A Study of Figures

ARTISTS IN HOT SPRINGS Story by Ciara Cerrato It is a balmy Thursday night, and the mosquitoes, those pesky reminders that it is officially summer in Hot Springs, are nipping at me continuously as I approach the Gary Simmons Studio. I am attending the studio tonight because something special happens …

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The Art of Sound

A Profile of the Best Sound Man in Arkansas by Jim G. Miller Jake Williams has been doing sound for four years as of this month at Maxine’s a live music venue, a former brothel located at 700 Central Avenue. When I say that he has been doing sound, I …

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The Queen of Arkansas Art

Art dealer Carolyn Taylor staged her “retirement celebration” on June 2nd with a champagne reception in the downtown building that bears her name, surrounded by her family, friends, and many of the artists she’s championed. When her Taylor’s Contemporanea Salon of Fine Arts closes, it will be the end of …

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The Ark. Entertainers Hall of Fame

Natural Talent in the Natural State by Ciara Cerrato Every two years, the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame recognizes and inducts talented Arkansans who have made lasting contributions to the world of art and entertainment. Since the first induction in 1996, seventy-six artists, actors, musicians, and innovators and champions of …

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Ivory Experiments

Masters of the Piano Converge by Ciara Cerrato Hot Springs has been the backdrop of such a variety and multitude of creative activity over the years that it is difficult to recall exactly all the projects, the ideas, and the artists that have worked and shared here. Even harder is …

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