Each year, Virginia Hymes’ art students at Pine Bluff High School create artwork for an exhibition at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St.
This year, the theme for the exhibition is jazz. The exciting and unique exhibition will open April 12 with a reception honoring the students’ work from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The students were given both a local history, researched by ASC Registrar Pat Hopkins, and a live performance by University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff jazz students for inspiration.
The center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, and is closed on Sunday. Support for ASC is provided in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Hands-on science exhibits are offered through the center’s partnership with Arkansas Discovery Network, a consortium of seven museums in Arkansas funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.