Ceramic sculptures, workshop on week’s arts calendar

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Dance: ‘Dancing on the Main’

Pine Bluff Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas hosts “Dancing on Main” by choreographer Gia Turner, open to those 16 and older, 5:30-7pm Thursdays at The ARTSpace on Main, 623 S. Main St., Pine Bluff, with additional classes, 5:30-7pm 9 February and March 9. This beginner-friendly class covers the basics of stretching, dance vocabulary and techniques; each week’s class focuses on a different style – hip-hop, jazz and contemporary. Turner, a native of Pine Bluff, captained the Watson Chapel Steppers and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff M4 Golden Girls and coached Watson Chapel’s Golden Motion Dance-Line. Cost is pay as you go ($15 suggested). Register at asc701.org/adult-classes or call (870) 536-3375. For more information, send an email [email protected]

ART AND PERFORMANCE: Ceramic sculpture

“Kukuli Velarde: CORPUS,” 15 ceramic sculptures, each with a matching tapestry, by Peruvian-American artist Kukuli Velarde that reflect on the meaning of survival in the face of colonialism, are on display Monday in the Brad Cushman Gallery, Art and Design Center Windgate, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. The exhibition is still up until March 3.

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Velarde will present the Windgate Distinguished Lecture, “A Voice of My Own,” 6 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the UALR Fine Arts Building. A reception will follow, 7-8:30 pm, in the center’s second floor lobby. The lecture series, which began in 2020 and is funded by a grant from the Windgate Foundation, brings nationally recognized arts and crafts scholars, artists, makers and influencers to the university .

Gallery hours are 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm Saturday, 2-5pm Sunday. Entry to the gallery and lecture is free. Call (501) 916-5104 or email [email protected]

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Ceramic workshop

Artist Jennifer Solano will present four practical parts ceramic workshop, 12-3pm Saturdays, starting this Saturday, January 21, 28 and February 4, for adults 18 and older at The ARTSpace on Main in Pine Bluff. The cost is $180, $160 for Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas members. Class size is limited to six; students will learn the basics of working with clay and create their own ceramic pieces using a pottery wheel. No experience required. Register at asc701.org/adult-classes or call (870) 536-3375. For more information, send an email [email protected]

Free UAPB presentation

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Spring Senior Showcase 2023 opens Tuesday at The ARTSpace on Main in Pine Bluff. The exhibition remains up through the closing ceremony, 4-6pm February 9. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday. Call (870) 536-3375 or visit asc701.org.

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Cameras and dating

“From Photographs to Polaroids,” covering the history of photography through a selection of historic cameras and photographs from the collections of the Rogers History Museum, on display Saturday in the museum’s Collections Gallery, 313 S. Second St. at Cherry Street, Rogers. The show is still up until July 8.

Also starting on Saturday, the museum is providing insight into the courting process in the early 1900s through the Hawkins House Theme Tour titled “Dating etiquette.” The tour, until May 20, will focus on women’s magazines that offered dating advice, the art of conversation and letter writing, examples of early 1900s love songs, Valentine cards, a wedding announcement and a 1908 wedding dress .

Entry to the museum is free. Hours are 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday. Call (479) 621-1154 or visit rogershistoricalmuseum.org.


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