In commemoration of the Arts and Science Center of Southeast Arkansas’ 50th anniversary, the center has commissioned internationally acclaimed artists Kevin Cole and James Hayes to design pieces for the atrium.

Hayes is pictured above installing his commissioned artwork, Celebration Chandelier, which will be suspended from the rotunda. Cole created a mixed media sculpture titled A Tale of Passion vs Purpose. Cole and Hayes were both born in Pine Bluff.

The Arts & Science Center of Southeast Arkansas will celebrate the installations of works by these artists with a public reception on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Full October schedule for the Southeast Arkansas Arts & Science Center

Every Saturday, 10:15 a.m. until 11 a.m. — Yoga for Kids
For children 7 years and older. Yoga is a great way to increase fitness, decrease stress, and improve mental focus in a noncompetitive manner. ASC yoga classes use Yoga for Kids, a 4-H Healthy Living Program developed by University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service.

Friday, October 5, 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. — [email protected] featuring BG Whyte & Basement 37
This event is for guests 21 years and older. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. [email protected] is sponsored by MK Distributors.

Saturday, October 13, 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. — Second Saturday Family Fun Day – Autumn Art
Visitors will use a variety of materials and methods to make a piece of art inspired by autumn reflections on Lake Saracen. ASC’s Second 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 are led by visiting artists, local art educators, and ASC staff. The event is free and everyone is invited. Second Saturday Family FunDay is sponsored by The Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation, an affiliate office of the Arkansas Community Foundation, Inc.

Thursday, October 18, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. 50th Anniversary Art Installation

Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. — Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts 2018 Fall Networking Event. The (ACNMWA) announces a series of Saturday public networking events – including one in Pine Bluff – for art students, artists, art lovers and advocates. The events feature guided facility and exhibit tours following a “Meet & Greet” networking sessions led by ACNMWA that include information about its annual stipends and programs benefitting Arkansas women artists.

Free tickets are available through the ACNMWA Facebook page,

Thursday, October 25, 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. — Wood & Wine
ASC is excited to host a new art-making workshop, Wood and Wine. Participants will create a rustic wooden sign under the-step-by step direction of instructor Troy DeBill. Come ready to distress and DEstress while enjoying complimentary wine (or beer).

No experience necessary. All materials included. Advanced registration is required and participants must be 21 years old to attend. Space is limited. For prices and registration go online at or call 870-536-3375.

The Arkansas Arts Center’s Artmobile Presents “Who What Wear” on Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Arkansas Arts Center’s Artmobile’s latest exhibition “Who What Wear” presents a tailored collection of original works from center’s permanent collection. While engaging with diverse representations of clothing, viewers are invited to try on the idea that who they are is reflected in what they wear. The 40-foot “gallery on wheels” is one of very few mobile museum programs in the country. The mobile museum is an extension of the classroom and an enrichment opportunity for all grade levels. The Artmobile’s visit to Pine Bluff is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben J. Altheimer Charitable Foundation.

The Arts & Science Center, located at 701 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff, is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gallery admission is free. Support for ASC 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 The Discovery Network, a consortium of museums in Arkansas funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. For additional information about the ASC and to sign up for upcoming event announcements, visit