Courtesy / MM Kent

MM Kent, an award-winning artist who resides in Fayetteville, has self-published A Coward’s Guide to Oil Painting: the Novel. The coming of age love story is set in the hippie subculture of 1969, with a pair of characters traversing the American South and the wilds of Mexico on two separate quests. And yes, each chapter opens with guidance on painting with oils.

The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum will launch a new series called "Lecture Live" on July 30. The series will include discussions of great art of the past and present.

Courtesy / Autumn Blaylock

A color pencil portrait of two young women dressed up in gowns with nowhere to go is heading to the U.S. Capitol for a year. The artwork by Autumn Blaylock, who just graduated Fayetteville High School, is titled "Pandemic Prom" and it recently won the Congressional Art Competition for the 3rd District of Arkansas. 

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This month, Art Ventures, a nonprofit art gallery, recieved a $10,000 legacy gift from the estate of Fayetteville-based artist Linda Sheets. Sheets gained national recgonition after liscensing her scratchbook design kits to Ampersand Art Supply in 2011. She died of cancer in 2018.

NWA Artist INC features artists helping artists understand the financial and marketing sides of their work. Applications for 25 spots in the fourth annual Northwest Arkansas edition of the program are due April 30. A webinar this Saturday at 10 a.m. will explain some of the details.

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What was once a 63,000 square-foot cheese factory, has been transformed into a contemporary arts venue that includes galleries for exhibitions, performance spaces, artist-in-residence studios, culinary experiences, and a rooftop bar. The Momentary's inaugural exhibition, State of the Art 2020, is on display through May 24.

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Art Ventures, a non-profit gallery in Fayetteville, marks Black History Month with an exhibition that tackles contemporary African American art and the "cultural context of blackness." Frame of Mind runs through March 6 at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center and an accompanying talk, "

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Last month, the Buffalo National River Park Service announced the first artist in its revamped artist-in-residence program. Samuel Binns, a poet in the Masters of Fine Arts program at the University of Arkansas, will contribute artwork and creative projects in exchange for three weeks of housing at the park in Jasper.

A statewide discussion about art, culture and life in Arkansas will take place in Fayetteville Oct. 6 through 8. We find out more about ArtLinks 2019.

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An exhibit at Art Ventures gallery in Fayetteville, titled Personal Space, opens Sept. 5 with a reception featuring eight artists with disabilities and other challenges.