Art, Movies, Lit, Theater

Using Art To Reinvent Alternative Print Media

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Free Weekly Staff Around the world, and right here in our own backyard, print media is reinventing itself — with the help of dedicated staff and community. These writers, photographers, freelancers, concert goers, food critics, free speakers, readers, know it’s important for the local media to stay alive, and gain back some of the strength…

Events, Shows and Sales Offer Unique Holiday Experience

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By Terrah Baker Finding unique gifts and holiday events can be challenging in the uniform isles of convenient and department stores that cover cities throughout the U.S. While chain stores stock their shelves of overseas-made goods and entryways with underpaid Santa Clauses, local organizers are planning several events in December that will offer a chance…

House of Blurbs

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Flannel John’s Cookbooks for Guys (Although Applicable to All Sexes) What started as a bit of a lark for fishing and hunting friends, has blossomed into a cottage industry and an eight-book series for author Tim Murphy. One year after the release of his first book, “Flannel John’s Hunting & Fishing Camp Cookbook,” Murphy now…

Ephemeral Shrines Exhibition At The Depot

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  Staff Report Arsaga’s The Depot off Dickson Street is launching its winter programming with an exhibition of recent work by Little Rock artist Lakey Goff Sanford. The show is titled Ephemeral Shrines, and is curated by Kat Wilson. It consists of Sanford’s sculptural headpieces, displayed in commanding photographs taken by her husband Dero Sanford….

Community Creative Center Expands, Hires New Leadership

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Community Creative Center will hold its Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For sale will be pottery and art by the Center’s own participating artists, students and staff. Located at the Center in the Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville. For more information, visit Staff Report Community Creative Center located…

Sunshine School Offers Much Needed Community Support

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A Very Special Art Show: Under The Sea, Nov. 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., $25 or $40 for a couple. The show will feature various artists, including Under-the-Sea themed art created by the Children of the Sunshine School. Wine and snacks will be served. Held at the school at 3400 Woods Ln. in Rogers. Tickets…

Spreading The Ancient Art Of Fiber Work

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By Terrah Baker Have you ever stopped and wondered how each shirt and pair of pants in your overstuffed closet was made? What if, like all generations before the industrial revolution, you had to make each, individual item? It would make sense then why people in the 1800s and early 1900s on average had only…

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….