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The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) announces Little Rock’s inclusion in the first-ever 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die bucket list travel guide written by nationally-recognized travel writer, Bill Clevlen. Clevlen will be in Little Rock August 10-12, 2017 promoting his new book with a series of special events and book signings.

Bill Clevlen is a broadcaster and national travel writer based in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a regular radio contributor, podcast host, freelance writer and speaker - highlighting road trip ideas and uplifting American stories. His Bill on the Road: Rediscover America journeys have pointed him to Arkansas’s capital city twice in the past few years, and now several locales have made his top 100 All-American list — including the River Market District, Museum of Discovery, Esse Purse Museum and more.

“The book was written to inspire cross-country road trips,” said Bill Clevlen. “It’s not just a list of places to see, it’s a catalogue of uniquely American experiences that make up our American story. I include Little Rock, because it really is a hidden gem that I want to share with America,” he added.

Traveling across the country promoting his new book, Clevlen shares stories of American cities that are enlightening mixes of history, entertainment, art, food, sports, and even places to cross off your “selfie” bucket list.100 Things to Do in America is a great way to discover our nation, experience the many aspects of our country, and engage with fellow Americans along the way.

Upcoming Events:

Meet & Greet
Museum of Discovery
Thursday, August 10
10:00 a.m.

Sip & Socialize
Esse Purse Museum
Friday, August 11
5:30 p.m.

Farmers’ Market Fun
Little Rock Farmers’ Market Pavilions
Saturday, August 12
(National Farmers’ Market Week)
9:00 a.m.

Books - $20.00 each (includes tax)

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6/28/15 10:31 A

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Sculpture Vulture: Ted Schaal’s OPEN WINDOW
June 28, 2015 by Scott Leave a comment
schaal open windowThe newest sculptural installation in Riverfront Park is Ted Schaal’s Open Window. The piece won the 2013 Sculpture in the River Market public art monument commission.
Ted Schaal graduated from Colorado State University, class of 1992, with a BFA concentrating on fiber arts and sculpture. He has been working as an artist and craftsman in Loveland since 1993. Ted chooses to produce his work in bronze and stainless steel so that his pieces will withstand the harshest of natural elements and should last for many generations.
Between 1993 and 2005 Ted’s work focused on functional designs in the form of boxes, treasuries and reliquaries. You will find mountain scenes, native flowers and Art Deco inspired designs embellishing the intricately carved exterior. Some special pieces have hand-woven tapestries adorning the interior walls. “I sculpt functional forms that are designed to enhance the everyday experiences of the user by creating a special and sometimes sacred interaction with the personalized contents of each piece.”
In 2004, he began using his corrugated texture to create strong geometric vessel forms. They are non-functional purely decorative objects for the home. The final compositions are reminiscent of artifacts from antiquity, designed to raise questions about their origins as well as their implied functions.
Recently, Ted has been exploring strong geometric forms in combination with a primitive corrugated texture, smooth and polished surfaces. The goal is an interesting juxtaposition of materials and surface textures. Moving away from the utilitarian boxes and non-functional vessels of his past, Ted’s new work is purely sculptural emphasizing strong horizontal balance, tension, and negative space. Larger forms frame and direct the viewer toward a focal point or focal space. “Functional objects have size limitations whereas sculpture does not.”


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2/22/13 12:12 P

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Great idea!

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2/21/13 5:45 P

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The medical mile downtown rivermaket area. I love the walk around the new wetlands area and around the CLinton LIbrary and to the Heifer international area. Beautiful in the spring!


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Walk on your Big Dam Bridge (Thank you, Judge Buddy!) or walk on your Two Rivers Bridge (Thank you, Judge Buddy!) or take your children to play at the River Market. Discovery Museum is good, I hope, since I bought a family membership for my grandson for his birthday. An eight-year-old wasn't as thrilled about a family membership as he would be about a Leggo set. I had to tough that out.

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7/23/11 4:56 P

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Wow, I can't believe I had no idea that was right here in town! (Well, Argenta, anyway.) It's kind of funny to me that it was built by a Mexican over sixty years after the Civil War, though. :-) Thanks so much for the tip!

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I went to the Old Mill yesterday. It was really fun. I don't think it's something that would take a lot of time by itself. Your kids would probably really enjoy walking around there. Maybe taking a picnic there would be good. You could sit outside, enjoy the nice air. Your kids could play. It would be a neat memory and a good small reward.

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7/21/11 12:38 P

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Oh, that's a great idea, too--thank you!

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7/21/11 12:32 P

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Hi, KCathy--
It's harder to come up with places to go to when the weather is this hot outside, but if you like art, the Arts Center in McArthur Park is free and open almost every day (not Sunday and Monday). The Old State House and Historic Arkansas Museum are within a couple of blocks of each other downtown and I'm pretty sure are both free. When my son was young, I used to take him to the Discovery Museum in the Rivermarket. It's not free but I don't think it's real expensive, and it's for kids, it's easy to spend half a day there. There's a kid-science museum in Hot Springs as well.

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7/11/11 12:20 P

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What a great idea--thank you!

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If it's warm outside, I always enjoy going to Hot Springs. You can walk down the promenade and then bath house row. Going through the bath house is fascinating to me. You can also go up the tower and look out at the pretty mountains. Hot Springs is only an hour away. Plus, your kids would probably even enjoy that. And (other than gas and maybe a meal), it's basically free!

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7/8/11 1:27 P

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I'd like my reward for losing 20 pounds to be a day off work and going to do something fun. Any ideas what that fun day-trip-type thing could be in our area?

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