Indulgences 'sold' for Emergent Arts

Posted: October 7, 2018 at 2:06 a.m.

HOT SPRINGS -- The antiques-rich downtown home of Suellen and Davis Tillman was packed Sept. 29 with guests of Indulgences, the fifth-anniversary fundraiser for Emergent Arts.

Co-hosted by Dorothy Morris, the event offered art for viewing as well as multicourse hors d'oeuvres, passed and made available on a buffet table; "designer desserts," and a variety of libations, including a champagne bar and specialty cocktails.

"Friar Fred" and "Father Bruce" sold "indulgences" (with, luckily, no Martin Luther and his 95 Theses in sight). The evening's entertainment included songs by Sylvia Stems, some sleight-of-hand by magician Jonathan Erlandson and mystic readings by Madame Zahira and Madame Yaz. Executive director Erin Holliday made brief remarks.

Operating in Garland County and surrounding communities, Emergent Arts offers creativity-fostering arts programs targeting low-income families and students with special needs. It serves about 500 students and 100 artists per year, reaching more than 1,000 individuals annually through classes, workshops, gallery exhibits, community events and a new Artist Studio Membership program.

High Profile on 10/07/2018