May’s Top 10 Things To Do

Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!   1. ‘Faces of The Delta: The Art of Aj Smith’ Helena through July 4: This exhibit by famed artist Aj Smith features large, graphite pencil portraits and silver point prints of Arkansas and Mississippi Delta residents that…

P. Allen Smith: Container Gardens

I’m only answering one question this month, but it’s a hot topic: designing container gardens to withstand a typical Arkansas summer. Photography by Jane Colclasure and Mark Fonville   [dropcap]Have[/dropcap] you braved the garden centers yet? Things began to get hectic in early March, and now shoppers are hitting the nurseries full tilt before summer…

Art Scene: True to life – the Artwork of Dennis McCann

A walk along Memphis, Tennessee’s iconic Beale Street was just the thing Central Arkansas artist Dennis McCann needed to find inspiration for his newest contemporary collection of soft pastel drawings. Photography by Cindy Momchilov and courtesy of Dennis Mccann   [dropcap]The[/dropcap] neon signs caught McCann’s eye, and he photographed them from different angles, zooming in…

Excursion: Spring in the Spa City

Hot Springs is the perfect area for a getaway. From Bathhouse Row to numerous restaurants, the attractions are endless. Photography by Janet Warlick   [dropcap]The[/dropcap] city’s deep, historical roots are wildly influential to its modern-day atmosphere. Hot Springs was once a popular spot for gangsters and gambling. In fact, the ‘Spa City’ nickname was born…

Look Who’s Cookin’: Todd Gold

A fun Q&A with some of the state’s up-and-coming chefs as well as culinary superstars. Photography by Janet Warlick TODD R. GOLD (Online Exclusive) CEC, CCA, AAC / Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute / Little Rock   Hometown: Little Rock. Are you a formally trained chef or an on-the-job-trained cook? I was…