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Fun February Weekend


We have art exhibits that showcase the beauty of our great land and the lives of African-American women through fashion. Get back to nature by starting your garden with some swapped seeds or learn to weave your own sandals. Top it all off with an early Valentine’s celebration with, you guessed it, chocolate. We are having a fun time this February weekend.

Herman Maril: The Strong Forms of Our Experience

Gritty Baltimore streets, serene Cape Cod beaches, horses in Maryland fields—all were parts of the world of Herman Maril (1908–1986). Nearly 90 works by the great Mid-Atlantic modernist are coming to Arkansas from Maryland. This major exhibition surveys Maril’s career from the 1920s to the 1980s is a project on which the Arts Center’s Curator of Drawings, Ann Prentice Wagner, has been working for eight years. In writing the exhibition catalog, Wagner used newly available archival sources, interviews, and recently conserved artworks to tell Maril’s story in greater and more accurate detail than ever before.
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, January 27, 2017 – April 16, 2017
Arkansas Arts Center
501 E. 9th St.
Little Rock, AR 72202
Admission: Free

Ansel Adams – Early Works

Ansel Adams (1902-1984), photographer, musician, naturalist, explorer, critic and teacher, was a giant in the field of American landscape photography. His work can be viewed as the end of an arc of American art concerned with capturing the “sublime” in the unspoiled Western landscape. This is the first time that the Arkansas Arts Center has hosted an exhibition devoted to the photography of Ansel Adams. As we complete the 100th anniversary of the National Park System, it is appropriate to show works by this great photographer who is renowned for his imagery of Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, the Sierra Nevadas, and other great natural sites of the West.
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, January 27, 2017 – April 16, 2017
Arkansas Arts Center
501 E. 9th St.
Little Rock, AR 72202
Admission: Free

Reflections: Images and Objects from African-American Women, 1891-1987

In conjunction with Black History Month and Women’s History Month, Reflections honors and celebrates African-American women in the late 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibit exposes their lives through the lens of feminine material culture, fashion, ephemera, and photography. ESSE and MTCC hope visitors will reflect on the private and public spheres of everyday life of African-American women in Arkansas and beyond. The artifacts on display represent the collections of MTCC, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, and ESSE Purse Museum. The private collections of the Bernice Lamb McSwain family and Mary and Joshua Swift have also contributed to the making of this exhibit.
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, January 31, 2017 – April 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
ESSE Purse Museum
1510 Main St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Admission: $10, $8 student, senior (60+), and military. Ask about group rates.

Faulkner County Seed Swap

If you have seeds to share, bring them to swap with others. But don’t worry if you have no seeds to bring, we can share some to help you get started! Participants include our good friends from ROOST, Wildland Gardens, Bell Urban Farm and a few community members who are passionate about seeds and gardening! Don’t miss a chance to talk to them, learn from each other, and get some great tips. We’ll have paper envelopes but if you have any small paper envelopes we will also be taking donations so we have enough for everyone!
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 11am-1pm
Faulkner County Library
1900 Tyler Street
Conway, AR 72032
Admission: Free
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Sandal Weaving Workshop

The prehistoric Arkansans performed many tasks to make their lives more comfortable. Sandal weaving likely was one of those tasks. Come learn how to make twined sandals similar to ones found at various American Indian sites in this state. The fee covers materials and instruction. Preregistration is required. Participant minimum is 5 and maximum is 15. Ages 12 and above, please.
February 11, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Parkin Archeological State Park
Visitor Center
Parkin, AR 72373
Admission: $15

13th Annual Eureka Springs Chocolate Festival and Emporium

A complete world of chocolate appreciation, this event includes candy, cakes, cookies, and more. Chocolate novelty items and body products will be on-hand as well. Vendors showcase and promote their products while offering chocolate take-home samples to attendees from organic and household brand names to select boutique labels. This year features a Willie Wonka room. Every guest receives a box of chocolates as they leave and some include a golden ticket for a special prize.
February 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
207 W. Van Buren
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Admission: $15 online, $20 at the door.

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