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Second Friday features New York actress

Second Friday features New York actress

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The guest artist for Batesville's Second Friday Event held on Main Street on February 11 will be AIE artist Patty Carreras. She will be providing a short comedy piece starting at 6:30 p.m.

Patty Carreras has been working professionally in all types of theatre for over eighteen years. She has an undergraduate degree in theatre and Film from the University of New York at Fredonia and a Masters of Art in Theatre and Film from SUNY in Buffalo, New York. Currently Patricia is working for the University of Memphis as an adjunct professor teaching aesthetic education to education majors. Patty has received training through the Lincoln Center Institute for Arts In Education, Wolf Trap Early Learning for the Arts, and the Kennedy Center.

Fine Arts Day rescheduled for end of month

Fine Arts Day rescheduled for end of month

BATESVILLE, Ark. - Lyon College has rescheduled Fine Arts Day for Feb. 26. Fine Arts Day was originally slated for Jan. 15. The spring semester Honors Day competitions remain scheduled for Feb. 26.

Fine Arts Day is an event for high school students who are interested in the fine arts. Students will have the opportunity to visit with art and music professors who can answer all of their questions about what Lyon can offer them. There will be sessions that explore studio art, musical performance, and composition. After the morning sessions there will be plenty of time for portfolio reviews and musical auditions for fine arts scholarships.

Honors Day is an an event open to students accepted at Lyon College and having either a 3.25 GPA or better or an ACT composite score of 23 or better. Honors Day is a four-part competition that gives prospective students a chance to earn scholarship money including full tuition, room, board, fees and books.

Literary Festival seeks "Tales from the South"

Literary Festival seeks "Tales from the South"

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - "Tales from the South" radio show, in conjunction with William F. Laman Public Library and the 2011 Arkansas Literary Festival, is looking for great true stories to be told by the people who lived them. Top three stories will receive $100 each, and writers will read their winning story on the internationally-syndicated radio show on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Starving Artist Cafe' in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock, AR. Judging is by a panel of writers, professors, and editors.

Filmfest posters to be unveiled

Filmfest posters to be unveiled

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The entries for the Ozark Foothills Filmfest Poster Contest will be unveiled Tuesday, Feb. 22. Patrons can view submissions at the Main Street Gallery in Batesville.

Soothing sounds of string quartet surround Lyon

Soothing sounds of string quartet surround Lyon

BATESVILLE, Ark. - In this year's West Endowed Concert, the resident quartet of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performs in the opulent surrounds of Bevens Music Room. The concert starts at 7:30 pm.

Fine Arts Day rescheduled

Fine Arts Day rescheduled

BATESVILLE, Ark. - Lyon College has rescheduled Fine Arts Day for Feb. 26.

The event was originally slated for Jan. 15. The next spring semester Honors Day competition remains and Feb. 26.

Fine Arts Day is an event for high school students who are interested in the fine arts. Students will have the opportunity to visit with art and music professors who can answer all of their questions about what Lyon can offer them. There will be sessions that explore studio art, musical performance, and composition. After the morning sessions there will be plenty of time for portfolio reviews and musical auditions for fine arts scholarships.

Honors Day is an an event open to students accepted at Lyon College and having either a 3.25 GPA or better or an ACT composite score of 23 or better. Honors Day is a four-part competition that gives prospective students a chance to earn scholarship money including full tuition, room, board, fees and books.

Kids get creative with "Arts in Education"

Kids get creative with "Arts in Education"

BATESVILLE, Ark. – The Batesville Area Arts Council presents its “Arts in Education” series, which features various artists working with students on creative projects. Upcoming events include:

February 7-11: Artist Patty Carreras works with Southside first-graders.

February 28-March 3: Artist Clayton Scott works with Southside fifth-graders.

March 7-11: Clayton Scott returns to Batesville West Magnet.

For more information on these and other BAAC events, please visit http://www.batesvillearts.org/.