29 Jan

Living Off Art

Carole Katchen Truly Embodies Painting Pictures of Success by Grace Anne Brown photography by Amanda Shelley Ledbetter   Since declaring my majors I have become accustomed to hearing laughter when I announce that I’m going to school for English and Art. The usual response is “You know that writers and artists don’t really make that much […]

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28 Jan

State & Pride

Arkansas Loving Provisions Company Adds Eclectic Flair to Hot Springs Retail by Josh Williams photography by Amanda Shelley Ledbetter Did you get   what   you asked for  this Holiday season?   Do you feel like you nailed the difficult, maybe  even  impossible, task of giving the perfect gift to everyone? Holiday shopping has taken on a different […]

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27 Oct

Reinventing a Village

Putting a Youthful Spin on a Classic Model & Creating a Community That Stands the Test of Time “It’s not about losing anything, but about creating additional lifestyles that will both enhance our lives and create a more meaningful place to live.” – David Twiggs, COO of Hot Springs Village by Rex Nelson photography by Jeremy Rodgers […]

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22 Oct

Beastman Caravan

Making Art That is Literally Skin Deep by Angie Ezekiel photography by Jeremy Rodgers Leather working is one of man’s oldest crafts. As soon as mankind started hunting, they started tanning the hides of their kills to keep warm, to provide shelter, and to fashion tools and decorations. Early societies learned to soften the leather and make it useful. As their techniques […]

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22 Oct

Sweet & Lowdown

Magnolia Sons, the face of the Motown Renaissance by J. L. James photography courtesy of Magnolia Sons Take the soulful Motown sound, add a big band horn section topped with a little ska salsa, and then garnish with wedding suits, bowties and go-go dresses; yields one wicked soul, rock and blues 10-piece big band experience. They call it Magnolia Sons. On Saturday Oct. 3 […]

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22 Oct

Not Just an Address

Cal-Tex Cuisine Meets Down Home Cordiality by Kristal Mackey photography by Chris Sale Hot Springs is, it seems, in a period of re-invigoration of the local community. Both locals and tourists are increasingly supporting shops, boutiques, markets, and restaurants owned by their fellow Hot Springs residents. Enter the small eatery. Dining out locally offers no shortage of cozy cafés, bistros, and diners. Downtown and […]

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25 Jun

Riley Art Glass

West Coast transplants own family studio in the heart of the Ouachitas. Written by Josh Williams Photography by Chris Sale Two brothers from northern California are turning up the heat on an already white-hot art form. The Riley brothers have taken their love for glass blowing and relocated to the quaint community of Fountain Lake, nestled between Hot Springs and […]

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25 Jun

Mystic Creatures

A summer topiary art display at Garvan Woodland Gardens Story by Kai Coggin Photography by Amanda Shelley Ledbetter Step outside and you can feel it: summer has hit the Natural State. Kids are looking for something to do that excites their eyes and inspires their imaginations. Parents are looking for affordable and meaningful adventures for their kids. Well, take out your fairy-dust-sprinkled […]

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20 Feb

Brian Martin

A Mountain Voice Wanders: From the Ouachitas to the Ozarks and Back Again -by Jim G. Miller  Brian Martin is a tried and true Arkansas folk musician. He lives off his tip jar by singing about his longings for someone or something whether it’s a lost love or Grandma’s sweet home cooking. A foot-tapping fixture of […]

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