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TRAHC thanks everyone who attended the 23rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 16th. SPECIAL THANKS to Debbie and David Haak! This exhibit would not be possible without their generous sponsorship. A big THANK YOU to all the student artists and art teachers who make this exhibition possible. TRAHC couldn't do it without you! And...
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The Gallery Hop is a self-guided tour of the visual arts in Texarkana, USA. Patrons begin at any location and visit as many or as few participating venues as they would like. Each site presents exciting new art for each Hop and admission is always FREE. While the official Hop hours are 12pm - 4pm, closing times may vary and many of the Supporting Art Venues remain open through out the...
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Join us for the 23rd Annual Student Juried Exhibit reception and awards ceremony this Saturday at the Regional Arts Center (located on the corner of Texas Blvd and 4th Street)! The reception is 11:30am to 12pm. The doors open at 10am, so be sure to arrive early to see the exhibit and vote for the People’s Choice Awards! This year’s juror was Donnie Copeland, Chair of the Art Department...
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THANK YOU to Atlanta Middle School's Life Services class for visiting Arts on Main today! The class created a new ArtWall exhibit based on "Mythical Creatures". Everyone had a great time and painted two paintings each. Look for their exhibit in the near future!
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New York Life will be offering a free child ID program from 1 pm to 1:30 pm at this Saturday's Drop-in Art workshop. Having a Child ID will give the parent or guardian peace of mind knowing that should anything ever happen to their child, they will have an ID with vital information to distribute to the local authorities. Child IDs are created using the EZ Child ID System, the nation’s...
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Join us Saturday, April 25th from 1PM - 4PM for a come-and-go, open-ended art making session. Geared towards children ages 5 - 10, a parent or guardian is required to be present (no drop-offs please.) Dress for a mess! No advance registration is required and this class is free! Located at the Regional Arts Center, on the corner of Texas Blvd and 4th Street. Contact Amy Donohoe at (903)...
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A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated paint to our Paint Donation Drive. We received over 100 gallons in donated paint! The collected paint will be recycled and used to create exhibits for the ArtSparK ArtWall. These exhibits are created by children and adults alike, associated with local public schools and non-profits. THANK YOU to the Texarkana Community for supporting...
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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 CLICK HERE FOR PROSPECTUS AND TO APPLY TO THIS CALL 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 Eligibility: National Fee:...
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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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