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Home Plate Heroes Opens at Thea During Argenta ArtWalk

Home Plate Heroes Opens at Thea During Argenta ArtWalk

In preparation for the upcoming Home Plate Heroes silent and live auctions, The Thea Center will play host to the Jim Elder Good Sport Fund (JEGSF)'s Home Plate Heroes exhibition during this month's Argenta ArtWalk,set for September 21, 5:30 - 8:00pm.

Home Plate Heroes is a collection of painted and/or decorated home plate-shaped wooden panels, each to be auctioned to the highest bidder. JEGSF's Executive Director, Susan Elder, will be present to field questions about the artists, the auctions, and more. This event provides the perfect opportunity for art lovers and potential bidders to view the home plates in person prior to bidding online or during the silent and live auctions on September 27.

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

Now - September 23: Henry V, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, ticket price $25-$40, Arkansas Repertory Theatre 601 Main Street, downtown Little Rock. Tickets and more info at www.therep.org.

September 18 - 25: Tales from the South, a live taping of the radio series, is held weekly on Tuesdays at Starving Artist Cafe´. Cost: $5 admission plus dinner. Dinner begins at 5 p.m.; taping begins at 7 p.m. Seating is limited. For details, call 501-372-7976, visit www.TalesFromTheSouth.com.

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

September 10: Crush Wine Bar hosts a Wine Tasting with Geyser Peak Winery from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for $10. The wines for the evening: Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc, Geyser Peak Pinot Grigio, Geyser Peak Chardonnay, Geyser Peak Merlot, Geyser Peak Cabernet Sauvignon. Crush Wine Bar is located at 318 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock. Call 501-374-9463 for more information.

September 10 - 23: Henry V, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, ticket prices $25-$40, Arkansas Repertory Theatre 601 Main Street, downtown Little Rock. Tickets and more info at www.therep.org.

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

Now - November 27: Top of the Rock Chorus Recruits Singers - Top of the Rock Chorus is a non-profit organization and the Little Rock chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Rehearsals are Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship. Call Nancy Loney, 501-231-1119 or visit www.TopOfTheRockChorus.org.

Metal artists open Thea show

Metal artists open Thea show

Thea will host an opening reception for up-and-coming metal artists Carolyn Hendrix and Amanda Wyman of Fireflies Metal Art during the Argenta ArtWalk on Friday, August 17, 5:30 - 8:00pm. This is the artists' second exhibition at the Thea Center, the first being this past April. Once again, the artists will be present to answer questions about their repertoire of unique metal art, which includes free-standing sculptures, two dimensional wall hangings, jewelry and much more, during the ArtWalk.

Wyman and Hendrix agree that, "as metal artists, [their] goal is to evoke a sense of softness in each piece that is not typically associated with metal. [They] form every piece by hand, and then weld it together." The challenge to manipulate a medium as rigid as metal into something with an organic and whimsical form is what fuels their passion.

New Home Development in Argenta

New Home Development in Argenta

The New Argenta Fund announced this week a new residential development in the heart of the Argenta Arts District, downtown North Little Rock. Four single family homes with pre-approved site and floor plans are available now for pre-sale, $399,000 each, on four lots located between 408 and 438 Maple Street. The homes are designed by Ward Lile in association with Ruby Architects Inc. For more information contact Eric Wilkerson at 501.804.2633.

Former White House Garden groundskeeper to give Laman program

Former White House Garden groundskeeper to give Laman program

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 7, 2012) -- The William F. Laman Public Library System presents The White House Garden, May 26 – July 21, 2012. The White House Garden was developed and supported by the White House Historical Association and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

An opening reception is slated for 6 - 8 p.m., Friday, June 1, at the main library, and will include an appearance by Mike Lawn, Former Executive Groundskeeper for the White House. The public reception is free and open to the public.

In conjunction with this exhibit, on Saturday, June 2 at 10 a.m., Lawn will give a presentation called “Making Your Mansion Bloom - Tips from the White House to the Backyard” with host Janet Carson. This free program is located in the Laman Library Lecture Hall at the main library, 2801 Orange Street, North Little Rock. Lawn will also conduct a tour of the exhibition following the conclusion of the presentation.