Art, Movies, Lit, Theater

REfreshing Fayetteville With Community-Supported Murals

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By Terrah Baker There’s something that Fayetteville wants, needs, but has had trouble fostering in the past. It’s something that supporters say will brighten the landscapes, express the community spirit and beautify currently run-down locations. Something that can employ creative people, build camaraderie and usher visitors to the heart of Fayetteville. Only one thing fits…

Locally Made, Quality Art At Affordable Prices

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Staff Report From its cheerful sidewalk flower garden and bright turquoise paint job to its funky old-time interior, Heartwood Gallery does not look like a typical gift shop. But inside you will find what gallery member Janet Greeson calls the “best kept secret in Fayetteville” — an abundance of locally-made, quality art at affordable prices….

Sex Is Not A Sin: Erotic Art Exhibition

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Staff Report Sex is imperative to human existence and enables humans to receive and give pleasure. Despite this, most of us were raised by puritanical parents who drilled into our malleable minds that sex is a sin, a subject not to be discussed, or publicly displayed. This is not surprising considering our country was mostly…

Former Seinfeld Writer Brings Comedic Salute To NWA

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Staff Report Every season, the Walton Arts Center has a few shows that outshine, comedically, the rest. This year, that show stars former Seinfeld writer and one of Showtime’s “five funniest people in America,” and brings a slice of Americana humor to Northwest Arkansas. A salute to the Baby Boomer Generation, The Wonder Bread Years…

Last Saturday Puts Variety Back In Variety Show

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  By Terrah Baker The Last Saturday of the month is no longer just another day in the weekend, thanks to the collaboration of local artists, performers and a great space right in downtown Fayetteville. It actually began as an extension of Fayetteville Word Wars, several events hosted by local slam poets — a competition…

Festival Supports Film Makers And Industry In NWA

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By Terrah Baker The film industry in Arkansas is blooming, said Offshoot Film Fest organizers. Professionals dedicated to the art of film making are working in Arkansas to create talent from top notch film education programs, enact legislation that supports film making, and bring creative outlets for artists already here. The Offshoot Film Festival held…

1,400+ Students Get Free TheatreSquared Experience

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  Staff Report More than 1,400 students in Northwest Arkansas schools will get the chance to attend a free TheatreSquared production as part of a research project at the University of Arkansas. Jay Greene, a professor of education reform, is paying for the tickets with funds from the endowed chair he holds in the College…

Gain Cultural And Entertaining Experience, For One Low Price

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  Staff Report Back for the fourth straight year, the 10×10 Arts Series lives up to expectations of years past by combining great shows with interactive pre- and post-show activities, get-togethers and conversations. This series gives culture seekers of every background and circumstance easy access to an experience unlike any other, for a low price….

West On The West

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By Robert Laurence In the past year, the Ozarks Poets and Writers Collective has presented as Featured Writers two short-story writers, three memoirists, two poets, a novelist and two playwrights, plus an eclectic group of writers from Fayetteville High. What’s missing? Elliott West, professor of history at the University of Arkansas, will fill the gap…