The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas has announced several events for August including:


FREE 2nd Saturday Family FunDay August 12 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Join us for an afternoon of getting messy with chemistry with UAPB’s Dr. Ryan Watley., a spokeswoman said. Your budding scientist will use balloons and sidewalk chalk to learn the fundamentals of chemistry like the Periodic Table. Wear clothes that can get dirty and come join the fun! This free event is for the whole family—even kids as young as 6 years old are welcome with a parent. No registration is necessary.


ASC’s 2nd Saturday Family FunDay program offers monthly hands-on arts and science activities in which visitors create art, complete science projects, or perform dance, music, or theater. Activities complement current art or science exhibitions. Activities are free and led by visiting artists, local educators, and ASC staff. Everyone is invited to join the creativity!


Audition notice for Razzle Dazzle 2017 “Big Time”


Auditions for Razzle Dazzle 2017 “Big Time” will be held from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 28-29 on the theater stage at The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. This year’s “Big Time” theme focuses on big band and musical styles from the Big Apple to the Big Easy! Be prepared to sing a portion of a song. You may bring a CD accompaniment track or sheet music to be played by our pianist. Also, if you are interested in the dance portion of the show be prepared to learn a short dance routine.


Current exhibitions at the Arts and Science Center


Current ASC exhibitions open throughout the month of August include Color In Space: The Art of Justin Bryant; Bryant’s watercolors reflect “an aesthetic strategy that addresses the idea of color and space in relation to African American consciousness,” RESILIENCE: Works from the Permanent Collection by African American Women featuring nationally acclaimed artists Emma Amos, Vivian Browne, Camille Billops, Margaret Burroughs, Elizabeth Catlett, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Samella Lewis, and Rosalind Jeffries, Magnificent Me a hands-on exhibition about the systems of the human body, and the 2017 Small Works on Paper visual arts traveling exhibition will be on display until August 26.


The Arts & Science Center, located at 701 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday–Friday and from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday. The center is closed on Sunday and Monday. Gallery admission is free.


Support for The Center is provided in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Hands-on science exhibitions are offered through ASC’s partnership with Arkansas Discovery Network, a consortium of museums in Arkansas funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. For additional information about the ASC and sign up for upcoming event announcements, visit www.asc701.org.