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Area photo: Beaverfork Lake

Area photo: Beaverfork Lake

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Nothing quite beats the scene of a cool morning. With steam rising off the water and a low sun in the background, you can't help but stop and soak in the beauty of such a serene setting.

Melissa Kirby captured the photo above at Beaverfork Lake in the Conway area and shared it with THV11.

Beaverfork Lake rests on 25 acres right off of Highway 25 and provides areas for swimming, boating, and fishing as well as barge rentals and grilling pits. The park surrounding the lake also features pavillions, volleyball courts, and a baseball field.

For more details on Beaverfork Lake, visit the Conway Parks website at: http://on.kthv.com/1j75RdA

What part of Arkansas is the most beautiful to you? Snap a photo and share it with us at ageswein@thv11.com.

NLR High School gears up for one last home game in stadium

NLR High School gears up for one last home game in stadium

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – One last home game will be played in the North Little Rock Stadium before its gone forever.

Communications Specialist Shara Brazear said the final home game will happen Fri., Nov. 1. In addition to the game, students will lead tours of the campus every hour on the hour from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. from the Guidance Office in the main building.

Recognitions will be given during pregame, halftime and in between each quarter for the following: All former NLR Mayors and Superintendents; former coaches, principals, and athletic directors; and all alumni.

A reception for alumni will also take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria hosted by The Wildcat Foundation and the NLR Booster Club.

Shuttles will be available beginning at 4 p.m. and running throughout the game. Pick up will be at Park Hill Baptist Church on D Street and Pine Street, and drop off will be at the CAT bus stop on 22nd Street in front of the school.

"Drawing a Line: 30 Years of Cartoons & Illustrations by John Deering" at Thea, Oct 4 - 18

"Drawing a Line:  30 Years of Cartoons & Illustrations by John Deering" at Thea, Oct 4 - 18

The Thea Foundation is happy to host a retrospective exhibition by one of central Arkansas’s most recognized names.  “Drawing a Line:  30 Years of Cartoons and Illustrations by John Deering” will be on display in the Thea Gallery from October 4 - 18, kicking off with an opening reception the evening of October 4 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.  Visitors will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and libations, and get the chance to meet the artist himself.  

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.

Argenta ArtWalk at Thea: Origami Sculpture by Akeen McDaniel, Paintings by Eric Forstmann Ongoing

Argenta ArtWalk at Thea:  Origami Sculpture by Akeen McDaniel, Paintings by Eric Forstmann Ongoing

Eleven years’ worth of community outreach and arts philanthropy in its wake, the Thea Foundation has enjoyed the pleasure of meeting countless young and budding artists across the state of Arkansas.  Akeen McDaniel, 18, is one of those young, budding artists.  A first-time volunteer for Thea’s Visual Arts Scholarship Competition this past winter, McDaniel casually scrolled through a series of photos of his original origami works on his smart phone for bystanders during a break.  At the awed viewers‘ gasps, he commented, “No big deal.”  A relationship was instantly forged between the foundation and this aspiring “origamist.”  Thea is proud to debut an exhibition of McDaniel’s origami sculptures during the upcoming Argenta ArtWalk on Friday, August 16, 5 to 8pm.  Beer and wine bar will be available for patrons.

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.