In the News

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Virmarie Depoyster Returns for 2 Day Pastel Workshop July 9-10

Pastel Painting by artist
Virmarie DePoyster
July 9 & 10 •
Virmarie DePoyster, co-president of the Arkansas Pastel Society, will teach the two-day pastel workshop. Students will explore the pastel medium, drawing techniques, under-painting techniques using alcohol, value studies, color, surface applications, and effective and creative ways of […]

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Summer Camps 2016 • New Times and New Camps!

Enjoy an wild summer of fun at SAAC! Now registering students in the SAAC office. All camps have extended hours which include a half hour opening session of group play and warm-up activities. Students can arrive anytime during the first half hour of camp, allowing families a more flexible drop-off schedule this summer. Full and partial scholarships are available for students.


In the Gallery

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Familiar Spark • May 30-June 25

Come enjoy the exhibit “Familiar Spark” by Dallas based artists and friends, Heather Griffin, formerly of El Dorado, and Abigail Syltie. An opening reception honoring the two artists will be held on Monday, May 30 at 2:00pm at the SAAC.

Together, Griffin and Syltie have embarked […]

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Ann Trimble Reception Saturday, June 4, 6-8pm

El Dorado native Ann Trimble is back for her second exhibit with collection of acrylic and oil pastels on canvas. “SOMETIMES, LESS IS NOT MORE” will hang in the Lobby Gallery May 30-July 31 with an artist reception hosted on Saturday, June 4, 6-8pm.

Ann’s passion […]

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Juried Art Competition • June 29- July 29

From digital to traditional art – come and see all the gorgeous work from around the country!

Juried Show Artists Announced

Juror Alejo Benedetti, assistant curator at Crystal Bridges, selected a total of 56 pieces created by 45 artists from around the country to be included in the exhibit. Benedetti will be on hand to present awards the the artists’ reception on Saturday, July 23. Artists […]

On Stage

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Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night • Wednesday, June 29 6PM-9PM

Come one, come all!  Inspired by carnivals of yesteryear, our actors will arrive ready to dazzle and delight the audience with the tale of twins Viola and Sebastian, separated by a storm at sea.  The shipwrecked siblings discover new places, new meet new people, and […]

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Cast Announced for “110 in the Shade”

The cast for the SAAC summer production of 110 in the Shade has been announced and rehearsals are already under way! With Monroe Moore as our talented director and Sarah Dailey leading song rehearsal and Laura Salas-Garza leading dance we know that this year’s summer musical is sure to […]

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