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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

John Bell Exhibit - Original Paintings

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 to Sunday, March 4, 2018
Time: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Location: Fort Smith Regional Art Museum (RAM) 1601 Rogers Avenue, Fort Sm

Two hundred years in the making, 2018 will mark the bicentennial of one of the oldest cities in the country, Fort Smith, AR. To help celebrate this historic event, RAM has organized an exhibition by Fort Smith legend and native, John Bell, Jr. (1937-2013).

Bell was an acclaimed American painter and sculptor whose career spanned nearly fifty years. His memories and influences of western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma are the topics reflected in most of his works. Bell had a keen appreciation for the beauty of our state and the character of its people.

This dynamic exhibit will showcase works by John Bell, Jr. that reside in private collections across our region, brought together to honor this truly unique artist and his works, that literally painted our local history.

Hours:
Friday 11AM–6PM
Saturday 11AM–6PM
Sunday 1–5PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11AM–6PM
Wednesday 11AM–6PM
Thursday 11AM–6PM

Friday, March 2, 2018

2018 First Friday Breakfast

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018
Time: 7:30am to 9:00am
Location: UAFS Smith-Pendergraft Center Reynolds Room 5210 Grand Ave Fort

GUEST SPEAKER
Brenan Despain
Supervisory Senior Resident Agent with the FBI
 

FBI at a Local Level

Get a look at what the FBI is focusing on nationally, and regionally in the River Valley & NWA
 
Brenan Despain joined the FBI in 1999 after working two years for the Department of Defense. His first field office was San Francisco where he worked Counterintelligence matters. In 2006, he was promoted and became a Supervisory Special Agent assigned to FBIHQ. Shortly after his transfer to D.C., Despain and family were transferred to China where he was detailed to the Department of State and tasked with safeguarding the construction of the new U.S. Embassy Beijing which was finished in 2008. He was then transferred to Guam where he worked with the Department of Defense to protect U.S. military bases safe from foreign adversaries. In 2009, he was transferred back to China where he worked for four years in the FBI’s Legal Attaché Office covering China and Mongolia. In 2013, he transferred to Fayetteville, AR and worked National Security matters until being promoted as the Supervisory Senior Resident Agent in charge of the Fort Smith and Fayetteville Offices.


 
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Orchid Show & Sale

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018 to Sunday, March 4, 2018
Time: 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks 9127, 4703 N Crossover Rd, Spring

Welcome in the spring season with the 8th annual Orchid Show & Sale, co-sponsored by the Orchid Society of the Ozarks and the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. There will be hundreds of plants in bloom to look at and purchase, as well as care classes offered throughout the weekend! Stop by to shop the beautiful orchids and enjoy the garden while you’re here! The indoor show will feature displays of orchids from regional orchid societies and individuals, which will be judged by American Orchid Society accredited judges. Enjoy Orchid care mini-classes on Saturday and Sunday. Orchid society members will be available to answer questions about orchids and how to grow them. The Orchid Show &

Sale Hours:

Friday, March 2 | 5:00 to 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 3 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 4 | 12:00 to 4:00 pm

Orchid Show Admission is $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 5-12, children 4 and under are free Enjoy free entry into the Garden with admission to the Orchid Show & Sale! For questions about the Orchid Show & Sale or the Orchid Society of the Ozarks, contact Steve Marak at samarak@cox.net. Be sure to follow our Facebook event page for updates!

Website: https://bgozarks.org/orchid-show-sale/