ASC gearing up for free Art Night on The Block activities

Harmony Cardenas

Visitors are invited to the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC) for a night time of artwork and fingers-on pursuits from 5-7 p.m. May 12.

Artwork Evening on The Block is a no cost occasion that welcomes ASC’s latest exhibiting artists and showcases its most current collaboration concerning nearby schools and resident artists. The celebration also encourages readers of all ages to explore art and science, according to a news release.


At ASC’s most important facility, 701 S. Main St., people can show up at a reception and meet exhibiting artists Tammy Harrington and Rashawn Penister.

“‘In Between’ combines Harrington’s sensibilities as a printmaker with the Chinese people art of paper slicing, checking out how her cultural id is perceived by other individuals,” in accordance to the launch.

Her exhibition will be on display screen from May 5 to July 30.

“Penister’s ‘Life’s a Card Game’ incorporates actively playing playing cards into his colorful blended-media portraits to illustrate how we are metaphorically participating in a card game by building lifetime alternatives,” in accordance to the launch.

His exhibition can be seen from May possibly 12 to June 25.

Both equally exhibitions are sponsored by Simmons Financial institution. The reception is sponsored by Art Krewe and MK Distributors.

Readers can get their picture designed in ASC’s photograph booth and support paint an indoor mural that will be on show in celebration of the 2022 theater time.


At ASC’s The ARTSpace on Major facility, 623 S. Primary St., a new exhibition will attribute a collaborative artwork job made by college students at Pine Bluff High Faculty, Dollar-way High University and Robert Additional-head Center College.

ASC’s resident artists Aida Ayers, Elly Bates and Brie Boyce have been doing work with these learners to build collage quilts. The college students teamed up to investigate major gatherings and figures from the Pine Bluff and Jefferson County spot. They then drew portraits depicting these, transferred them to material and quilted the pieces alongside one another.

Colourful quilts by Ayers will also be on display alongside the scholar quilts. The quilt exhibition will be on look at from May well 10 to July 1.

The youth art exhibition is supported in component by an Arts in Instruction grant from the Arkansas Arts Council and the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts. Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Business is also sponsoring this occasion.

Also all through the Art Night time, readers can take part in science experiments, enjoy video games and master about ASC’s summer months camps. For particulars: ASC, (870) 536-3375 or pay a visit to

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