RIVERA, WARHOL, HELNWEIN, CHIHULY AND VAN GOGH. FIVE CELEBRATED ARTISTS - FIVE ECCENTRIC PERSONALITIES -A unique series of fundraising events celebrating art and artists
à la cARTe (Little Rock, Arkansas)
Arkansas Arts Center (The Museum Collection)
20. October 2005
|- five reasons to have a party! Young Patrons will host a series of Fall events, serving up famed artists from the Arkansas Arts Center Collection.|
|We’ll kick off the series, titled à la cARTe, by toasting Andy Warhol with a martini tasting fit for an American celebrity.
The four other events will be held in homes and restaurants around town and pair the artists with cocktails and cuisine from their countries of origin. We’ll even dish out great party gossip by talking about the outrageous behavior, numerous indiscretions and radical ideas that make each artist worth celebrating. Attend the entire series or pick and choose your favorites. There is nothing ordinary about these affairs!
Arkansas Arts Center celebrates Gottfried Helwein with à la cARTe event(LITTLE ROCK, AR) – The Arkansas Arts Center presents the fourth event of the à la cARTe fundraising party series in honor of the contentious artist Gottfried Helnwein on November 17, 2005, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Adams in Conway.
|Featuring compelling cuisine and a “no-holds-barred” bar, this event will unveil a
glimpse into the life of a man who shocked the artistic elite with his disturbing paintings.
Helwein’s famous work entitled Marilyn is a beautiful portrayal of the legendary
film star and is on display in the Arkansas Arts Center’s Stella Boyle Smith Gallery
during the à la cARTe series. Two of his other works entitled Giants and Mother’s Day
III will also be on display. All three pieces are part of the Arkansas Arts Center
Coordinated by the Arkansas Arts Center Young Patrons, the à la cARTe
series is comprised of five parties, each celebrating one of five eccentric and important
artists – Andy Warhol, Dale Chihuly, Vincent Van Gogh, Gottfried Helnwein and Diego
|The last event of the à la cARTe party series will be held on December 8, 2005, at
Mallard’s Bar in the Peabody Hotel from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. celebrating Mexican artist
Diego Rivera. Tickets to the Helnwein and Rivera events are $30 each. Proceeds from
each event benefit the Arkansas Arts Center.
|Join Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Adams as they host a party celebrating Gottfried Helnwein, divisive yet exceptional artist.|
GENERAL INFORMATIONContact: 501-372-4000
Location: Arkansas Arts Center – 9th and Commerce, Little Rock, AR 72202
Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Closed Monday and Major Holidays
ARKANSAS ARTS CENTERLittle Rock, Arkansas
9th & Commerce / MacArthur Park
P.O. Box 2137 - Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2137
|Experience the excitement that Arkansas’ leading cultural institution has to offer. Located in historic MacArthur Park in Little Rock, the Arkansas Arts Center features elegant art galleries that showcase the Center’s acclaimed collection.|
The MuseumFor over 30 years, the Arkansas Arts Center has been steadfastly committed to building a collection of unique works on paper, primarily American and European, from the Renaissance to the present. Among the most recognizable works in the collection are sheets by Cézanne, Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keeffe, Alison Saar, Gottfried Helnwein, Rembrandt and Rubens. The collection also features 135 drawings and watercolors by the Post-Impressionist Paul Signac, over 100 Post-Minimalist drawings, Arthur Dove’s Sketchbook “E”, and nearly 80 works by Will Barnet.
Masterworks in the collection include paintings by Diego Rivera, Odilon Redon and Francesco Bassano; sculpture by Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson and Roy Lichtenstein; and prints by Rembrandt, Whistler and Dürer.
The Arkansas Arts Center includes the following:* Museum
* Children's Theatre
* Museum School
* Arkansas Arts Center Administrative Offices
* Museum Shop
* Best Impressions Restaurant
Admission to the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation collection is free for all visitors. There may be a charge for special exhibitions.
Arkansas Arts Center hours are:
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Sundays 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and Major Holidays
|Tickets for October 20 kick-off event are $50 each; all other parties are $30 per ticket. For tickets or more information, call 501-396-0337.|