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Peter Janson and Steve Davison to Play Oct. 24

The popular House Concert Series continues with American Guitar Masters Peter Janson and Steve Davison on Oct. 24 at 7pm.

Acoustic guitarists Peter Janson, from Boston, MA, and Steve Davison, from Little Rock, AR, will perform a House Concert in Wildwood Park’s Pavilion in the Asian Woodland Garden on October 24, 2014, at 7pm. If weather is inclement, the concert will be held indoors.

Guitarists Janson and Davison perform Celtic tunes, American Roots, Delta blues, folk-songs, solos and duets. Both guitarists have won numerous awards including “Solo Competition Winner” (Arkansas Acoustic Music Festival), “Best Album” and “Best Acoustic Album” (ZMR Music Awards). They are experienced independent performers having played across the US and Canada – from Berkley, CA, to the Montreal International Jazz Festival, to Boston, MA.

Wildwood’s House Concert Series is an intimate opportunity to hear great music of diverse genres in a relaxed atmosphere. There is a suggested minimum donation of $15 per person, and refreshments will be available for purchase.

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Announcing New Cooking Classes for Adults!

Are you already having nightmares about your holiday dinners?

Have no fear… WILD Cooks classes with Faith Anaya are here!

Adults ages 21 and up are invited to join us on Sunday, November 9 from 2:00-4:00 at Wildwood Park for the Arts for a holiday cooking class. Learn how to properly brine poultry, create tasty side dishes, and bake a decadent dessert. The class is part demonstration and part hands-on.  Tasting portions of all menu items will be served.   Each participant will take home an uncooked chicken and special brining seasoning with which to practice for a subsequent dinner. Final menu is TBD.

Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.  $70 per person.  Limited to 12 participants. Sign up here!

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Wildwood Hosts WAMA Workshop with John Corigliano

Grammy, Oscar, and Pulitzer winning composer John Corigliano will be at Wildwood Park on Saturday, November 8 for a workshop. The workshop will feature students from the Wildwood Academy of Music & the Arts, the String Quartet from the University of Central Arkansas, and the Little Rock Central High School band, and the Conway High School chamber orchestra.

The workshop will begin at 10am in Wildwood’s Cabe Festival Theatre. It is free of charge and the public is invited to attend to listen to Mr. Corigliano conduct and talk about his work.

You can learn more about Mr. Corigliano at his website.

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Hay Days – Hayrides this weekend!

Wildwood Park will be hosting hayrides, story telling, and more at its Hay Day celebrations in October. Hay Days is open to the public on Saturdays in October from 12pm until 4pm. Admission is $5.

Hays is also available for school field trips from October 21 – 31. Each field trip includes an old-fashioned, tractor-drawn hayride through the autumn woods, story time featuring American Tall Tales & Native American Folklore, and a lil’ pumpkin to take home.

For non-Hay Days participants, the Park will still open at its regular Saturday hours at not charge.

For more information and to schedule a field trip, please call Angela at 501 – 821 – 7275.

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Art in Park Opening Reception Scheduled for Oct. 16

Wildwood Park for the Arts announces its newest program: Art in the Park. Art in the Park is an opportunity for local artists to use the lobby space of Wildwood’s theatre complex as exhibition space. Art in the Park is a collaboration with artists, galleries and universities in central Arkansas to provide revolving exhibits throughout the year.

The public is invited to a reception on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm, for artists participating in Wildwood’s first Art in the Park installation. The works will be on display beginning October 16th through November 16th.

Following the reception, the art may be viewed weekdays between 10 am and 4 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 pm.

Art in the Park is an initiative to provide additional encounters with art and culture for daily Park visitors who are most familiar with Wildwood as a public outdoor space.

The following artists are featured through mid-November: Vicki Kovaleski, Emily Moll Wood, Tom Tull, Robin Tucker, Gary Wayne Golden, Tim Jacob, W. Michael Spain, Mark Johnson.