Funding the Governor’s Cup

Since 2001, the Arkansas Governor’s Cup has bolstered the state’s college students in bringing their entrepreneurial ideas to life. But it would not have been possible without the hard work of Arkansas Capital Corporation, through its nonprofit Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation, and the contributions of key sponsors. This year’s Governor’s Cup title sponsor is Delta…

True Grit and the Man Who Wrote It

“People do not give it credence that a fourteen-year-old girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father’s blood but it did not seem so strange then, although I will say it did not happen every day.” Charles McColl Portis, known to his friends as Buddy, was born in El…

Ballet Arkansas: Behind the Scenes

By Caleb Talley | Photography by Jamison Mosley Since 1978, Ballet Arkansas has been elevating the arts in the Natural State, through presentations of vibrant and diverse repertoire. The organization’s mission is to provide world-class performances – be it classical, neoclassical or contemporary – while also educating the next generation of young audiences. While the…

Bolo Bash Luncheon – Susan Lucci

Baptist Health Foundation’s annual Bolo Bash Luncheon is one of the state’s premier fundraising events. And it continues to be one of the most sought-after affairs of the year. Each year, the luncheon raises funds for worthy causes throughout the community, while presenting guests with world-class, nationally recognized entertainers and guest speakers. This year’s Bolo…

AY Wins Henry Award

AY Magazine, the state’s premier general interest publication, took home the Henry Award for Media Support on Tuesday, during the 44th annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. The Henry Award for Media Support is presented each year to a distinguished individual or organization for extraordinary attention to and support of Arkansas’ tourism industry through the…

Tragedy to Triumph

It only takes a moment for someone’s life to be turned upside down. For Amy Kizziar Gray, that moment came in November 2011. A physical therapist in her hometown of Malvern, Gray was driving to see a patient early one morning when she struck a mobile home being transported by a tractor trailer. The structure…

Get Hitched at Pine Hill Ranch

The barn wedding craze has taken the country by storm. Regardless of where in America you are, you’re likely not far from a venue that’s been given the rural appeal of a barn to keep up with this growing trend. And Arkansas is no exception. As more couples line up to exchange their vows with…

The Barns of Benton County

Melba Shewmaker has an affection for barns. By her own admission, she has “barn DNA” in her blood. Monte K. Harris’ passion is history. And when it comes to Benton County, she knows her stuff. Together, the two longtime friends have explored, researched and photographed dozens of barns throughout Benton County over the course of…