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Events

Jul
15
Sat
Wool Applique Class (Includes Kit) @ The Gathering in Rogers
Jul 15 @ 10:15 am – 1:15 pm

Learn the basics of wool applique.

Skill Level: Beginning
Materials Included: Yes
Requirements: Small Scissors
Instructor: Becky Slack

Chihuly Saturday Nights | Featuring Blue Sailor + Porchlight Symphony @ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Every Saturday Night from June 3 through August 12, 6 to 10 pm

Spend your Saturday summer evenings outdoors enjoying our music series, Chihuly Saturday Nights! Explore the stunning exhibition Chihuly: In the Forest, transformed into a magical woodland amplified with live music, art-making, outdoor games, a food trailer, and more.

$15 or Free for members (ticket required), youth ages 18 & under (ticket required), and guests with tickets to Chihuly: In the Gallery + In the Forest on the Saturday of the event.

Note: Park in the museum’s Additional Parking lot, close to the J Street entrance, and follow the North Forest Trail to the Chihuly: In the Forest exhibition. The museum closes at 6 p.m. on Saturdays and will not be open during Chihuly Saturday Nights.

Blue Sailor + Porchlight Symphony
Blue Sailor 6:30 to 8 pm
Porchlight Symphony 8:15 to 9:45 pm

Blue Sailor recently re-formed as a folk duo from the popular band Snake Girty Turncoat, singing songs of environmentalism. Porchlight Symphony is Northwest Arkansas’ premiere jam-grass band led by Kevin Watkins.

Know Before You Go

  1. Park in the museum’s Additional Parking lot, close to the J Street entrance, and follow the North Forest Trail to the Chihuly: In the Forest The museum closes at 6 p.m. on Saturdays and access is limited during Chihuly Saturday Nights.
  2. The trail is approximately .5 mile to the Chihuly Saturday Night events.
  3. Strollers and personal mobility devices are welcome. A limited number of wheelchairs and rollators are available on a first come, first served basis.
  4. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.
  5. Please leave pets, coolers, bikes, and hammocks at home.
Aloha, Hawaii Cooking Class @ Honeycomb Kitchen Shop
Jul 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

HKS is excited to announce that we are partnering with Hapa’s Hawaiian Bar & Grill to host our very first tropical themed cooking class. Jason Seto, owner, and one of his head chefs will be heading up this fun-filled class featuring classic Hawaiian recipes with their own special twists. You won’t want to miss these dishes that have the iconic sweet and savory flavors! Jason is even going to take things a step further. He wants your vote on the best dish of the night in order to make it the featured menu item the following week in his restaurant. It will be up to the class to pick the best dish. Who is ready to be a taste testing judge? We can’t wait!

Hank Williams, Jr. @ Walmart AMP
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm

HANK WILLIAMS JR

Gates open at 6pm. Music starts at 7:30pm. | Tickets start at $41* (plus applicable fees)

Hank Williams Jr., known to many American football fans for his “Monday Night Football Song,” decided to change the lyrics to “All my Sarah friends are coming over tonight.”

“Stop and think it over,” the big man with the hat and glasses has asked, from a thousand stages, in front of millions of people. “Try to put yourself in my position.”

We can’t. We can imagine, but we can’t know. We can’t know what it’s like to be the only son of Hank Williams, the long gone and lonesome singer whose brief life transformed country music. We can’t know what it’s like to be linked to such a transformative force by blood and name but not by memory, to learn about a famous father from books and photos and others’ stories: Hank Williams died at age 29, when his son was three-years-old.v We can’t know what it was like to wrestle with that legacy, to try to honor all that came before, but not wind up a pale approximation of country’s greatest ghost. Born Randall Hank Williams, but singing as Hank Williams, Jr. before he was 10, the son never had much in the way of a career choice. The choice wasn’t whether he’d sing, but what, how and why. “Other kids could play cowboys and Indians and imagine that they’d grow up to be cowboys,” he wrote in his Living Proof autobiography. “I couldn’t do that. I knew that I would never grow up to be a cowboy or a fireman or the president of the United States. I knew I’d grow up to be a singer. That’s all there ever was, the only option, from the beginning.”

At the beginning, mother Audrey Williams worked to mold her son into a miniature version of his late father, and for 20 years he struggled, uncomfortably, to break the mold. When he finally found his own sound and style, he reached sales plateaus that his father never dreamed of: 20 gold albums, six platinum albums (one of which has sold more than five million copies) and 13 chart-topping albums. He has been selling out massive venues for a longer period of time than his father spent on earth. He has done more than honor his father’s legacy; he has extended it, enriched it, enhanced it and elevated it. “My name’s a reminder of a blues man that’s already gone,” he once sang. But the name “Hank Williams, Jr.” is much more than that …

 

Jul
16
Sun
Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest @ Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Chihuly:  In the Gallery and In the Forest
June – August 14, 2017


Chihuly at Crystal Bridges
This summer, experience two stunning exhibitions featuring the work of artist Dale Chihuly. Presented for the first time in an Ozark woods and in the museum’s special exhibition galleries, it’s a world of wonder, waiting to be explored, only at Crystal Bridges.

Chihuly has been an innovator for more than 40 years, working in many media including glass, paint, and neon, and always pushing their boundaries to carry out his distinctive vision. He changed the way we think about glass, stretching the medium to new realms of possibility.

Over the years his creations have become familiar around the world. He is globally renowned for his site-specific installations in public spaces, as well as exhibitions in museums and gardens. At Crystal Bridges, extensive indoor and outdoor installations feature new works by the artist, as well as iconic works spanning his career.


About Chihuly

Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Chihuly has been an innovator for more than 40 years. He has worked in many media including glass, paint, plastics, neon, and ice, always pushing their boundaries to carry out his distinctive vision. He changed the way we think about glass, stretching the medium to new realms of possibility, and this exhibition highlights the unique properties of glass as a medium.

Chihuly sees glass as an art form of fire, breath, light, and gravity. He is globally renowned for his ambitious site-specific installations in public spaces, as well as exhibitions presented in museums and gardens. At Crystal Bridges, the extensive indoor and outdoor installations feature new works by the artist, as well as iconic works spanning the breadth of his career.

Chihuly established the glass program at the Rhode Island School of Design and co-founded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington. His artworks are included in more than 250 museum collections.

Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest will be on view through August 14, 2017. Once the gallery portion closes, Chihuly: In the Forest will remain on view in the museum’s North Forest from August 16 through November 13, 2017.