Jan 30 Monday
Arts Live Theatre is thrilled to announce the 2022 summer theatre camps. A wide variety of camp themes are offered for young artists ages 6-8, 9-12 and 13-18 years old ranging from Hogwarts Wizard Training Camp, Mary Poppins, Run Away and Join the Circus, Peter Pan, Annie Jr, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Whodunit Theatre, and much, much more! The fun begins Monday, June 6th offering one-week and two-week camps through August 12th. Teaching artists are theatre professionals and educators. Space is limited so register today at www.artslivetheatre.com
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, we invite you to join us for our free Figure Drawing Sessions at Arts on Main in Van Buren. Bring your own drawing materials and we provide the model in the round, the lighting, easels and seating. We’ll have a series of short, warm up poses for gesture drawing followed by longer poses to give you opportunities to build more finished drawings.
Following each session, artists will have an opportunity to show and discuss their work with other students, but on a strictly voluntary basis.
Drawing directly from the model is a traditional tool for figurative artists in all media, but an increasingly rare opportunity in our screen-dominated world. This program will provide a relaxed, non-judgmental environment for independent drawing and creativity. We look forward to seeing you there!
Hands on Art Activities, Live Music, Gallery Open House, Food and Drinks
A team of volunteer yoga instructors will teach a variety of in-person yoga classes at the library every week.
A team of volunteer yoga instructors will teach a variety of in-person classes every week.
As the Super Bowl approaches, Professor Charles Ross of the University of Mississippi will examine the fraught racial history of the nation’s most popular sport and the ways that Black players’ concerted activism helped to fundamentally transform the game. Among the key themes will be the integration of the sport, Black struggles to be given opportunities on the field, especially at the quarterback position, and the abysmal number of opportunities extended to African Americans as head coaches.
The lecture builds on Ross’s distinguished career as one of the foremost historians of Black players’ efforts to fight racial discrimination within professional football. His first book—Outside the Lines: African Americans and the Integration of the National Football League¬—was published by New York University Press in 1999, and his second—Money, Mavericks, and Men: The AFL, Black Players, and the Evolution of Modern Football (Temple University Press, 2016)—examines how players leveraged the emergence of the NFL’s main rival during the upheavals of the 1960s to change the sport and improve race and labor conditions.
Jan 31 Tuesday
This is a class for the beginning student. The main focus will be on everyday life: how to introduce yourself; how to order at a restaurant, vocabulary for taxis, airports, hotels for example. Cost of class includes the workbook Spanish Workbook for Adult Beginners.