CACHE (Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange) presents February 2023 events.
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Butoh Dance Theatre Workshop + Performance with Vangeline France
February 11, 3 – 6 pm — The Medium
February 12, 11 am – 3 pm — CACHE Studios
Register to attend | Prices vary
This two day workshop + performance event is a rare opportunity to work with Master Butoh Artist Vangeline France, based in New York City and delve deeply into the creative movement artform called butoh. The workshop is open to adults with all levels of dance experience.
Butoh is a dance developed by Tatsumi Hijakata and Kazuo Ohno in 1960s Japan out of a desire for an original dance form, and in reaction to the devastation of World War II, and Western cultural influence. Butoh is now practiced internationally. As a practice, Butoh is a dance that develops deep awareness and creative activation within oneself in connection to others and the environment. It is not a dance based on memorized steps but rather a slow transformative process wading into the depths of consciousness and subtle movement.
Reclaiming Our Roots
February 25, 3 pm — CACHE Studios
Part performance and part interactive workshop, Reclaiming Our Roots examines how enslaved and oppressed persons used social dance to challenge, overcome and change their circumstances in an unjust world. From Juba to House, Cakewalk to Breaking, the roots of African dance are woven into nearly all social dance movements of the past 300 years.
This show is presented by Rooted Movement Collective. Rooted Movement Collective, a local professional dance group, form Walton Arts Center’s PAX (Performing Artists eXchange) inaugural cohort. The perfect performance to honor Black History Month, Reclaiming Our Roots will entertain and educate on an important piece of our history.
Come By and the Power of Community & Collaboration
February 9, 6 – 7:30 pm — The Medium
Register for free
Join New York City-based artist, Risa Puno, for a discussion of her exhibition Come By, installed at the historic Famous Hardware in Downtown Springdale. Puno will be joined by artists and project contributors Amber Perrodin and Reilly Dickens-Hoffman to discuss the power of community and collaboration in the creation of public-facing artworks. Afterward, stroll with the artists to the Famous Hardware building to see the work in person. Exhibitions at Famous Hardware are a partnership between CACHE and the Downtown Springdale Alliance. Funding support is provided by the Tyson Family Foundation.
INSTALLATIONS ON VIEW
Come By, Risa Puno
On view through February 28, 2023 — Famous Hardware
Frustum, Paul Siebenthal
On view through March 18, 2023 — The Medium, outdoor installation
Fear of the Fearless, Eric Andre, Vincent Frimpong, Deshun Peoples
On view Tuesday – Thursday through March 18, 2023 — The Medium Main Gallery
Presented by Art Ventures
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
YOLO: Story Party!
February 2, 11 am-12 pm – VIRTUAL via Zoom
Register in advance
Does drafting data visualizations and annual reports give you anxiety? Reflect with fellow changemakers on the good your non-profit has catalyzed over the last year! Let’s learn together new ways to celebrate and share our stories, increasing visibility and growing our impact. Jeannette Balleza Collins, Dir. of Entrepreneurial Development with the Northwest Arkansas Council and co-chair of CACHE Board of Directors will moderate this discussion.
For nonprofit organizations.
Creators’ Village: Music + Production Management
February 7, 6 pm — Fayetteville Public Library Center for Innovation
Register in advance
Join King Honey, Executive Director of Creators’ Village and a multi-hyphenated performing artist, and Jasper Logan as they explore creative processes in the Center for Innovation studio! They’ll dive into recording studio etiquette, engineering, production, & songwriting!
YOLO: Snack On This: Monthly “Office Hours”
February 15, 12 pm-1 pm – VIRTUAL via Zoom
Register in advance (seats limited to 15)
If you’re chewing on some tough questions and need some thought-partnership, pull up a chair to our virtual table! Together, we’ll listen, problem-solve, encourage, and connect. Registration is set to 15 for ideal conversation flow. Carla Patterson, Dir. of Organizational Development with Mid-America Arts Alliance and CACHE’s own, Thalia Madewell, Operations Manager of The Medium, will moderate this discussion.
For nonprofit organizations.
CREATIVE EXCHANGE FUND
Visit our website to learn about the Creative Exchange Fund
The Swap at The Medium: A Secondhand Art Supply Exchange
February 4, 10- 4 pm — The Medium Blackbox Theater
The Swap at The Medium is a family-friendly community exchange of ideas, artistic knowledge, and new-to-you materials. Enjoy artist demonstrations, co-working spaces, classes, and most importantly a well-stocked supply room of secondhand or donated supplies & equipment. The Swap at the Medium is a part of CACHE’s Creative Exchange Fund (CXF). CXF is presented at The Medium in partnership with the Tyson Family Foundation.
Mixtape Music Series: Miroslava Panayotova and Princeaus
February 8, 7 – 9 pm — The Medium Blackbox Theater
Bulgarian pianist Miroslava Panayotova will perform, A Tapestry of Sorrows and Passions, a solo piano recital. Each composition will reflect the “threads” of our life’s tapestry. Imbued with sorrow, compositions by Astor Piazzolla, William Bolcom, and Jean-Philippe Rameau will be performed alongside some of the most passionately sounding lyrical and dramatic piano works by Frédéric Chopin and Sergey Prokofiev, concluding with Passion by Pancho Vladigerov. Opus by Princeaus is an audio-visual performance inspired by Pictures in an Exhibition by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky. Opus will take guests behind the music, exploring the good, the bad, and the grizzly behind each track’s narrative.
The Mixtape Music Series is a part of CACHE’s Creative Exchange Fund (CXF). CXF is presented at The Medium in partnership with the Tyson Family Foundation.
Open Studios: Anna Guyton
February 11, 12 – 2 pm — The Medium Artist Studio 2
Anna Guyton’s series of larger than life paintings feature a diverse array of fat and queer figures. This series will provide spectators the opportunity to reflect on their relationship with their own body and those around them, to recognize visible fatness and queerness as something natural and beautiful. Anna Guyton is an artist in residence through CACHE’s Creative Exchange Fund (CXF). CXF is presented at The Medium in partnership with the Tyson Family Foundation.
Exhibition: Shabana Kauser, Heart Shine series
On view February 11 – 18 — The Medium Main Gallery Extension
Associated Workshop: “Create and Shop”
February 11, 12 – 4 pm
Join The Medium artist in residence Shabana Kauser for a free drop-in artmaking workshop and a chance to shop some original mixed media art! Everyone is welcome to paint their very own ️using acrylic paint, art supplies, and traditional South Asian fabrics. Enjoy a sneak peek of Shabana’s new mixed media work; created during her residency. Join in the fun anytime between 12pm-4pm.
Associated Closing Reception: February 17, 6 – 8 pm
Shabana Kauser is an artist in residence through CACHE’s Creative Exchange Fund (CXF). CXF is presented at The Medium in partnership with the Tyson Family Foundation.
Workshop: Lisa Crews
February 18 and 19, 12:30 – 5 pm, The Medium
For two years, Lisa Crews has collected unusual wooden boxes and objects assembling them, through her residency, alongside imagery from nature, human anatomy, and medical models to create a narrative about trauma and transformation. In this workshop, students will learn to create assemblages of their own. Lisa Crews is an artist in residence through CACHE’s Creative Exchange Fund (CXF). CXF is presented at The Medium in partnership with the Tyson Family Foundation.
Exhibition: Alejandra Viveros, Mi Pueblo Mágico
Open to Public February 19 – 26, 10 am – 5 pm
Mi pueblo mágico is a collection of statement pieces, ranging from wall art to furniture to fashion. During her residency, Alejandra is focusing on creating pieces that connect her with her roots. “I want to create pieces inspired by my hometown of Taxco, Guerrero,” she said. Taxco is considered one of Mexico’s pueblos mágicos or a town recognized by the Mexican government for its magical qualities, which can range from astonishing beauty to rich history or extraordinary legends. As a child, Alejandra didn’t know that pueblos máagicos were found all around Mexico, so she always thought Taxco was extra special because of its designation. “I wanted to bring alive that magic I always felt when I was home.”
Alejandra Viveros is an artist in residence through CACHE’s Creative Exchange Fund (CXF). CXF is presented at The Medium in partnership with the Tyson Family Foundation.
Stray Pulse Productions presents [STAIR]ing Forward
February 25, 7:30 – 9 pm — The Medium Theater
$10 per person, $5 students
[STAIR]ing Forward is a 60-minute dance work exploring the idea of inequity and the weighted impact of societal issues such as climate change, gender inequity, and socioeconomic inequity, on our generation’s future. Stray Pulse hopes the work will be an active commentary on the weight that these challenges hold over our generation.
Stray Pulse Productions are CACHE’s Creative Exchange Fund (CXF) grantees. CXF is presented at The Medium in partnership with the Tyson Family Foundation.