KUAF Arts Beat

Kat Wislon

Now in its third year, Inverse Performance Art takes over Northwest Arkansas with a dizzying array of performances from local, national and international artists. 

When founder Cynthia Post Hunt stopped by to discuss this year's events we learned that Inverse owes a lot to a giant edible cupcake Post Hunt created for her first performance. 

KUAF Arts Beat: Women who rock

Apr 6, 2018

Stephanie Petet of Witchsister performed at KUAF Studios ahead of her band's appearance in a diverse lineup of women artists this Saturday at Backspace. The interview and performance are part of  Intersections, a month-long celebration of women and their contributions to NWA culture.

The 21st century's "concurrent abundance and scarcity" proves a deep well for artistic exploration in 'Labor&Materials,' the latest exhibition hosted by 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, offering blazing color, knowing kitsch, and a deep ambivalence towards a world in flux. 

The Open Mouth Reading Series is in its third year of bringing community-based poetry to Northwest Arkansas. This month's poetry festival runs from Oct.29 - Nov. 2 and will feature a special Halloween showcase on the spookiest night of the year. The event, at Stage Eighteen in Fayetteville, will include a poetry slam, costume contest--with categories ranging from best zombie poet to emo monster--and lots of candy. 

Inspirational Chorale

Last week the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio captured the spirit when approximately 30 singers from the University of Arkansas's Inspirational Chorale performed in our bedroom-sized studio ahead of a very special 40th anniversary celebration.

The full gospel gospel choir--accompanied by bass, electric guitar, keyboard, drum kit and one member on our Steinway piano--filled what little space was left with their powerful, haunting harmonies.

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