Art by John Kushmaul.
2nd FRIDAY ART NIGHT
5 p.m., Downtown Little Rock. Free.
Those willing to brave the late-afternoon/early-evening heat on Friday will be rewarded by free food and booze and, most importantly, good art. At the Historic Arkansas Museum, impressive local artist John Kushmaul debuts a show called “Downtown Nonfiction.” In his artist's statement, he says, “Little Rock serves as a convenient subject because the varieties of architecture document the role of history in a modern day Arkansas. The historic architecture viewed in conjunction with the street's power poles, wires and satellite dishes show both the historic legacy and the progression of technology in Little Rock.” The museum will also have scores by American composers from the collection of Robert and Angie Boury on display. Nearby, River Market ArtSpace presents the opening of “Intervals of Time and Space: The Paintings of LaDawn Whiteside.” And at the ACAC space on South Main, three artists, Mindy Lacefield, Catherine Gilbert and Cary Jenkins, debut new work. That show begins at 6 p.m., rather than 5 p.m.