Arts & Culture: Glad Tidings & Great Theater
Make your holiday plans for a night out at Walton Arts Center
‘Tis the season for a night out with family and friends – and Walton Arts Center is a great place to gather. From rollicking comedy to deeply meaningful performances, this local theater has something for everyone this month.
Call (479) 443-5600 or visit waltonartscenter.org for tickets and information.
Arts & Culture: Winter Experiences at Crystal Bridges
This winter, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is coming to life with art experiences to captivate your imagination and illuminateyour senses. Discover two new exhibitions in the galleries, Crystals in Artand Portraits of Courage, as well as a new nighttime outdoor experience called North Forest Lights.
In addition to these new offerings, general admission to the permanent collection at Crystal Bridges is free for everyone, and no matter how many times you’ve been through the galleries, there is always something new to see.
Intersection: Transplants and Natives
Transplant from Dumas, Arkansas:
Alexzandrea Hollinshed-Clemons found love, health and yoga in Northwest Arkansas.
Alexzandrea moved to Fayetteville in 2010 to attend the University of Arkansas, but felt burned out after several years in the wrong major. She realized she’d tried to please others instead of following her own path. She wasn’t failing in school, but was totally exhausted. After a lot of internal struggle, she quit school. “I found that a higher-level degree wasn’t the key to my happiness and success. I discovered that doesn’t work for everybody,” she said.
Community: Fayetteville Public Education Foundation Reaching New Heights with Capital Campaign
The Fayetteville Public Education Foundation is taking the next steps to secure growth by embarking on a capital campaign. The campaign, Reaching New Heights, led by co-chairs Hannah and Greg Lee and honorary chairs Anne and Jack Butt, will secure $3 million-plus to augment the foundation’s endowment in order to support larger, systemic teacher-driven grants in Fayetteville Public Schools.
The campaign’s steering committee includes parents, alumni and teachers who are dedicated to preserving the tradition of educational excellence provided to generations of Fayetteville students.
Profile: Coach Eric Musselman
Bringing the fun while building a solid foundation for winning
Those who know what they want to be when they grow up by the time they are 10 years old, and then actually follow through with it, are few and far between. The ones who do are often filled with passion, and perhaps benefit from some sort of driving divine intervention. Coach Eric Musselman is one of those people. He has had one goal since he was in fifth grade: to be a basketball coach.
Coaching basketball runs in the Musselman family. His father, Bill, had a life-long career in coaching basketball, including the NBA.
Living Spaces: A Place to Gather
With patience and planning, the Dennie family created a home ideal for raising children, hosting gatherings and enjoying for a lifetime
Growing up in Springdale, Brittney Dennie’s family ate lunch every Sunday at her grandparents’ home in Goshen. Their porch was where everyone gathered – sometimes to eat and sometimes just to visit after a good meal. “My grandfather isn’t with us anymore, and some of the best times we had with him were sitting on their porch on Sunday and listening to him tell stories – or fabrications of stories!” she laughs. Anyone stopping by knew they could find the clan on the porch, enjoying family time. After Brittney met Jon Dennie, he joined in the tradition and the porch came to represent family to both of them.
After the Dennies married in 2010, they knew that when they built their own home they’d create indoor and outdoor spaces where family and friends could gather.
Eats & Drinks: Project 7 Kitchen & Bar
A modern twist on Middle Eastern, European and classic American dishes
The prodigal son leaves home, travels and garners experience, only to return as an accomplished chef to enrich the community
The next time you’re hungry, and I mean hungry for something completely new and dynamic, go directly to Project 7 just off Dickson Street, and be prepared to fall in love with Fayetteville all over again. It’s true that I have an affinity for my adopted city, a once raucous college town that now is home to a quiet culinary scene that welcomes its share of unique and sexy debuts.
The name alone, Project 7, is mysterious and interesting enough for anyone with a molecule of spontaneity to be curious.
Nonprofit Spotlight: Hog Ball is Here!
Top returnees, new coach and impact transfers build excitement for Hog hoops
Six of the top seven scorers are back for the Arkansas men’s basketball team, which is reason for excitement in itself, but with changes on the bench and to the roster, fans are eagerly anticipating the 2019-20 campaign.
Eric Musselman takes over as head coach following four tremendous seasons at the University of Nevada and 14 years in various professional ranks.