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Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Saturday, September 14, 6-10pm, enjoy a night of delicious Latin food, wonderful atmosphere, live salsa music, and even better company!

Featuring food vendors from Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia, Columbia & Nicaragua. It all happens at the Argenta Farmers Market Plaza, 520 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown NLR.

Thea Paves the Way on September 14

Thea Paves the Way on September 14

To kickstart the 2013-2014 school year, the Thea Foundation’s eighth annual sidewalk chalk event Thea Paves the Way will be held Saturday, September 14, on, as tradition dictates, the front lawn of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, a scenic backdrop for the creative energy that pervades the site.  

Thea Paves the Way began in 2005 as one of the Thea Foundation’s first outreach events to engage students, teachers, families, community groups, and more in one of the most collaborative art mediums practiced in the classroom and beyond.  Today, the event draws 500+ participants to also enjoy deejayed music and outdoor recreation on the grounds.  

Teachers who register their students as a school group have the chance to win one of two $250 gift certificates to art supplies distributor, Dick Blick Art Materials, through a drawing at the end of the event.

American Culinary Federation benefits Thea Foundation through Governor's Culinary Challenge

American Culinary Federation benefits Thea Foundation through Governor's Culinary Challenge

The verdict is finally in, and the Thea Foundation is grateful to announce a donation of $6,637.77 from the American Culinary Federation (ACF), sponsor of the first annual Governor’s Culinary Challenge which took place during the federation’s central regional four-day conference this past spring.  Pre-conference, the ACF’s central region members selected Thea as the beneficiary of this exciting new fundraiser held on Monday, April 29, 2013, at the Capital Hotel.

The Governor’s Culinary Challenge exhibited gourmet bites from the likes of celebrated chefs, including Mark Abernathy, Gilbert Alaquinez, Joel Antunes, Peter Brave, Stephen Burrow, Brian Deloney, Donnie Ferneau, Jason Knapp, Capi Peck, and Lee Richardson.  Governor and First Lady Beebe were in attendance, as well as other local celebrities such as Mike Ross, Christina Muñoz, and Chris Olsen.

Just Communities of Arkansas Launches Summer Writing Program

Just Communities of Arkansas Launches Summer Writing Program

Just Communities of Arkansas will present its newest youth program for middle school students this summer. In Our Own Voices is a writing adventure in which 6th, 7th and 8th graders will explore issues of identity, diversity, and understanding of others. The program will be held Monday through Friday, July 8-19, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. each day at the CALS Children’s Library and Learning Center in Little Rock.

In Our Own Voices is a writing workshop curriculum for middle-school youth that fosters cultural diversity and community while improving creativity, developing communication skills, and building self-esteem. Each day the students will be presented with writing prompts and then encouraged to write and share their own work.

Park Central GLO-PAR Poster Exhibition at Thea

Park Central GLO-PAR Poster Exhibition at Thea

The Thea Center will host Park Central Little Rock’s Global Peace and Reconciliation (GLO-PAR) Poster Exhibition, opening May 20 and running through May 31.  The GLO-PAR Project is a collaborative effort between Park Central Little Rock, the City of Little Rock and the Little Rock School District.  Students in all grades were encouraged to submit posters reflective of the theme, “Ripple One Minute of Silence into One Full Day of Non-Violence,” and illustrating peace and reconciliation.      

Keep Arkansas Beautiful Poster Competition Winners at Thea

Keep Arkansas Beautiful Poster Competition Winners at Thea

Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB)’s Poster Competition is held in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup to involve statewide elementary school students in the Cleanup effort, and to educate the public about the importance of a clean and beautiful community to economic development, civic pride and environmental quality of life.  The competition’s winners, including students in grades K - 5, will be exhibited in Thea’s gallery from May 13 to 17.  More information at www.keeparkansasbeautiful.com.

Thea will host KAB’s Poster Competition Winners as well as Mary Ann Stafford’s ongoing The Argenta Project during this upcoming Argenta ArtWalk on Friday, May 17, 5 to 8pm.  Visitors can peruse the art while enjoying yummy hors d’oeuvres and drinks from the open wine and cheese bar.

Pulaski Academy "Cuts Loose" With Its Production of "Footloose"

Pulaski Academy "Cuts Loose" With Its Production of "Footloose"

Pulaski Academy's drama and choral departments, led by Hollie Shepherd and Katherine Dudley, will present Footloose this week at the Conner Performing Arts Center on the PA campus.  

Senior Jordan Crites and Junior Bridget Davis lead this all star cast, which will include special appearances by a future Razorback and the best high school football coach in the State of Arkansas!

The show will open on Thursday, April 11th at 7 o'clock p.m.  Additional performances are Friday April 12 and Saturday April 13 at 7 p.m. each night.  Reserved seating is available for $15 per ticket or $10 general admission.  Contact Gina Rafferty at 904-705-6333 or grafferty84@gmail.com to order.