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AETN to host Portfolio Day 2011

AETN to host Portfolio Day 2011

 

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Educators, will host Portfolio Day 2011 Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the network headquarters, 350 South Donaghey Avenue, Conway. The event is designed for high school students interested in pursuing a post-secondary education in an art-related degree program.

Representatives of colleges and universities throughout the region will be on hand to review students’ portfolios and discuss programs and scholarship opportunities.

‘AETN Presents’ to feature folk artists Still on the Hill Friday

‘AETN Presents’ to feature folk artists Still on the Hill Friday

 

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Still on the Hill” will premiere Friday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN).

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row” is part of AETN Arts Fridays, featuring world class arts and culture programming and locally produced series.

Hailing from the Ozarks, Still on the Hill features a unique brand of Arkansan “folkgrass.” The accomplished multi-instrumental and 2010 Governor’s Arts Award-winning duo of Kelly Mullhollan and Donna Stjerna has produced seven albums since 2001. The group’s repertoire is primarily their own original compositions interspersed with new arrangements of traditional songs.

Still on the Hill performs songs from their newest CD, “Ozark: A Celebration in Song.” The project was born out of their travels in the Ozarks and from collecting song ideas from their audiences during their performances.

AETN Foundation offers tickets to Celtic Thunder; group members to make in-studio appearance

AETN Foundation offers tickets to Celtic Thunder; group members to make in-studio appearance

 

Tickets to the performance of “Celtic Thunder” Sunday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock are now available exclusively through the Arkansas Educational Television Network Foundation.

“Celtic Thunder” is a group featuring six male vocalists: Neil Byrne, 32, of Ireland; Emmet Cahill, 20, of Mullingar, County Westmeath in Ireland; George Donaldson, 42, of Glasgow, Scotland; Keith Harkin, 25 of Derry, Northern Ireland; Ryan Kelly, 33, of Moy in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland; and the newest member, Daniel Furlong, 13, of Taghmon in County Wexford on the Southeast coast of Ireland.

Tickets are also available for a special performance by Harkin, with special guests Rebecca Harkin and Cahill, in the AETN studios Monday, Nov.

Vintage Jewelry Presentation to be held at Museum

Vintage Jewelry Presentation to be held at Museum

Twyla Wright, museum curator, invites the public to a program on Antique and Vintage Jewelry to be held at Old Independence Regional Museum on Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m.  Sisters Kitty Skinner Wilson and Cindy Skinner-Stewart will talk about jewelry in general, show pieces they own, and examine some that belong to the audience. “We have a rare opportunity to gain information from qualified experts while enjoying the experience!” said Wright.

“If a piece of jewelry is more than 100 years old we say it is Antique. Vintage jewelry is usually categorized as from about 1940 to 1980,” said Kitty. “Tools that are used to examine jewelry are: a microscope, a 10X loupe, a diamond scribe, an electronic diamond tester, an electronic gold tester, gold scales, and diamond scales,“ she added.

The public is invited to bring along jewelry that they want more information about, such as its metal type, stone type, and the era of the piece.

Batesville Area Arts Council to hold reception

Batesville Area Arts Council to hold reception

The Batesville Area Arts Council has announced the winner of the 2011 White River Juried Art Exhibition. The exhibit consists of thirty three works involving a variety of different mediums and will be set up until October 28th. A public reception will be on October 21st from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Your chance to be in the movies

Your chance to be in the movies

Award-winning Arkansan Jeff Nichols to bring next feature film home

We are looking to cast “Neckbone” in Arkansas!  He should be , Caucasian, 13-17 years old whose life experiences in a rural environment results in a hard edge and survival instinct.  This role requires that he be comfortable in boats and water.  Other outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and motor biking would be ideal.

This role is also auditioning in other states and Los Angeles.  As proud Arkansans this is an opportunity to showcase what The Natural State has to offer.  Spread the word; encourage all who fit the description to make application immediately.

We are also looking to cast “May Pearl” in Arkansas as well.  She should be Caucasian, 15-17, a small town girl with natural beauty.

In addition casting will include approximately 400 actors, extras and stand-ins.

Interested parties may refer to the casting website to make ap

Get ready for National Dance Day

Get ready for National Dance Day

The Stars Come Out, Inc. is sponsoring a video contest: Get those dancing shoes ready, parents — the second annual National Dance Day is taking place in just a few short weeks on July 30.

Enter your child/ children now to win private lessons from a local dance studio, prizes, and Savings Bonds in the amount of $100, $50 or $25, courtesy of Maumelle Bank of the Ozarks.

Please visit www.starscomeoutinc.org  webite for details. This contest is intended to raise awareness of the benefits of exercise and to experience one of the most rewarding forms of exercise out there, DANCE.

Questions, please contact Carlette Henderson, 501-993-8867 or starscomeoutinc@sbcglobal.net.