A&S Center to host Arkansas Arts Council meeting

The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., will host the Arkansas Arts Council for its annual meeting Wednesday and Thursday.

According to Lenore Shoults, executive director of the Arts & Science Center, the council has never before held the annual meeting at the center. She said the center will show its appreciation to them for their ongoing support of arts to this region during a reception on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by ArtKrewe.

Shoults said Mildred Franco of Pine Bluff is the 2013 chairman and “we are grateful to her for suggesting this venue.”

At 9 a.m. Wednesday, the council will again convene at the center and open its meeting with a public comment session.

“In these tight economic times, with limited funding for the arts and education, we hope to express to the Arts Council our appreciation for their financial support for general operations and arts in education programming,” Shoults said.