September 2, 2014

Marvelous! Voices — Why I Teach Art

Watercolor by Beth Ivens

By Beth Ivens Occasionally I am asked, “What made you decide to go into education?” A second question follows: “Why ART education?” It wasn’t because of June, July, and August as some might joke. So I’ve been thinking about why and remembering a conversation my husband, Larry, and I had with an old friend early Read More

Fine Art by the Slice: Rebecca Glasscock’s Artful Knives

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By Deb Peterson Growing up in southeast Arkansas in the 50s and 60s, Rebecca Glasscock enjoyed sunny days fishing with her dad. In the fall, they hunted birds and ducks together. “I always loved the outdoors,” Rebecca says, “and when you went out with my dad, you always participated in cleaning.” Young Rebecca knew how Read More

Art — Great Blue Heron by Rose Maschek

Great Blue Heron by Rose Maschek

Along the White River, a Great Blue Heron, bearing a branch, descends to its nest. Photographed by Rose Maschek of Mountain Home, AR

Phlox and Swallowtail by Lucinda Reynolds

Photographed by Lucinda Reynolds

 

Spring Blossoms from Jerry Wilcoxen

A natural cove of dogwood and redbud trees along a trail near Lake Norfork in early April. It is just the thing to brighten your whole day when you see it, says photographer Jerry Wilcoxen.

   

Electrical Storm Over Beaver Lake by Mike Boyd

Electrical Storm Over Beaver Lake

I made this image near my home at Beaver Lake. On this particular summer night, two storm fronts converged over Northwest Arkansas. The energy they produced was unlike anything I have seen since. At times the lightning would start at one horizon and bracket its way across the sky to the other. For this image, Read More

2012 Year of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon

By Lily Chung, Ph.D. The year of the Dragon starts on February 4, 2012, according to the Chinese horoscope. Twelve animals rule the cosmos in rotation, one each year. The nature of the animal determines how it rules, setting the tone and the trend for the world. The basic cosmic composition of a dragon is Read More

Frostweed by Dorothy Wheeler

Frostweed by Dorothy Wheeler

Frostweed is a large plant that blossoms in the summer around creeks and low areas. The morning after a frost, get up at sunrise and look in places near water. The little Baptist church on Hwy. 126, and Big Spring Park in Cotter, are a couple of good places in the Twin Lakes Area. What Read More

Whitaker Point by William Dark

Whitaker Point by William Dark

Photograph © William Dark of Rogers, who says, “There is no better place to watch the harvest moonrise than Whitaker Point [popularly called Hawksbill Crag]. I’m so happy to live in Northwest Arkansas.” Photographer William Dark Rogers, AR M! October/November 2011

By Day or By Night, Expect to Be Changed by the Opening of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Rendering by John Horner

                Story by Deb Peterson Rachael Spiegel left Fayetteville to study art at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She came home with her Bachelor of Science in Photography and a dream of pursuing an art career in New York. Instead, at just 24, she found the opportunity of a Read More