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Friday, June 2, 2017

Carlos Luna Exhibit

Date: Friday, June 2, 2017 to Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: All Day to 12:00am
Location: Fort Smith Regional Art Museum 1601 Rogers Ave Fort Smith, 7290

Carlos Luna is a contemporary Cuban-American painter, sculptor, printmaker, and ceramicist. Duality is a common theme in Cuban art, and Luna’s art embodies the internal struggles of an artist who has been uprooted. His art references the artistic traditions of the Cuban Havana School influenced by Wifredo Lam, the European Cubist paintings of French artist Fernand Léger, the storytelling of Mexican muralism and even the horror vacui of the Latin American baroque. This exhibition will feature over 50 works of this prolific artist, that include mixed media on wood, large-scale tapestries, and works on paper. General admission is always free. Opening reception is Thursday, June 1, 5-7PM, free for members, $5 for non-members.

 

Details

Start:
June 2 @ 11:00 am
End:
September 19 @ 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
479-784-2787
Website:
www.fsram.org

Katie Harper Exhibit

Date: Friday, June 2, 2017 to Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: All Day to 12:00am
Location: Fort Smith Regional Art Museum 1601 Rogers Ave Fort Smith, 7290

For the past 25 years, Harper’s commercial graphic design work has informed her fine art, and vice versa. This retrospective exhibition will explore the ways that design concepts and production methods, both old and new, influence fine art, especially with regard to technique. It will include explorations into photography and printmaking, as well as award-winning letterpress and book arts.

General admission is always free. Opening reception is Thursday, June 1, 5-7PM, free for members, $5 for non-members.

Details

Start:
June 2 @ 11:00 am
End:
September 19 @ 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
479-784-2787
Website:
www.fsram.org

Sunday, July 23, 2017

TRIPH by Circus Family

Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Location: 17 North 10 Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901

Amsterdam based audiovisual design collective Circus Family will give new life to a former sign making studio with an immersive light experience in which the audience directs the intensity, audio and colors by simply approaching and or moving around the shapes.

Viewing Hours

During The Unexpected: (July 23-30): 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

August 1-August 13th: Closed Mondays, open 5 p.m.-8 p.m. during 1st Tuesday event on August 1, open Fridays from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., open Saturday and Sunday from Noon-6 p.m.

 

* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.

The Divine Sparks Project

Date: Sunday, July 23, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017
Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Location: 9 North 10 Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901

New York artist, Doze Green, will bring the immersive and ambitious “The Divine Sparks Project” to downtown Fort Smith, which will revisit the former 1910’s New Theater, an Art Nouveau playhouse in the heart of downtown. Prior to now, the theater has remained abandoned and closed to the public for nearly 30 years.

During The Unexpected: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

August 1-13, 2017: Closed Mondays, Open from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. during 1st Tuesday event on August 1, open Fridays from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., open weekends from Noon-6 p.m.

 

* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Feral Kingdom: Ana Maria Solo Exhibition

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017
Time: All Day to 12:00am
Location: 11 North 3rd Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901

In addition to the public art projects, JustKids will activate a "Pop-Up" gallery space to house, "Feral Kingdom," a solo exhibition Puerto Rican artist—now living in Fort Smith—and a veteran of The Unexpected, Ana Maria (Ana Marietta).

Opening: Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Public Viewing: July 28-30, 2017, from 1 p.m.-8 p.m.

By Appointment: August 1-13, 2017, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. | To schedule a gallery visit call 1.787.414.7625

 

* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.

Fort Smith Little Theatre presents The Secret Garden – Tony Award Winning Musical

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017 to Sunday, August 6, 2017
Time: All Day to 12:00am
Location: Fort Smith Little Theatre 401 North 6th Street Fort Smith, 7290

Details

Start:
July 27 @ 7:30 pm
End:
August 6 @ 10:00 pm

 

Phone: 479-783-2966

Website:www.fslt.org

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

"Back to School" 2017 Shop Local

Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to Saturday, September 2, 2017
Time: All Day to 12:00am
Location: Contact Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce

Back to school shopping is approaching and the 2017 Shop Local campaign will soon begin. 

Last year this event was a huge success for our Chamber Members in the retail, restaurant and service industry. 

If your business is interested in offering a special savings during this shopping season, please complete the bottom portion of this form. 

Examples from last year's campaign inlclude: 

  • 10% & 25% discount
  • Free item with purchase
  • $5 off $25 purchase  

You may also choose to show your support for local businesses by being a campaign sponsor.

Please visit the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce website for more information. 

Event Sponsors:

Westark Plumbing & Expert Drain Cleaning Services

Peopleready

Bedford Camera and Video

Armstrong Bank (Main Branch)

Pharis Broadcasting - Fort Smith Radio Group

Answer Fort Smith, Inc.

Hertz Car Sales

Sparks Health System

Designer Again

Southwest Times Record

FFO Home Corporate

Friday, August 4, 2017

First Friday Breakfast at UAFS

Date: Friday, August 4, 2017
Time: 7:30am to 9:30am
Location: UAFS Smith-Pendergraft Center Reynolds Room

Guest Speaker:  Colonel Bobbi Doorenbos

188th WING UPDATE

Colonel Bobbi Doorenbos took command of the 188th Wing January 11, 2015.  Colonel Doorenbos now serves as both the wing commander and air commander for the nearly 1,000 members of the 188th Wing, of which more than 300 are full-time personnel.  In this dual role as wing commander and air commander, Colonel Doorenbos oversees all of the 188th Wing's operations and support functions, as well as manages the full-time force of federal technicians, Active Guard and Reserve members and state employees. 

Before taking command of the 188th Wing, Colonel Doorenbos served as the commander of the 214th Reconnaissance Group, located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.  During this assignment, she was responsible for providing combat-qualified MQ-1 Predator aircrews in support of contingency operations overseas, and domestic Incident awareness and assessment capabilities in the United States. 

Colonel Doorenbos attended Iowa State University, graduating with a B.B.A. in finance in 1992.  She was selected for pilot training by the Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Fighter Wing in Sioux City, Iowa, and received her commission through the Academy of Military Science in 1995.  As an F-16 pilot in Iowa, she flew missions in Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and participated in drug interdiction efforts near South America.  In 2002, she transitioned to the National Guard Bureau at Andrews AFB, Maryland, where she worked on the Crisis Action Team following the attacks of September 11, 2001. She also continued flying the F-16 with the Washington, D.C., Air National Guard, participating in Operations NOBLE EAGLE and IRAQI FREEDOM.  She has held a number of positions at NGB including executive officer for the deputy director, ANG; chief of the Deployments Execution Branch (ANG/A3xO); White House fellow; executive officer/speech writer for the ANG director; chief of the Airborne ISR Division (NGB/A2C); and most recently, special advisor to Vice-President Joe Biden for Defense Policy and Intelligence Programs.  She is currently on military leave from American Airlines.  Colonel Doorenbos is a senior pilot with more than 1,200 hours in the F-16C. 
 
Fees/Admission:

$18.00 per member

$20.00 non member

(You can now pay online or at the event by credit card!)

First Friday Friends: Age of Champions Film Screening (for adults)

Date: Friday, August 4, 2017
Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm
Location: Fort Smith Public Library 3201 Rogers Avenue Fort Smith, AR 7290

Expand your circle of friends at the Fort Smith Public Library at this monthly program featuring fun activities and social time for adults.

This month we will be viewing Age of Champions, an award-winning PBS documentary following five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. This powerful story may just inspire you to be healthier, happier, and more active. Coffee and light refreshments will be available. Bring a friend, or come and meet some new ones! This library program is intended for adults.

For more information, please call the Main Library at (479)783-0229

Yoga For Special Needs

Date: Friday, August 4, 2017
Time: 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: Yogaterrium 2712 Grand Ave Fort Smith, Arkansas

Yogaterrium is teaming up with The New Normal (a local special needs group) to offer a monthly yoga class just for those in our community with autism, disabilities and other special needs. This will be a shorter yoga class (30 minutes) and will go over basic yoga poses, breathing and relaxation. Instructor Terri Hargrove has been teaching private lessons to a teen boy with autism for more than 3 years. Terri has personally seen the benefits and improvements their weekly lessons have had and wishes to make yoga more accessible for the rest of the special needs community. This class is open to ages 5 years and older. Parents and/or care takers are encouraged to attend the yoga class too. The studio provides plenty of yoga mats and props at no additional charge. Cost: $5 per person Our class will be: 4:30-5:00 PM Every FIRST FRIDAY of the month ***Please keep this event listed each month. Thank you


Admission: $5

Event Location and Contact Information:

Yogaterrium
2712 Grand Ave
Fort Smith, Arkansas

4794592187
http://www.yogaterrium.com

 

FSLT presents "The Secret Garden"

Date: Friday, August 4, 2017
Time: 7:30pm to 12:00am
Location: Fort Smith Little Theatre 401 North 6th Street Fort Smith, AR 72

This Tony Award-Winning musical is based on the classic children’s novel. Orphaned in India, 10-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her reclusive uncle and his invalid son. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life. A tale of forgiveness and renewal.


Price: $15 

Dark Water

Date: Friday, August 4, 2017
Time: 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Location: Parrot Island Waterpark 7300 Zero St Fort Smith, Arkansas

Enjoy extended park hours!
Over 48" - $6
Under 48" - $4
Gold Season Holder - FREE


Event Location and Contact Information:

Parrot Island Waterpark
7300 Zero St
Fort Smith, Arkansas

479-788-6550
http://www.parrotislandwaterpark.com