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Inside and Out: Figurative Works

View January 10–March 28, 2020, Galleries at Library Square, Underground Gallery.  Figure drawings by Robert Bean, Jeremy Couch, and Logan Hunter. 

What makes each of us who we are? If the surface qualities are stripped away, can we still communicate something about ourselves through our bodies? In this exhibition of figurative works, artists Robert Bean, Jeremy Couch, and Logan Hunter all strive to convey not only the surface beauty of the human form but our inner dialogues and expressions as well,

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Into the Woods: Arkansas Champion Trees by Linda Williams Palmer & Turned-Wood Vessels by Gene Sparling

View January 10–April 25, 2020, Galleries at Library Square, Concordia Hall Gallery.

Celebrating the natural beauty of Arkansas’s trees, artists Linda Williams Palmer and Gene Sparling have created works that highlight the unique qualities of these precious resources. Working in Prismacolor pencil on paper, Palmer has created her “Champion Tree” series showcasing the largest specimens in Arkansas. Sparling uses the wood from native trees to create his sculptural turned-wood vessels that provide another viewpoint from which to appreciate the beauty of the trees. 

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Race and Women’s Suffrage in Arkansas

About this Legacies & Lunch Presentation

The history of suffrage in Arkansas has always been connected to race. For example, white women activists often used racial arguments to advocate for their own voting rights. At the same time, while African American women in Arkansas had supported the political struggles of the men in their community since Reconstruction as well as organizing for their own vote, they gained only limited access to the franchise with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

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Finding Family Facts

The Butler Center offers a beginner’s genealogy class the second Monday of every month, taught by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center’s local history and genealogy expert. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past.

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Finding Family Facts

Join us for a beginner’s genealogy class taught by Rhonda Stewart, local history and genealogy expert, from the CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past. No registration required.

Free and open to the public.

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Race and Women’s Suffrage in Arkansas

The history of suffrage in Arkansas has always been connected to race. For example, white women activists often used racial arguments to advocate for their own voting rights. At the same time, while African American women in Arkansas had supported the political struggles of the men in their community since Reconstruction as well as organizing for their own vote, they gained only limited access to the franchise with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Kelly Houston Jones will explore the varied aspects of early-twentieth-century women’s politics,

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Finding Family Facts

Join us for a beginner’s genealogy class taught by Rhonda Stewart, local history and genealogy expert, from the CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past. No registration required.

Free and open to the public.

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Finding Family Facts

The Butler Center offers a beginner’s genealogy class the second Monday of every month, taught by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center’s local history and genealogy expert. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past.

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Finding Family Facts

Join us for a beginner’s genealogy class taught by Rhonda Stewart, local history and genealogy expert, from the CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past. No registration required.

Free and open to the public.

Learn More