The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., invites the community to visit the center’s programs to celebrate Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.
Activities will include viewing two exhibits Dinosaurs: Fossils Exposed and Bayou Bartholomew: In Focus or attending the Woodworking I session. Saturday is the last day to see the two exhibits before they close.
Dinosaurs: Fossils Exposed exhibit — will allow visitors to explore the bones and fossils belonging to the giant creatures that once roamed the Earth, the spokeswoman said. Participants may see six full dinosaur skeletal molds, including a Triceratops, Tyrannosaurs Rex, and Velociraptor. Additional molds include skulls, arms, legs, eggs and footprints. Visitors will also see a dig box where they can use paleontology tools to unearth dinosaur bones.
“The exhibition was conceptualized by the Arkansas Discovery Network, a unique six-museum partnership funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation that includes the Arts & Science Center,” a spokeswoman said in a news release.
Bayou Bartholomew: In Focus — is a juried photography exhibition that highlights the natural beauty and cultural significance of Bayou Bartholomew. Photographers include Julie Caple, Mark Cater, Steve Coyle, Jamie Cunningham, Andria Davis, Nathan Hamblen, Barbara Henson, Carol Jackson, Eric Maynard, Jennifer Price, Rita Szabo and Mitch Wessels. The exhibition is sponsored by the Pine Bluff Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
Woodworking I — from 1-3 p.m., attendees may join Rachel Cherry for this session and learn to create a wood frame. The workshop for adults teaches the techniques, terms and tools used in basic frame building. Participants will make a wood frame using tools specific to the project such as a miter box, measuring equipment and saws. The completed project will be a frame covered with a canvas. The cost of the class is $25 for members and $35 for non-members.
Other activities at the Arts & Science Center:
The Reluctant Dragon — The Arkansas Arts Center’s production will be performed at 10 a.m. and noon Thursday and Friday, April 27-28. Tickets are $5 each with one teacher ticket free with the purchase for every 25 students. The production details a boy’s adventures with a civilized dragon that moved into the hills above the boy’s home. The boy and his poetry-reading new friend find that not everyone is so open-minded and the villagers send for St. George to slay this “reptilian menace.” To reserve seats for this production, call 870-536-3375 or www.asc701.org.
RESILIENCE — a temporary exhibition at the center, features works by African-American women, including nationally acclaimed artists Emma Amos, Vivian Browne, Camille Billops, Margaret Burroughs, Elizabeth Catlett, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Samella Lewis, and Rosalind Jeffries. This exhibition honors these women’s fortitude, the spokeswoman said. RESILIENCE will be on exhibit through Saturday, July 8. Admission is free and the sponsor is Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel.
On-going activities include the STEAM Studio, sponsored by the Junior League of Pine Bluff, and the Tinkering Studio from the Arkansas Discovery Network and sponsored locally by the Kline Foundation.
Details: 870-536-3375, email info@ASC701.org or visit www.ASC701.org and sign up for the free e-mail list.