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News Archive--May 2012


NEWS-- Fire Marshall Issues Burn Ban

On May 16th, 2012, the Hot Springs Fire Marshall issued a burn ban for all parts of the city.  The unseasonably hot and dry weather over the past three weeks has left brush susceptible to wild fires.  The ban will be lifted when an appreciable amount of rain has been received and the risk of fire danger is lessened.
The City of Hot Springs issued the following statement regarding the burn ban: "Beginning Wednesday, May 16, a burn ban will be in effect for the City of Hot Springs.  This is based on the potential of low fuel moisture levels, low humidity and elevated winds.  The burn ban prohibits all controlled burning within city limits and will be in effect as long as these conditions are present.  Information on burn ban status will be available at 321-6977."
- Posted 5/25/12 by MT

FYI--Valley Trash Pick-Up Delayed Due to Memorial Day Holiday

The Hot Springs' Sanitation Department reminds all area residents that trash collection in the city will be delayed by one day due to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday.  Typically trash is collected curbside in the Valley on Mondays; however because of the Memorial Day holiday, trash will be collected curbside on Tuesday, May 28th, 2012.  Recycling will also be collected one day later due to the holiday. 
Residents are reminded to have their trash cans curbside by 7:00 am on collection day to ensure pick-up.  Normal Monday trash collection will resume on June 4th, 2012.
- Posted 5/25/12 by VL 

NEWS--May Gallery Walk & Summer Arts at the Valley’s Own Artchurch Studio

The Artchurch Studio--a non-profit organization that provides arts education, appreciation and performances to the residents of Garland County and surrounding communities--has announced several upcoming events.  First up, the Artchurch will be participating in the Downtown Hot Springs Gallery Walk this Friday, May 4th, 2012 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  This month, the Artchurch will welcome back Miss Andrea's Dancers for live performances as part of their Gallery Walk program.  Dance performances will begin at 6:00 pm.  In addition, the Artchurch will showcase works by many local as well as several new artists.  It should be a memorable evening.
For those unfamiliar with our City’s Gallery Walk, this monthly event affords one the chance to visit historic downtown Hot Springs and enjoy some of the finest contemporary art in America.  The numerous art galleries that dot downtown throw open their doors in a community wide art appreciation event, with many galleries offering patrons live music and/or complimentary refreshments.  Also, it is not uncommon for visitors to have an opportunity to meet and chat with the artists whose works are on display. 
The Artchurch is also pleased to announce a summertime schedule of arts programming for all ages.   These include:
Summer Arts Camp: Robots, Rockets & Aliens
Ages: 6-12
Cost : $75 per session ($25 deposit due upon registration)
Description: This four-day session is intended to be an ‘Art & Science Collision Excursion’ about creating art through the scientific discovery process.
Morning Session Dates:
   July 9 - 12, 8 am - noon.
Afternoon Session Dates:
   July 16 - 19, 1 pm - 4pm.
Summer Arts Camp: Dragons, Fairies & Castles
Ages: 6-12
Cost : $75 per session ($25 deposit due upon registration)
Description:  This four-day program will focus on ‘Fantasy & Folklore’ that will encourage children to use their imagination in adventurous travel far, far, away into history and imagery.
Afternoon Session Dates: July 9 - 12, 1 pm - 4 pm.
Morning Session Dates: July 16 - 19, 8 am - Noon.
Summer Workshop: Traditional Puppetry
12 - 18
Cost : $75 per workshop ($25 deposit due upon registration)
Description:  In this three-day workshop, attendees will create their own life-size Indonesian shadow puppet & French marionette as well as smaller puppets & sets to perform in a puppet show!
Session Date: June 7 - 9, 9 am - 4 pm.
Summer Workshop: Exploring Image
Ages: High School - Adult
Cost : $75 per workshop ($25 deposit due upon registration)
Description:  During this three-day workshop attendees will learn about block printing and alternative photo processes to create your own linoleum block print, cyanotype and vandyke brown photo prints.
Session Date: June 18 - 20, 6pm - 8pm
Summer Workshop: Visual Journals
Ages: High School - Adult
Cost : $75 per workshop ($25 deposit due upon registration)
Description: During this two day program, attendees will partake in an immersive learning environment that will explore as image transfer, additive & subtractive image making & applied finishing to create your own visual book/journal.
Session Date: June 23, 9 am - 5 pm & June 24, 1 pm - 5 pm.
The Artchurch Studio is located at 301 Whittington Avenue.  For more information on any of the above events or programs, visit their website at or contact the Artchurch Studio by phone at (501) 655-0836 or call Terri Taylor at (501) 282-8343.
-Posted 5/2/12 by MT

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