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THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF BUTTERFIELD TRAIL VILLAGE
Sherry Young Living Spaces
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Contents 4 From the CEO
6 Feature Profile Sherry Young
9 Newcomer Q&A Bill & Lola Mae Shackelford
9 Anniversaries & New Neighbors
10 Employee Spotlight Tristan Beebe
11 Village Spotlight BTV Arts & Crafts Show
12 Village Snapshots
14 Living Spaces Favorite Places and Spaces
16 Out & About Upcoming Exhibitions at the Momentary
17 Walton Arts Center Walton Arts Center Welcomes A Chorus Line
18 Featured Village Events
20 Foundation Listings
22 Fitness & Wellness Making Fitness Fun as We Welcome Summer Sun
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VOL. 11 ISSUE 3 JUNE 2022
Quintin Trammell CEO MARKETING Kelly Syer Director of Marketing Leann Pacheco Sales Counselor Dave Marks Elise Lorene Move-In Administrative Coordinator Assistant PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs & Events Michael Burks Asst. Director of Programs & Events RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION 2022 Council Members Ellis Melton, President Jerry Rose, Vice President Frances Sego, Secretary Roy Penney, Past President Everett Solomon, Judy Higginbottom, Georgia Thompson, Roy Clinton, Vernon Collins, Nancy Mays, Bob Bender, Doug Prichard BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jacqui Brandli, President Robert (Bob) Kelly, Vice President David Williams, Treasurer Dr. Kim Chapman, Secretary Mark McNair, Dr. Michael Hollomon, Chuck Culver Beth Vaughan-Wrobel, Lance Brewer, Bill Mitchell, Chuck Nickle, Wulf Polonius, Will Clark
From the CEO One of the really remarkable things about Butterfield is getting to appreciate the talents of those living on campus. We actively support and encourage the creativity that is part of everyday life in the Village – not only because we like to celebrate the accomplishments of our residents, but also because creativity has legitimate health benefits. Research shows that those who actively participate in creative endeavors generally have lower anxiety, increased life satisfaction, more stabilized heart rate and hormones, and even improved brain adaptability and vitality. We are pleased to introduce resident Sherry Young, a very deserving subject of this issue’s cover story. Ask anyone on campus who they believe exemplifies creativity and imagination, and Sherry’s name is quick to be mentioned. We know you’ll enjoy seeing a sampling of her impressive array of work as we share how she guides and inspires others to try their hands at new things. You’ll meet a couple we are so glad to have as Village newcomers, Bill and Lola Mae Shackelford. Until 2022, Bill served as an active community member of the Butterfield Trail Village Board of Directors, and it has been our pleasure to welcome the two of them as full-fledged residents. You will also get the opportunity to learn about Tristan Beebe, an indispensable member of the Butterfield staff. He is dedicated to helping residents access and learn about technology – as well as troubleshooting some of the challenges they may experience. As the season heats up, so does our activity level at Butterfield. We highlight several dynamic programs and events planned for our residents, as well as our happy return to more travel tours in places both near and far. Always glad to participate in area arts and culture, we showcase the outstanding 2022-2023 seasons announced for both The Momentary and Walton Arts Center. Finally, we can always count on Fitness and Wellness Director Jennifer Neill to encourage us all to remain active–now through a new biking program and the addition of the racket sport of pickleball. Many thanks for your interest in and support of Butterfield. We hope you enjoy this issue.
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Sherry Young A Life in Full Color painting hangs on a wall by Sherry and James Young’s small dining table. It’s a still life, with a loaf of sliced bread resting on a cutting board and green tablecloth, next to a flour-filled glass jar. This is the first piece Sherry made when she began taking painting classes in Iowa in the late 1960s.
paintings – everlasting bouquets. She’s even painted rocks, letting the natural shape guide her to create a frog, cat or rabbit.
After watching painting shows on television and seeing beautiful pieces at fairs, she knew she needed to try it and took a class in the community. That was the beginning of a life’s passion.
In her life, Sherry hasn’t shied away from trying new things or challenging herself. She has learned that it’s best to have the proper tools for whatever the task; it reduces frustration and increases the chance for success.
“I just fell in love with painting,” she said. In truth, their Butterfield Trail Village apartment serves as a gallery, showcasing various pieces Sherry has created over the years. In the living room, a painting of a city scene from their Venice trip is on one wall; paintings of a snow leopard and a tiger in water hang on another. The coffee table holds a collection of stained glass desert plants, while stained glass “spinners” hang in a window. The guest bathroom features a painting of her parents’ red barn in Oklahoma. The couple’s shared office features an Arkansas painting – a woodland waterfall. In the hallway is her take on a Picasso from his Blue Period. Their bedroom is filled with floral 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Her philosophy is: “If you mess up, you can either drop it or try it again until you get it the way you want it.” Cultivating a Life Together Sherry was born in Littlefield, Texas, and raised on a farm in the eastern New Mexico desert. She found beauty where others saw desolation. Cotton, broomcorn, peanuts and hay grew in their fields. She and her older brother learned early on about hard work, as they drove the tractor and worked with irrigation systems. “When you’re on a farm, it involves the whole family,” she said.
The family was active in church, and she rode the bus to school in Portales. She wanted to go to secretarial school and worked for an accountant her first job out of school, where she did bookkeeping and was introduced to income taxes. James and Sherry’s family farms almost connected. They were childhood sweethearts and married after high school. He then enrolled at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, while she worked as a secretary in the public school system. He’d thought about studying architecture, but the program was being phased out; he majored in civil engineering instead. Sherry attended the university for a bit, until their two children came along. In 1964, the family moved to California, where James got his doctorate in civil engineering at Stanford University. Sherry worked in the finance department of an investment group in the foreclosure area. They left California for Iowa in 1968, for James’ first teaching job. The cold weather was an adjustment at first, and she spent most of their 15 years there raising their children and starting her painting journey. In 1982, they moved from Iowa to Northwest Arkansas. The family had traveled through Arkansas to visit her parents in Poteau, Oklahoma. They’d loved the area, the people, and weather that was warmer than Iowa, and they’d talked about moving here if the chance came along. Eventually, it did, when James was offered a position as head of the civil engineering department at the University of Arkansas. In Arkansas, Sherry got involved in real estate, working as an agent for nine years and then for a while in the brokerage department. She kept wanting to paint but didn’t have the space for it. In 1991, they moved to Pennsylvania, where James was a chair of the environmental engineering group at Penn State. That’s when she decided that, if she was going to get serious about painting, she needed some real instruction. She had studied the Alexander Method and had watched the Bob Ross show, “The Joy of Painting,” for years on PBS. So she went to the official Bob Ross school in Virginia, where she took weeklong classes over several years and became certified to teach those methods. During the training, each student painted their own piece for a while, then they traded with someone else so they could improve each other’s work.
Sherry likes the Bob Ross style, but she let some of it go due to the use of turpentine with the oil painting. “But I still use a lot of his teaching methods whenever I paint.” When they returned to Arkansas in 1996, she taught classes in the Bob Ross method, but she wanted to learn more. So she went to a school in Tennessee for painting baby animals. Showing off paintings of a mouse, bunny and deer, she explained the need for using tiny brushes for the fur and small details. Her instructor said to paint everything else first, then add the eyes at the end to bring it to life. “They make you smile. That’s why I like these,” she said. Sherry also trained in Missouri to get certified in the Dorothy Dent method, which are mostly landscapes and country scenes. This is basically the style she’s painting and teaching now. “If you see something and you want to do it, you have to study how to do it, and learn from people who teach you each step along the way, just incorporating all of that,” she said. Sharing a Passion for Painting Sherry and another BTV resident each teach painting classes using acrylics. In the art studio, Sherry sets up the easels for her students, and they follow along with her as she paints. In early lessons, they start with basic brush strokes and details such as leaves, flowers, trees and basket weave. She tells them not to grip the paintbrush near the bristles like a pencil, but rather to hold it further down the handle. Different brushes are needed for different effects, she’ll explain. She mixes most hues from eight paint colors on her palette. Sherry also teaches stained glass, an art form she learned about from her son. After taking classes in BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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the form and creating a few things on her own, she made some windows for Rolling Hills Baptist Church, where she and James attended. The church leadership thought the building’s 24 clerestory windows would look nice with stained glass. Sherry ended up creating 18 of the 2-footsquare stained glass pieces in her home craft room. They depict images such as the miracle of the loaves and fishes; a nativity scene with three Black wise men; a hand signing “I love you” atop a red heart; a butterfly on a cross pattern; hands holding the planet Earth; and a robin. During that time, Sherry and James made several mission trips to Haiti with local churches. They helped with the medical efforts and, one year, taught residents about beekeeping. The couple still fund the education for four children there. Sherry and fellow BTV resident Grace Donoho also taught a knitting class at the women’s detention center. When the family lived in Pennsylvania, Sherry often went to museums and galleries in Washington, D.C., and sat for hours taking in and analyzing the artwork. Now, she enjoys visits to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and a hummingbird painting is among her favorites in their collection. She gets up close and tries to see the brushstrokes. “Some of those, I just can’t visualize how in the world they ever did that,” she said. When teaching art classes, the biggest challenge is that people think they can’t learn to do something. Young said she’s still learning and that one’s only limits are one’s mindset. “You just never learn it all. Every time you do something new, even if you redo one, it’s still something new.” She’s considering pottery for her next artistic pursuit. 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Enjoying Life at BTV The Youngs moved to BTV in November 2015, after hearing good things from friends who lived there. They downsized from a 4,000-square-foot home. They wanted to be on the ground floor and were able to take advantage of a very rare opportunity to combine two available smaller apartments together. James worked with the Butterfield movein coordinator to redesign the new space from scratch, creating an open livingdining-kitchen area, a small craft room for Sherry, and two bedrooms – one of which serves as their office. Sherry enjoys baking cinnamon rolls and scones, and will try any recipe. She also likes to cook Mexican food, such as tacos and enchiladas. James grows peppers in the community garden, and then roasts and freezes them for later. She and James often walk on the Razorback Greenway trail, which passes near their home. They sometimes go out to eat at their favorite spots: Dickey’s or Penguin Ed’s barbecue, Acambaro or Mama Tang. Their son, Alan, lives in Ames, Iowa, where he does IT for the police department. Their daughter, Renita, lives in Bella Vista and is a nurse at Mercy. Sometimes, Renita brings the grandchildren to visit, and they cook a meal and play games. Sherry enjoys listening to classic country and Southern gospel and is partial to the fiddle. She still does some bookkeeping for a company she and her husband own, where they make and sell equipment for wastewater testing. “I can’t just sit and do nothing. I’ve got to have something going on all the time.”
Village Newcomer Q+A
Bill & Lola Mae Shackelford
When did you move to Butterfield? We moved to Butterfield on February 18, 2022.
Where are you from? We are both originally from northeast Oklahoma. We have lived in Fayetteville since 1967.
Jim Bowles and Mary Louise Painter Ken and Jan Hargis Peter and Susan Vanneman Bobby and Doris Marks Lanny and Bonnie Ashlock
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What did you do before retirement? We transferred to Fayetteville in 1967 for a management position with Bear Brand Hosiery Company. The Bear Brand facilities were located at what eventually became the University of Arkansas Engineering South. In 1975, we acquired a Shelter Insurance Agency, where we were both licensed agents. We worked together in the agency for almost 35 years, and then sold our business to retire in 2012. Do you have children and grandchildren? Our son Larry is the president and CEO of Washington Regional Medical Center, and he and his wife Julie live in Fayetteville. Our daughter Sonia Guillory was a high school counselor for the Bentonville School District before we lost her to breast cancer in 2008. We have another son, Loren, who is president of Chambers Bank North – and lives in Fayetteville with his wife Mary Christy. We have nine grandchildren, as well as an infant great-granddaughter. Why did you choose Butterfield? Our long-range plans for several years were to retire at Butterfield. Our church, First Baptist, is one of the Village’s founding churches, and Bill served as a BTV Corporate Board member for our church for many years. Beyond our church connections, our friends David Lashley, Truman Yancey, Doyle McGuire, Wes Murtishaw and several others were all instrumental in developing Butterfield – so we were aware of the good things happening on the campus. Bill became a member of the BTV Board of Directors, serving for seven years before resigning at the end of 2021 to become a resident. We appreciate having access to the lifetime healthcare benefit, giving our sons the assurance of knowing we will be well cared for in our later years. We enjoy our many friends at Butterfield.
Leland and Betty Tollett Roy and Annette Penney Ed and Jane Piper Sid and Kay Davis Jim and Sherry Young Al and Lenora Metz Buddy and Grace Babcock Bill and Sabra Martin Denny Nelson and Elizabeth Houle Lyle and Sue Gohn Curtis and Jane Shipley Pete and Ginger Crippen Rick and Janet Roessler Dick and Anne Booth Jim and Ann Newman Ron and Alice Talbert Bill and Diane Breazeale Larry and Joyce Masters Charles and Barbara Stills
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New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Bill and Lola Mae Shackelford Itrel Monroe Julian “Buzz” Baker
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Tristan Beebe From Security Guard to Securing Technology What do the roles of hospital security guard, hotel front desk clerk and Army National Guard recruiter all have in common? The answer is Tristan Beebe – and believe it or not, each of those very different previous jobs helped build a great foundation for his career now as Butterfield’s very busy resident tech assistant. Tristan was first hired at the Village in 2018 after moving to Fayetteville from Little Rock. His then roommate worked in the BTV maintenance department and encouraged him to apply for an open security position. With a solid background in security from his time working for Little Rock’s St. Vincent’s Hospital as well as handling the Tristan Beebe sometime intense rigors of the Little Rock Peabody Hotel front desk, he was clearly more than qualified. “I have a personality that manages crisis well, and I don’t panic,” says Tristan. “I got to be very good at talking to all kinds of people and diffusing difficult situations. It helps that I work to present myself as being kind, with an unassuming attitude.” As capable as Tristan was in a security role, he was looking to evolve into a different type of work. The programs team needed an events technician to help keep up with the many details related to Butterfield’s busy activity schedule. Tristan transitioned to the tech position and found it to be very enjoyable. “I loved helping set up for all the parties. I am a detail-oriented person and like being precise so things can look their very best,” he says. “However, I really enjoyed the parties themselves most of all. Watching residents and guests laughing, having fun and loving life – that’s why people come to Butterfield, to have a whole new, great part of their lives begin.” 10 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Working in programs and events was truly satisfying for Tristan, and he felt an enormous sense of loyalty to the team. Yet, others at Butterfield had observed his capabilities and felt there might be a role that would not only offer him further career growth, but would capitalize on his patience and people skills. Tristan was asked to apply for a newly created resident tech assistant position, and promptly got the job. He says, “Serving as a military recruiter, I learned how really listen to people – and to treat everything as if it’s important, because it is important to somebody.” Tristan is now dedicated to helping Butterfield residents answer an array of techrelated questions and learn some of the basics for setting up and securely using smartphones, computers, tablets, printers and even scanners. “I am so motivated when I am able listen carefully, identify a problem or need and then provide a workable solution. If a conversation starts out with someone feeling frustrated, but they’re smiling and laughing when I leave, it makes me so happy. I have never felt more appreciated anywhere than I do here at Butterfield. Working here is a perfect fit, and it has honestly changed my life for the better,” Tristan says. When asked how he likes to occupy his free time, Tristan insists he’s a pretty boring guy – and that he works hard when he needs to so he can completely relax and decompress later. Selfdescribed as a “movie snob,” he loves films of all kind. “I value any movie that pays real respect to its audience through great writing and direction. If a film gains my respect for the story it is telling, I will absolutely follow it.”
All’s “Fair” in Arts and Crafts Creativity is in no short supply at Butterfield, whether Village artists, crafters and makers are acting upon lifelong skills or pursuing more recently adopted post-retirement pastimes. Director of Programs and Events Riki Stamps recognized almost decade ago that residents were not only talented, but they thoroughly enjoyed seeing the beautiful work of their neighbors. The first arts and crafts exhibition fair was organized for residents to display their creations, prompting immediate interest and excitement. Longtime show exhibitor Linda Hayes is one of many who participate annually, displaying her stuffed animals, soft sculpture dolls, polymer clay sculptures, beadwork and an array of needlecrafts – as well as paintings. She says, “At first the event was more of a show-and-tell fair, but when people started seeing the quality of work, there were a lot of requests to actually buy things.”
With many employees at Butterfield possessing creative skills of their own, the BTV Arts and Crafts Show is also open for staff members to display and sell their work. Hayes says, “The show is there for everyone to enjoy and appreciate the talent in our Village, as well as to inspire ideas and encourage experimentation.” The next show will be held May 3, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the BTV Performance Hall.
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Resident Appreciation Dessert Social
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
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Michael McHale - Butterfield Stage Series
March Take 5 Happy Hour
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Favorite Places and Spaces Welcoming, cozy, safe, a nest in the treetops, a comfort, sense of community, my sanctuary: these are just a few examples of words used by Butterfield residents to describe their favorite places and spaces in the Village. A campus spread out over 44 acres and home to 400 residents offers a variety of public spots to gather, as well as countless private living areas. As much as there is to explore and utilize, different places strongly resonate with different people. For this first of a series about residents’ self-proclaimed favorite locations, four places stood out as particularly representative of life at BTV.
(Left to Right) Joe Campbell, Bernie Daniels, Dr. Jim Hunt, Roy Penney, Seth Young, Curtis Shipley, Buzz Baker, Rick Meyer, Everett “Skipper” Solomon, Bill Currie
The BTV Commons Fireplace In the heart of the Commons building is a space designed to serve as an inviting, yet grand communal living room, complete with a natural stone fireplace and lots of available seating. Every day but Sunday during the cooler months, a group of gentlemen pulls chairs into a semi-circle in front of the fireplace to discuss anything and everything. Curtis Shipley, whom the group has humorously anointed as its honorary “treasurer because his family owns Shipley Baking Company and he obviously made a lot of dough,” describes this space as his favorite on campus. The men’s group, which has no official name, has been meeting for roughly thirty years with everevolving participants. Their appreciation and affection for each other is obvious. Good-naturedly talking over each other, the group laughingly shared, “There’s never a lack of topics. In one morning, we might talk about military history, 14 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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indoor plumbing versus the types of outhouses, and even a ten-year-old cat. The diversity of knowledge and experience of this group is really incredible. Someone among us is likely to be an expert on practically any subject.” “Chairman of the Board” Rick Meyer explained there are three important rules of engagement, “No politics, no religion and no discussing Butterfield problems. That’s why we’ve gotten along with each other for all of these years.” One of Butterfield’s newest residents, Buzz Baker, just graduated from “companion member” status as a BTV Carriage Club member to full-fledged membership of the group upon moving into his apartment in April 2022. New to the area as well as to Butterfield, Buzz found an immediate connection and camaraderie among the others. “They have taught me so much about Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas history and places – and made me feel right at home.”
Bill and Bimmy Currie
The Brewer Bench Bill and Bimmy Currie have lived at Butterfield since the summer of 2021, and they both thoroughly enjoy sitting in a sunny spot on a very special bench near the busy front entrance of the BTV Commons building. The bench came to be a fixture on campus when resident Martha Brewer’s children – Rice Brewer, Payne Brewer and Marti Sharkey – decided to work with her to donate the bench and concrete installation pad as a tribute to their late father Hugh Brewer and grandmother Martha Rice, Butterfield’s very first resident. Bimmy shared this, “Our favorite place is the Brewer Bench. We have been friends with Martha and Hugh Brewer for a long time. In fact, our daughter Jodi would watch Marti when the Brewers went out for the evening. Bill uses a walker, which makes it possible for us to reach the bench from our north apartment building. We like to have Charlee the Dog with us to enjoy watching the squirrels and birds, and there is always some kind of action close by. Friendly residents stop by for a visit, and the transportation drivers are usually leaving or returning from trips to take people around town.”
Rebecca Harrison’s Apartment Window The BTV campus is filled with mature trees, and those who live in second- and third-story apartments often describe it as like living in a treehouse. The foliage provides coverage for an array of wildlife, as well as a shady place to enjoy the outdoors. Rebecca Harrison moved to Butterfield in 2021 and treasures her warm, inviting apartment nestled in the oaks. “My favorite space is sitting by the sliding glass doors to my second-floor balcony and looking out on the beautiful trees. I love watching for birds, waiting for the geese that fly through in the early morning while I enjoy the start of day. There are early morning dogs being walked, and my cat peeks out between the porch rods to look down on them. My books are in order, my art work adorns the walls and my entire pale-yellow apartment is a comfort.”
The Butterfield Dining Room Many would say campus social life frequently evolves around breaking bread together, so it’s no surprise the Butterfield dining room is a much-enjoyed gathering place. Resident Dorothy Mitchelson absolutely loves a standing date she has with dear friends Helen McElree, Peggy Walsh and Pat Jahoda every Tuesday evening. The four women cannot say enough about what a wonderful person each of the others is and how they all treasure their time together.
(Left to Right) Pat Jahoda, Dorothy Mitchelson, Peggy Walsh, Helen McElree
“I was first invited by Helen to join her and two other ladies as part of a weekly dining occasion. We have good conversations on practically any subject,” said Dorothy. “I have been at Butterfield for over four years now – I am so thankful every day to live here with the most interesting people and the best community.” BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Out & About
The Momentary: You Belong Here 2022 Visual Arts Exhibition Preview Having recently celebrated its second birthday this past February, the Momentary recently unveiled its exhibition schedule for 2022. A satellite to Crystal Bridges, the Momentary is a contemporary art space in downtown Bentonville for visual, performing, and culinary arts. This year’s visual arts lineup will include two new indoor/outdoor-spanning exhibitions (one solo, the other a group show) this spring and summer, plus two solo exhibitions later this fall. The exhibitions are free and open to the public. “The Momentary’s exhibitions this year will push the physical and conceptual boundaries of how art can be integrated into our campus, community, and everyday lives,” says Kaitlin Garcia-Maestas, associate curator of visual arts at the Momentary. “For example, our spring exhibitions will have a presence both inside and outside the galleries, inviting visitors to witness the collaboration between art and nature through a series of new outdoor sculptures.”
In his solo exhibition Let Earth Breathe, Esteban Cabeza de Baca interrogates the American landscape tradition by deconstructing its linear, colonial narratives with original works of painting, sculpture, and outdoor, site-specific installations conceived as collaborations with nature. Utilizing indoor and outdoor spaces, the artist explores our relationship with the environment, the present climate crisis, and our own national history. He employs a broad range of painterly techniques, entwining layers of graffiti, landscape, and pre-Columbian pictographs in unique and intriguing ways. A Divided Landscape On view May 14 through Sept. 25 In A Divided Landscape, seven contemporary artists confront the historical and cultural narratives of the American West through paintings, drawings, sculpture, and mixed-media installations. Presented both indoors and out — featuring original work from artists Matthew Barney, Andrea Carlson, Nicholas Galanin, Brian Jungen, Lucy Raven, Xaviera Simmons, and Kara Walker — this sweeping exhibition encompasses ideas of wilderness and indigeneity, interactions between humans and animals, and humans’ conquest of nature.
Yvette Mayorga: What a Time to be On view Oct. 29 through March 12, 2023 In this solo exhibition, multidisciplinary artist Yvette Mayorga combines images of family, found objects, ‘90s nostalgia, moments of Midwest life, and her signature pink and frosted style to interrogate the canon of art history and the meaning of belonging. From elaborate collage portraits of her family members posed to resemble seventeenth-century Rococo paintings, to sculptures that weave together symbols of family and memory, to a reimagined installation of her bedroom from the ‘90s, Mayorga pushes beyond her comfort zone in her first solo museum presentation to introduce new, original works that interrupt the landscape of art history. The exhibition’s title speaks to the many lives lived and the privileges and upheavals that have come with surviving in our contemporary life. Firelei Báez On view Nov. 19 through March 26, 2023 In her largest sculptural installation to date, artist Firelei Báez invites visitors to traverse passageways and travel through time and space, engaging with streams of intervention and interconnectedness. In its second iteration, Báez’s monumental sculpture revisits the centuries-long exchange of ideas and influence between Europe, the African continent, and the Americas, reclaiming and revisiting the Caribbean’s place in the story of Western world history through a presentation that the New York Times calls “history meets flamboyant fantasy.”
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Firelei Báez, To breathe full and free: a declaration, a re-visioning, a correction (19°36’16.9”N72°13’07.0”W, 42° 21’48.762” N 71°1’59.628” W), 2021. Installation view, ICA Watershed, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. Photo by Chuck Choi. © Firelei Báez
Xaviera Simmons, Composition One for Score A, 2010, color photograph, 40 x 50 in. Courtesy of the artist and David Castillo Gallery.5
Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Besar La Tierra, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 5 x 15 ft. Courtesy the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York.
Esteban Cabeza de Baca: Let Earth Breathe On view now through Sept. 25
High Maintenance, 2019, installation, 41 x 25 x 10 ft. Tube Factory, Indianapolis, IN.
2022 Exhibition Lineup
Walton Arts Center
A, 5, 6, 7, 8… Walton Arts Center Welcomes A Chorus Line Walton Arts Center brings the best in theater to Northwest Arkansas. Bright lights, beautiful costumes, singing and more. The touring companies that take to the stage are filled with exceptionally talented artists who give unforgettable performances. But before the curtain goes up, there’s a long road to get there that we never see... starting with auditions. Appearing at Walton Arts Center June 24-26, A Chorus Line is a fictional behind-the-scenes look at the audition process. The musical tells the story of professional dancers vying for parts in a Broadway show. The characters are all performers desperate to book a role. In the opening number, we see the large group of hopefuls learn complicated dance combinations while the song “I Hope I Get It” acts as their collective internal monologue. The names of complicated dance steps and intricate choreography ring out as the casting director quickly, and unceremoniously pares down the group to a select few. The dancers who make the cut serve as the main characters in the ensemble cast. Continuing the audition process, the casting director wants to learn more about the dancers and asks each person to step into the spotlight, tell their story and show what they have to offer. With a reoccurring coming-of-age theme, the dancers each tell about their lives and the way that dance has shaped who they are. Catchy, emotional and comical songs serve to tell the tale of each hopeful as they compete for their place on the stage. A Chorus Line is undoubtedly a beloved Broadway classic. The musical opened at the Shubert Theatre in 1975 and has music by the legendary Marvin Hamlish, lyrics by Edward Kieban, and a book by
James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante. It was a smash hit, receiving 12 Tony Award® nominations and winning nine, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The original production ran for 6,137 performances on Broadway, making it the longest-running production in Broadway history until Cats broke the record in 1997. Northwest Arkansas will get its chance to see a brand-new Also Appearing at production of A Chorus Walton Arts Center: Line when it premieres at Walton Arts Center Mat Kearney before embarking on Monday, May 2 an Asian tour. The show is part of the Leonardo & Sam Coca-Cola Night Out Tuesday, May 3 Series and appears in a three-day limited Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem engagement as a Thursday, May 5 bonus Broadway show on top of the already Fiddler on the Roof stellar lineup in the May 10 – 15 Procter & Gamble Broadway Series. Artosphere Festival Tickets for A Chorus Line and other Walton Arts Center shows can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office weekdays 10am until 2pm, by calling (479) 443-5600 weekdays 1am until 5 pm, or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.
Orchestra 10x10 Concert Monday, May 23 Indie Films Artosphere Thursday, May 26 Artosphere Festival Orchestra Finale Concert Friday, May 27 Brian Regan Sunday, June 12
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Featured Village Events Coming in May May 11 | 2 p.m. Walton Arts Center’s Artosphere Festival Film “One Word” Performance Hall The Walton Arts Center is kicking off its annual Artosphere Festival in May, and BTV will host one of Walton Arts Center Artosphere Festival’s films, One Word. This exciting, vivid, highly charged documentary is about the impacts of climate change on the Republic of the Marshall Islands. At less than six feet above sea level, the islands are forecasted to be uninhabitable by 2050. The movie was made with the participation of the Marshallese people, developed and created through film workshops that ran over a period of nine months. The filmmakers trusted the Marshallese people to be the only reliable experts when it comes to the story of their land. May 12 | 4:30 p.m. Garden Party! South Courtyard This evening’s lively event will offer a warm welcome to springtime! Begin your nature-inspired journey in the south courtyard, where you will meet local artists displaying their works, and a local nursery selling lovely florals and plants. Meander the walk for a fun game of croquet or horseshoes, then follow the aromas to savory grilled food and signature cocktails before making your way to the Performance Hall. Here, you can relax, dine, and enjoy the live music sounds Los Veleros, a local Latin jazz band featuring William Reyes on vocals and guitar.
Coming in June June 9 | 5 p.m. Dîner en Blanc: A Village Soiree Performance Hall Join us for our annual Dîner en Blanc (Dinner in White), a spectacular worldwide event where people flash-gather in public spaces featuring a temporary chic dining setting. This French-inspired event was founded in 1988, and encourages guests to come dressed creatively in white attire, with the option to decorate a reserved table with white décor. Guests will enjoy a delightful French dinner prepared by Chef Memo, paired with wine. Enjoy the light sounds of the Mischievous Swing Band of Tulsa for an unforgettable evening. June 23 | 8:30am A Day at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park Butterfield has made all arrangements for a gorgeous summer day at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, an Ozark paradise! We will step aboard a comfortable open-air tram and explore the beauty of Dogwood Canyon, passing by bluffs, waterfalls and other scenic views. Plus, you’ll cross the Arkansas border to enter the Bison-Elk Country pasture. Enjoy a chef-prepared lunch with scenic views of nature, and take a stroll along beautiful pathways before our return home. 18 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Village Tours Presents July 24-31, 2022 Definitive Ireland Ireland is a wonderful place for a scenic adventure, with breathtaking landscapes and a unique culture. Join Village Tours on an exploration of Ireland and visit historic castles and cathedrals. Taste local treats and Guinness, feel the rhythm of traditional Irish dance and discover the beauty of the countryside and rugged coasts. Ireland travel packages by Firebird Tours always include the best features: stay at central 4 or 5-star hotels, enjoy private airport transfers, time-saving connections between tour destinations – as well as join sightseeing tours with professional guides and experience exciting activities like boat rides and tastings. October 11-13, 2022 Arkansas Treasures and Vistas
Enjoy the comfort of a charter bus as we depart the Village for the highest vistas in the Natural State. Experience fall colors and grand views as we meander through Small Town, Arkansas on our journey. We will visit the Arkansas Automobile Museum, Subiaco Abbey, Rockefeller Institute and the P. Allen Smith Farm at Moss Mountain. Overnight lodging at beautiful Mount Magazine Lodge is included, along with nature lectures by Arkansas State Park staff. February 2023 Destination: Costa Rica Join Village Tours for our second vacation to Costa Rica! An eco-tourist’s dream, Costa Rica is synonymous with unspoiled tropical paradise. The country’s quiet history as a backwater free of colonial excess has become a boon, and Costa Rica has cashed in on its purity. Blessed with beaches and biodiversity, this verdant land of misty volcanoes, roaring rivers and lush jungles is teeming with exotic fauna. We will visit a coffee plantation, tour waterfalls and nature preserves, dare to cross a hanging bridge and zipline in the tropical rain forest – and even enjoy a chocolate company tour and tasting. Meet the friendly, educated Ticos (as Costa Ricans are known) and you will see why they call it Pura Vida – “pure life.” May 2023 Biblical Greece Experience the history of the New Testament, following the steps of the Apostle Paul in the ancient land of Greece. Rediscover the significance of the Scriptures as tour guides lead you to sites where the early Church formed. Our tours will include destinations such as Cornith, Nemea, Dephi, Sounion, Athens and the dreamy island of Santorini. Embark on a profound biblical journey like an insider, not a tourist.
Join Tour Coordinator Riki Stamps in the BTV Performance Hall for informational meetings: Definitive Ireland - Monday, May 9 – 2 p.m. Arkansas Treasures and Vistas - Monday, August 8 – 2 p.m. Destination: Costa Rica - Monday, November 7 – 2 p.m. Biblical Greece – Monday, January 9 – 2 p.m BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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The Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between January 2nd and March 17th from the following Donors. Donations/Memorials Roy Clinton in memory of Tim Schatzman and Kenneth Steele Max and Claire Sutton in memory of Carolyn Park Morriss and Ann Henry in memory of Carolyn Park and Jud Hanson Diane Modisette in memory of Carolyn Park and Jud Hanson Alan and Lenora Metz in memory of Jud Hanson William and Mildred Rogers in memory of Jud Hanson Carolyn Smart in memory of Kenneth Steele Susan Rieff in memory of Tim Schatzman Ray and Penny Culver in memory of Carolyn Park, Tim Schatzman, Leal Dugas, Jud Hanson, and Kenneth Steele Ron and Polly Hanson in memory of Tim Schatzman Lou and Trish Beland in memory of Tim Schatzman Winnie MacDonald in memory of Kenneth Steele Harris and Carol Sonnenberg in memory of Tim Schatzman Bettie Lu Lancaster in memory of Tim Schatzman John and Beth Shrine in memory of Jud Hanson Dwain and Glenda Newman in memory of Charles Sego, Kenneth Steele, Wanda Freeman, Butch Clinton, and Tim Schatzman Library/Low Vision Library Fund Lou and Trish Beland Shirlean Jewell Valerie Harlan in memory of Carolyn Park Chuck and Donna Horne in memory of Carolyn Park Bob and Geri Bender in memory of Tom Schatzman Employee Scholarship Fund Linda Pinkerton in memory of Tim Schatzman Ayleen Bequette in memory of Tim Schatzman Dick and Ann Booth in memory of Tim Schatzman George and Lois Heckman in memory of Tim Schatzman Nick and Jerilyn Nicholson in memory of Tim Schatzman Daniel Morrissey in memory of Tim Schatzman Tracy Leopold in memory of Tim Schatzman Seth Persons in memory of Tim Schatzman Pat Jahoda in memory of Tim Schatzman Barbara Mills in memory of Tim Schatzman Richard and Ardith Wharry in memory of Tim Schatzman Michael and Paulette Sykes in memory of Tim Schatzman Chuck and Donna Horne in memory of Tim Schatzman Gary and Joy Newberry in memory of Tim Schatzman Rick and Janet Roessler in memory of Tim Schatzman Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele in memory of Tim Schatzman Rick and Sheryl Brazile in memory of Tim Schatzman The Class of 1960 in memory of Tim Schatzman 20 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Moving Made Easy Wilma Samuel The Family of Audrey Gateley Doni Merbitz The Family of Carolyn Park
Music and Performance Fund Dorothy Mitchelson Rick and Janet Roessler Ellis and Kay Melton in memory of Kathryn Widder Pat Jahoda in memory of Carolyn Park and Heath Lance
Health Care/Special Care/Sensory Garden Fund Gaye Cypert Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele Earlene Henry in memory of Kenneth Steele Dorothy Mitchelson in memory of Kenneth Steele and Art Gust Pat Jahoda in memory of Kenneth Steele Carolyn Smart in memory of Brad Cruse Max and Claire Sutton in memory of Kenneth Steele Jim and Ann Newman in memory of Kenneth Steele Richard and Lynette Cartwright in memory of Lloyd and Ruby Warren David and Sue Vaughan in memory of Kenneth Steele Chuck and Donna Horne in memory of Kenneth Steele Winnie MacDonald in memory of Tim Schatzman Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele in memory of Leal Dugas Jerry and Kay Brewer in memory of Tim Schatzman and Wanda Freeman
Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Paul Haas, Music Director
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JUNE 16, 2022 SoNA Gala
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JUNE 24, 2022 SoNA Beyond: The Dirty South Co-presented by Crystal Bridges
2022-23 Mainstage Season at Walton Arts Center OCT 29, 2022 JAN 7, 2023 DEC 10, 2022 MAR 11, 2023 sonamusic.org
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Fitness & Wellness
Making Fitness Fun as We Welcome Summer Sun
Summer means fun in the sun, and Butterfield has two great new fitness programs in the works to get everyone moving without it even feeling like exercise. Northwest Arkansas is known for its incredible trail network, even offering access to a beautiful section of the Razorback Greenway directly from the Village itself. Whether residents are seasoned bicyclists or want to try riding for the first time, BTV Fitness and Wellness Director Jennifer Neill is developing a program to put anyone who is interested on the perfect set of wheels. The new Butterfield biking program will launch in the month of May, when the Village fitness team will help everyone discover what type of bike best matches their particular needs. Interested folks can meet up at the Lodge to try out a trike or recumbent bicycle – as well as journey with Jennifer to a local bike shop to test out a cruiser bike with great stability. For residents and Carriage Club members ready for added adventure, Butterfield will be headed to Bentonville to ride the paved trails where participants will even have the option to rent an electric bike. Those who already own a bicycle may benefit from improving their technical abilities, so BTV will hold a day of skills improvement – complete with a fun biking obstacle course. And, riders can learn how to stay safe by attending a bike safety talk, an 22 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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important step toward fully enjoying future group rides and area adventures. The entire month of May is sure to inspire people at all skill levels to take up the fun sport of biking, while simultaneously gaining cardiovascular fitness, increased muscle strength and flexibility, better joint mobility, decreased stress and anxiety levels, improved coordination, lower body fat and strengthened bones. Also in May and June, Butterfield will introduce residents to a lively game many people have never heard of: pickleball! This entertaining, easy-to-learn activity combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Pickleball has evolved from its original handmade equipment and simple rules developed in 1965 by three Seattle-area dads with bored kids – into a very popular sport throughout the United States and Canada. “Butterfield will not have a traditional court, but we have found the perfect spot to test out this fun activity on campus,” said Jennifer Neill. “We will create the court ourselves, and use regulation equipment for everyone to learn this social, friendly, fast-paced sport.” Even as players have a great time at any experience and fitness level, games offer the clear benefits of improved balance, coordination and agility. For more information about biking, pickleball or any other wellness program at Butterfield, contact Jennifer at email@example.com.
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Experience art, music and nature at events throughout NWA. Visit artospherefestival.org for tickets and complete event listing. Trout Fishing in America
MAY 4 | Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Fayetteville | FREE WITH TICKET
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
MAY 5 | Walton Arts Center | $33
Explore local trails paired with artistic experiences MAY 6 | Frisco Trail, Fayetteville | FREE
Railyard Live Concert Series
Butterfield Stage in Railyard Park, Rogers MAY 6 | Cate Brothers FREE WITH TICKET MAY 7 | Funk Factory
Opera Fayetteville presents Second Nature
Artosphere Festival Orchestra
Steve Mackey’s Memoir
Live from Crystal Bridges: Mozart in the Museum
MAY 7 | Walton Arts Center | $25 World premiere featuring Dover Quartet and arx duo with Natalie Christa MAY 18 | Walton Arts Center | $15-25
Seraph Brass Chamber Concert MAY 24 | Memorial Park Chautauqua Amphitheater, Siloam Springs | FREE
Indie Films Artosphere
Curated by Fayetteville Film Fest MAY 26 | Walton Arts Center | $15
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Corrado Rovaris, Music Director Featuring 90+ premier musicians from around the world
Featuring Van Cliburn Competition Laureate, Piano Soloist Benedetto Lupo MAY 19 | Crystal Bridges, Bentonville | $49
Tango & Passion: Music of Piazzolla, Martucci & Mendelssohn Featuring Bandoneon Soloist Hector del Curto MAY 23 | Walton Arts Center | $10
An Evening of Strauss & Stravinsky: Don Juan, Four Last Songs, and Firebird Suite
Featuring Soprano Soloist Tiffany Townsend MAY 27 | Walton Arts Center | $15-67
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Special thanks to our Artosphere Sustainer Circle members and Friends of Artosphere. Support for Maestro Corrado Rovaris and Dover Quartet provided by Reed & Mary Ann Greenwood. AFO concert support provided by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation (10x10 Series Sponsor), Marti & Kelly Sudduth, Peter B. Lane & Barbara Putman, Dick & Margaret Rutherford and Micky & Marybeth Mayfield.