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If you ask owner and jewelry craftswoman Brandy McNair how she chose her business name, she’ll smile before answering your question. “My family is Italian – and [Bella Vita] means “Beautiful Life” in Italian. I wanted to stay true to that Italian heritage,” she says. Bella Vita, now located in …

Thursday, May 5, through Saturday, May 7, photographer Kelly Anderson-Staley will take portraits in the Nineteenth Century tintype process at the Arkansas Arts Center. All attendees who sit in for a portrait will receive a digital scan for their personal use, while the tintype portraits will become a part of …

Start your weekend with sculpture. This Friday, April 22, don’t miss the 9th annual Sculpture at the River Market event. There is a ticketed Preview Party Friday at 6:30 p.m., in which you can view hundreds of sculptures from internationally recognized artists in the River Market Pavilions. The event features …

This proves to be a busy weekend for art happenings with a call for artist submissions and a fair few shows opening. Mark your calendar and mix and match your favorites. Ongoing at the Arkansas Art Center include “Industrial Beauty: Charles Burchfield’s Black Iron,” “Dorothea Lange’s America,” “Nathalia Edenmont: Force …

It’s time to stop complaining that there’s nothing going on in Little Rock. Meet our newest series, Local Canvas. Below you will find a list of art exhibits, music shows, and more below. Get ready to fill your calendar, and mix and match your favorites. Be sure to catch the …

If you ask Joshua Asante about his photography, you’re likely to participate in a part-philosophical, part-autobiographical discussion. No doubt you’ll learn things along the way, not only about Asante’s photographs, but also about yourself. “I feel my greatest skill as a photographer is my empathy,” says Asante, perched beside crackling, …

No one knows culture shock better than Michael Shaeffer, who, at the tender age of 13, moved with his family from Long Island, New York, to Hot Springs, Arkansas. “I was starting high school and I really didn’t want to be here at first,” he laughs. Luckily for Shaeffer, however, …

Jordan Mountjoy is a man following his both of his dreams. In one dream he always wanted to be a firefighter, something he fulfilled by joining the Little Rock Fire Department. In the other dream he wanted to own a clothing company, this dream came real one year ago when …

“Everything was art,” says Angela Davis Johnson as she looks back on her childhood. A child from “a lot of spaces,” Johnson moved often when she was young, as her father served in the military. Nevertheless, she considers a small, Eastern Arkansan town called Lambrook her home. “My mother is …

The Little Rock Trojans move to 13-1(3-0 SBC) after a strong defensive performance against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns(5-7, 1-2 SBC), winning 77-57. Going into the game, something had to give, Louisiana was the nation’s 20th ranked scoring offense and Little Rock was the best defense in the country. The Trojans held the Cajuns …

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