July 7, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Live @5 for the month of July will feature the Platinum Hitz Band. Live @5 features live music the first Friday of each month! The cost of the event is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. The event is for guests 21 or older.
2nd Saturday Family Fun Day
July 8, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon exploring art through the medium of sculpture. Participants will create their own sculpture using craft materials. Bring your old bike too! Using different decorative materials, staff will help you express your artsy-side by turning your old bike into a mobile piece of art. The Bicycle Repair Workshop will also be open. The Bicycle Repair Workshop encourages the re-use and recycling of bicycles. Bring your bicycle and learn how to keep your bike running safely and smoothly at a reasonable cost. Our staff and volunteer mechanics will be available to give advice, answer questions, and provide the tools and assistance needed to fix or repair your bicycle. The workshop will also promote bicycle safety. ASC’s 2nd Saturday Family FunDay program offers monthly hands-on arts and science activities in which visitors create art, complete science projects, or perform dance, music, or theater. Activities complement current art or science exhibitions. Activities are free and led by visiting artists, local art educators, and ASC staff. The event is FREE and everyone is invited to join the creativity.
ASC Summer Camps
The Arts & Science Center (ASC) is taking registrations for the Filmmaking Summer Camp scheduled for July 10-14. The filmmaking camp is for students ages 12-18. Member cost for each child per camp is $100 and non-member cost is $120. Scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship or register for camps, go to asc701.org.
The Filmmaking Camp schedule includes:
Day 1: Storytelling Lesson & Come up with film idea
Day 2: Using a camera lesson & Shoot your film
Day 3: Editing lesson & Edit your film
Day 4: Sound recording lesson & Record additional sound for your film, finish
Day 5: Film premiere
Special preview screening of RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark
July 15, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center
The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas and Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center is hosting a special preview of the screening RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark. on July 15 from 2-4 p.m. at the Delta Rivers Nature Center, 1400 Black Dog road in Pine Bluff’s Regional Park. The sneak peek of the new PBS series features National Geographic photographer, Joel Sartore, and his 11-year quest to create the Photo Ark, a digital collection of all species being preserved in zoos and animal sanctuaries across the world. After the screening, participants can create their own animal stories through stop-motion animation and learn how to use their Iphone for nature photography. Delta Rivers Nature Center staff will talk about Arkansas’s endangered animals and participants are invited to live snake and alligator feedings.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Performance
Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas July 26-29
Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. Performance dates are July 26-29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $18 for members and $22 for non-members. Student tickets are $5. Tickets can be purchased online at ASC701.org, by phone at 870-536-3375, or at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas.
Call for entries for the 2017 Rosenzweig juried exhibition
August 4 is the deadline for submissions for the 2017 Rosenzweig juried exhibition at ASC. In 1992 the Irene Rosenzweig Foundation established the Irene Rosenzweig Exhibition Fund with the Arts & Science Center Endowment Fund, Inc. Proceeds from the fund sponsor the Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Exhibition and purchase artwork for the Center’s Permanent Collection. This year’s exhibition juror is Pine Bluff native MaryRoss Taylor. After studying art in Arkansas and at the Moore School in Philadelphia on weekends, she received degrees in English and founded an influential bookstore in Houston as well as the nonprofit Texas Arts & Cultural Organization (TACO), which brought The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago to Houston. Taylor currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Brooklyn Museum and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and on the Arkansas Committee of National Museum of Women in the Arts. Rosenzweig exhibition entry fee is $20, and $2,000 prize awards,$2,000 available purchase awards, and $1,000 for best in show. To learn more about the exhibition and the submission guidelines, visit asc701.org/call-for-entries.
Color In Space: The Art of Justin Bryant. Bryant’s watercolors reflect “an aesthetic strategy that addresses the idea of color and space in relation to African American consciousness.”
RESILIENCE: Works from the Permanent Collection by African American Women featuring nationally acclaimed artists Emma Amos, Vivian Browne, Camille Billops, Margaret Burroughs, Elizabeth Catlett, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Samella Lewis, and Rosalind Jeffries.
Magnificent Me a hands-on exhibition about the systems of the human body.
Pine Bluff High School Student Art Exhibition open until July 8 at 4 p.m.
The Arts & Science Center is located at 701 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff. It is open on Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 1–4 p.m. Gallery admission is free. Support for The Center is provided in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Hands-on science exhibitions are offered through ASC’s partnership with Arkansas Discovery Network, a consortium of museums in Arkansas funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.