Winner of the student wall competition to implement the design

Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:

‘Spaceship Earth’

The Arkansas Cinema Society will screen, virtually, “Spaceship Earth,” a documentary on the 1991 Biosphere 2 experiment in which eight people spent two years in quarantine inside a self-designed replica of the Earth’s ecosystem, 6 p.m. Wednesday at Free entry. Visit

The screening is part of the Science on Screen series from the Coolidge Corner Theater. A question-and-answer session will follow with Kelley Bass, executive director of the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, and Janet Lanza, professor emeritus of biology at the University of Arkansas. Rachel Norris, professor of biology at Little Rock Central High, will host.

UALR wall paint

Emma Chambers, a junior bachelor of fine arts major, is the winner of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s first student wall competition, created by the Student Government Association in conjunction with the Senate Building and Lands Committee of the Faculty. Chambers’ swim koi design received over 750 votes.

The mural – 8 feet wide and 16 feet long – will be on the west side of the lobby entrance to the university’s Ottenheimer Library. The prize includes $ 1,000 to complete the mural, including $ 150 for support materials, $ 650 for preparation, building materials and cleanup, and an artist allowance of $ 200.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. today in the lobby of the Ottenheimer Library.

Windgate Grants

the Windgate Foundation Provides a $ 6.4 million grant to Arkansas State University at Jonesboro to support arts education, including a need-based scholarship endowment of $ 3 million, providing direct assistance to students for the 2021-2022 academic year. The grant provides support to the Bradbury Art Museum, where the university established the Windgate Gallery in 2018: an endowment of $ 2 million for operations and programs and a matching grant of $ 30,000 for the “BAM Van” . And the grant provides $ 1 million for building maintenance at the Windgate Center for Three-Dimensional Arts, which will provide new classrooms and workspaces for the fall semester of 2021.

QQA goes live

The Gustave B. Kleinschmidt House, 621 E. 16th Street, in the Pettaway neighborhood of Little Rock, will participate in the 56th Quapaw Quarter Association House Tour in October. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)

The Quapaw Quarter Association will hold its 56th house visit on October 2-3 after canceling the 2020 tour due to the covid-19 pandemic. The tour will feature historic and infill homes in the historic Pettaway district, as originally scheduled for 2020, and will include a Saturday night candlelight tour and a special Sunday morning gala and brunch.

Also on the QQA’s live events schedule: “City Garden: Beer & Ice Cream Family Social” on August 29; the annual meeting of members and the presentation of the Great Little Rock preservation awards on November 3; and a special “Fête sociale” on December 4th. The monthly Preservation Conversation Series will continue on virtually the second Thursday of each month. Visit

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