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Local digest May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021 at 4:00 a.m.

Acrylic workshop tonight

The Acrylics Experience: Methods and Techniques, presented by the South Arkansas Arts Center and led by local artist Maria Botti-Villegas will be held tonight 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The first part of the workshop will include basic notions of brushing, color palettes, value and basic composition styles. The second part will focus on the use of acrylic techniques like underpainting, mixed media and canvas textured surfaces.

Part two of the workshop will be held May 6, May 11 and May 13.

Cost for the Zoom workshop is $125 for an individual part or $200 for both. One may take either part or both.

For more information about the acrylic workshop for adults or to register, call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474 or visit saac-arts.org.

5X5 Art Dash preview open

The South Arkansas Arts Center will host its annual 5x5 Art Dash fundraiser on May 5, and a three-day preview of the works that are to be distributed is ongoing today. The work will be exhibited in the Lobby Gallery, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Art Dash will be held virtually this year, with a Zoom Party scheduled to start at 5 p.m. on May 5. Ticket-holders must be present to select their artwork.

TOUCH Coalition meeting today

The TOUCH Coalition will meet via Zoom today at noon. The guest speaker will be Megan Launius, LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work), to share what the South Arkansas Children’s Coalition does for children in south Arkansas and some exciting upcoming projects that are planned.

FACT, Inc. to meet May 25, 27

Families & Children Together, Inc (FACT, Inc) has scheduled a Policy Council Meeting for Tuesday, May 25, at 11:30 a.m. and a Board Meeting for Thursday, May 27 at 2:45 p.m.

The Meeting will be held at the FACT Central Offices in El Dorado. Both are open to the public.

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