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'Clean Lines, Open Spaces' premieres tonight on AETN

'Clean Lines, Open Spaces' premieres tonight on AETN

 

“Clean Lines, Open Spaces: A View of Mid-Century Modern Architecture,” a new documentary produced by the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) will premiere tonight at 9 p.m. on AETN.

“Clean Lines, Open Spaces,” produced by AETN’s Mark Wilcken, focuses on the construction boom while the United States recovered from World War II, a time of optimism and hope for the future. Mid-century architects captured these feelings in their bold new designs, many of which reflected the International style that had been developing in Europe since before World War I. This new architecture used modern materials such as reinforced concrete, glass and steel and was defined by clean lines, simple shapes and unornamented facades.

“‘Clean Lines, Open Spaces’ is unique and challenging,” AETN Executive Producer Carole Adornetto said.

'Women and Children First' benefit

'Women and Children First' benefit

An event to benefit the non-profit Women and Children First took place on November 10, 2011 called Your Girl Friend's Closet.  The evening was designed as a Swap for Good party and also included a silent auction from various designers and fashion professionals.  Held in the party room at Bar Louie on Cantrell Road in Little Rock, the evening rendered product and monetary donations.  Sponsors for this benefit included fashion labels N'chole Feroce and Just Faux Fun as well as the jewelry label Novel Approach.  Other silent auction pieces were sponsored by Valerie Newton with Park Lane.

PR Coordinator for Women and Children First, Meredith Looney, was in attendance to answer questions about the shelter and talk about volunteer opportunities.

China Wind: The ECNU Exhibit to open in AETN atrium Nov. 14

China Wind: The ECNU Exhibit to open in AETN atrium Nov. 14

 

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) in partnership with the University of Central Arkansas Confucius Institute will open China Wind: The ECNU Exhibit in the AETN atrium Monday, Nov. 14.

China Wind is an exhibition of 43 pieces of traditional and contemporary artwork by the faculty and students from the East China Normal University in Shanghai, China. A public reception marking the opening of the exhibit will be held Nov. 14 from 4-6 p.m. Featured artists will be on hand to discuss their work.

Admission is free, and the exhibition will remain on view through Friday, Dec. 30. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. AETN is located at 350 South Donaghey Avenue in Conway.

The UCA Confucius Institute for Arkansas was established in 2007. It is the 24th Confucius Institute created within the United States and one of only 200 worldwide.

AETN, KUAR host Community Cinema, free screening of ‘We Still Live Here'

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) and UALR Public Radio/KUAR FM 89.1 invite the public to a free screening of “We Still Live Here” as part of Community Cinema Monday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. at Roosevelt Thompson Library in Little Rock.

“We Still Live Here” tells the remarkable story of the recent cultural and linguistic revival of the Wampanoag tribe of southeastern Massachusetts. Spurred on by their celebrated linguist Jessie Little Doe Baird, the Wampanoag of Cape Code and Martha’s Vineyard are reviving their language more than a century after the last native speaker died. Through the help of a linguistic research fellowship at MIT and the Wampanoag community, Baird achieved something that had never been done before – bringing an American Indian language back to life after many generations without native speakers.

Kevin Kerby + Battery performance to air Nov. 11 as part of AETN Arts Fridays

Kevin Kerby + Battery performance to air Nov. 11 as part of AETN Arts Fridays

 

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Kevin Kerby + Battery” will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Friday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m.

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row” is part of AETN Arts Fridays, featuring world class arts and culture programming and locally produced series.

Kevin Kerby + Battery features entertaining, energetic rock ‘n’ roll and the honest songwriting style of lead singer, Kevin Kerby. The band often helps bridge the gap between themselves and the audience with their witty banter and humble demeanor.

AETN to host Portfolio Day 2011

AETN to host Portfolio Day 2011

 

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Educators, will host Portfolio Day 2011 Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the network headquarters, 350 South Donaghey Avenue, Conway. The event is designed for high school students interested in pursuing a post-secondary education in an art-related degree program.

Representatives of colleges and universities throughout the region will be on hand to review students’ portfolios and discuss programs and scholarship opportunities.