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TRAHC is now accepting entries for the following summer exhibition: TRAHC's 27th Annual Juried Exhibition July 10 – August 8, 2015 Eligibility: National Fee: $35.00 (TRAHC's 27th Annual Juried Exhibition Entry Fee) Event Dates: 7/10/15 - 8/8/15 Entry Deadline: 5/10/15 TRAHC’s 27th Annual Juried Exhibition is a juried exhibition celebrating local, regional, and...
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By: Aaron Brand - Texarkana Gazette If you stepped into the Perot Theatre in the past week-and-a-half, you may have spied something unusual: a carpet-less floor where Perot patrons and staff alike walk to and fro. The Perot is receiving an underfoot makeover, which means the old carpet, installed in 1980, was pulled up and discarded to make way for the new. Until it could be...
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We are pleased to invite students to participate in the 23rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition, by the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council. David and Debbie Haak have generously sponsored this year’s event. This exhibition is open to all K – 12th grade students within the Four States Area. Elementary, Middle and High school entries will be judged in three separate categories and...
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By: Les Minor - Texarkana Gazette The Perot Theatre is getting a facelift these days. Facelift might not be the correct word, in the sense it seems to imply some external improvement, i.e. the face of the building, when the upgrade is going on inside. While the outside of the building stands still and stoic during the day, some big things are happening inside, at what might be...
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By: Aaron Brand - Texarkana Gazette Through portraiture, Little Rock-based artist Jennifer Emile Freeman strives to capture someone’s emotional truth. “There’s nothing like it, not in painting anyway,” says Freeman, an artist who has her first big one-woman show running at Texarkana’s Regional Arts Center now through May 2. Freeman has shown her work here via the adult juried...
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By: Aaron Brand - Texarkana Gazette When the racquet, baseball, helmet and pure adrenaline in athletics are all put away, there’s more to life that can be accomplished. That’s kind of the idea behind a new exhibition at the Regional Arts Center in downtown Texarkana. The 12th annual Regional Celebration of African-American Artists Exhibit: Athletes Who Changed Sports and the World...
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By: Aaron Brand - Texarkana Gazette For Pine Bluff, Ark., artist Markeith Woods, vibrant colors and symbolic crowns are part of an artistic expression that carries spiritual significance. Woods, a young artist whose bold, captivating work is now featured in a one-man show at the Regional Arts Center through March 7, creates portraits that largely capture special relationships in his...
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By: Aaron Brand - Texarkana Gazette When Jeanne Robertson talks about her career, she’s quick to point out she’s a humorist, not a comedienne. Robertson, 71 and a former Miss North Carolina, presents her one-woman show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the Perot Theatre in Texarkana. Her appearance is part of the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council’s Perot Theatre series....
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On January 22nd, TRAHC and ArtsSmart presented the winner for the 2014-2015 WRITE! on Art Poetry and Prose competition winners. Each writer submitted either a poem and prose piece for judging, based on the exhibit Our People, Our Land, Our Image s that was on display at the Regional Arts Center in Sept/Oct of 2014. The competition is sponsored by Red River Credit Union and was open to high...
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By: Aaron Brand - Texarkana Gazette Winter classes at Arts on Main teach everything from puppetry to mosaics, painting to ballroom dancing. Presented by the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council at the Arts on Main building downtown across from the Perot Theatre, winter art classes run Jan. 26 through March 4. People can register through Friday, Jan. 23. Children’s...
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A world of watercolor New RAC exhibit focuses on diversity in the medium By: Aaron Brand - Texarkana Gazette The diversity of watercolor as a painting medium is one of the most readily apparent themes of a new exhibition at the Regional Arts Center. The Mid-Southern Watercolorists exhibition includes works by locals Jeannie Knod Edwards and Linda Larey. The organization has roughly 200...
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Photographer finds beauty in the ‘Every Day’ By: Aaron Brand - Texarkana Gazette A new exhibit at the Regional Arts Center highlights how one local photographer finds beauty in the sea of commonplace imagery we swim through every day. Alex Chavez’s exhibit is titled “Every Day,” providing a clue to his artistic aim. Citing top color photographers William Eggleston and Fred Herzog as...
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Message of Hope By Ashley Garner, Texarkana Gazette Breast-cancer survivors and their family members put paint to canvas to inspire hope and bring attention to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Paintings were unveiled Wednesday evening at the Art Wall in ArtSpark near the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council building, 321 W. Fourth Street. “Everything we do is to...
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Registration ends soon, so sign up today! Children’s Art Classes Always on the cutting edge with new and exciting art lessons, Arts on Main’s classes allow kids to focus on one or several aspects of art such as painting, drawing, or design. Your child will develop new skills and talents while creating unique works of art using a variety of wonderful materials. Each class focuses...
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Excellent Art Inspires Excellent Writing! Sponsored by TRAHC's ArtsSmart Institute of Learning, Write! On Art invites participants from Grades 7 - University and Adult to submit original poetry and/or prose compositions inspired by selected works of art on exhibit at TRAHC's Regional Arts Center. The first place winner in each category receives a $100 savings account provided by Red River...
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TRAHC welcomed a wonderful Opening Reception crowd for the first in its 2014-2015 Gallery Series: Texarkana College Art Professors: A Retrospective, 1965 - Present . Thank you to all who attended! The exhibit will be viewable at the Regional Art Center through August 28 – November 1, 2014 . Featuring the work of: (late) Ralph Caver - Full-time Professor John Dempsey -...
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Thanks to everyone who come to the annual Volunteer Luncheon at the Regional Arts Center! Thanks to all the people who volunteer with Women for the Arts and TRAHC! We appreciate all you do to keep the Arts a live in out community!
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This public sculpture called "Ties That Bind" was installed at the Front Street plaza space in November 2013. The sculpture was funded by Women for the Arts and donated to the City of Texarkana, AR by TRAHC.
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Thanks to everyone who participated in the ArtsSmart Planning Meeting this week! Thanks to Jennifer Cook-Richert and Texarkana Arkansas School District for hosting the meeting!
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Texarkana Symphony Orchestra presents Season 2014-2015 with six wonderful concert performances: • Masterworks I—Beethoven and Blue Jeans - Saturday, October 11, 2014, Concert: 7:30PM; Concert Preview: 6:40PM This evening is all about enjoying great classical music in a relaxed atmosphere. So put on those jeans and join us for TSO’s Opening Night! Featuring the following Beethoven...
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TRAHC presents the 2014-2015 Perot Theatre Series! Celebrating 34 Years of Excellence! Perot Series Shows • Smokey Joe’s Café – Friday, October 17, 2014 • Jeanne Robertson – Friday, February 13, 2015 • Million Dollar Quartet – Thursday, June 18 2015 Perot Specials (Not included in the Series) • The Muses – Thursday, September 18, 2014 (Performed at the...
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Many great works of art have been exhibited at the TRAHC's Annual Juried Exhibition during the last 26 years and the longevity of program attests to its many successes. TRAHC has had the opportunity to get to know many wonderful artists during the years and we hope to get to know even more in the future. This year TRAHC had 428 entries submitted by 116 artists. Of those, 106 pieces by 75...
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Arts on Main Summer Art Camps & Classes! Registration ends soon, so sign up today! Children’s Classes & Camps Camp Create Jr (Ages 5-6) – June 30 – July 3 - CLASS IS FULL Sculpt-a-rama Jr (Ages 6-8) – June 9, 16, 23, 30 - REGISTER UNTIL JUNE 6th ArtWall Camp Jr (Ages 6-8) - July 14 - 18 - REGISTER UNTIL JULY 11th Weaving Week Jr (Ages 6-8) - July 14 - 18 -...
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TRAHC is hosting the 26th Annual Juried Exhibition Opening Reception on Friday, July 11th at 6:30PM. Admission is free. Awards announced at 7:00PM. Drinks, wine, and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Over 400 works were submitted from local, regional and national artists. Come see some worderful artwork!
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July 11 - August 9, 2014 TRAHC’s 26th Annual Juried Exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older in the US. The competition is hosted by the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council, an arts council located in Texarkana, Texas, and generously sponsored by E-Z Mart, Inc. Selected work will be exhibited at the Regional Arts Center from July 11 – August 9, 2014. Please note...
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TRAHC thanks everyone who attended the 22nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 17th.   SPECIAL THANKS to all the student artists and art teachers who make this exhibition possible. TRAHC couldn't do it without you! Also a big THANK YOU to the Women for the Arts for hosting the reception! The following are the winners for this year's...
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Arts on Main Summer Art Camps & Classes! Registration ends soon, so sign up today! Children’s Classes & Camps Camp Create Jr (Ages 5-6)………June 30 – July 3 *FULL* Sculpt-a-rama Jr (Ages 6-8)……June 9, 16, 23, 30 ArtWall Camp Jr (Ages 6-8)………..…..July 14 - 18 Weaving Week Jr (Ages 6-8)………..…..July 14 - 18 Picasso-rama Jr (Ages 7-8)………………..July 7 - 11 Sculpt-a-rama...
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The Art of Fine Dining Presented by the Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council Board of Directors A Full Six Course Dinner prepared by Chef James King with Wine Pairings by Vincent’s Fine Wines and Liquors Saturday, May 31st at the Texarkana Convention Center TICKETS: $100 PER PERSON Order your tickets in person or by phone at the Perot Theatre Box Office— (903)...
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TRAHC presents the 22nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition from May 17 through June 21, 2014 at the Regional Arts Center in Dowtown Texarkana. The Student Juried Exhibition is a diverse selection of visually exciting artwork created by local and regional middle and high school students. This year, all the submissions were evaluated by Juror Katherine Strauss, Art Department Chair of Henderson...
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