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Open Call for Submissions for Arkansas Shorts!

The open call for submissions for Arkansas Shorts – A Night of Short Film 2020 begins Saturday June 1, 2019!

2020 marks the lucky thirteenth year of Arkansas Shorts. To celebrate, we’re extending the limit on film running times and will now accept films up to 20 minutes in length!

Arkansas Shorts is an annual event showcasing short films in 3 categories: Those made by Natives and current residents of Arkansas; by North American Filmmakers; and by International filmmakers. Additionally, Arkansas Shorts is a showcase for the work produced in Low Key Arts’ filmmaking workshop, Inception to Projection, during the prior year. These often include work by a wide variety of local filmmakers, ranging from teens to seniors. Arkansas Shorts proudly takes place in downtown Hot Springs at the historic Malco Theatre.

For more information or to register, please go here:

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ASMSA & LKA!

Just in time for this weekend’s Rock n’ Roll Buffet, we are very pleased to announce that effective immediately – and from now on – any person with a valid ASMSA student I.D. enters FREE to all Low Key Arts events!

That’s right, just present your current ASMSA identification and you will be admitted free of charge to all public events at Low Key Arts (118 Arbor Street), as well as the The Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival (The VOV)Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival, and any other live events produced by Low Key Arts in Hot Springs. We may occasionally ask that ASMSA students RSVP to an event to guarantee entry (Arkansas Shorts – a night of short film has limited seating, for example) but other than that, there’s nothing to remember – except bring your i.d. and be back at ASMSA before curfew!

Many thanks to Corey Alderdice at ASMSA for supporting Low Key Arts and promoting community growth in Hot Springs.

https://www.facebook.com/ARMathSciArts/

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Low Key Arts presents Inception to Projection – PRODUCTION IN ACTION

Inception to Projection – PRODUCTION IN ACTION is a series of master classes that will give emerging filmmakers experience working on a large scale production. Students will obtain professional on-set training and will have the chance to immediately apply these skills to a music video produced by the class. The course is designed to give students practical hands-on experience that can translate to finding employment in the film industry. The class will correspond with the Valley of the Vapors Music Festival and will create a music video for the band GRANDCHILDREN. Master classes will focus on production protocol, pre-production planning and execution, art direction, lighting and cinematography.

 

Class Schedule:
Sat., March 2nd 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Overview of the Project
LECTURE: Crew Position Roles & Duties
INTRO TO PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT
The Role of the Assistant Director, Call-Sheets, Schedules, Budgets, Pre-Production Documents

Thurs., March 7th 6:00-8:00 PM
INTRO TO ART DEPARTMENT:
The Role of the Production Designer: Locations, Set Dressing, Props, Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup

Sat., March 9th 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Assign crew positions
INTRO TO CAMERA & GRIP/ ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT:
The Role of the Director of Photography and Gaffer
*With hands on Lighting Lecture

Thurs., March 14th 6:00-8:00 PM
Pre-Production Meeting: Review Production Schedule, Shot Lists, Locations, Casting, Call
Sheets

Sat., March 16th 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
Tech Scout, work in departments to finalize prep

Sun., March 17th: PRODUCTION DAY
FILMING DAY 1
EST time 9:00AM-5:00PM

Mon., March 18th: PRODUCTION DAY:
FILMING DAY 2
EST time 9:00AM-5:00PM
plus optional filming of the live performance of GRANDCHILDREN at VOV- approximately 9:30PM

FEE is $50 for the entire class (includes all meals during production days)

REGISTER HERE

For further info, please email: lowkeyarts@lowkeyarts.org
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Low Key Labs

LOW KEY ARTS PRESENTS LOW KEY LABS

Low Key Arts is pleased to announce Low Key Labs, an ongoing community-focused music and arts workshop series. Low Key Labs recruits working musicians, artists and professional makers to mentor students of all ages and skill levels in both one-on-one and group study classes, teaching the fundamentals of various creative disciplines using fun, low-pressure methods tailored to each individual participant. Low Key Labs is designed to give newcomers the tools to become proficient, while more advanced students are provided with challenging exercises to expand their skill set.

Low Key Arts has already established itself on the cutting edge of specialized arts education in central Arkansas through its Inception to Projection Filmmaking Program, founded in 2011. Taught by film industry professionals (and directed for the past six years by critically-acclaimed Hot Springs filmmaker, Jen Gerber), the program has an incredible success rate for young people, as 50% of its college-aged participants have gone on to pursue higher education in filmmaking. Partnering with ASMSA and the University of Central Arkansas to provide top-notch facilities, equipment and know-how has enabled Low Key Arts to fortify the program and truly provide an inspiring, sophisticated and potential-rich opportunity for our students.

Low Key Labs now diversifies our educational programming using our successes with Inception to Projection as the blueprint. In time, we hope to offer classes in music theory and production, photography, videography, digital art, radio broadcasting, and much more. It is our intention to fill a void in arts education in Hot Springs while at the same time providing opportunities for learning which favor progressive and emerging ideas, new approaches, and are engaging to young and old alike.

The inaugural workshop in the series is Lab 1: Mad Scientists of Music (Basics for Guitar, Bass & Keyboards), led by Brennan Leeds and Harry Glaeser of the renowned Little Rock band, Couch Jackets. The class will take place at Low Key Arts (118 Arbor Street) on weekends beginning February 16 through March 10. Students will schedule an hour long, one-on-one lesson each Saturday or Sunday with the appropriate instructor (based on instrument). Students participating in this course will be given signup priority to continue their studies in subsequent sessions of this series.

VISIT THE LABS PAGE FOR MORE INFO

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The Spa City Sweethearts are Coming!

Spa City Sweethearts at Low Key Arts February 8-9

The Spa City Sweethearts Burlesque Revue returns for its ninth year to Low Key Arts for two nights only, February 8th and 9th, 2019. Featuring over 30 of Arkansas’ finest and fiercest burlesque and variety entertainers, Spa City Sweethearts is the largest burlesque revue in the state! All for a good cause – supporting Low Key Arts and the upcoming 15th annual The Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival (The VOV). The Spa City Sweethearts Burlesque Revue is presented by The Wine Rack & Spirits Shoppe.

Sponsored by Foul Play Cabaret and Superior Bathhouse Brewery.

Must be 18 years of age or older. Handicapped accessible.

Buy your tickets for each day by following the links below. This event will sell out!

Friday February 8th tickets: ORDER

Friday February 8th reserved table for 4: ORDER

Saturday February 9th tickets: ORDER

Saturday February 9th reserved table for 4: ORDER

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F.O.L.K.

We’re pleased to announce that our F.O.L.K. (Friends of Low Key) program is transitioning to a sustaining membership model, effective immediately!

As we strive to create more meaningful and enriching experiences, the need for the support of our friends and neighbors is greater than ever before. For a low monthly subscription price of only $10, F.O.L.K. members become an ongoing resource to Low Key Arts. As a member, you directly impact our ability to meet our mission. You empower Low Key Arts to continue developing our educational programming and events, while expanding our service to the city of Hot Springs. $10 a month goes virtually unnoticed and yet plays such a critical role in our financing! F.O.L.K. is truly the most effective way to support our cause.

And, as always, F.O.L.K. members enjoy exclusive discounts on Low Key Arts events, educational fees and merchandise, and other perks.

JOIN F.O.L.K.

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Arkansas Shorts Presented by Low Key Arts

Arkansas Shorts: A Night of Short Film

Low Key Arts joins with sponsors TLI Print and SQZBX Pizza and Brewery in presenting the twelfth annual Arkansas Shorts: A Night of Short Film festival on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the historic Malco Theatre (817 Central Avenue) in downtown Hot Springs. The opening reception begins at 4:00 pm and will once again include complimentary social media portraits from exceptional photographer, Thomas Petillo, as well as theater concessions and cash bar.

Directed as it has been in recent memory by internationally acclaimed Hot Springs filmmaker Jen Gerber (on loan from HSDFF), Arkansas Shorts is the only festival of its kind in the state and showcases emerging talent from far and wide. It’s also a great way to celebrate a new year, Hot Springs style!

Similar to previous years, the festival features three blocks of short films presented over the course of the evening: an International block containing a grab bag of subjects from around the world; a North American block featuring high-profile, award-winning work from around the US and Canada; and, of course, the juried selection of Arkansas-made short films, including those produced in this year’s Inception to Projection filmmaking program, right here in Hot Springs. $20 Festival Pass tickets good for all 3 blocks and entry to a SQZBX after party are on sale now from Prekindle.com and can be found by simply going there and searching for “Arkansas Shorts”. Individual screening tickets ($10 each) will be made available in mid-December. For more info please email lowkeyarts@lowkeyarts.org

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Billy Don Burns at Low Key Arts

Billy Don Burns is Coming to Low Key!

Billy Don Burns is one of the few remaining original Outlaw Country Music singer songwriters. He has produced albums for Merle Haggard, Johnny Paycheck, and the like. He’s been described as a warrior poet, who has gained the respect of the greatest songwriters, including Merle Haggard, Billy Joe Shaver, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, David Lynn Jones, and countless others.

This man is a living LEGEND!!!

Tickets are $10 general admission/$15 reserved seating at the door. Doors open at 7:30 show starts at 8:00.

Sponsored in part by Low Key Arts, KUHS Community Radio shows: The Mojo Box, KUHS Outlaw Country’s Lost Highway Radio Show and Matt Everhart

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Low Key Arts presents the 8th annual Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival

Low Key Arts presents the 8th annual Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival, taking place Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Headlining the festival Friday night are LARKIN POE (Nashville, TN), supported by J.D. WILKES (Nashville, TN, of Legendary Shack Shakers fame), BAS CLAS (Lafayette, LA rabble-rousers), BRIAN MARTIN (of local favorites Sad Daddy), and Fayetteville’s MODELING (formerly Move Orchestra).

Saturday features headliners BRONCHO (Tulsa, OK) a pair of international groups, including LOLA MARSH (Tel Aviv, Israel) and SEA MOYA (Germany, by way of Canada), and support from MILES FRANCISRAH HOWARDTHE VIOLET ULTRAS, and SPA CITY YOUNGBLOODS.

As always, Hot Water Hills takes place in downtown Hot Springs at Hill Wheatley Plaza (629 Central Ave.).

The event is family-friendly and all ages are welcome.

Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival 2018 features artists, vendors, craft demos and workshops, kids activities, food trucks, beer and wine sales, and a handful of “art cars” traveling to Arkansas just for the occasion.

Gates open at 4:00pm on Friday and 12:00 noon on Saturday.

Tickets are $15 per day. A specially-priced weekend pass will be available at the gate on Friday.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please see www.hotwaterhills.com

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