Arts & Science Center to host performances, workshops, auditions and more in February

The Southeast Arkansas Arts and Science Center in Pine Bluff will host workshops, a concert, auditions and host a new exhibit in February.

Valentine’s Day Lampwork Workshop

Glasssmith Olivia Valentine will host a Valentine’s Day-themed lampwork workshop on Saturday, February 5, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. This workshop is for participants aged 18 and over. It will take place at ARTSpace on Main at 623 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff.

Participants will learn how to melt and bend glass rods using a torch to create small sculptures.

No experience is required to participate. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be provided. The cost is $100 for members and $125 for non-members. To register, go to the ASC website.

ART WORKS presents: Sound of the Pride

The ASC has rescheduled ART WORKS Presents: Sound of the Pride to Friday, February 11, 6-8 p.m. The concert program will take place at the Adam B. Robinson Jr. Black Box Theater at ART WORKS, which is located at 627 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff. The show is open to people aged 16 and over. Admission is $5 for CSA members and $10 for non-members.

University of Arkansas students at Pine Bluff Studio will perform a “small office” style concert as part of their fundraising series with instructor Damon Tolbert as host. The campaign benefits UAPB’s Sound Recording and Technology Department.

Community members are invited to sing along and show off their own vocal talents in an open-mic setting. CSA staff will draw door prizes at the event.

Second Saturday Family Fun Day attendees will create unique papier-mâché bowls.

Second Saturday Family Fun Day

The CSA will hold its second Family Fun Day on Saturday, February 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. This month’s participants will carve and paint unique bowls using paper, glue and water through a process known as papier-mâché. This activity is free.

Those who wish to attend the course can secure a place by registering on the center’s website. website or by calling 870-536-3375.

Hearings

The ASC will hold auditions for “The Outsiders” on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13. Auditions will be held at the Catherine M. Bellamy Theater at 701 S. Main St. Auditions are by appointment only. To register, visit asc701.org/auditions.

Auditions are open to people aged 12 and over. Artists must be available for schedules from Friday April 15 to Sunday April 17 and from Friday April 22 to Sunday April 24.

To request a screenplay selection ahead of auditions, email Lindsey Collins, Theater Programs Manager, at [email protected]

Watercolors and Wines Workshop

Painter and graphic designer Greta Kresse will lead a watercolor workshop on Friday, February 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The ARTSpace on Main at 623 S. Main St. According to the ASC, participants will learn to focus on relationships of color, light, composition and form using reference materials to create visually compelling images. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be offered free of charge during the workshop.

No experience is necessary to participate. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. To register, go to the ASC website. For more information, contact the ASC Rhodes Daigle Programs Coordinator at [email protected] or call 870-395-7059.

Kresse graduated from Hendrix College in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in painting. She works as a graphic designer for Electric Ghost in Little Rock. For more information about Kresse, visit www.gretakresse.com.

Yoga at the Loft

Florence Love, Certified Yoga Instructor, will lead a class on Saturday, February 19 from 1:30-3 p.m. at the ARTSpace on Main at 623 S. Main St. Participants will participate in yoga exercises and meditation.

Both new and experienced practitioners are welcome. Guests must be 13 or older to participate. Admission is recommended at $15 per person, and the CSA offers a pay-as-you-go option.

CSA will have yoga mats on hand or participants can bring their own mats. Masks are mandatory.

Prior registration is required. To register, go to the ASC website or call 870-536-3375. Class size is limited.

Exhibitions

CSA will host “PAUSE. People, Places and Scenes” by artist Carl E. Moore from Thursday, February 3 through Saturday, April 30. (Image source: CSA)

The CSA will host a new exhibition, “PAUSE. People, Places and Scenes,” featuring paintings by Carl E. Moore.

According to the ASC, Moore’s paintings portray people in their communities as black Americans living in a position of pause waiting for the next title or event to occur. His works range from simple everyday activities to sometimes intense and unpredictable situations, where people stop for the outcome.

“Pause” will be on view in the William H. Kennedy Jr. Gallery inside the CSA Main Building at 701 S. Main St. from Thursday, February 3 through Saturday, April 30, 2022.

CSA curator Jessica Lenehan will conduct an in-studio interview with Moore on Thursday, February 3 at 5 p.m. The interview will be broadcast at facebook.com/asc701/.

In addition, the ASC will host a joint reception featuring artists Moore and Meikel Church on Thursday, March 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The CSA is also hosting “Deeply Rooted: A Glimpse into Southern Lifestyle,” an exhibition featuring works from its permanent collection, through Saturday, March 5. This exhibit is on view at ASC’s Altheimer Gallery at 701 S. Main St. According to a press release from the center, the selection will help tell the story of southern culture and traditions.

“Tension and Protection: The Textile Artwork of Suzannah Schreckhise” will remain on display at the ASC until Saturday, March 5. Schreckhise is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Fayetteville. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Ozarks. According to the CSA, this exhibit features Schreckhise’s textile work, combining her crochet series and her ongoing mask series, “Breath.”

COVID-19 Information

CSA is monitoring COVID-19 numbers and will adjust programming accordingly. For event updates, follow ASC at facebook.com/asc701/ and sign up for e-newsletters at www.asc701.org.

About CSA

The center is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Sunday and Monday.

The center is located at 701 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff.

Admission to the gallery is free.

For more information about the center, visit CSA website or contact the center by calling 870-536-3375.

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