"Potpourri-Encore", the Arts &Science Center for Southeast Arkansas’ signature fundraising event, will take place Dec. 5-6.

"Potpourri-Encore", the Arts &Science Center for Southeast Arkansas’ signature fundraising event, will take place Dec. 5-6.

As part of this fundraising endeavor, now open is an exhibition of artwork by Arkansas artists which will be available at the silent and live auctions at the Dec. 6 gala. Not only does this exhibition share great art with Southeast Arkansas, it directly benefits both ASC and the artists — proceeds from the silent auction sale are split 50/50 between ASC and the artists. Local artists exhibited include James Hayes, Danny Campbell, V.L. Cox, Tim Jacob, Sheila Parsons, and many more.

A full listing with images of available works and pricing is located on ASC’s website at ASC701.org. The exhibition will remain on display through Dec. 6.

"Potpourri" helps fund free gallery admission, free hands-on activities and free school field trips. Last year, ASC served over 32,000 visitors with arts, science, and theater programming fulfilling ASC’s mission to "Serve as a cultural crossroad: engaging, educating, and entertaining through the arts and sciences."

"Potpourri-Encore" tickets are required to be eligible to purchase exhibition artwork. Tickets are available by calling 870-536-3375 or visiting ASC701.org.

"Potpourri" is sponsored by Relyance Bank, M.K. Distributors, Simmons Bank and Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Also on view at ASC are the temporary art exhibitions "SUB|URBAN: Work by Dennis &Jason McCann", the Annual Pine Bluff Art League Juried Exhibition, the temporary science exhibition from the Arkansas Discovery Network, "Nanotechnology: What’s the Big Deal?", and the ongoing Tinkering Studio.

The ASC, located at 701 S. Main St., is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., and 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 more information call 870-536-3375 or email info@asc701.org. For invitations and information, visit www.asc701.org and sign up for the free e-mail list.