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UAMS purchases Thea Arts Festival featured painting by Matt McLeod

UAMS purchases Thea Arts Festival featured painting by Matt McLeod

Thea Foundation and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) are pleased to announce that UAMS has purchased a one-of-a-kind painting titled Art Fair by Matt McLeod, the featured artist of the second annual Thea Arts Festival held on April 27 in the Argenta Arts District, for the permanent art collection in the UAMS Medical Center.  The acquisition of this painting is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous private foundation that provided a grant for the purpose of acquiring art for the UAMS Medical Center.

This painting will join others installed in public spaces for the benefit of patients and their families and other visitors and UAMS staff. The art collection is being developed through the generosity of private donors and philanthropic foundations for the good of UAMS and for all who share in the benefits of our state-sponsored health care system and educational work.  

Matt McLeod

7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival Showing Both Sides of River

7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival Showing Both Sides of River

Don't miss the 7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival May 15 - May 19! See award winning films and filmmakers from around the globe right here in walkable Little Rock/North Little Rock. For more information on the film festival or to purchase passes, visit LittleRockFilmFestival.org

Pull Your Own Tulip Bulbs For FREE!

Pull Your Own Tulip Bulbs For FREE!

Tulip bulbs from the March Argenta Tulip Month are now available on Main Street from 7th to Washington Avenue and on Maple at 4th and 5th Streets.

If you want to harvest Red Impression tulip bulbs from  Argenta , bring a digging tool with you, they do not actually just pull out. Please be thorough, be neat and be respectful of the rose bushes, they will bite!

Award-Winning Writer, Singer, Actor at Next Tales From the South

Award-Winning Writer, Singer, Actor at Next Tales From the South

Award-wining writer, singer, and actor Michael Thomas Walker will be the featured storyteller on May's Tin Roof Project on Tales from the South, tonight, Wednesday evening, May 08, 2013. The live taping of the radio series will be at Starving Artist Café in the Argenta Arts District, Downtown North Little Rock. Live music by Bonnie Montgomery. Doors open at 5:00pm, dinner and drinks are served 5:00pm-6:30pm and the show starts at 7pm.

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

Upcoming in Argenta: Claytime Pottery Studio is offering children's classes this summer! June 17-21, 10AM - Noon, $150. For more information call 501-374-3515. Visit Claytimepottery.com.

UALR, Kognito offers students help for with depression, anxiety

UALR, Kognito offers students help for with depression, anxiety

Kognito Interactive’s web-based, interactive training prepares students, faculty and staff to identify and help students exhibiting signs of mental distress, such as depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (May 7, 2013) – University of Arkansas at Little Rock has partnered with Kognito Interactive to offer an online, avatar-based gatekeeper training where users learn the common indicators of psychological distress and how best to approach at-risk students for referral to the university’s counseling center. UALR offers two Kognito programs, At-Risk for College Students and At-Risk for Faculty & Staff. Each training program is tailored to a specific type of user: college students and RAs, as well as administrators, faculty and staff, respectively.

Protect yourself during tick season

Protect yourself during tick season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas has some of the highest levels of tick-related illnesses of any state in the nation and we are expecting another big year. In 2012, over 900 cases of tick-related illness were reported to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Five of these cases resulted in death. Cases were found in 63 counties, with illnesses occurring every month of the year but peaking in June. Because many of these illnesses go unreported, the actual number of persons sick from tick-related illness is much higher.

According to Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH, Zoonotic Disease Section Chief at ADH, “Tick-related illnesses are serious and can be deadly if not treated properly. It is very important that people realize the seriousness of the infections that some ticks can carry, and to see their doctor if ill. Thankfully, we can prevent many of these infections if we become aware of the risks and take some simple precautions.”