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The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas announces June events

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Faith Anaya of KidsCook! will instruct Kids Cookin’ for a Cause. The food produced will be donated to Potluck Food Rescue.

Arkansas Delta Informer Staff – May 19, 2022

Live@5 featuring Neighbors — 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2022
Join ASC for Live@5 featuring live music by Jacksonville-based band Neighbors from 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2022. Entry is $5 for ASC members and $10 for nonmembers. Patrons 21 or older can enjoy complimentary wine, beer, and nonalcoholic beverages.

The band, founded in 2020, consists of bass player Derrick Leonard (Blytheville), keyboardist Andrew Tripplett (North Little Rock) and drummer Da’Quon Davis (Lonoke). The band plays jazz and R&B music with a neo-soul fusion sound.

ASC hosts live jazz, blues, and rock & roll at 5 p.m. the first Friday of each month with its long-running Live@5 concert series.

This month’s Live@5 will take place during ASC’s first ART ROCKS: Summer Bash, featuring art, music, food, drinks, and fun. For more information on the Summer Bash, visit asc701.org.

Sponsored by longtime supporters MK Distributors.

ART ROCKS: Summer Bash — 5-10 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2022; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2022

The Arts & Science Center’s ART ROCKS: Summer Bash is a perfect kick-off to the season. The community is invited for food, drinks, music, and art to celebrate ASC’s new facilities: The ARTSpace on Main and ART WORKS on Main.

Friday, June 3, enjoy a fun filled evening from 5-10 p.m. Expect live music by Live@5 newcomers, Neighbors. Watch professional artists Greta Kresse, John Kushmaul, and Troy DeBill demonstrate their craft by completing works ready to bid on for a chance to take home. Support ASC by purchasing artwork from Pine Bluff Art League members made for the Summer Bash. Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win an inflatable kayak filled with Arkansas-made craft beer. End the evening with a karaoke party from 7-10 p.m. Kings & Queens Homestyle Burgers & More and LucyMae’s Southern Foods will be on site with their food trucks to provide delicious dinner options. Entry to the event is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Tickets will be available to purchase at the door.

Join ASC from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2022, for free family fun. The Saturday portion of ART ROCKS: Summer Bash will feature face painting, art activities, music, and yummy treats.

All proceeds from the Summer Bash will benefit the Arts & Science Center’s newest renovation which will include a remodel of its Creative Construction Zone and a new teaching kitchen.

For information on how to get involved with this event, contact Morgun Henson at mhenson@asc701.org or 870-536-3375. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available.

Thanks to Summer Bash sponsors Relyance Bank, Highland Pellets, Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel, and Pine Bluff Heating & Air.

Tickets on Sale: ASC Presents “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” — Monday, June 6, 2022

Don’t miss out on this two-weekend event, full of music and magic. Tickets for “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” go on sale Monday, June 6, 2022. Tickets are $20 for ASC members and seniors, and $25 for nonmembers. To purchase tickets, visit asc701.org, by calling 870-536-3375, or purchase in person. The performances will take place July 22-24 and July 29-31, 2022.

The smart and beautiful young Ella lives in the care of her wicked, self-absorbed stepmother Madame and Madame’s two daughters, Charlotte and Gabrielle. Ella’s only friends in the world are the animals in the woods, “crazy Marie” and the revolutionary student Jean-Michel. Meanwhile, in another part of the kingdom, Prince Topher is trying to find himself and learn his place in the kingdom. When his scheming advisor Sebastian suggests throwing a ball so the Prince could meet potential brides, Ella and Topher’s different worlds come together. Expect the unexpected in this clever retelling of the beloved fairytale.

Director Lindsey Collins and co-director Joel Anderson will lead the magical cast of “Cinderella” after their award-winning ASC production of “9 to 5 the Musical.” For more information, contact Collins at lcollins@asc701.org or 870-536-3375.

Production is sponsored by Simmons Bank.

Opening Reception: “An Arkansas Master: The Work of John Howard”— 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2022

The Arts & Science Center presents “An Arkansas Master: The Work of John Howard.” The community is invited to an opening reception to view Howard’s work from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2022. The show will be on view at ASC in the Ben J. Altheimer Foundation Gallery, 701 S. Main St., from June 9 to Dec. 3, 2022. Gallery admission is always free.

“An Arkansas Master” features a selection of Howard’s paintings from the University of Pine Bluff’s John Howard Legacy Collection and ASC’s permanent collection, celebrating the uniqueness of his body of work. Howard, a longtime resident of Arkansas, experimented in a variety of media, techniques, and styles.

Exhibition is sponsored by the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and the Arts & Science Center Endowment Fund.

Comic Book Design Workshop with Riley Harrelson — 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2022

Community members 14 and older are invited to participate in a new comic design workshop with artist Riley Harrelson, from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2022. This workshop will take place at the ARTSpace on Main, 623 S. Main St. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

This workshop will help those interested in graphic novels, visual storytelling, illustration, and character design. There is a great attention to detail that goes into designing graphic novels and their pages. Learn how to tell your stories with the distinctive style associated with our many popular superheroes.

To register, visit asc701.org, call 870-536-3367, or visit us in person. For more information, contact Shakeelah Rahmaan at srahmaan@asc701.org or 870-536-3375.

Ceramics with Troy DeBill — 5:30-8 p.m. Fridays, June 10 and June 17, 2022

Community members 16 and older are invited to participate in an engaging, hands-on ceramics workshop with artist Troy DeBill from 5:30-8 p.m. Fridays, June 10 and June 17, 2022. This two-part workshop will take place at the ARTSpace on Main, 623 S. Main St. The cost is $25 for ASC members and $35 for nonmembers. 

Beginners and experienced clay enthusiasts are invited to enjoy this two-part workshop. Students will learn the basics of working with low-fire earthenware (terra cotta) clay and glazes. Participants will create vessels using coil techniques during the class.

To register, visit asc701.org, call 870-536-3375, or visit us in person. For more information, contact Shakeelah Rahmaan at srahmaan@asc701.org or 870-536-3375.

Game on Main — 3:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays, June 14 and June 28, 2022

Community youth grades 5-12 are invited to a new, biweekly program at The ARTSpace on Main, 623 S. Main St., in downtown Pine Bluff. This month’s dates for Game on Main are Tuesdays, June 14 and June 28, 2022, from 3:30-6 p.m.

Game on Main provides students with a fun space to socialize with friends, finish up homework and express their creativity with a variety of games. This event will feature strategy and role-playing games as well as classic games like Monopoly and chess.

Game on Main is facilitated by ASC staff members Kayla Earnest and Matthew Howard. This event is  held every other Tuesday in the Loft Gallery at the ARTSpace on Main from 3:30-6 p.m. This is a free community program and no registration is required. For more information, contact Howard at mhoward@asc701.org or 870-536-3375.

Kids Cookin’ for a Cause — 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2022

Community youth ages 10 and older are invited to participate in Kids Cookin’ for a Cause, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2022. This event will take place at the ARTSpace on Main, 623 S. Main St. in downtown Pine Bluff.

Kids Cookin’ for a Cause community service program gives kids the opportunity to practice their kitchen skills while earning community service hours. Participants will join instructor Faith Anaya of Kids Cook! to prepare pasta dinners. The food produced will be donated to Potluck Food Rescue, an Arkansas food rescue organization, for kids served by Potluck’s Kids Pantry.

Kids Cookin’ for a Cause is a free program. Registration is required. To register, visit asc701.org, call 870-536-3375, or visit us in person. For more information, contact Shakeelah Rahmaan at srahmaan@asc701.org or 870-536-3375.

Yoga in The Loft with Florence Love — 1:30-3 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2022

Community members ages 13 and older are invited to exercise and relax with certified yoga instructor FloEssence every third Saturday of the month from 1:30-3 p.m. during Yoga in the Loft. The next session is on June 18. Cost is “pay-what-you-can” with $15 being recommended. This program takes place in the Loft Gallery at the ARTSpace on Main, 623 S. Main St. in downtown Pine Bluff.

FloEssence will lead participants through an hour of yoga exercise followed by a guided meditation. New and experienced practitioners are welcome.

Advanced registration is required; please sign up at asc701.org/yoga or call 870-536-3375. Participants may use the provided yoga mats or bring their own. Please wear yoga-appropriate attire. For more information, contact Shakeelah Rahmaan at srahmaan@asc701.org or 870-536-3375.

Sponsored by Angela J. White Smith, Realtor.

Theater Sophomore Camp—9 a.m.-12 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, June 13-23, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 24; final performance 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2022

Community youth ages 12-15 are invited to attend Theater Sophomore Camp from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, June 13-23, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 24, from with a final performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Cost is $220 for members and $240 for nonmembers. 

Woodlawn Schools Choral Director and ASC volunteer Bethany Gere will lead ASC’s theater camps. Explore what it takes to make a compelling character and drive that character forward by using scenes from plays to spark ideas. Campers will use their body, voice, and imagination to transform into their characters. The class will culminate with a joint final, public performance on Saturday, June 25, where campers can share their scenes with a live audience.

Full and partial income-based scholarships are available. For more information, camp registration, and scholarship applications, visit asc701.org/summer-camp. For questions, please contact Lindsey Collins at lcollins@asc701.org or 870-536-3375.

Theater Senior Camp — 1-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, June 13-23; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 24;  final performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25

Theater Senior Camp will take place from 1-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, June 13-23; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 24, with a final performance at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25. The camp is open to ages 16-20, allowing young college students to participate over the summer. Cost is $220 for members and $240 for nonmembers.

Woodlawn Schools Choral Director and ASC volunteer Bethany Gere will lead ASC’s theater camps. Explore what it takes to make a compelling character and drive that character forward by using scenes from plays to spark ideas. Campers will use their body, voice, and imagination to transform into their characters. The class will culminate with a final, public performance where campers can share their scenes with a live audience.

Full and partial income-based scholarships are available. For more information, camp registration, and scholarship applications, visit asc701.org. For questions, please contact Lindsey Collins at lcollins@asc701.org or 870-536-3375.

Watercolor and Wine with Greta Kresse — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2022

The Arts & Science Center will host “Watercolor & Wine” with artist Greta Kresse from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2022. This workshop is open to ages 21 and older. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Sign up by visiting asc701.org, calling 870-536-3375, or by visiting in person.

Painter and graphic designer Greta Kresse will introduce participants to watercolors in an approachable and fun way. Participants will learn to focus on color relationships, light, composition, and form using reference materials to create visually compelling imagery. No experience is necessary.

To register, visit asc701.org, call 870-536-3375, or visit us in person. For more information, contact Shakeelah Rahmaan at srahmaan@asc701.org or 870-536-3375.

Watercolor & Wine is sponsored MK Distributors. Complimentary wine, beer, and nonalcoholic beverages will be available.

Art Pro Camp — 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 2022

Public Programs Manager Shakeelah Rahmaan will instruct ages 12-17 during Art Pro Camp. The camp will take place from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1. Cost is $100 for members and $120 for nonmembers.

Campers will have lessons in different mediums with an exploration of the themes “Space and Time.” Students will explore drawing, painting, and sculpting techniques to create beautiful artwork in 2D and 3D. Campers will use various materials to help in developing a creative process using these artistic methods.

Full and partial income-based scholarships are available. For more information, camp registration, and scholarship applications, visit asc701.org/summer-camps. For questions, please contact Shakeelah Rahmaan at srahmaan@asc701.org or 870-536-3375.

Vocal Performance Camp — 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 2022; final performance at 6 p.m. Friday, July 1

ASC’s Vocal Performance Camp is sure to hit all the right notes with instructor and Woodlawn Schools Choral Director Bethany Gere. The camp will take place from 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, and is open to ages 12-20. Cost is $100 for members and $120 for nonmembers.

During Vocal Performance Camp, campers will learn new and improved vocal techniques, work on individual and group songs and enhance their performance skills. The class will culminate with a final solo and group performance at 6 p.m. Friday, July 1.

Full and partial income-based scholarships are available. For more information, camp registration, and scholarship applications, visit asc701.org/summer-camps. For questions, please contact Lindsey Collins at lcollins@asc701.org or 870-536-3375.

About ASC

The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC), 701 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff, is accredited with the American Alliance of Museums. ASC presents programming in the visual arts, performing arts, and the sciences through exhibits, performances, classes, and local partnerships. Gallery admission is free. ASC is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Friday, and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday. In 2021, ASC opened two new facilities as part of its “ARTx3” campus — The ARTSpace on Main and ART WORKS on Main, located at 623 and 627 S. Main St. For more information, visit asc701.org or call 870-536-3375.

Support for ASC is provided in part by the ASC Endowment Fund, the City of Pine Bluff, the Pine Bluff Advertising & Promotion Commission and the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Division of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional operating support is provided in part by the Windgate Foundation, Ben J. Altheimer Foundation, Kline Family Foundation, Relyance Bank and Simmons Bank.

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ASC – Vocal Performance Camp.jpg – ASC will host a variety of summer camps including Vocal Performance camp with Woodlawn Choral Director and ASC volunteer Bethany Gere.

ASC – Kids Cookin’ for a Cause.jpg – Faith Anaya of KidsCook! will instruct Kids Cookin’ for a Cause. The food produced will be donated to Potluck Food Rescue.

ASC, Ceramics Workshop.jpg— Troy DeBill will lead a two-day ceramics workshop on June 10 and June 17 at The ARTSpace on Main, 623 S. Main St.

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