The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St., announces its May Virtual Programming.
Due to worldwide health concerns, the center is closed to the public until further notice, however the staff will provide community programming virtually. Online visitors may view current virtual exhibitions at asc701.org/virtual-exhibitions and on these social media sites:
ASC’s YouTube page: tinyurl.com/rz7kpdg;
ASC’s Facebook page: facebook.com/asc701;
ASC’s Instagram: instagram.com/asc701.
Patrons may also tune in for ASC’s new series Meet the Curator, STEAM and Arts Spotlight posts and videos, according to a news release.
May events include:
Second Saturday Family FunDay: Virtual Cardboard Creations — Saturday, May 9, 1 p.m.
Follow ASC Public Programs Coordinator Shakeelah Rahmaan on Facebook and Instagram for this project. Patrons may pick up free supplies for the activity in ASC’s front entrance breezeway on Friday, May 8, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and follow the online how-to video to turn simple cardboard into creations.
ASC offers hands-on arts and science activities from 1-3 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month. Activities are always free and led by visiting artists, local art educators, and ASC staff. This event is sponsored by the Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation, an affiliate office of the Arkansas Community Foundation Inc.
Live@5: Virtual Performance featuring Damen Tolbert — Friday, May 15, 5-6 p.m.
ASC is taking its live music series Live@5 online with a performance by Chicago-born saxophonist Damen Tolbert. The concert will be livestreamed on ASC’s Facebook page: facebook.com/asc701. During the event, ASC will have a virtual donation box available for those wishing to contribute. Donations will go toward supporting ASC’s programming.according to the release.
Tolbert’s discography includes “Into the 3rd Damention” and “Unintentional Interpretations.” He is the director of sound recording technology and a music instructor at UAPB. Details: facebook.com/Damentional. ASC hosts jazz, blues, and rock & roll musicians once a month. This event is sponsored by M.K. Distributors Inc. Live@5 is the first Friday of each month.
Canvas & Cork: Virtual Adult Class — Thursday, May 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Troy DeBill will instruct participants virtually step-by-step to create a finished painting. No experience is necessary. Participants may relax and enjoy themselves at home. The cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers.
Supplies can be picked up at ASC’s front entrance breezeway the day before and day of the class. Advance registration is required. Space is limited. To register, visit asc701.org/adult-classes. Details: Public Programs Coordinator Shakeelah Rahmaan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Roderick Terry: One Million Strong” Virtual Exhibition— Sunday, May 31-Saturday, Sept. 19
Roderick Terry’s exhibition “One Million Strong” will be on view through Saturday, Sept. 19. ASC staff will transform this physical exhibition onto a virtual interactive platform, scheduled to be published on their website by May 31. Online visitors may view current virtual exhibitions at asc701.org/virtual-exhibitions.
The show celebrates black men from all over America who, on Oct. 16, 1995, came together in Washington, D.C., at the Million Man March. Terry is a Pine Bluff native and Dollarway High School graduate.
“Photographer Roderick Terry captured the excitement and jubilance during this massive and peaceful demonstration,” according to the release.
Accompanying this exhibition, Curator Chaney Jewell will lead a Q&A with Terry, which will be published on ASC website, Facebook and Instagram as part of the Meet the Curator series. This exhibition is sponsored by Simmons Bank.
Pine Bluff High School Virtual Exhibition—Scheduled for Sunday, May 31
The Arts & Science Center will host the Pine Bluff High School Exhibition virtually at asc701.org/virtual-exhibitions. Visitors can see featured students’ artworks and bios accompanied with an introduction video that will be presented by Pine Bluff High School teacher Shalisha Thomas. This virtual exhibition is sponsored by Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co.