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Tess Kidd, museum manager, explains a display about Arkansas in World War I on show at Headquarters House in Fayetteville. The traveling display will be in Cane Hill after Aug. 19 and was produced by the Arkansas State Archives of the Department of Arkansas Heritage through the work of the Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee.

Ice Cream Social still bringing community together LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com The Washington County Historical Society will celebrate its 46th annual Ice Cream Social from 3 until 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at the historic Headquarters House in Fayetteville. The WCHS has been celebrating Washington County history since 1951. It acquired its headquarters, a Greek revival…

The Man, The River, The Legacy

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Neil Ernest Compton of Bentonville was a physician of obstetrics by profession and a conservationist by avocation, states The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. He is widely recognized as the founder of the Ozark Society to Save the Buffalo River, which he and his associates initiated on May 24, 1962, at a meeting in Fayetteville. He died in 1999.

Compton celebration honors environmentalist’s work LARA JO HIGHTOWER NWA Democrat-Gazette When the friends of Compton Gardens and Conference Center in Bentonville host their Dr. Compton Celebration today, they’ll be honoring the memory of a man who spent much of his life making sure the natural beauty of the Buffalo River was protected. Neil Compton founded…

August Art OverView

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“Captured” — An exhibit of works by Eureka Springs photographers Sarah Scisssors, Christopher Fischer, Tavi Ellis and John Rankine, Brews in Eureka Springs. On show through Sept. 6. Email bleachitanddye@gmail.com.

Aug. 2 Fenix & Friends Summer Art Exhibition — With works by David Bachman, Mary Collins, Laurie Foster, MM Kent, Leilani Law, Octavio Logo, Sabine Schmidt and Steven Schneider, through Aug. 5, Walker-Stone House in Fayetteville. Free. Email fenixfayettevilleart@gmail.com. “Captured” — An exhibit of works by Eureka Springs photographers Sarah Scissors, Christopher Fischer, Tavi Ellis…

Pretty As A Peach

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Festival celebrates sweet perfection BECCA MARTIN-BROWN bmartin@nwadg.com It all began in Clarksville in 1938, or so the story of the Johnson County Peach Festival goes. And according to Milisa Woodard, president of this year’s edition, at 76, the festival is the oldest outdoor event of its kind in the state. The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History…

Documenting A Wonder Woman

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Friends Eris (left) and Stephanie Lewis speak Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Lewis' living room of her Springdale apartment after the two completed work on a feature-length documentary film about Lewis' aunt, who is a miniatures artist.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Friends Eris (left) and Stephanie Lewis speak Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Lewis’ living room of her Springdale apartment after the two completed work on a feature-length documentary film about Lewis’ aunt, who is a miniatures artist. Filmmakers look at a life in miniature LARA JO HIGHTOWER lhightower@nwadg.com Stephanie Lewis is a…

More art for walls

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Artist and assistant Tenchi paints Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, from atop a painter's lift while working on a mural with fellow artist Alexis Diaz at College Avenue and Center Street in Fayetteville. The mural is a part of the Unexpected Mural Festival in Fort Smith, which moved part of its effort north to include Fayetteville. The work should be done in the next few days.

The same folks who brought a giant owl to the side of a decrepit building off the square, catching eyes and prompting numerous selfies, will soon create five more murals or installations around town. The Advertising and Promotion Commission agreed last week to a contract with Justkids, a public art production company most notably associated…

Sign Of The Times

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Olivia Trimble just finished the new Experience Fayetteville sign on the square.

Trimble speaks at Shiloh   Is sign painting an art or a trade? Olivia Trimble is still sorting that out — even though she has been a professional sign painter for a while. “I got my first really big contract — multiple signs, big deal, not just small-time stuff anymore — three years ago,” says…