Mission: To create opportunities for education, participation, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts for all people.
Youth and Adult Guitar Classes starting Soon!
Youth Guitar Classes (Ages 11-14) Phil Higdon, Instructor Mondays from 4:30-5:15 PM October 17th - December 19th Cost is $100 for 10 week session ( only $10/class!) Call 968-2452 for more information on the class and how you can get signed up!
Adult Guitar Classes (Ages 15 & Up) Phil Higdon, Instructor Mondays from 5:30- 6:15 PM October 17th - December 19th Cost is $100 for 10 week session ( only $10/class!) Call 968-2452 for more information on the class and how you can get signed up!
September & October Gallery Exhibits:
September: Valeria Smith Autobiography of Valeria Smith Born and raised in rural Eastern Arkansas, I started drawing and sketching at an early age. Art classes weren't offered in the local school so I did a lot of drawing on my own in pencil and charcoal. After graduating high school I studied Commercial Art at Southern Arkansas University. I realized that this wasn't what I was really interested in. I left school to get married and eventually have a family. Work and family took precedence over my art and I didn't have time to pursue my interests until much later. I studied oil painting with Moya Hemmer when I lived in Camden, Arkansas but didn't take any more art classes until much later in my life. I went back to college after I moved to the River Valley but my major was changed to Business to align with my employment with Entergy. I graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Management and Marketing. When I retired from Entergy in 2013 after 24 years, I decided it was time to finally pursue my interest in art. In March of 2014 I began studying oil and watercolor painting with Darlene McNeeley at the River Valley Arts Center. I have been painting and learning ever since and recently was fortunate enough to teach a series of classes while the teacher was away at a conference. It is ironic that after all these years my life has come full circle and I am doing what I wannted to do with my life as a teenager – painting and teaching art. The exhibit will be up until September 28th for viewing.
October: Cuttin' Loose Quilts Exhibit Opening Reception: Sunday October 2nd, 2016 1-3 PM 1001 East B Street, Post Office Box 2112 Russellville, Arkansas 72811 Phone 479-968-2452 Email: email@example.com www.rivervalleyartscenter.org
The River Valley Arts Center Welcomes Cuttin’ Loose: Statement: Come see how this beautiful Australian Rainbow Lorikeet was transformed into a quilted wall hanging along with other wonderful quilts made by quilters from all over Arkansas River Valley. Members from several are groups participated in the project to create a cohesive quilt show for the Arts Center to be displayed in October 2016. They say that life begins at the edge of your comfort zone. These quilts pushed some of us to the edge of our comfort zones. Some tried new techniques, for some it was a first time to make a wall hanging, but for all of us it was an adventure that we hope you will enjoy when you visit the show.