a part of the Art Experience’s art therapy programs for teenager girls, Pathfinders, each girl and her partner will create masks for use later in the self-reflection exercise. The Art Experience in Fayetteville is designed to offer youth a place for healing and growth through the expressive arts and play. Staffed by…

Commissioned Work From Local Artists

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By Terrah Baker NWA has many talented artists. Because of this, each week holds multiple exhibitions, galleries and opening receptions where art lovers can catch a glimpse, and even buy a pre-made piece, of original art from local artists. But several Fayetteville Underground members help remind us that art can be made to fit our…

Comic Offers “Liberal” Perspective in Free Weekly Pages

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By Terrah Baker If you’ve opened a Free Weekly in the last couple months, you may have noticed a certain comic strip on the first page. If you’re in anyway like TFW staff, you noticed right away something different, unique and intelligent about these comics that take a different perspective on the political and social…

Book Explores a Village Against the World

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By Chad Pollock “Utopias aren’t chimeras, they are the most noble dreams that people have. Dreams that through struggle can and must be turned into reality.” — Sanchez Gordillo In The Village Against the World, British journalist Dan Hancox tells the real-life story of Marinaleda, a village of 2,700 residents in the Andalusian region of…

Two Guys Telling Jokes

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By Robert Laurence Did you hear the one about the two comedians who walked into a bookstore? The January meeting of the Ozarks Poets and Writers Collective, 7 p.m., Jan. 28, at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, will introduce as Featured Performers two local comedians, Steve Holst and Taylor Henschell. There is no…

Seeing it through the Artist’s Eyes

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By Frankc Berlanga-Medina Recently I sat down with local artist Rachel Rodriguez. A graduate of art school with a B.A. in Fine Arts, Rachel has been working on building the series recently which will be showcased in Arsaga’s on Crossover in Fayetteville with several signature pieces. Armed with a technique for realism and the imagination…