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'Let the Children Play' explores kids and music

'Let the Children Play' explores kids and music

On Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m.

LRFW and non-profit organization partner to make 'big' influence

LRFW and non-profit organization partner to make 'big' influence

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is proud to announce that a new non-profit partner for LRFW 2011 is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas (BBBSCA). Brandon D. Campbell, founder and executive director of LRFW, selected BBBSCA because of their significant contributions to improving the lives of children in our community.

Campbell knows the difference the organization makes in the lives of children because he too has been directly influenced by the organization.  From age eight to eleven years old, Campbell was a "Little."
 
"The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas provided me with so many great eye-opening first time experiences, so I think it's only fitting that I help give other children their first major fashion experience," Campbell explains.

'Forgotten Places' exhibit features Arkansas photographers

'Forgotten Places' exhibit features Arkansas photographers

LITTLE <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />ROCK – Historic Arkansas Museum is proud to present Forgotten Places: Rhonda Berry and Diana Michelle Hausam in the Second Floor Gallery June 10 through August 7, 2011. There will be a free opening reception on June 10, 5 – 8 p.m., in conjunction with downtown Little Rock’s Second Friday Art Night. Live music will be provided by Bonnie Montgomery Trucking. The artists’ works will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. As part of Second Friday Art Night, a free shuttle is available to transport visitors to other Art Night venues. Shuttle service ends at 8:30 p.m. 

In Forgotten Places, emerging artists Rhonda Berry and Diana Michelle Hausam direct our attention to forgotten places in Arkansas through their distinctive photographic practices. Using traditional dark room methods, Berry layers her images to create imagined, haunting scenes.

Arts Council calls for submissions

Arts Council calls for submissions

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Arts Council is accepting submissions by Arkansas artists for the 25th annual 2012 Small Works on Paper exhibition. Works of art selected by a juror will be featured in a year-long exhibition that travels to 10 Arkansas communities. Deadline for entries is July 22, 2011.

Artists may download the entry form at www.arkansasarts.org or contact Cheri Leffew, special events/program manager, at (501) 324-9767 or cheri@arkansasheritage.org.

Arkansas artists may enter up to three works of art on paper (no larger than 24x24 inches) for a fee of $10 per entry or $25 for three entries. Entries will be juried by Marcia Goldenstein, a prominent artist and art professor at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Works must have been completed within the last two years.

Mosaic Templars celebrate Juneteenth on June 18

Mosaic Templars celebrate Juneteenth on June 18

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC), a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, will host its Third Annual Juneteenth festivities on June 18, 2011, from noon – 7 pm at the corner of Broadway and Ninth streets in downtown Little Rock.

“Juneteenth is about remembering the struggles and hardships of enslaved African Americans, and celebrating their freedom and generations to come. John Bush and Chester Keats, former slaves built Mosaic Templars of America. It’s quite powerful that the Cultural Center now stands as the cornerstone and foundation of their dreams nearly a century later” says Quantia Fletcher, Director of Education at the Cultural Center.

Juneteenth, also referred to as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' opens Friday

'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' opens Friday

Pirates of the Caribbean -- installment No. 4 -- arrives in theaters this week. Along with Johnny Depp, you get Penelope Cruz. Other new films include Bloodworth with Kris Kristofferson and Kill the Irishman with Ray Stevenson.

Calling all models

Calling all models

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- It's that time of year again! Little Rock Fashion Week is just around the corner, and prospective models are coming from all corners of the state for their chance to walk the walk at the big event.

The LRFW 2011 Model Search is May 21-22 at Moody Chapel AME Church (5630 Mabelvale Pike) in Little Rock. THV's Lauren Clark is one of the judges for the event, and she sat down for a chat with Executive Director Brandon Campbell about what to expect at the audition.

If you would like to audition to be a part of Little Rock Fashion Week, applications and instructions are available on their website.