October’s Top 10 Things to Do

1. Dan Steinhilber: Artist-in-Residence Conway Through Oct. 23: Enjoy the work of sculptor Dan Steinhilber, whose work was recently exhibited in Washington, D.C. He brings his outstanding talent to the University of Central Arkansas with exhibits inside — “Primary Developments” — and out with a public art installation titled “Dark Matter.” (501) 450-5793 | uca.edu/art/baum 2.…

Art Scene: Art and Earth

In the early part of the 20th century, homes across the United States featured “Victory Gardens,” in addition to the typical rose bushes and boxwood hedges.   [dropcap]Spurred[/dropcap] by a sense of patriotism and encouraged by the government to help alleviate the pressure on the food supply during wartime, these gardens were not simply something…

September’s Top 10 Things to Do

1. ‘Amadeus’ Fayetteville Through Sept. 20: The Studio Theater of Walton Arts Center is the site of this presentation of the five-time, Tony-award winning play “Amadeus,” which was adapted into an Oscar-award winning film. Watch the drama as composer Antonio Salieri schemes to discredit the foul-mouthed, former child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. “Amadeus” employs comedy and…

Art Scene: Paint the Town

Urban revitalization and creativity intersect in Fort Smith’s ‘The Unexpected.’ Photographs courtesy of 64.6 Downtown and Charlotte Dutoit   [dropcap]According[/dropcap] to one school of thought, “curiosity kills the cat.” Another view, which the Fort Smith, Ark., urban-revitalization organization “64.6 Downtown” subscribes to, is that curiosity yields often-surprising revelations and vast opportunities for both personal and…

Let the Games Begin!

Tourism is big business in Arkansas. Photographs courtesy of AHA   [dropcap]In[/dropcap] 2014, 23 million people visited our fair state. Further, they spent $5.9 billion partaking of cuisine offered in our restaurants, touring our many attractions, visiting state and national parks, trying out their luck at our racing and gaming facilities and luxuriating or “roughing…