Texarkana Arts & Historic District release 2015 Calendar of Events

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The Texarkana Arts and Historic District has released its calendar of events for 2015, and the year promises to be packed with exciting and enjoyable activites for our community.

The Texarkana Arts and Historic District is a collaborative regional marketing initiative focused on historic downtown Texarkana. District partners include Main Street Texarkana, the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, the Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, the Texarkana Museums System, the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce and the Cities of Texarkana, Texas and Arkansas. More information on the district and local attractions can be found at http://visittexarkanadistrict.com .

Arts & Historic District Calendar of Events:

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African American Voice: An Evening of Performance with Special Moments for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, January 9, 2015

This program continues to provide the local community with the opportunity to showcase their skills and interests by providing an evening of song, dance, poetry, instrumental music and spoken word by African American artists before a large diverse audience. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.

 

Exhibition: Markeith Woods

Thursday, January 29 – March 7, 2015

Markeith Woods, a native of Pine Bluff, is fascinated with people’s faces. He is inspired by his closeness to family, friends and the accomplishments of famous African-Americans in history. He transforms portraits into brightly colored symbols of hope, disparity and strength. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.

Exhibition: African American Athletes Who Changed Sports & the Word

Sunday, February 1 – February 28, 2015

This TRAHC African American Committee event will feature biographical panels about national and regional African American athletes and their contributions to the sports world and how they affected their communities overall. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.

 

Texarkana Symphony Orchestra Pops III – From the Heart

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The perfect evening for you and your Valentine! Enjoy great romantic standards like: Cole Porter’s Night and Day; Holland: How Sweet It is (To Be Loved by You); Prince: Kiss; and Rodgers/Hart My Funny Valentine. Tickets are on sale now at the Perot Theatre Box Office, (903) 792-4992.

 

Jeanne Robertson – All New Show!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Jeanne Robertson is a funny speaker, and she utilizes her positively funny style to communicate her message: that a sense of humor is an attitude; an approach toward working with people. Tickets are on sale now at the Perot Theatre Box Office, (903) 792-4992.

 

4th Annual Special Saturday Afternoon and Children’s Reading & Arts Program

Saturday, February 14, 2015

TRAHC African American Committee invites you to attend the 4th Annual Special Saturday Afternoon. This is an Opening Reception for TAAC’s Regional Celebration of American Artists Exhibit – Athletes Who Changed the Sports World. Also includes the Children’s Reading and Arts Program. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.

 

Evolution: Two Teachers’ Anecdotes

Friday, March 6 – May 2, 2015

This body of work features two artists working collaboratively and independently depicting their view of self-preservation. Christina Cook and Melissa Manning use multiple medias to make visual connections with their own unique anecdotes. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.

 

Texarkana Symphony Orchestra Masterworks II – Mozart in March

Saturday, March 7, 2015

A Little Night Music from the symphonic master. Featuring: Kara Kirkendoll-Welch, flute Jaymee Haefner, …

Tickets are on sale now at the Perot Theatre Box Office, (903) 792-4992.

 

Exhibition: Jennifer “Emile” Freeman

Thursday, March 12 – May 2, 2015

Exhibition of paintings by artist Jennifer “Emile” Freeman. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.

 

Texarkana Symphony Orchestra Masterworks III – American Sounds

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Join the TSO as it closes out the Season with great American music…including TSO’s premiere of …

 

8th Annual Dr. Teretha Harper Reader’s Theater: Overcoming Barriers

Friday, May 1, 2015

The inspiration for Voices of Freedom: Overcoming Barriers came from the Smithsonian Institute Exhibit called Freedom’s Sisters. Local citizens portray notable African Americans’ struggles to overcome barriers to personal, economic, education, social, political and legislative freedom. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.

 

Main Street Texarkana Historic Preservation Month

May 10, 2015

More information to be annouced soon. Free to the public.

 

TRAHC’s 23rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Thursday, May 16 – June 27, 2015

The Juried Student Exhibit is a diverse selection of visually exciting artwork created by local and regional middle and high school students. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.

 

Special Saturday Matinee: Fancy Nancy

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The story of Fancy Nancy follows Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel, who are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” The Fancy Nancy Cast Recording won the 2013 Off-Broadway Kids Original Musical CD of the Year. Tickets are on sale now at the Perot Theatre Box Office, (903) 792-4992.

 

Texarkana Farmers’ Market

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Located at 305 Texas Blvd in historic downtown Texarkana, the Texarkana, Texas Farmers’ Market is a seasonal open-air farmers’ market featuring quality locally grown, natural produce. The market is open Tues, Thurs, Sat 7am to 12pm (or sold out) through the end of July.

 

Million Dollar Quartet

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The new smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, JERRY LEE LEWIS, and CARL PERKINS for the first and only time.  Tickets are on sale now at the Perot Theatre Box Office, (903) 792-4992.

 

TRAHC’s 27th Annual Juried Exhibition

Friday, July 10 – August 8, 2015

TRAHC’s 27th Annual Juried Exhibition features artists 18 years and older living in the United States, whose work was selected by a local judge. Prizes are awarded and each year, one work is purchased and added to TRAHC’s permanent collection. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.

 

31st Annual MST Christmas Parade

Monday, December 7, 2015


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