Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Radio CALS - December 6, 2017

Radio CALS airs on KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock from 6-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. It may be streamed live at www.kabf.org (click "Listen Live") or anytime at www.soundcloud.com/radiocals.


Today's broadcast of Radio CALS (12/6/2017):

Vietnam War veteran Eddie Odle talks to the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Research Services Division Manager Brian Robertson. Mr. Odle discusses his service as a rifleman in the Marines, including a year spent near the Demilitarized Zone.

Upcoming Events 


Legacies & Lunch

Diane Gleason Discusses Dardanelle and the Bottoms
TODAY Wednesday, December 6 • Noon • Free
CALS Main Library Darragh Center, 100 Rock St.
Based on materials from her recently released book, Dardanelle and the Bottoms: Environment, Agriculture, and Economy in an Arkansas River Community, 1819-1970, Gleason will discuss life in the town of Dardanelle and the adjacent rural area known as the Dardanelle Bottoms. She will show period photographs of residents as well as historical maps of the area. Legacies & Lunch is sponsored in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council. Bring a sack lunch; drinks and dessert are provided.


Butler Center Galleries

On Exhibit:
Arkansas Pastel Society: Reflections in Pastel, West Gallery
The Arkansas Pastel Society creates a supportive community of pastel artists that promotes the pastel medium through workshops and exhibitions. Reflections in Pastel opens November 10, 2017, and runs through February 24, 2018.


Jim Nelson: Abstraction and Color, Underground Gallery
This survey of new and older works by Jim Nelson combines elements of abstract painting and low-relief carving to create colorful and dynamic artworks in a variety of soft and hard woods. Exhibition runs through December 30.

Bret Aaker, Art of Conatus, Loft Gallery
These new assemblages by Bret Aaker explore the idea of conatus, which in early philosophical thinking about psychology and metaphysics meant the innate drive of something to continue to exist and enhance itself. Through January 28, 2018

The Art of Injustice, Concordia Hall
Assembled by guest curator Dr. Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, history professor at Arkansas State University, The Art of Injustice features photographs taken by Paul Faris during his visit to the Rohwer incarceration center in 1945. His captivating black-and-white photographs capture the community created by Japanese Americans during their incarceration in Arkansas during World War II. This project was funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program. Exhibition runs through December 30.

2nd Friday Art Night

Friday, December 8 • 5-8 p.m. • Free
Butler Center Galleries
401 President Clinton Ave.
Paint & Take Holiday Edition -- Enjoy a fun, guided art-making experience to paint sensational seasonal symbols. We’ll be picking up our brushes at 5 p.m. and painting a series of winter-themed pieces that will make perfect one-of-a-kind gifts. Materials provided. No experience necessary.

Arkansas Sounds:

The Bob Boyd Sounds
Friday, December 8 • 8-9 p.m. • Doors open at 7 p.m. • Free
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue
After 2nd Friday Art Night, join us for a free one-hour holiday concert featuring Arkansas band the Bob Boyd Sounds. Four band members will perform a variety of holiday favorites and original compositions from their Sounds Like Christmas album.


For more information about Butler Center programming, contact Glenn Whaley at (501) 320-5741 or gwhaley@cals.org.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Radio CALS - November 29, 2017

Radio CALS airs on KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock from 6-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. It may be streamed live at www.kabf.org (click "Listen Live") or anytime at www.soundcloud.com/radiocals.


Today's broadcast of Radio CALS (11/29/2017):

Eddie Pannell, a Vietnam War veteran who joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1967, talks to the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Research Services Division Manager Brian Robertson. Mr. Pannell details his experience as an interpreter who assisted South Vietnamese civilians with medical treatment, infrastructure growth, and other humanitarian missions.

Upcoming Events 


Legacies & Lunch

Diane Gleason Discusses Dardanelle and the Bottoms
Wednesday, December 6 • Noon • Free
CALS Main Library Darragh Center, 100 Rock St.
Based on materials from her recently released book, Dardanelle and the Bottoms: Environment, Agriculture, and Economy in an Arkansas River Community, 1819-1970, Gleason will discuss life in the town of Dardanelle and the adjacent rural area known as the Dardanelle Bottoms. She will show period photographs of residents as well as historical maps of the area. Legacies & Lunch is sponsored in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council. Bring a sack lunch; drinks and dessert are provided.


Butler Center Galleries

On Exhibit:
Arkansas Pastel Society: Reflections in Pastel, West Gallery
The Arkansas Pastel Society creates a supportive community of pastel artists that promotes the pastel medium through workshops and exhibitions. Reflections in Pastel opens November 10, 2017, and runs through February 24, 2018.


Jim Nelson: Abstraction and Color, Underground Gallery
This survey of new and older works by Jim Nelson combines elements of abstract painting and low-relief carving to create colorful and dynamic artworks in a variety of soft and hard woods. Exhibition runs through December 30.

Bret Aaker, Art of Conatus, Loft Gallery
These new assemblages by Bret Aaker explore the idea of conatus, which in early philosophical thinking about psychology and metaphysics meant the innate drive of something to continue to exist and enhance itself. Through January 28, 2018

The Art of Injustice, Concordia Hall
Assembled by guest curator Dr. Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, history professor at Arkansas State University, The Art of Injustice features photographs taken by Paul Faris during his visit to the Rohwer incarceration center in 1945. His captivating black-and-white photographs capture the community created by Japanese Americans during their incarceration in Arkansas during World War II. This project was funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program. Exhibition runs through December 30.

2nd Friday Art Night

Friday, December 8 • 5-8 p.m. • Free
Butler Center Galleries
401 President Clinton Ave.
Paint & Take Holiday Edition -- Enjoy a fun, guided art-making experience to paint sensational seasonal symbols. We’ll be picking up our brushes at 5 p.m. and painting a series of winter-themed pieces that will make perfect one-of-a-kind gifts. Materials provided. No experience necessary.

Arkansas Sounds:

The Bob Boyd Sounds
Friday, December 8 • 8-9 p.m. • Doors open at 7 p.m. • Free
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue
After 2nd Friday Art Night, join us for a free one-hour holiday concert featuring Arkansas band the Bob Boyd Sounds. Four band members will perform a variety of holiday favorites and original compositions from their Sounds Like Christmas album.


For more information about Butler Center programming, contact Glenn Whaley at (501) 320-5741 or gwhaley@cals.org.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Radio CALS - November 22, 2017

Radio CALS airs on KABF 88.3 FM in Little Rock from 6-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. It may be streamed live at www.kabf.org (click "Listen Live") or anytime at www.soundcloud.com/radiocals.

Today's broadcast of Radio CALS (11/22/2017):

This week, Traci Berry talks about the upcoming Raid the Rock Adventure Race, which has both 8-hour and 24-hour versions and draws competitors from Central Arkansas and a number of other states. She’s the race director and one of the principal planners of the course. The race has become known as one of the most challenging experiences for adventure racers, and Traci tells how it got started, the skills necessary to complete the race, and some of the quirky things race planners put into the course to keep teams on their toes.


Raid the Rock Adventure Race will take place this year on December 9-10.



Upcoming Events 

Legacies & Lunch

Diane Gleason Discusses Dardanelle and the Bottoms
Wednesday, December 6 • Noon • Free
CALS Main Library Darragh Center, 100 Rock St.
Based on materials from her recently released book, Dardanelle and the Bottoms: Environment, Agriculture, and Economy in an Arkansas River Community, 1819-1970, Gleason will discuss life in the town of Dardanelle and the adjacent rural area known as the Dardanelle Bottoms. She will show period photographs of residents as well as historical maps of the area. Legacies & Lunch is sponsored in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council. Bring a sack lunch; drinks and dessert are provided.


Butler Center Galleries

On Exhibit:
Arkansas Pastel Society: Reflections in Pastel, West Gallery
The Arkansas Pastel Society creates a supportive community of pastel artists that promotes the pastel medium through workshops and exhibitions. Reflections in Pastel opens November 10, 2017, and runs through February 24, 2018.


Jim Nelson: Abstraction and Color, Underground Gallery
This survey of new and older works by Jim Nelson combines elements of abstract painting and low-relief carving to create colorful and dynamic artworks in a variety of soft and hard woods. Exhibition runs through December 30.

Bret Aaker, Art of Conatus, Loft Gallery
These new assemblages by Bret Aaker explore the idea of conatus, which in early philosophical thinking about psychology and metaphysics meant the innate drive of something to continue to exist and enhance itself. Through January 28, 2018

The Art of Injustice, Concordia Hall
Assembled by guest curator Dr. Sarah Wilkerson Freeman, history professor at Arkansas State University, The Art of Injustice features photographs taken by Paul Faris during his visit to the Rohwer incarceration center in 1945. His captivating black-and-white photographs capture the community created by Japanese Americans during their incarceration in Arkansas during World War II. This project was funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program. Exhibition runs through December 30.

2nd Friday Art Night

Friday, December 8 • 5-8 p.m. • Free
Butler Center Galleries
401 President Clinton Ave.
Paint & Take Holiday Edition -- Enjoy a fun, guided art-making experience to paint sensational seasonal symbols. We’ll be picking up our brushes at 5 p.m. and painting a series of winter-themed pieces that will make perfect one-of-a-kind gifts. Materials provided. No experience necessary.

Arkansas Sounds:

The Bob Boyd Sounds
Friday, December 8 • 8-9 p.m. • Doors open at 7 p.m. • Free
CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue
After 2nd Friday Art Night, join us for a free one-hour holiday concert featuring Arkansas band the Bob Boyd Sounds. Four band members will perform a variety of holiday favorites and original compositions from their Sounds Like Christmas album.


For more information about Butler Center programming, contact Glenn Whaley at (501) 320-5741 or gwhaley@cals.org.

Read more...

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