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Farmers Market hosts Walton Arts Center’s Artosphere

  • Dates: May. 08, 2010
  • Time: 7:00am — 1:00pm

    Aside from the great array of fresh produce, meats, cheeses and other unique market items, the Bentonville Farmers Market will also be hosting the Walton Arts Center’s Artosphere regional arts and nature festival with live performances by Emmy award winners Trout Fishing In America and blues performer and chef The Sauce Boss.


FREE ARTOSPHERE Events in Fayetteville & Bentonville this week!

Walton Arts Center is proud to be working with the organizers of Fayetteville First Thursday and Downtown Bentonville, Inc., to bring some great artists and sustainability information to their events during the first weekend of May.

Artists include gypsy jazz standout Harmonious Wail, Arkansas’ own Trout Fishing in America and The Sauce Boss, who cooks gumbo while playing the blues!

All events are FREE & open to the public!

First Thursday Fayetteville on The Square
Featuring music by Harmonious Wail and the
Opening Night of the film A Man Named Pearl
Thursday, May 6, 5pm

First Friday on the Bentonville Square "Swing into Spring"
Featuring music by Harmonious Wail
Friday, May 7, 5pm

Bentonville Farmer’s Market
Featuring music by Trout Fishing in America and The Sauce Boss
Saturday, May 8, 7am-1pm on the Bentonville Square

More ARTOSPHERE Events Happening This Weekend

National Public Garden Days
& Compton Gardens Native Plant Sale
Featuring music by Harmonious Wail
May 7 & 8 at the Compton Gardens in Bentonville

Joe Martin Stage Race
Featuring music by The Sauce Boss
Sunday, May 9, 12:30pm-3pm in the Walton Arts Center Bradberry Amphitheater
& Rose Garden

Click here for a complete list of ARTOSPHERE events taking place all over Northwest Arkansas this month.

Crystal Bridges Curators to Discuss Recent Acquisitions


BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 8, 2010 – Crystal Bridges curators Chris Crosman and Manuela Well-Off-Man will highlight recently announced paintings and sculptures in A Look at the Collection, an informal lecture and discussion from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13. No registration is required and light refreshments will be served at the event, which will take place in the Wal-Mart Community Room in the Bentonville Public Library, located at 405 S. Main St.

More than 24 paintings and sculptures will be presented, ranging from John Mix Stanley’s vigorous genre scene The Buffalo Hunt (1855) to Romare Bearden’s Cubist-influenced Sacrifice (1941) to recently commissioned sculptures by two artists with local connections, George Dombek and Pat Musick.

“We’re excited to share the range and quality of work in our collection,” said Chris Crosman, chief curator. “There will be something of interest for everybody who comes, and we expect to stimulate some lively discussion about why we chose these particular works or art.”

The paintings and sculpture will be presented in chronological order, revealing some key developments in American art history, and connections between the works will be emphasized.

Momix Dance Company at the Walton Arts Center

Momix Dance Company will be at the Walton Arts Center on May 11-14 as part of ARTOSPHERE, Arkansas’ Arts + Nature Festival.

Momix will offer master classes for dancers ages 12 and up and present their new piece, Botanica.

Dance Master Classes with Momix:

Momix will offer master classes on Tuesday, May 11 – Friday, May 14. All classes are just $20 and will take place in Walton Arts Center’s Starr Theater. Register online at or call (479) 443-5600.

Class schedule:

Modern Master Class – Ages 12-14
Tuesday, May 11
For dancers ages 12-14 years, currently taking dance, with at least 1 year of dance experience

Modern Master Class – Ages 14 and up
Tuesday, May 11
For dancers ages 14-adult, currently taking dance, with at least 2 years of dance experience

Ballet Master Class – Ages 12-14
Wednesday, May 12
For dancers ages 12-14 years, currently taking ballet, with at least 1 year of dance experience.

Ballet Master Class – Ages 14 and up
Wednesday, May 12
For dancers ages 14-adult, currently taking ballet, with at least 2 years of dance experience.

Master Class (work with props) – Ages 12-14
Thursday, May 13
For dancers ages 12-14 years, currently taking dance, with at least 1 year of dance experience.

Master Class (work with props) – Ages 14 and up
Thursday, May 13
For dancers ages 14-adult, currently taking dance, with at least 2 years of dance experience.

Momix Company Class – Ages 14 and up
Friday, May 14
For dancers ages 14-adult, currently taking dance, with at least 2 years of dance experience.

Momix Presents – Botanica:

Friday, May 14, at 8:00 PM & Saturday, May 15 at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Baum Walker Hall at the Walton Arts Center
$16.00 all seats

Botanica beautifully explores the evolution of the natural world and the passing of a day through dance.

For more information about Botanica and to purchase tickets visit:

Project Feed Local

Photo by Anthony Reyes

Gerald Demory (from left), director of operations at the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, Dede Peters of ddp Gallery, Marge Wolf, executive director of the food bank, and Ed Nicholson, director of community and public relations for Tyson Foods, look at some grocery bag art Tuesday at the food bank in Bethel Heights. Peters started Project Feed Local, which raised money by selling the bag art; Tyson matched the money raised with a food donation of five pounds for every dollar raised. Tyson donated more than 30,000 pounds of food.

The Artosphere Chamber Music Series: The Nature of Guitar

The Artosphere Chamber Music Series: The Nature of Guitar
Music Director: Christopher Parkening
May 19 – 28

The Artosphere Chamber Music Series is a unique series of concerts throughout Northwest Arkansas showcasing extraordinary musicians in intimate and awe inspiring settings. Each concert is designed to provide a combination of music and scenery that blend art and nature. Concert sites will include Cooper Chapel in Bella Vista, AR; Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, AR; Bell Gable in Fayetteville, AR; Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm in Goshen, AR; and the First Presbyterian Church in Eureka Springs, AR.

The 2010 Inaugural Artosphere Chamber Music Series will be under the direction of America’s pre-eminent guitar virtuoso, Christopher Parkening, and will feature musicians who will play repertory reflecting a musical journey through the natural environment. Parkening has achieved worldwide acclaim and praise from The Washington Post claiming him to be "the leading guitar virtuoso of our day, combining profound musical insight with complete technical mastery of his instrument."

For more information about the Chamber Music Series, click here.

Bentonville ArtsFest

Downtown Bentonville, Inc. would like to invite you to apply to the 2010 Bentonville ArtsFest, which will be held June 11th and 12th in downtown Bentonville. Now in its 7th year, this community celebration of the arts offers visual artists an affordable opportunity to sell their art and promote their work in a city quickly becoming a regional arts epicenter.

We have made a couple of changes this year to accommodate both the needs of the visual artists and of the growing event. Held during the timeframe of last year’s Bentonville ArtWalk, the ArtsFest will include a juried visual arts component, theatre, film, music, literary and the culinary arts. At the same time, we will be producing a fall and spring Bentonville ArtWalk solely focused on the visual arts, and cu- rated within the businesses around the Downtown Square. Stay tuned for the 2010 fall ArtWalk date!

Visual artists accepted into the ArtsFest will be offered an automatic invitation to participate in the two ArtWalks, thus creating multiple opportunities to showcase your work in downtown Bentonville. We are also opening up the opportunity for artists juried into the ArtsFest to participate in our popular First Fri- day events that run March – November, as well as special Bentonville Farmers Market events. Fees and times vary for each event, and we can provide information about participation once you have been accepted into the 2010 ArtsFest.

Some new benefits to the 2010 ArtsFest include:

All the specifics about the event hours, deadlines, applications and fees can be found on If you have any questions about the event or the process, please feel free to give us a call at 479.254.0254 or email us at No Comments / Apr 06.10 / Arts Festivals, Galleries / by admin

Art Amiss 12 Call for Ent

Art Amiss 12 will be held on Wednesday, May 12th or 13th, 2010. (Final date TBA)

Deadline for submissions is May 9th, deadline for literature is April 26

Art Amiss presents an environment in which emerging and unrepresented Arkansas artists may exhibit and sell their work. Art Amiss encourages large scale media and installation submissions, as well as submissions in two- and three-dimensional visual art, film, fashion, literature, and music.

Art Amiss does not discriminate based on race, class, gender, age, education, or medium. All works submitted within the guidelines will be considered solely on the basis of their merit within the context of the Art Amiss event. Jeder spricht über diese neue Art zu spielen, Damit beschloss ich, es zu versuchen.

Artists are responsible for delivering art to the event and removing their art following the event. Art Amiss will not be liable for any damages, loss or theft of the work resulting from these circumstances.

Artists must be originally from or current residents of Arkansas.

Artists may not have current gallery representation, or show currently touring work.

Artists may not show in more than two (2) consecutive Art Amiss events.

Artists may not submit for exhibition pieces that have been previously shown at an Art Amiss function or event.

Work must be show-quality format and fully prepared for display. Two-dimensional art must be outfitted with hanging wire or it will not be displayed.


2-D and 3-D work:

Artists may submit up to 8 works for consideration.

Follow these guidelines:

Email with the following information:




WEBSITE (if you have one)



INVENTORY – For each work submitted, include the following information:

TITLE – image filename should match closely, i.e. "selfportrait.jpg" for "Self Portrait"


DIMENSIONS Height X Width ( X Depth, if 3-D)




Artists may submit up to 8 digital images of current work to the review committee for consideration. If accepted, the works shown in Art Amiss 12 must be the exact works that were submitted for review. Reproductions or replacements will not be accepted for exhibition.

Image files must be submitted in JPG format. Please attach all image files in the same email with your submission information and inventory. Do NOT combine multiple images in a single file (JPG, PDF, or otherwise). If you include multiple views of the same work (which is common for 3-D or installation), please make a note of this in the inventory.

File resolution must be no lower than 72 dpi, no higher than 300 dpi. "DPI" means Dots Per Inch. Computer screen resolution is 72 dpi. No dimension smaller than 300 pixels. This means at 72 dpi, a 300×300 pixel image on screen would be approximately 4×4".

For submissions in other media, please contact:


Video & film:




Application fee for Art Amiss 12 is $10, payable to ART AMISS via check, mailed to PO Box 4387, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Artists submitting work without paying the application fee will not be considered.


During the Art Amiss 12 event, Art Amiss will manage all art sales transactions. Artists will receive payment for work sold, via check from Art Amiss, after all sales have been processed (approximately one to two weeks after the event). Art Amiss retains 10% of all sales taking place at Art Amiss 12.

Direct questions regarding the submission process to


Call for Submissions: Art Amiss 12 Literary Magazine

Art Amiss is now accepting entries for the next issue of its literary magazine, to be published in time for Art Amiss 12 on May 12, 2010.

We are looking to publish fiction (excerpts from novels as well as short stories), creative non-fiction, poetry, and literary translations.

There is no entry fee and no limit on the number of pieces submitted, but authors have to be from or currently reside in Arkansas.

Send your work to If you’re submitting a translation, please include a copy of the original. The deadline for entries is noon on Monday, April 26, 2010. Authors will be notified by May 3.

Sabine Schmidt
Director of Literature, Art Amiss, Inc.

Author Sapphire Speaks at FPL

The Fayetteville Public Library will host a talk by Sapphire, award-winning author of The New York Times bestseller Push, on Tuesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Media & Magazine Section.

Her talk is free and open to the public.

Tickets are not required.

Sapphire published her first collection, American Dreams, in 1994.

Many of the themes found in American Dreams were also featured in her most notable work, Push.

Push, recently adapted to the big screen as the Academy Award-nominated film Precious, follows Claireece Precious Jones, an overweight teenager living in Harlem who endures a series of abuses by her father and mother.

Sapphire’s visit will conclude the library’s 4th annual Adult Reading Festival.

Copies of Sapphire’s works will be available for purchase during her talk at the Fayetteville Public Library, and she will sign autographs following her talk.

For more information, visit or call 856.7250.

When: Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 7 pm

Where: Library’s Media & Magazine Section

Who: Sapphire, award-winning author of The New York Times bestseller Push

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