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UAMS purchases Thea Arts Festival featured painting by Matt McLeod

UAMS purchases Thea Arts Festival featured painting by Matt McLeod

Thea Foundation and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) are pleased to announce that UAMS has purchased a one-of-a-kind painting titled Art Fair by Matt McLeod, the featured artist of the second annual Thea Arts Festival held on April 27 in the Argenta Arts District, for the permanent art collection in the UAMS Medical Center.  The acquisition of this painting is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous private foundation that provided a grant for the purpose of acquiring art for the UAMS Medical Center.

This painting will join others installed in public spaces for the benefit of patients and their families and other visitors and UAMS staff. The art collection is being developed through the generosity of private donors and philanthropic foundations for the good of UAMS and for all who share in the benefits of our state-sponsored health care system and educational work.  

Matt McLeod

Thea Gallery: Mary Ann Stafford's "The Argenta Project"

Thea Gallery:  Mary Ann Stafford's "The Argenta Project"

Stop by the Thea Center and visit an exhibition of twenty-five pen and ink drawings of Argenta-specific structures by Little Rock artist Mary Ann Stafford.  Stafford’s meticulous renderings bring to life the colorful heritage of the Argenta Arts District with fidelity to the structures‘ original façades and to the historic neighborhood’s eclectic spirit.    

The Argenta Project will be on display in the Thea Center from May 1 to 17.  A closing reception will take place during the Argenta ArtWalk on Friday, May 17, 5 to 8pm.  Free and open to the public.  Originals ($575) and giclée prints ($135) are for sale through the artist at www.staffordart.com.     

The Thea Foundation is located at 401 Main Street, Suite 100, North Little Rock.  Gallery hours are M - F, 9am - 12pm, 1 - 5pm.  For more information, visit www.theafoundation.org or call 501-379-9512.

Thea Arts Festival - April 27

Thea Arts Festival -  April 27

Artists from across Arkansas will display and sell their works from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, April 27, along Main Street in the Argenta Arts District of downtown North Little Rock at the second annual Thea Arts Festival. While the Festival itself is open and free to the public, money raised through sponsorship of the festival will help support the arts in schools across Arkansas.

Thea Arts Festival releases featured artist Matt McLeod's artwork via social media

Thea Arts Festival releases featured artist Matt McLeod's artwork via social media

Thea is proud to announce that Matt McLeod will be the featured artist for its 2nd annual Thea Arts Festival (TAF) to be held along Argenta's Main Street on Saturday, April 27, 10am to 6pm.  We are so excited to have this vastly esteemed artist on board and can't wait to share our the rest of our TAF lineup with the public as it develops in the coming weeks.

Krewe of Barkus Parade Kicks Off Argenta Mardi Gras

Krewe of Barkus Parade Kicks Off Argenta Mardi Gras

Join us for the Fourth Annual Krewe of Barkus Parade Sunday, Feb. 10, 2:00 p.m., starts and ends at the CityGrove Art Park on 5th Street between Main and Maple. Bring your beads, your friends, your masks, and your dogs to join in the parade fun! Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Then, LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER et BON APPETITE! For those who do not speak Cajun...Let the Good Times Roll and Enjoy!!!

Argenta's Annual Mardi Gras Party is Monday, Feb. 11, at Starving Artist Cafe. Tickets are $35 per person - includes incredible gumbo, jambalaya, soaked salad, and red beans and rice by Chef Jason Morell, plus all the beads and feather masks you envie!

Fais do do to the jazz stylings of The Bob Boyd Sounds!!!

Boo!seum Bash at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

Boo!seum Bash at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

 

Join us Thursday, Oct. 25,  for free games, crafts, door prizes, refreshments and plenty of candy. This fun and safe event is free and open to the public.

AETN's 'Clean Lines, Open Spaces' wins three Emmys

AETN's 'Clean Lines, Open Spaces' wins three Emmys

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — “Clean Lines, Open Spaces: A View of Mid-Century Modern Architecture,” a production of the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), received three Emmys in the 2012 annual awards competition of the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

“There is no greater sense of satisfaction than being recognized by one’s talented peers in this industry, especially those who vote in the regional Emmy Awards competition,” AETN Director of Production Carole Adornetto said.

“Clean Lines, Open Spaces,” a documentary by AETN Senior Producer Mark Wilcken, explores mid-century modern architecture through a regional lens of the American south. The film details how international influences helped shape the built environment of Arkansas after World War II.

The one-hour film was recognized with an award for Best Cultural Documentary, and Wilcken received individual awards for Best Writing and Best Editing.