CACHE (Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange) presents April 2023 events. All media can be found here.
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Installations on View
Hierbitas de Saberes
On view through June 2023 — Famous Hardware
Since the onset of the pandemic, Blanka Amezkua has spent time with the Libellus de Medicinalibus Indorum Herbis (1552), commonly referred to as the Cruz-Badiano codex; a guide to the medicinal plants used in Mexico to cure ailments before the arrival of the Spaniards. Hierbitas de Saberes is a celebration of and reverence for the plants and flowers found within. In Hierbitas de Saberes Blanka shares the joy of the arrival of spring and her love for flowers. Her hope is that with Hierbitas de Saberes we reconsider the infinite ways our collective past can continue to nurture and cure our present.
Soft Power: Intersections of Belonging and Public Space
On view April 7 through May 26, 2023 — The Medium
Soft Power: Intersections of Belonging and Public Space is a series of four site-specific works by regional artists Ziba Rajabi, Cindy Arsaga, Danielle Hatch, and Kalyn Barnoski, that challenge the rigidity of the buildings that we inhabit. Each artist engages with one facade of The Medium, with the building itself acting as a three-dimensional community quilt.
The exhibition explores the geography of gender through its design, inscription and expression in public space and architecture. The resulting works highlight invisible realities associated with navigating the built environment and use cityscapes as a starting point to nurture and expand public memory.
CACHE Studios: Open Studios
April 29, 11 am – 3 pm— CACHE Studios
Get to know the artist community at CACHE Studios! As part of Fifth Market, CACHE Studios will open its doors, allowing visitors the opportunity to tour the facility, visit the artists studios, chat with them about their work.
Hierbitas de Saberes, Blanka Amezkua
April 28, 6 – 8 pm — The Medium
Register for free
Join New York City-based artist Blanka Amezkua for a discussion of her exhibition, Hierbitas de Saberes (Tiny Herbs of Knowledge) now on view, at the Famous Hardware Store in Downtown Springdale. After the conversation, take a short walk with Blanka to view the work together 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.
Poetry and Rhythm
April 6, 2023, 7 pm — The Medium
This monthly open mic night is led by Alexis Perez and Taylor Hobby, opening doors for the community to share spoken word poetry, beats, and everything in between. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The show will begin at 7 pm.
Aries Glodiac Pop-Up Takeover
April 8, 2023, 7 pm — CACHE Studios
Enjoy live music by DJ Raquel, Tactical Nuke, and DJ Kramer as part of CACHE’s Live Music Bentonville series. This series connects local musical acts and businesses; providing musicians at times unconventional places to introduce their music to new audiences. Live Music Bentonville is free to attend, all ages are welcome.
Live Music Bentonville
April 20, 2023, 11 am – 7 pm — The ReLeaf Center
Enjoy live music by DJ Afrosia, Avian Alia, Sewlø, and Leake as part of CACHE’s Live Music Bentonville series. This series connects local musical acts and businesses; providing musicians at times unconventional places to introduce their music to new audiences. Live Music Bentonville is free to attend.
Professional Development Opportunities
Five Unexpected Tips for Email Engagement
April 5, 2023 — virtual
After this one-hour YOLO session, you’ll feel more confident and ready to write more compelling emails to your audience and partners. We’ll cover ways to increase your open and click rate, methods to improve your subject lines, and copywriting templates that make it easier to get your organization’s mission on people’s minds and hearts.
This YOLO session will be led by Sarah Stockdale, the founder of Growclass, where aspiring marketers and founders come to learn how to grow their businesses and connect to an incredible network.
YOLO Snack on This: Virtual Office Hours
April 12, 2023 — virtual
If you’re chewing on tough questions, join our virtual office hour! Pull up a chair to our virtual table. Together, we’ll listen, encourage, and problem-solve.
YOLO Snack on This is led by CACHE’s own Thalia Madewell, Operations Manager at The Medium, and Carla Patterson, Director of Organizational Development for Mid-America Arts Alliance.
Scalability for Musicians
April 18, 2023 — The Medium
Learn how to execute a successful single or album roll out, gear up for touring, and expand your brand with Dazz “King Honey” Murry and Skywalker!
Skywalker manages Duke Deuce (signed to Quality Control/Motown), Enphamus (signed to Alamo/Sony), Rampage Wood (indie artist), and DJ P. Smooth. Skywalker is also the GM for Change the Game, an industry record label based out of Little Rock, AR.
This conversation will be moderated by Dazz “King Honey” Murry, the Executive Director of Creators’ Village. Dazz is a musician, music producer, composer, photographer and multimedia artist.
Creative Exchange Fund
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Mixtape Music Series: Duo Divinas + Lil Yei
April 5, 7 – 9 pm — The Medium
Duo Divinas will perform a 45-min Bachata Music Show which will include professional dancers from Raza Dance Studio. Bachata is a genre of Latin American music that originated in the Dominican Republic and features five core instruments: lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar, bongos, and güira.
Jaison Leonardo Carrero Espinoza, better known as Lil Yei, is a Spanish R&B and Reggaeton singer from Venezuela. Lil Yei began his music career at the age of 15, debuting with his first release “No Tengo Corazon.” From winning rap freestyle battles in Mexico to participating in Groundwaves Arkansas, Lil Yei’s natural talent for rap is apparent. His hits like “I Have No Heart”, “Good Luck”, and ” Corrido” have captured the attention of the Northwest Arkansas community, and surely, it’ll make you pay attention too.
Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange (CACHE) formed in 2019 to act as the central regional agency committed to connecting, supporting, and developing the region’s arts, culture, and creative communities. CACHE brings cohesive vision and strategy to the region’s organic creative activities, uplifting local artists, the nonprofit sector, municipal leadership, creative industries, and arts philanthropy and investments. CACHE programs include the Arts and Culture Bridge Fund, OZCast, region-wide cultural planning, the Music Ecosystem Strategy and Action Plan, and ARt Connect.