• A Lookback at Carousel

    Take a journey back to 1990 with this Arkansas Traveller piece on the Herschell-Spillman Carousel. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program…

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  • 2017 Governor's Patron Award
    Johnelle Hunt, Rogers

    Johnelle Hunt is the chairman of Hunt Ventures, and she and her late husband, J.B. Hunt, founded J.B. Hunt Transport.…

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  • Criswell's Conundrum

    Warren Criswell's story of his arrival in Arkansas reads like a story from his abandoned apocalyptic novel: Wanting to set…

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  • 2016 Governor's Corporate Sponsorship of the Arts Award
    Deltic Timber, El Dorado

    Deltic Timber Corporation, headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas, is the recipient of the Corporate Sponsorship of the Arts Award. In…

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  • 2017 Governor's Individual Artist Award
    Reese Rowland, Little Rock

    Little Rock. He has designed some of Arkansas’s most recognized buildings, including Acxiom’s River Market Tower Headquarters, The Bank of…

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  • 2016 Governor's Folklife Award
    Sonny Burgess and The Legendary Pacers, Newport

    A rockabilly band formed in Newport in 1955.Today's band members are Sonny Burgess on guitar and vocals, Kern K. Kennedy…

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  • BOBGOBLIN 'Sinister'

    The veteran rock band produces this classic 80's arcade inspired music video. BOBGOBLIN is a veteran rock band that formed…

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  • "Wisdom of the Hands - Doug Stowe" by Gabe Gentry

    Doug Stowe uses all Arkansas wood in his shop in Eureka Springs, where he's been making custom furniture and a…

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  • Beyond The Music Hall - Educational Outreach at the ASO

    A peek at what the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra does for young musicians.…

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  • 2016 Governor's Patron Award
    Dr. Thomas A. Bruce, Little Rock

    A Patron Award went to Dr. Thomas Bruce, who with his wife has given generous gifts to arts organizations in…

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  • Art in Rural Communities: The Batesville Area Arts Council

    Highlighting the Batesville Area Arts Council Galler. My wife and I have lived in rural Arkansas for almost nineteen years.…

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  • "Love You, Too"

    A profile of Peggie Wallis, an 88-year-old ballet teacher in Northwest Arkansas. "Love You, Too," is a profile of Peggie…

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  • "The Perfect Plane - Larry Williams" by Nathan Willis

    Larry Williams of Eureka Springs has contributed greatly to a revival of the 18th century trade of wood plane making,…

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  • Kevin Cole

    An artist from Pine Bluff talks about his works and inspiration. Kevin Cole was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and…

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  • King Opera House

    A short film about forbidden love and opera in the town of Van Buren, AR. Arkansas, 1901. Colonel Henry P.…

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  • Rita Henry

    An artist from Dermott uses photography to pin down memories. Still photography is my voice. Photographs pin down my memories.…

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  • 2017 Governor's Lifetime Achievement Award
    Thom Hall, Little Rock

    Thom Hall served as museum registrar, special projects coordinator and collections manager for the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock…

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  • Al Allen

    Al Allen (1925-2008) was a painter whose contributions to Arkansas culture were his artwork, his teaching, his development of the…

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  • LeeNora Parlor

    A return to the South enhances an artist's ability to produce her desired work. I create paintings of my family…

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  • Jackie Nyamutumbu, Musician

    Jackie Nyamutumbu was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. Produced when she was pursuing a Bachelors degree in Biology at Hendrix College,…

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  • "74 Fiddles - Violet Hensley" by Joe York

    Violet Hensley, known as the "Whittling Fiddler," "Stradivarius of the Ozarks" or more simply, the "Fiddle Maker," has always been…

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  • 2017 Governor's Arts in Education Award
    Art Porter Music Education, Inc., Little Rock

    Art Porter Music Education (APME) was founded to honor the memory of legendary Arkansas jazz musician, producer and educator Art…

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  • 2017 Governor's Folklife Award
    Freda Cruse Hardison, Mountain View

    Freda Cruse Hardison is a writer, photographer, and a scholar of folklore, culture and history of the Arkansas Ozarks. She…

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  • "Bump - Dallas Bump" by Joe York

    Dallas Bump, 94, makes chairs at his small woodshop in Bear, Arkansas, using the same techniques that were passed down…

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  • "Blade of Damascus - J.R. Cook" by Greg Spradlin

    J.R. Cook of Nashville, Arkansas, has been making knives for nearly 30 years. His work includes standard lines with names…

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  • "Mudpuppy - Peter Lippincott" by Nathan Willis

    Peter Lippincott never planned on being a potter. With degrees in zoology and secondary science, he taught school and worked…

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  • Westland

    Tim West was a reclusive, college-educated artist from Winslow, Ark., who produced unique art for 60 years. Tim West was…

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  • 2017 Governor's Corporate Sponsorship of the Arts Award
    Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP, Little Rock

    Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP is a law firm dedicated to supporting the arts community in Little Rock and Arkansas.…

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  • Nancy Nolan, Photographer

    Nancy Nolan's celebrated photographic series "Parks Pants" is a brilliant and poignant meditation on the life and growth of both…

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  • Jerry Phillips

    For Phillips, the act of drawing with pencil is a conversation with time. Jerry Phillips is a visual artist who…

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  • The King Opera House

    A historical docudrama set in 1901, revolving around a small hauntedtown in Arkansas by filmmaker Devon Parks…

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  • Maria Botti-Villegas

    I am an artist. I am an artist-in-residence for the state of Arkansas. I came to Arkansas 21 years ago…

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  • Jorge Villegas

    An artist from Argentina settles in South Arkansas. This short documentary was originally created in 1986 as part of an…

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  • 2016 Governor's Arts in Education Award
    The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff

    The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff is the recipient of the Arts in Education Award.…

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  • 2016 Governor's Lifetime Achievement Award
    Suzanne Vining Kunkel, Little Rock

    For 33 years, Suzanne Vining Kunkel enthusiastically shared her love of art as an arts educator and was a mentor…

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  • "Suspension of Disbelief - Robyn Horn" by Joe York

    Robyn Horn is a native Arkansan whose sculptural works have drawn regional and national recognition. Among her works is her…

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  • 2016 Governor's Individual Artist Award
    RB McGrath, Pine Bluff

    Her portrait of President Clinton is part of the Clinton Foundation Collection and her portrait for former Gov. Mike Beebe…

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  • Thomas Harding, Photographer

    Thomas Harding III was an internationally recognized, fine art pinhole photographer. Produced in 1993 as a segment for AETN's "Arkansas…

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  • Arthur Hunnicutt

    Take a look back at this Oscar nominated actor with the Arkansas Traveller! Arthur Hunnicutt was born in Gravelly, Arkansas…

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  • 2017 Governor's Arts Community Development Award
    Sam and Barbara Tobias, Mena

    For the past 15 years, Sam and Barbara Tobias have provided generous support to SouthWest Artists, Inc., a community-based arts…

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  • Marlon Blackwell, Architect

    Marlon Blackwell discusses the practice of architecture in Arkansas and how the surroundings and culture inform his work. "In many…

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  • "The Music of Friends"

    "The Music of Friends" follows three young musicians – Rachel Herman, a violist from western Pulaski County; Jenny Nulson,a pianist…

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  • Make Others See

    "Art Is Not What You See But What You Make Others See" -Edgar Degas…

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  • "The Craft Artist - Leon Niehues" by Joe York

    Leon Niehues taught himself basket making as a way to support his family's back-to-the-land lifestyle in rural Northwest Arkansas. His…

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  • 2016 Governor's Judges Recognition Award
    Theresa Timmons-Shamberger, Maumelle

    Timmons Art Foundation director Theresa Timmons-Shamberger of Maumelle won the Judges Recognition Award for her non-profit that provides instruction in…

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  • 2017 Governor's Judges Recognition Award
    Max Elbo, Eureka Springs

    Max Elbo is a graphic artist specializing in music festival posters, award-winning logo designs, illustrations for children's books and countless…

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  • Carousel Restoration

    The restoration of the horses on the historic Over The Jumps Carousel at the Little Rock Zoo. Little Rock artist…

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  • "Winston - Winston Taylor" by Kat Wilson

    Winston Taylor works from his home ceramics studio in Russellville, Arkansas, and teaches at the Arkansas River Valley Arts Center,…

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  • Building The Orrery

    A profile of northwest Arkansas artist Eugene Sargent and his creation, The Orrery. A profile of northwest Arkansas artist Eugene…

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  • Eugene Perry

    The story of a man who finds art and creates a world outside of himself. This short documentary tells the…

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  • Unexpected Sebastian County

    A look at the murals created during the Unexpected Festival in Fort Smith, Arkansas.…

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  • "Irma Gail Hatcher - Arkansas Quilter" by Dave Anderson

    Irma Gail Hatcher is a former elementary school teacher turned master quilter. She has created numerous award-winning quilts, some of…

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  • "The Rocking-Horse Winner" by Devon Parks

    This episode features a narrative film adaptation of D.H Lawrence's short story 'The Rocking-Horse Winner.' Locked in the grasp of…

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  • 2016 Governor's Arts Community Development Award
    Dr. Dean Kumpuris, Little Rock

    Kumpuris was recognized for his devotion to Riverfront Park and the installation of public art there and in the Vogel…

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