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Author talk

Arthur Brookscolumnist for The Atlantic and faculty member at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Harding University’s Benson Auditorium, 915 E. Market Ave., Searcy.

Brooks was president of the American Enterprise Institute for 10 years and is the author of 12 books, including the best-selling “Love Your Enemies”, https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2022/mar/27 /author-columnist-to-give-address-at-harding/ “The Conservative Heart” and “From Strength to Strength,” out February 15.

The talk concludes the university’s American Studies Institute Spring Lecture Series. Free entry; a book signing will follow. Call (501) 279-4497 or visit harding.edu/asi.

‘Tiger style!’ widened

Fayetteville theater company TheatreSquared, citing high demand, has extended its run of “Tiger style!” by Mike Lew for seven additional shows through April 10 at TheatreSquared’s Spring Theater, 477 W. Spring St., Fayetteville. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost between $20 and $54. Call (479) 777-7477 or visit theatre2.org. The theater “temporizes” its mask mandate from April 4.

winning artwork

“Colony,” a multimedia work of leaf skeletons, dandelion “wishes,” milkweed fluff, and carob thorns by Little Rock artist Elizabeth Weber, is the first prize winner of the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum Annual Invitation, on display until May 22 in the museum’s main gallery, 1601 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (479) 784-2787 or visit fsram.org.

Weber will receive $1,000 and a solo exhibition at the museum in 2022-23.

“Eta” by Clinton artist Ed Pennebaker, Glass and Found Steel (part of his “Variations and Mutations” series) took second place, worth $500. The $250 third place prize goes to Arkadelphian Margo Duvall for her canvas photograph titled “On the Line”. Honorable mentions go to Marian Doville for “Highway to Now”, collage, acrylic, graphite and oilstick; Jeffery Blake Hammill for “How do U Catch the Wind”, copper monofilament, wood and glass; and Dominique Simmons for “Convergence”, fabric, thread and glue on reclaimed wood, which the museum’s Collections Committee chose for the RAM Purchase Award; it will be part of the museum’s permanent collection. Museum patrons vote for an audience award that will be announced on May 25. A closing reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 20.

‘Metamorphosis’ is the theme of this year’s ‘Invitation’, a national competitive exhibition the museum has hosted since 1948. All works will be for sale; proceeds benefit museum exhibits, educational programming and participating artists.

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