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From the President/CEO

Welcome to the 25th Anniversary Season of Walton Arts Center! When we first opened on April 26, 1992 with a grand opening concert by Steve Allen, we could not have imagined all the dramatic changes and growth over the past 25 years that have helped cement Walton Arts Center as Arkansas’ premier performing arts center.

Last year more than 250,000 people attended nearly 700 Walton Arts Center performances and events, including 45,000 students and teachers who attended discounted matinee performances, participated in workshops, attended outreach programs, and enjoyed spring break and summer arts education camps. We hosted more than 85,000 patrons who attended performances or classes with WAC resident company organizations including the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), TheatreSquared, Northwest Arkansas Community Creative Center and Trike Theatre. In addition, individuals, businesses and private groups used Walton Arts Center’s multipurpose facilities for concerts, receptions, business meetings, festivals and community fundraisers throughout the year.

As we settle into the newly renovated Walton Arts Center, we take pride in fulfilling our mission of bringing great performing artists and entertainers from around the world to Northwest Arkansas, connecting and engaging people through inspiring arts experiences. We are excited about what changes are in store for the next 25 years and invite you on the journey with us as we continue to bring one-of-a-kind programs and experiences to Northwest Arkansas.

Peter B. Lane President/CEO

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Walton Arts Center Council Greg Lee, Chair Dr. Hershey Garner, Vice Chair Jeff Gearhart, Vice Chair Mike Johnson, Vice Chair Jerry Walton, Secretary/Treasurer Bob Alexander Steve Clark Doug Cummins Dr. David Gay Mark Henneberger Dr. Sarah E. Lewis Sara Lilygren Judith McKenna Anne O’Leary-Kelly Dr. Luis Restrepo Marti Sudduth Barbara G. Taylor Mindy Sherwood Matt Trantham Scott Varady Bill Waite David Wurm

Walton Arts Center Foundation Les Baledge Dale Caudle Clayton Hamilton Anne Jones Tim O’Donnell Neal R. Pendergraft Dr. Karen V. Pincus Craig Shy Dick Trammel

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Event Calendar Feature: Celebrating 25 Years Feature: Expansion/Renovation Completion & Grand Reopening Broadway Series 10x10 Arts Series Popcorn, Indiana American Music Series Kimberly-Clark Family Fun Series Mattell Kids Series

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Coca-Cola Night Out Series Starrlight Jazz Series West Street Live Series Artosphere Festival Learning & Engagement Visual Arts Art of Wine Resident Company: SoNA Resident Company: TheatreSquared Resident Company: Trike Theatre

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20 Tips for Audience Members Different performances bring different audience and artist expectations. Monitors in the lobby and curtain speakers will share specific restrictions, but here are some general tips to help you and your fellow audience members enjoy the show. What do I need to know? Be aware of the kind of show you are attending – a classical music performance, for example, is different from a rock or comedy show, and the etiquette norms may differ. Need help? Ask an usher or staff member for advice and check lobby monitors. We welcome children to most shows and know their behavior can sometimes be unpredictable. If your child/ children are disruptive to other patrons, we may ask that you move to the lobby until they are ready to return to the quiet environment of the theater. Parents can

enjoy the performance on the monitors in the lobby while outside the theater. Picture taking is generally not allowed, unless the curtain speaker or artist has indicated otherwise – and please set your phone to “silent” mode and do not text during the show. When concessions are allowed in the theater, please enjoy them quietly and with respect for the performer(s) and your fellow audience members. Don’t forget! Bring back your Walton Arts Center cups to future performances for reduced price refills.

Hearing and vision enhancement devices are available, free of charge, on a first-come, firstserved basis. Please let a House Manager or usher know if we can help you with any of the devices. We can make your experience better! If something is bothering you, please find an usher or House Manager for assistance. Walton Arts Center is a tobacco-free facility.

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MOMIX

VoiceJam

Taj Express

Mnozil Brass Cirque

Oran Etkin’s Timbalooloo

Artosphere Festival Orchestra

Sierra Hull

Our 25th Anniversary Season Continues! APRIL VoiceJam Competition April 1 Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue April 4 Mnozil Brass Cirque April 5 Sierra Hull April 7 Windmill Theatre’s Grug & The Rainbow April 8 Niyaz presents The Fourth Light April 13 Los Lobos April 14 Justin Kauflin Trio April 15 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time April 18-23 Marcia Ball April 20

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Oran Etkin’s Timbalooloo April 27

The Man Who Planted Trees May 20

Patch Theatre Company’s The Moon’s A Balloon April 28

An Evening with Buddy Guy May 23

Oran Etkin: What’s New? Reimagining Benny Goodman April 28 Greater Tuna April 30 MAY Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts + Nature Festival May 4-20

Garrison Keillor May 25 JUNE Art of Wine June 8-10 Jane Monheit: The Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration June 23 Motown The Musical June 27-July 2

Manual Cinema’s Lula del Ray May 4 Compagnia TPO’s The Painted Garden May 6 MOMIX Opus Cactus May 7

For more information, call the box office at 479.443.5600 or visit waltonartscenter.org

The Way Back Home May 14 Artosphere Festival Orchestra May 17 & 20

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Celebrating 25 Years as NWA’s Performing Arts Powerhouse With Progressive Programming and Community Support Stronger than Ever, WAC’s Future is Incredibly Bright

at Walton Arts Center including Broadway productions, theater presentations, symphony and orchestral performances, community gatherings, receptions and weddings. A dedicated staff operates the non-profit organization with the help of nearly 200 volunteers who donate more than 21,000 hours of their time.

Northwest Arkansas is becoming a nationally recognized cultural destination. While the arts and culture scene has flourished in recent years, Walton Arts Center has been supporting the arts for decades. For a quarter of a century, Walton Arts Center has continually pursued its mission of bringing great performing artists and entertainers from around the world to Northwest Arkansas. Looking forward, WAC is staying relevant with bold, diverse programming, including a new multi-genre live music series that debuted this season.

Walton Arts Center formed out of a unique partnership between the University of Arkansas and the City of Fayetteville. In the late 1980’s, the university and the City were looking at building a performing arts center and a multi-use community arts facility, respectively, so the two entities decided to work together.

Each year, more than 190,000 patrons on average attend over 275 public events

As the community has evolved, so too has the programming at WAC, yet one thing has

Through the effort of many, more than $7 million was raised for the construction of the new arts center, which officially opened on April 26, 1992.

remained the same: the goal of providing audiences with quality arts experiences.

For a quarter of a century, Walton Arts Center has continually pursued its mission of bringing great performing artists and entertainers from around the world to Northwest Arkansas.

“When you come, you can see some of the finest in all genres whether it’s theater, jazz, music, dance or Broadway – we have the best of the best,” Walton Arts Center President/ CEO Peter Lane says. “We are fortunate that we have an organization with some very talented and dedicated people who care about the arts and what it means to the community.”

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Expansion Project Makes

Walton Arts Center Shine Brighter Than Ever Grand New Walker Atrium, Expanded Starr Theater and More Walton Arts Center has always understood that “the show must go on.” Two hours prior to its inaugural ribbon cutting ceremony on April 24, 1992, bulldozers and heavy equipment were being operated on-site. The machinery stopped in time for the ceremony, but work continued on the inside of the building while a crowd of supporters celebrated outside. Those multitasking skills have served Northwest Arkansas’ premier performing arts center well during its most recent expansion project. The 2015/16 Season was dubbed the “hard hat season” as Walton Arts Center staff worked in concert with construction contractor, CDI, to continue serving patrons as renovations progressed. “We had to navigate through the challenges of an expansion without closing for an entire season,” President and CEO Peter B. Lane says. “It was more than just a place. It was an organization

that had a mission to serve the cultural arts needs of all of Northwest Arkansas.” In order to evolve and move forward in a way that best serves the community, Walton Arts Center worked with theater design and construction teams to “enhance and update the great amenities that we already had and expand the facility to better serve our patrons and the artists who have come to love our venue,” Lane says. To do so, in November 2013 the citizens of Fayetteville overwhelmingly voted in favor of reauthorizing bonds which helped fund the renovations with more than $7 million. Since then, more than 200 donors invested in the $23 million project to add 30,000 square feet to the arts center while upgrading, renovating and optimizing existing assets and infrastructure. The “Investing in Our Future” campaign included significant renovations to the expanded waltonartscenter.org

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General Mills Box Office New Walker Atrium New Dickson Street Entrance

Starr Theater, much needed back-of-house space for technical and theatrical equipment, new administrative offices, and the creation of a new and expanded atrium that connects and reorients the entrance of the arts center to Dickson Street. “Walton Arts Center has been the cornerstone for the entertainment district since we opened in 1992. This expansion ensures we are going to be a vibrant destination for patrons and artists for the next 25 to 50 years,” says Vice President of Operations Wendy Riggs. “It is going to be very exciting!” The arts center’s red brick exterior is now complemented with a gray, chevron-ribbed metal panel system that acts as a rain screen.

Construction begins at the WAC site

By the Numbers: WAC Expansion and Renovation > 16 months of construction > 55 LED light strips used to create the lobby chandelier > 75 construction workers on average per day > 300 person capacity in the atrium > 353 tons of structural steel > 488 cubic yards of concrete > 3,960 square feet of curtain wall glass to create lobby walls > 64,415 total square feet of space following expansion

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A waterproof membrane is located behind the panels. The Photos by Keith Branch renovation has also transformed Tyson Plaza into a new linear plaza along Dickson Street and West Avenue. About 75 percent of the brick pavers from the original plaza were repurposed throughout the project including the original donor pavers, which were reinstalled in the Rosen Memorial Rose Garden. Perhaps the most striking change to the building is the installation of 3,960 square feet of glass walls facing Dickson Street. The expanded space of the two-story, glass-enclosed Walker Atrium includes the Starr Concierge Counter in the new Walmart Lobby where patrons can access food, beverages and merchandise. The new J.B. Hunt Transport Staircase leading to the balcony, and many of the lobby walls, are clad in white oak. Riggs says the patrons are going to really enjoy the gorgeous new space. In addition to the Walker Atrium’s stunning glass walls, windows and sliding glass doors have been installed throughout other parts of the building. In fact, Baum Walker Hall is now the only event space in the building that does not have a view of outside. Riggs is delighted with the increased access to natural light. “When you grow up in the theater or work in theater, you become what we jokingly call a ‘theater mole’ because you never see light,” she says. “And it’s really great that a lot of the updates are bringing light into our spaces for the first time.” Baum Walker Hall now offers additional wheelchair seating on both floors and increased legroom in the balcony’s front row. The construction of new ramps throughout the facility improves accessibility, which makes WAC a friendlier destination for patrons. Technical upgrades such as new lighting, as well as audio and video systems, allow the arts center to meet the needs of contemporary productions.


The expansion has also created more rental opportunities for patrons. Walker Atrium, for example, has the capacity to host seated dinners for 300 guests of weddings, corporate events and other gatherings. McBride Studio has been transformed into a rentable event space and will be available more often now that the Friends Lounge has been moved to the new Sudduth Garden Room. This room, which is also available to rent for receptions and events, opens up to the Rosen Memorial Rose Garden. Other amenities include a catering kitchen and the relocation of the General Mills Box Office between Baum Walker Hall and Starr Theater, which makes ticketing access more convenient for patrons attending performances in either hall. WAC’s staff members have moved into a new three-story building connected to the south side of the arts center. The additional 16,500 square feet contain administrative offices and backstage areas. The top two floors house employees, while the ground level connects to the center’s backstage spaces including the new Baledge Hair and Wardrobe room, Hayward Instrument Room, production offices, a laundry room for touring companies and a crew lounge. The addition of much needed backstage space relieves the need to use Starr Theater as a storage room, so WAC can have two fully-functional theaters and incorporate additional programming opportunities for guests. After 16 months of construction, the entire renovation project wrapped up in time to debut in November for Walton Arts Center’s 25th Anniversary Season.

Starr Theater Reaching New Heights with Expansion and Upgrades Since Walton Arts Center opened, Starr Theater has been an important space for patrons and guests. This black box theater provides an intimate setting for audiences of all ages to enjoy plays, concerts, master classes as well as memorable special events. Unfortunately, as Broadway productions grew, the original Starr Theater was frequently needed for overflow dressing rooms or storage of both WAC and visiting production equipment.

Art and Nature Come Together in the New Underwood Family Plaza While many performances take place inside, Walton Arts Center has been known to take its art outdoors and celebrate the Natural State. Most outdoor programming has been seasonal, but now the newly renovated Underwood Garden at the Bill and LeAnn Underwood Family Plaza is a year-round destination where the public can enjoy access to both art and nature. Native plants and flowers once located around the campus now have their home in the Underwood Family Plaza. The Underwood Family Plaza features public art including two statues familiar to our patrons by sculptor Seward Johnson. A new piece designed by California artist Robert Patterson called “Nature’s Flow” is a hammered copper sculpture which stands approximately 10 feet tall in a pool filled with rocks in the center of the plaza. This water feature is surrounded by engraved, personalized bricks as well as commemorative bricks celebrating artists who have performed at Walton Arts Center since opening in 1992. These new bricks purchased by donors reaffirm the community’s commitment to the arts, paving the way for more great art and entertainment in Northwest Arkansas for years to come. To purchase a brick, please call the Development Department at 479.571.2796.

The expansion of Starr Theater is clearly visible when patrons enter from Starr Theater the new Walmart Lobby and notice it is fully one-third larger. Another new feature is a panel of windows that look out on the new Underwood Family Plaza. The windows have high-tech blackout screens and curtains to maintain the integrity of the black box theater.

the experience in Starr Theater. Finally, the artists performing in Starr Theater have a new designated Green Room where they can prepare for their show as well as new dressing rooms designated for Starr Theater artists. The new Lilygren May Dressing Room accommodates 10 artists and the new Malone Dressing Room accommodates four artists. These amenities ensure the artists have the space they need to present their finest performance for patrons.

A new retractable seating system has been installed and special cabaret seating will be offered during the new West Street Live and Starrlight Jazz Series shows, creating a club-like atmosphere. Lighting and sound upgrades as well as new acoustical panels surrounding the theater enhance

The expansion and renovation will allow Starr Theater to shine even brighter as it continues providing audiences with up-close experiences of unique programming and performances.

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Broadway Series

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Motown The Musical

Walton Arts Center’s 2016/17 Procter & Gamble Broadway Series continues with a Tony Award®-winning hit play and a smash hit musical! 8 SHOWS / April 18-23 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Play, has been hailed as “one of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway” by The New York Times. This dazzling adaptation is the award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel and directed by Tony winner Marianne Elliott. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but illequipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

8 SHOWS / June 27–July 2 It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown The Musical is the true story behind the beat that changed minds, touched lives and made history, following Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. With over 40 classic songs including “My Girl,” “What’s Going On,” “Dancing in the Street,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” this explosive Broadway event is the next chapter of Motown’s incredible history – and an experience you’ll never forget.

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10x10 Arts Series

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Manual Cinema

Artosphere Festival Orchestra

The 10x10 Arts Series continues with four more extraordinary performances! All tickets to 10x10 Series shows are $10 and include a pre-show Creative Conversation and a post-show party. Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts + Nature Festival presents

Sierra Hull

Manual Cinema’s Lula del Ray

April 7, 2017

May 4, 2017

Sierra Hull has been recognized from age 11 as a virtuoso mandolin-player, astonishing audiences and fellow-musicians alike. Now a seasoned touring musician in her mid-20s, Hull hits the road on tour for her most inspired, accomplished and mature recorded work to date. Produced by Béla Fleck, Weighted Mind features instrumentation comprised largely of mandolin, bass and vocals, with a genre-transcending sound both singular and empathic, harmonious and dissonant. Now with vocals and songwriting skills that have matured to her level of virtuosity, Hull speaks with a degree of refined elegance and freedom that few others have achieved, breaking new ground on the mandolin once again.

Arkansas Debut!

Performed with vintage overhead projectors, shadow puppets, actors in silhouette and live music, Lula del Ray tells the story (almost entirely without dialogue) of an adolescent girl who lives with her mother in the middle of the desert. After a chance encounter over the radio, Lula becomes obsessed with a soulful country music duo and decides to run away from home. Inspired by the music of Hank Williams, Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline, Lula del Ray is a mythic reinvention of the classic coming of age story, exploring the themes of loneliness, femininity and the iconography of 1950s and 60s Americana through live cinematic shadow puppetry. Presented with support from Lee & Linda Scott

Niyaz presents The Fourth Light

Arkansas Debut!

April 13, 2017 For more than a decade, the electroacoustic group Niyaz has stood at the forefront of cutting-edge global music, blending poetry and folk songs from the Middle East with rich, acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art, modern electronics. In The Fourth Light, the artists present a groundbreaking immersive and multi-sensory experience that combines live music and sacred dance with interactive technologies, advanced projection and body-mapping techniques. Responding to sound and movement in real time, the illusionistic three-dimensional environment that results invites the audience inside the art to share in a unique narrative that aims to bridge the gap of understanding and tolerance between East and West.

Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts + Nature Festival presents

Artosphere Festival Orchestra Corrado Rovaris, Music Director

May 17, 2017 The Artosphere Festival Orchestra returns to NWA for its seventh year performing under the baton of internationally acclaimed Maestro Corrado Rovaris, featuring more than 90 premier musicians from major symphonies, prestigious ensembles and distinguished MORE INFO programs around the world. Page 30

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American Music Series

Los Lobos

Buddy Guy

Los Lobos

An Evening with Buddy Guy

April 14, 2017

May 23, 2017

One of the most acclaimed American bands of the 1980’s and 90’s, Los Lobos were seasoned musical veterans with nearly 15 years of experience under their belts when they scored their first hit in 1987 with a cover of Richie Valens’ “La Bamba.” Thirty years later, this Grammy Award® -winning Mexican-American band hits the road once more to share their signature blend of rock, blues, Tex-Mex, country, R&B and Mexican folk music. Join us for a night of rocking music in celebration of the cultural melting pot that makes America so flavorful, eclectic and vibrant.

At age 79, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. A seven-time Grammy® and 2015 Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Buddy is a genuine American treasure whose incendiary style left its mark on guitarists from Jimmy Page to John Mayer. On tour for his newest album, Born to Play Guitar, this living legend visits Northwest Arkansas to keep the legacy of blues alive! Presented with support from Dale & Prudy Caudle

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Kids Series

Grug & The Rainbow

The Moon’s A Balloon

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Grug & The Rainbow

The Moon’s A Balloon

April 8, 2017 | 2 shows

April 28, 2017

Back by popular demand! Windmill Theatre Company travels all the way from Australia to present the story of Grug, who looks like a small, striped haystack with feet and a nose and who began his life as the grassy top of a Burrawang tree. Fascinated by the world around him and full of determination, Grug embarks on an epic journey to find a rainbow that always seems just beyond his grasp. Featuring exquisite puppetry, bopping tunes and gentle storytelling that has delighted audiences around the world, this show will draw your child into the delightful world of Grug. Perfect for even the littlest theatergoers! Ages 1+

A balloon can be many things – a friend to play with, a maker of friendships, something to love or something lost. In our cluttered world of technology and gadgetry, a simple balloon can be the most loved object in a child’s play. In this visual-theater production, Patch Theatre Company of Australia uses lighting effects and a stimulating score to demonstrate that large possibilities can reside in the simplest of things. Celebrating a child’s innocence, friendships and the wonder of creation, this performance features only simple white balloons, two performers and a musician as it engages and pays homage to the richness of the imagination. Ages 4+

Oran Etkin’s Timbalooloo

Oran Etkin’s Timbalooloo

April 27, 2017 Internationally acclaimed jazz and world music artist Oran Etkin invites young children to join his band and explore the world of jazz. The performance starts off with a problem: Oran’s friend Clara was excited to come to the concert, but she fell asleep. He brought her to the concert anyway – in her bed. The kids join Oran in singing to wake her up and discover her name is Clara Net…Oran’s clarinet! With more singing, clapping, dancing and drumming, children see all of the instruments onstage come to life and learn that making music means bringing their own character, humor and emotion to their artistry. Ages 4+

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Night Out Series

Taj Express

MOMIX

Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue April 4, 2017 Taj Express explodes with the sights and sounds of India, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of Bollywood movies that has entertained millions of people for generations. Through a fusion of film, dance and music, this dazzling international sensation will take audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. This production is foremost a celebration of contemporary India’s pop music, Bollywood culture and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance and thrilling live music. Hop aboard the Taj Express and experience an India bursting at the seams with energy and life!

Greater Tuna April 30, 2017 Welcome back to TUNA, Texas! Greater Tuna is a hilarious and irreverent comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The Greater Tuna eclectic band of Tuna citizens — men, women, children and animals alike — are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America both crazy and delightful. Called “a good ol’ down-home laughout-loud fest” by DC Metro Theater Arts, Greater Tuna has enjoyed long-running engagements both on and off-Broadway, at the White House, on “Late Night with David Letterman” and as an HBO special. Three actors, 21 characters, 20 million laughs. 24

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Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts + Nature Festival presents

MOMIX Opus Cactus

Moses Pendleton, Artistic Director

May 7, 2017 Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty for more than 20 years, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists celebrated for its ability to conjure up a world of surrealistic images using creative props and costumes, lights and shadows, and the human body. Inspired by the flora, fauna and simple magic of the American Southwest, this multimedia experience brings the Sonoran Desert to life, creating dynamic images of cactuses, slithering lizards and fire dancers. Combining ingenuity, theatricality, humor and cunning imagination, this performance — with its visual splendor, wit and sheer physical daring — will leave you breathless. Presented with support from Lee & Linda Scott

Garrison Keillor May 25, 2017 One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a writer and humorist best known for his popular live radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion, which attracts more than 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week. With a wonderfully dry sense of humor, the Grammy Award-winning, best-selling author and renowned radio host shares hilarious anecdotes from his own experiences growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon and “late-life fatherhood.” Exploring love, modernity, nostalgia, politics, religion and more, Keillor will captivate with his unique blend of wisdom, comedy and charisma.


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Starrlight Jazz Club Series

Experience world-renowned jazz in the all-new Starrlight Jazz Club! All shows in the newly renovated Starr Theater

Justin Kauflin

Justin Kauflin Trio April 15, 2017 When he was just 11 years old, jazz pianist Justin Kauflin lost his eyesight. Determined to not let this define him, he went on to receive top honors in jazz festivals across the U.S. and began performing professionally by age 15, most notably with the Jae Sinnett Trio. While in college, Kauflin was taken under the wing of Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award-winner Clark Terry and was the subject of the critically acclaimed documentary Keep On Keepin’ On. Kauflin’s fame has continued to rise ever since, first winning multiple awards, including Jazz Artist of the Year and then being signed by legendary producer and music icon, Quincy Jones. Oran Etkin

Oran Etkin: What’s New? Reimagining Benny Goodman April 28, 2017 Known for superb mastery and unique sound on the sax, clarinet and bass-clarinet, Oran Etkin and his all-star ensemble pay modern homage to the legendary “king of swing” and his 1930’s quartet. Presenting a program that’s both respectful to its subject and adventurous in nature, Etkin covers classics from Benny Goodman’s repertoire with an exuberant swinging rhythm, delivers originals remade in his image, creates Goodman-sourced derivatives with eminent individuality and plays alongside a quartet of clarinet, vibraphone, piano and drums – the same instrumentation Goodman used. Though 80 years have passed since Goodman’s swing eralaunch concert, Etkin is here to prove that his legacy lives on.

Jane Monheit

Jane Monheit: The Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration June 23, 2017 Blessed with a voice of phenomenal beauty, Jane Monheit has established herself as one of today’s best and most important vocalist-musicians. But the Long Island native surprised even herself on her newest album – a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald’s beloved songbook. The result is a classic example of a singer leading her influences, rather than being led by them, with earthy wordless phrases and a sound that plays up her incomparable swinging, scatting, girlish side. Monheit is all woman here, pouring herself into the lyrics with sultry savoir faire. Additional support provided by Hershey & Denise Garner

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Arkansas’ Arts + Nature Festival Returns May 4-20!

Walton Arts Center proudly presents the 8th Annual Artosphere Festival, featuring dozens of free and ticketed events that are fun for the whole family! Experience art, music and nature at locations throughout NWA. Download the Artosphere App or visit artospherefestival.org for tickets and a complete festival lineup.

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Opens May 4 | Walton Arts Center See page 37 for exhibition details.

Manual Cinema’s Lula del Ray May 4, 7PM | Walton Arts Center See page 19 for event details.

Compagnia TPO’s The Painted Garden May 6, 11AM , 2 PM , 4 PM | Walton Arts Center Experience visually immersive theater that crosses the border between art and play as dancers, performers and the audience interact with four virtual landscapes in a digitally created world of astonishing sights and sounds.

MOMIX Opus Cactus May 7, 7PM | Walton Arts Center See page 24 for event details.

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Chapel Music Series Listen to exquisite music played in local churches and architectural marvels.

Dover Quartet: An Evening of Beethoven May 9, 7PM | St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville

Claire Lynch May 11, 6:30 PM | Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Bella Vista

Live from Crystal Bridges: Dover Quartet Works by Mozart, Danielpour and Britten May 13, 4 PM | Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

The Séamus Egan Project May 16, 6:30 PM | Chapel Ruins at Sassafras Springs Vineyard, Springdale

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Live from Crystal Bridges: Mozart in the Museum May 12, 8 PM | Crystal Bridges Museum of BROADCAST American Art, Bentonville LIVE An all-Mozart program showcasing the talents of the orchestra’s principal Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Oboe players as featured soloists. Listen live on KUAF 91.3 FM Public Radio.

Mendelssohn In Scotland May 17, 7PM | Walton Arts Center Showcasing Felix Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Symphony No. 3 “Scottish,” and Johannes Brahms’ Variations on a theme by Haydn.

Artosphere Festival Finale May 20, 8 PM | Walton Arts Center Presenting Luciano Berio’s Quattro versioni originali della “Ritirata notturna di Madrid,” Antonin Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7 and Avner Dorman’s Frozen in Time.


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Trail Mix: Square to Square May 13, 8AM to 3 PM | Locations Throughout NWA Enjoy a Saturday full of outdoor celebrations along the Razorback Greenway, featuring artists and musicians performing at trailside locations from Fayetteville to Bentonville. See Artosphere App or website for details.

Trail Mix: Walker Park + Squonk May 14, 5-8 PM | Walker Park, Fayetteville On Sunday, from 5-7pm, Trail Mix comes to Fayetteville’s Walker Park with artists and musicians at various locations along the park’s beautiful trails. At 7pm, stick around after Trail Mix for the outdoor spectacle of Squonk Opera’s Cycle Sonic, featuring giant, animated human-powered stages propelled by original chamber rock music!

The Way Back Home May 14, 2 PM , 4 PM | Walton Arts Center When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: he flies into outer space and executes a daring landing on the moon!

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Presented by Third Coast Percussion May 19, 6 PM | Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Fayetteville Inspired by the Stonehenge-like structures in the Arctic that the Inuit people used as navigation markers, this massive, mobile community performance is written for 9 to 99 musicians.

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Learning Through the Arts

Images of yellow school buses filled with students from kindergarten to high school inspired Walton Arts Center’s founders to make performing arts field trips an organizational priority. That commitment continues today. The steadfast belief that access to the arts is essential for all children and plays a role in shaping our community still fuels our effort to provide every child in Northwest Arkansas with exceptional arts experiences throughout their school years. For 25 years the Colgate Classroom Series has offered live matinee performances in a variety of art forms including dance, theater, puppetry and world music to school groups. These performances

provide opportunities for young people to explore world cultures, make connections to important works of literature, wrestle with a variety of viewpoints and learn more about various art forms. Research about arts and learning helps educators, families, civic leaders and citizens better understand the potency of including the arts in community life. Walton Arts Center is honored to be able to help strengthen Northwest Arkansas through the arts.

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Visual Arts The Joy Pratt Markham Gallery at Walton Arts Center presents exhibitions of works by both emerging and internationally recognized artists. Patrons are invited to explore new perspectives on nature, identity and community at curated shows throughout WAC’s 25th Anniversary Season. Mixed media landscapes by Andrea Packard

The Fabric of Nature Mixed media landscapes by Andrea Packard

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resonance of found objects and diverse art traditions, Andrea Packard creates both small and large-scale mixed media works. Trained as a painter, printmaker and sculptor, Packard integrates diverse materials such as woodcut prints and scraps of fabric into her work. The richly textured relief-like surfaces echo nature’s multi-layered beauty and complexity.

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Resident Company

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Hits High Note with Extraordinary Lineups, Innovative Programming and Community Partnerships For more than 60 years, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas has carried out its mission of bringing great music to life. Made up of the region’s finest professional musicians, SoNA has been delighting symphonic music lovers year after year with classical and pops performances, special concerts and other innovative programming. Established in 1954 as the North Arkansas Symphony, the group changed its name to the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas in 2011. Maestro Paul Haas also joined the symphony as music director at that time, and today SoNA is reaching thousands each year and selling out performances one stellar season after the next. SoNA seems to have found the perfect formula for solidifying its golden standing: delivering consistency through extraordinary lineups, world-renown guest soloists and classic masterpieces, while keeping the audience on its toes – like when Haas had the crowd on its feet during a concert as he led the symphony in a rousing, unexpected rendition of the Arkansas Razorback Fight Song. As a resident company of Walton Arts Center, SoNA’s mainstage concerts are primarily performed at WAC, but in recent years it has also infused itself into the community by performing at venues and events throughout the region, such as the Bentonville Film Festival, the Fayetteville Roots Festival and at Trail Mix as part of the annual Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts and Nature Festival. You may have even enjoyed the talents of a SoNA string quartet at a friend’s wedding or party. “Collaboration has been vital to our success,” SoNA Executive Director Matthew Herren says, adding that the orchestra is expanding its reach now more than ever through community partnerships.

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In the last two seasons alone SoNA has worked with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, John Brown University and the University of Arkansas. In addition, SoNA has partnered with WAC at the Walmart AMP to bring classical music to families during its annual Fourth of July celebration in Rogers. And as part of a new collaboration, SoNA is creating an original piece with TheatreSquared that will be performed at SoNA’s Pops concert on June 3, 2017 at Walton Arts Center. Some of the group’s youngest audience members are elementary students in SoNA’s ImagiMusic in-school education program. ImagiMusic workshops are presented to third graders at no cost thanks to the Walton Family Foundation, Walmart Foundation and the Arkansas Arts Council. ImagiMusic will reach over 800 children this year at schools where 80 percent or more of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. During SoNA’s 2016/17 Season, students have met world-class musicians like composer and guitarist David Leisner, virtuoso pianist Natasha Paremski and violinist Alexi Kenney – who have been SoNA’s guest artists this season. As the region continues to grow, Herren would love to see SoNA keep pace with more special appearances at events for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. “The future of Northwest Arkansas is bright and classical music will certainly continue to be a growing part of the landscape,” he says. “We look forward to what the future holds for SoNA in this amazing region we call home.”

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TheatreSquared: Nationally Recognized Theatre Company Feeding NWA’s Appetite for the Arts TheatreSquared is moving forward with plans to build a new permanent venue, but for the last decade the professional theater company has called Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios home. Executive Director Martin Miller says WAC has served as the ideal incubator for the first decade. “A theatre isn’t a theatre without a stage, and being able to move into what was then called the multipurpose room at Nadine Baum Studios back in 2006 was key to our launch,” Miller says. TheatreSquared was founded in 2004 and produced its first play Bad Dates in 2006. Miller says the inspiration behind the company’s creation was simple.

Arkansas “Northwest deserves a professional

“Here was a fast-growing region with a clear appetite for the arts, and yet no year-round professional theatre for 150 miles in any direction,” Miller said. “It also seemed a shame -Martin Miller, TheatreSquared that there was nowhere Executive Director for the top-notch artists graduating from the University of Arkansas’ MFA theatre program to work, except by moving elsewhere.”

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A decade later, TheatreSquared has grown both logistically and creatively. In 2011, it was recognized by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards®, as one of the nation’s ten most promising emerging theatres. It now employs more than 100 artists and staff over the course of each season, and its performances on stage and in schools reach tens of thousands annually. 44

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This fall, a grant from the Walmart Foundation will help fund the new Lights Up! For Access program serving low-income families with free or $5 tickets. Other private support will also help TheatreSquared maintain its 30 Under 30 program, which provides 30 $10 tickets (per performance) for students and young adults. And, no matter the cost of the ticket, patrons have access to the full range of productions during the company’s eleventh season. The six-play 2016/17 Season launched August 24 with Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way and continues through June 2017 with Great Expectations, Detroit, Intimate Apparel and The Dingdong, a new adaption by Mark Shanahan from Le Dindon by Georges Feydeau. “The sweet spot for TheatreSquared is a smart, contemporary drama laced with humor and insight about our lives today – a play like I and You or Sons of the Prophet,” Miller says. “We bring variety to a season with tightly executed comedies like this spring’s The Dingdong, as well as new classics like Amadeus or our adaptation of Great Expectations.” Meanwhile, TheatreSquared is firming up plans to build a new 50,000 square-foot facility in coming years at a site just across the street from its current location – a major initiative that will define the next decade and beyond for TheatreSquared. “Northwest Arkansas deserves a professional theatre on a scale comparable to national peers like the Alley in Houston, Steppenwolf in Chicago, and South Coast Rep in California,” Miller says. “With the coming expansion, along with the exploding growth More information of our region, there’s no limit to the level of is available at national relevance and top-tier quality that Northwest Arkansas’ professional theatre can strive to achieve.”

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It’s All About the Drama with Trike Theatre for Youth Kids grow up quickly, as the saying goes, and the same can be said for Trike Theatre, which started in a small downtown storefront in 2008. Today, Trike Theatre, Northwest Arkansas’ Professional Theatre for Youth, has programming year-round and is not only reaching young actors, but their parents, teachers and younger siblings, too. Over the years, the nonprofit moved from location to location before establishing its current home on the Bentonville Square. But empowering youth to forge deep connections with themselves, their community and the world by seeing, participating in and learning through theater has been the focus for Trike Theatre since day one. “Our focus has stayed true even though we’ve branched out and done a million other things,” says Jason Suel, director of development and marketing. After earning her graduate degree, Trike Theatre founder Kassie Misiewicz worked in professional theaters for youth in Milwaukee and Seattle. When she and her family moved to Northwest Arkansas, she believed it was the perfect place to create such a program – and her colleagues at Walton Arts Center agreed. “Trike Theatre’s partnership with Walton Arts Center has been truly symbiotic,” says Misiewicz, who today serves as Trike’s artistic director. “When we were first starting in 2008, even before we had our nonprofit status, I met with Laura Goodwin at WAC to dream of possible education and artistic collaborations. Our shared artistic aesthetic and deep love and respect for young audiences led us to co-create Digging Up Arkansas and Bear State of Mind – two plays that challenged both companies to develop original Arkansas-based stories and refine the way we engage the audience.” Since 2009, Digging Up Arkansas has been performed in all 75 of Arkansas’ counties and has reached more than 30,000 third 46

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through fifth graders. This year, Trike Theatre is projected to serve 40,000 people in and out of the Northwest Arkansas community through all of its programming. In addition to offering Theatre Academy classes and camps year-round, the Youth Theatre program gives actors ages 8-16 the chance to audition and perform in several full-scale productions. The 2016/17 Season lineup includes The Hound of the Baskerville and The Little Princess. For its youngest audiences, Trike Theatre is launching its Little Trikes Series – professional, engaging theater experiences for children ages 2-5 and their families. Trike Theatre’s reach goes well beyond Northwest Arkansas. As national art integration consultants, Suel and Misiewicz impact teachers and students across the country. In NWA, Trike’s arts-education outreach includes the SmART Residency Program, a partnership with Walton Arts Center supporting students at Sonora and Bayyari elementary schools. Through this program, Trike’s teaching artists provide curriculum-linked workshops, pre-performance and postperformance workshops and professional development. “We’re not only just about reaching the kids, we’re about reaching their parents and the teachers, and educating about what the arts can do,” Suel says. He also echoes Misiewicz in pointing out that the organization would not be where it is today were it not for Walton Arts Center. “They support us; they believe in what we do.” Now entering its fifth season as a resident company of Walton Arts Center, and with the recent WAC expansion and renovations now complete, Trike will be able to bring more shows to the Fayetteville community – providing even more opportunities for youth theater in Northwest Arkansas.

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Community Creative Center Hands-on Arts Education for All Art should be accessible to everyone. That is the belief of the Community Creative Center (CCC). To this end, the nonprofit arts organization provides year-round pottery, painting, drawing, mosaic and mixed-media art classes, and workshops for people of all ages and skill levels. For area students, the Stage to Studio program gives pupils the opportunity to watch a live performance at Walton Arts Center, then continue the experience across the street at CCC with a hands-on art workshop exploring themes introduced by the performance. Located at WAC’s Nadine Baum Studios, CCC has a fully equipped clay studio, glaze room, outdoor kiln room, drawing studio, two multipurpose art studios and gallery exhibition space. Through grant-funded programs like Stage to Studio and Curious Minds, CCC reaches more than 1,300 students a year. These programs provide curriculum-enhancing art activities at no cost to schools that have at least 60 percent free and reduced lunch participation. “Arts accessibility for all has always been central to CCC,” Executive Director Barbara Putman says. “From the beginning, our organization has provided scholarships and subsidized class fees for underserved community members.” In addition to curriculum-based school programs, CCC has offerings outside the classroom. Local youth have access to art throughout the year thanks to after-school, spring break and summer camp classes and programming.

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at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios “Classes are scheduled to accommodate a variety of schedules and structured to provide the opportunity to explore new genres and art media,” Putman explains. Local artists have access to gallery and studio space at CCC as well, she adds. “They find a place to develop their craft through studio access, professional networking, and exposure through exhibition and retail opportunities,” Putman says. Other initiatives tap into the healing benefits of art. Through a partnership with the Washington Regional Cancer Support Home, the MOSAIC program invites cancer patients, their families and caregivers to come to CCC for healing art workshops. Additionally, disabled adults and victims of family violence can participate in CCC programs free of charge. CCC came to be eight years ago when WAC’s hands-on studio and visual arts programming ended in 2007, prompting local artists to join together and meet the need. In 2008, the Community Creative Center emerged as a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, with WAC resident company status. In recent years, CCC has increased the number of classes and workshops offered from 70 to 193. Attendance for classes, workshops and residencies has also risen to about 3,200 kids and adults. Because of the individualized nature of hands-on studio arts and the growth of the region overall, the time may soon come to have more than one CCC studio location. “Just like neighborhood schools serve local students, a neighborhood arts studio provides accessible and affordable arts education near students who desire a quality studio experience,” Putman says. More information is available at “We are very interested in communitycreativecenter.org. exploring further the idea of satellite studios.”


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Walton Arts Center would like to extend our sincere thanks to the wonderful volunteers who have made our 25th Anniversary Season possible.

We couldn’t do it without you! Jolene Ahrendsen Jacque Allen Michael Allen Pat Anderson Pam Ashford Carol Axtell Charles Axtell Anita Backus Pam Beard Bobbye Beecher Barbara Beever Chris Bell Mike Belmont Regina Belmont Marilyn Beveridge Thomas Bevill Calvin Bey Marianne Bieker Myra Jane Biggers Kay Blood Pamela Blore Paul Blore Susan Bolding Karla Bradley Sharon Brasko Evelyn Brown Eileen Burgin Paula Burks Michele Burns Elizabeth Cash Johanna Castillo Brianne Christiansen Sharon Clark Savannah Clayton Kay Coley Sammie Cunningham Carol Daggett Diana Danforth

Rhonda Darden Jerry Davison Judy Davison Claudia De Ugarte Dee Dean Heather Denny Melody DeVere Ken Dickerson John Dixon Valerie Ellis Debbie Fauria Glyn Finley Marcia Finley Wendy Florick Dean Fodness Lola Fodness Tracy Fortuny Judy Foster Odessa Fowler Frou Gallagher Rosemary Gallea Susan Garriss Margaret Gilmore Joel Giarrusso Ellen Gifford Annette Goll Sharon Gray Stephen Gray Peggy Guccione Fran Hamilton Susan Harder Sara Hardin Ralph Harvey Larry Haug Kathy Heinz Jeremy Hess Kathleen Hess Theresa Hevin

Jeanne Hickman Evonne Holloway Beth Hopkins Bryce Hopkins Gayle Howard Mark Huycke Carole Jackson Holly Jackson John Jackson Mark Jackson Dena James Barbara Jaquish Donn Johnson Lee Johnson Paula Johnson Mary Jones Kathy Knight Carroll Knost Catherine Koch Marian Kunetka Jo Ann Kvamme Susan Lane Lauren Lawson Pat Lemmer Amy Lesniewski Jill Lindsey Morgan Lindsey Annee Littell Lorrayne Maki Mark Maki Carol Martin Pat McKeown Carol McKibben Jerry McKibben Gates Mcknight Katie McWilliams Kara Medsker Mary Miller

James Minyard Shannon Mitchell Pat Molle Mario Moreno Pat Moriarity Peggy Moriarity Lucy Morlet Maureen Neagle Darla Newman Fran Olsen-Parrish Carl Owens Sunshine Owens Don Parrish Tom Perry Iris Posey Jeff Posey Charlotte Quattlebaum Kat Ran Michelle Rathgaber Detra Reed Shari Reed Laurie Reh Michaelah Reynolds Joyce Richards Mildred Rogers Len Rott Lois Rott Juanita Ssalazar Lamb Anita Sampley Julia Seibert Judith Shipp Marie Silano Jeanne Silvestri Nina Simmons LaDonna Smith Charlotte Sorenson Carol Spears Cheryl Spencer

Stephanie Springate Margaret Standish Lois Sullivan Rebecca Summerlin Jerry Swenson Marie Swenson Marie Sylvester Sharon Thomason Brenda Thorne Peter Tooker Gloria Tran Peggy Treiber Teresa Turk Gene Tweraser Hadley Twilley Jim VanHorn Shirley VanHorn Barbara Verdery Fawne Wallace Ruth Waller Bill Ward Nancy Ward Karen Wenzel Angelika Will Judith Williamson Joan Wimberly Tiff Wimberly Carol Wingate Molly Woodard Mike Wulf Nan Yarnelle Lynn Zemlicka Roger Zemlicka

Get involved! Join our volunteer team today. Call 479.571.2787 for more information or visit us at waltonartscenter.org/volunteer.

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General Mills is proud to support

Walton Arts Center programs


Foundation Support

Creating Opportunities for Underserved Audiences at Walton Arts Center

Walton Arts Center believes that the arts are an essential part of community life. Our Take A Seat program serves to make sure as many community members as possible have access to outstanding arts experiences. Thanks to the generous support of Bank of America, Baum Charitable Foundation, Tyson, Unilever and the Friends of Walton Arts Center, thousands of students, children, families, seniors and employees and clients of local non-profit organizations have been able to attend Walton Arts Center performances at no cost.

Since Take A Seat began in 2006, more than 18,600 free tickets have been distributed to 138 non-profit organizations to see 253 performances at Walton Arts Center!

We are honored to be able to provide these enlightening arts experiences to so many in Northwest Arkansas who might not otherwise be able to attend live arts performances. The non-profit organizations whose clients, volunteers and employees benefit from the Take A Seat program include the following: AR Veterans Home at Fayetteville Arkansas Workforce Audrey’s Home of Hope Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas Camp War Eagle Child Care Aware Circle of Life Hospice Donald W. Reynolds Boys and Girls Club Girls Rock! Lifestyles, Inc.

Mother to Mother Ministry of Northwest Arkansas Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter Ozark Literacy Council Peace at Home Family Shelter Single Parent Scholarship Fund of NWA UAMS Office of Community Health and Research VA Medical Center Veteran’s Healthcare System of the Ozarks Women’s Shelter of Northwest Arkansas

If your organization is interested in participating in Take A Seat, please contact Sallie Zazal at 479.571.2735 or takeaseat@waltonartscenter.org. If you are interested in making a gift to support the Take A Seat program, please contact Molly Throgmorton at 479.571.2790 or mthrogmorton@waltonartscenter.org. Help us bring the arts to life in our community! waltonartscenter.org

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CDI Contractors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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Tyson Foods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Clinton Presidential Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Longer Investments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

University of Arkansas Online / Global Campus. . . 28

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Underwood’s Fine Jewelers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

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Sponsors & Funders Star Level $150,000+

Producing Level $50,000 - $149,999

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In Honor of Neal Pendergraft

Presenting Level $10,000 - $24,999 Experience Fayetteville

Contributing Level $5,000 - $9,999

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Shogun Shopper Events ShurTech Signature Bank Smile Shoppe Smith Hurst, PLC Snyder’s Lance Westrock

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Staff Listing Executive Peter B. Lane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President/CEO Darcy Ballew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President, Communications Brian Crowne. . . Vice President, Walmart AMP Scott Galbraith . . . Vice President, Programming & Executive Producer Laura Goodwin. . . . Vice President, Learning & Engagement Missy Darwin Kincaid . . . . . . . . Vice President, Development Wendy Riggs . . . . . Vice President, Operations Tim Vogt. . . . . . . . . . . . Vice President, Finance Jason Smith. . . . . . CEO Executive Assistant & AFO General Manager Programming Jennifer Ross. . . . . . . . Director, Programming Robert Ginsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jazz Curator Rachel Culp . . . . . . Programming Coordinator Learning & Engagement Patricia Relph. . . . . . . Arts Learning Specialist Mallory Barker . . . . School Services Specialist Sallie Zazal. . . . . . . . . . . Learning Coordinator Meghan Foehl. . . . . . Engagement Coordinator Development Taylor Speegle. . . . Director, Corporate Relations Cheryl Kester. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Grants Amy Freeman . . . . Corporate Relations Manager Will Watson. . . . . . . . . . Annual Giving Manager Kyle May. . . . Corporate Relations Coordinator Vanessa Evans. . . . . . . . . . Donor Engagement Coordinator Molly Throgmorton. . . . Development Coordinator Rachel Pianalto. . . . . . Development Coordinator Zach Strickland. . . . . . . . . Club AMP Coordinator Communications Jill Suel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Marketing Jennifer Wilson. . . . . . Director, Pubic Relations Casey Weiss. . . . . . . . . Web & Email Marketing Manager Hillary Scott . . . Senior Marketing Coordinator Heather Holland. . . . . . . . . . . Graphic Designer Randi Cruz. . . . . Public Relations Coordinator Krissy Kirlin. . . . . . . . Digital Content Specialist Kimberly Jones . . . . . Group Sales Coordinator Ticketing Katie Sullivan Milhalka. . . . . Ticketing Services Manager Jennifer Dobrowolski. . . . . Box Office Manager Andrew Crowe. . . Assistant Box Office Manager Rachel Hobby. . . . . . . . Box Office Coordinator 60

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Ryan Bradshaw. . . . Ticketing Services Specialist Matthew Gibbons. . . . . . . . . Partner Specialist Mason Wells. . . . . . . . . Subscription Specialist Zeb Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Anthony Fine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Ryan Key. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Samantha Mason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Tessa Miner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Harley Procell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Emily Riggs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Fallon Yockey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Rep Finance Sandy Dilbeck . . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Finance Leslie Brown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Accountant Elena Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Accountant Roy Everett. . . . . . . . . . . . Finance Coordinator Robert Martin. . . . . . . Database Administrator Human Resources Karen Percival. . . . Director, Human Resources Harrison Williams. . . . . . . . . Human Resources Coordinator Kelli Parker. . . . . . . . . . . Receptionist & Human Resources Assistant Operations Sharon McNelly. . . . Asst. to VP of Operations Event & Patron Services Nick Zazal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Events & Patron Services Shayne Purdue. . . . . . . . . . . . . Events Manager Justin Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . Events Assistant Mel Phillips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coordinator of Volunteer Programs Beth Hopkins. . . . Administrative Assistant for Volunteer Programs Ranny Kulink. . . . . . . Patron Services Manager Taylor Hight. . . . . . . . . . Senior House Manager Chelsey Herrold. . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Sarea Birmingham. . . . . . . . . . House Manager Anna Hope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Renwick Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Tina Jimenez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Lauren Lawson. . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Tom Perry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Heather Schneider. . . . . . . . . . House Manager Schuyler Schwarting. . . . . . . . House Manager Jessica Traufler . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Kimberly Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager Production Pete Croken. . . . . . . . . . . Director, Production Valorie Jones. . . . . Production Services Manager

Jacob Christiansen . . . . . . Production Staffing Coordinator Alex Newby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Carpenter Drew Miner. . . . . . . . . . . . . Carpenter Assistant Timothy Grace. . . . . . . . . . Head Audio & Video Carlton Rinehart. . . . . . . . . . . . Audio Assistant Josh Spurgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Lighting Lydia Winkelmann . . . . . . . . Electrics Assistant Facilities Bob Pless. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director, Facilities Mike Herbert. . . . . . . . . . Maintenance Engineer Rick Durham. . . . . . . . . Maintenance Assistant Thomas DeBari. . . . . Facility Services Manager Nora Albrecht. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Sheri Barnett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Norman Bolstad. . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Cassandra Cody . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Sam Grinceri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Christopher Johnston . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Clay Lamanske. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Dylan Leos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Karla Lester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Jeff New. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Roger Ramirez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Christy Robe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Elizabeth Washington . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Bryan Wise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Garrett Woodward. . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Crew Walmart AMP Production Brian VanAuken. . . . . . . . Director, Production Alan Chapman . . . . . . . . Assistant Production Manager Walmart AMP Front of House Robert Ginsburg. . . . Front of House Manager Stephanie Simpson. . Client Services Manager Walmart AMP Food & Beverage Clay Layne . . . . . . . Director, Food & Beverage Megan Templeton . . . . . . . . . Food & Beverage Assistant Joel Yermack. . . . . . . . Food & Beverage Crew Walmart AMP Maintenance Mark Richardson. . . . . . . . . Facilities Engineer Marcus Richardson. . . . . . . Maintenance Crew Bernard Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . Maintenance Crew


Mary Lynn Reese Friend of Walton Arts Center

25 Years of Giving! Sally Stone Friend of Walton Arts Center Sally Stone has been coming to Walton Arts Center for more than 20 years and through her generosity and support, has ensured that future generations of families in Northwest Arkansas will continue to enjoy the same phenomenal performances she has enjoyed at the theater. “Porter and I have always enjoyed theater productions and symphony performances wherever we lived. As our children became old enough to attend performances they were with us. We have been so lucky that Walton Arts Center offers so many performances and such good variety.” Sally is not only a member of our annual giving program, Friends of Walton Arts Center, but also has preserved the importance of the theater to her family by making a gift to our capital campaign in the form of a brick in our new Underwood Plaza and placing her name and the late Mr. Stone’s name on two chairs in Baum Walker Hall. “I like to donate to groups that I particularly appreciate, like Walton Arts Center. I love giving those donations for my family, my friends, my community.”

Give the gifts of the arts today and join the Friends of Walton Arts Center annual giving program and enjoy exclusive benefits like: + Reserved parking + Access to the Friends Lounge + Early access to tickets + Invitations to special events + Complimentary tickets to select shows

More than 800 individuals and families make an annual gift and their investment supports the Artosphere Festival, Arkansas History through the Arts, and our Take a Seat free ticket program to local service organizations.

Join us today to enhance your Walton Arts Center experience and give the gift of the arts!

Becoming a Friend is easy. Call our Annual Giving Manager at 479.571.2759, or visit waltonartscenter.org/support to ensure the arts always have a place in Northwest Arkansas!

Sally Stone is joined by her son, Ron, and daughter-in-law Trina, to unveil the chairs she sponsored in Baum Walker Hall.

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“A remarkable symphonic experience!” –Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The Season Continues! 04.29.17 Masterworks III: The Romantic 06.03.17 Pops: Music and Animation

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas

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Paul Haas, Music Director

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Walton Arts Center Annual Donors Thank you, Friends of Walton Arts Center. Leadership Circle $25,000+ Bob & Marilyn Bogle Cynthia Coughlin Linda & Lee Scott Kelly & Marti Sudduth Producer Circle $10,000 - $24,999 Becky & Bob Alexander Joel & Lynn Carver Prudy & Dale Caudle Mike & Susan Duke Denise & Hershey Garner Lisa & Jeff Gearhart Reed & Mary Ann Greenwood Johnelle Hunt Dr. Steve & Linda Nelson Pruitt Tool & Supply Company, Inc. David & Candace Starling Billie Jo Starr Benefactor Circle $5,000 - $9,999 Serrhel & Patty Adams The Belden Family Brett & Kara Biggs Cece Box John & Caroline Clarke Nick & Carolyn Cole Mickey & Larry Drennan Jon & Joanie Dyer Fred & Barbara Frye Orville & Susan Hall Meza Harris Murray & Judy Harris Marybeth & Rick Hays Malcolm & Ellen Hayward Rich & Kristin Kley Hannah & Greg Lee Mary Lynn Reese Todd & Shelley Simmons Kirk Thompson & Brett Burch Brenda & Jerry Walton

Jim & Lynne Walton John & Kitten Weiss Linda L Wray & The Wray Family Artist Circle $2,500 - $4,999 Michael & Shannon Arcana Mina & Les Baledge Ann & Gene Bordelon Mrs. E.G. Bradberry Hugh & Martha Brewer Katherine & Curt Calaway Jeff & Jenna Caudle Ed Clifford Paul & Kim Crawford Clint & Melissa Czeschin The Dill Family Sandy Edwards Pete & Shirley Esch Chuck & Suzy Fehlig James & Barbara Freeman Harrison & Rhonda French Hog Haus Brewing Company Shawn Gray Mary Jo & Paul Henry Michael E. Hill & Gary Fast Anthony & Susan Hui Bryan & Mandy Hunt Lee & Linda Jaslow Thomas & Jill King Terry & Mary Ann Klefisch Anne & Pete Leer James & Ann McKenzie Michael & Constance Morse Debby Nye & Catherine Lyon David & Pam Parks Jimmy Plumlee Scott & Shizuko Price Barbara & Doug Prichard Den & Sheilah Roenfeldt - Cedar Crest Lodge & Cabins Frank & Sara Sharp

Margaret & Richard Rutherford Bob & Diane Shaw Dennis & Evelyn Shaw Martha Sutherland Barbara G. Taylor Bill, LeAnn, Craig & Laura Underwood Jason Viator & Kolten English Sidney & Mirela Vinson Jim & Susan Walker Jr. Patsy Wilcox Chairman Circle $1,000 - $2,499 Mark Aasmund & Lynne Thomas Gary & Carol Adams Drew & Sally Albright Debbie Alsup Henry & Amy Alvarado Bob & Theresa Arvin Biff & Ann Averitt Frank & Pat Bailey Carol Barnett Patricia L. Bates Dan Batson Paul & Nancy Beahm Family Jen & James Beck George & Mary Benjamin Thomas Colella & Blair Bennett Vince & Jing He Biondo Sara E. Bishop Jim & Nancy Blair In Memory of Emilie Bohannon Dick & Anne Booth Jacqui Brandli & Doug Cummins John & Marilee Brodbeck Ron & Evelyn Brown James & Salena Brown Mary Kathryn & Matt Brown Robert & Melissa Brown Raymond & Robin Burns Jeffrey & Christi Byron NWA Retirement Services, Inc.

* Walton Arts Center Council Board and Foundation Board members denoted in bold.

Jim & Alice Cartwright Steven Charles R.Ph. Bill & Connie Clark Suzanne & Steve Clark Mike & Sandy Cockrell Barry & Debra Cooksey Cindi Cope Jim & Kathy Counce Kirk & Judy Dandridge Charles & Connie Danielson Kay & Sid Davis Jacob & Brittany Deans Jimmy & Lisa Deen Doug & Barb Degn Joe & Susan Delacruz Don & Kelly DeSoto Don B. Deweese Amber & Bill Dietrich Linda Dingledine Lamar & Joy Drummonds Keith & Tammy Ekenseair David & Cathy Evans Richard & Suzanne Ezell Karolyn & Donald Farrell Joe & Jean Ann Fennel Mike & Carolyn Fincher Greg & Robin Forbis Don & Naiema Frieson David E. R. Gay & Gary D. Thornton Fred & Ellen Gifford Joseph Gilbert Ryan & Jenna Gill Nan Ginger Nancy Garner & Mort Gitelman Michelle & Scott Gloeckler Lyle & Sue Gohn Albert Gray Chris & Julie Haimbach Howard & Treva Hamilton Al & Dorothy Hanby Joe & Mary Ruth Harner Don & Debra Harris Foundation Charles & Lois Harvey Michelle & Don Harvey Ruthann Hefner John & Lynne Hehr

Jimm & Janet Hendren Sue & Mark Henneberger Dr. Morriss & Ann Henry Retta & Eddie Hight Dr. Jerry & Donna Hoenshel Dr. Michael Hollomon & Eric Wailes Anna & Curtis Howells Rebecca B. Hurst Douglas James & Elizabeth Adam Joan & Bruce Johnson Terry & Michael Johnson Kelly & Wade Jones Sonya Jones & Mike Yates Brandi & Steve Joplin James & Stacy Keenan Bill & Missy Kincaid Jeff & Sara Koenig Pat & Don Koenig Kathy Kress & Sam Pisciotta Peter B. Lane Sara Lilygren & Alex May Jay & Kay Lewis Robert & Vella Lewis Longer Investments Inc. Bob Mackey David & Deborah Malone David & Sue Maddox Joshua Mahony & Rhianon DeLeeuw Lance & Tareneh Manning Cathy & Stephen Marak Carroll & Evelyn Marbury MaryBeth & Arist Mastorides Marybeth & Micky Mayfield Tom & Becky McCoy Missie McDermott Dr. Jay & Judy McDonald Phil & Judith McKenna Kathleen McLaughlin & Tim Costigan Ellis & Kay Melton Theresa & Joe Moore

Mike & Susan Moore Jerry & Cherie Moye Mary Bess Mulhollan Robert T. Murphy III & Beau G. Reynolds Anton & Linda Myers NanoMech, Inc. - Jim & Barbara Phillips Melinda & Bob Nickle Rhonda & Tim O’Donnell The Tim Ogg Family Anne O’Leary-Kelly Terryl & Shannon Ortego Robert & Susan Patton Randall & Mary Payne Paul & Linda Pinneo Andrew & Laura Plaukovich Ed & Tish Pohl Gary & Patricia Profit Justin Purkey & Francisco Serpa Bruce & Veronica Purkey Charles & Jean Rakes Sylvia & Russell Riggs John & Tamara Roberts Jon & Wendy Robinson Richard & Julie Roblee Joe & Catherine Ross Dr. Kenton & Jennifer Ross Libby & Bart Schaller Tom & Susan Schallhorn William & Judy Schwab Ken & Debra Senser Barbara B. Shadden Craig & Marti Sharkey Sandra Sims & Maggie Cook Carolyn J. Smart Amy & Rick Sorrell Irene & Joel Spalter Judge Jim & Dixie Spears James Spencer & Susan Parks-Spencer Joyce Stafford & Jack Cole Kristen Stevens waltonartscenter.org

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Gary & Shea Weidner

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Tina & Nate Hodne

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Andrew & Mary Gibbs

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Morgan & Carlen Hooker

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George & Kathy Wheatley

Betty & Martin Gilbert

Nadine K. Carfagno

David & Shay Hopper

In Memory of

Margaret Whillock

John & Tamara Gilmour

Bart & Heidi Cohen

Greg House & Beverly

Hank Haines

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Phoebe Goodwin

Carl Collier

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Marcia B. Imbeau

Luis Restrepo & Cataline

Carole & Jim Williamson

Hank & Cheryl Harrison

Wayne & Delane Cox

John Jackson

Botero

Melinda & David D.

Jackie Helton

David & Marsha

Bonnie Johnson & Mike

Jon & Melody Richard

Wilson

Jeremy Hess & Peggy

Crittenden

Smets

Wendy, Amanda & Anna

Jerusha Winchester

Treiber

Ralph & Cam Crouch

Carl & Lee Johnson

Kathryn Riggs

Carol Sue & Alan Wooten

Spencer & Bicky

Brian & Day Crowne

Preston & Anne Jones

CiCis Pizza of Fayetteville

Dane & Michelle

Higginbothom

Pauline Darling

Elizabeth & Gerald

Randy & Anna Robles

Workman

Brandi Hoeme & Ed

Clay & Ann Davis

Jordan

Dr. & Mrs. Marc A. Rogers

Drew Workman

Wonnacott

Michael & Deanna Wade

Ann & William Justiss

Linda Rye & Randall Webb

Deborah Wright

Alice Honea

Dial

Barry Katz

Katie Schifano

Bob & Sara Wright

Bart L. Howell

Sandy Dilbeck

Cheryl Kester

Dave & Becky Schoewe

Read & Tammy Hudson

Janet Flaccus & Bruce

Jay King

Joseph & Sue Ellen

Don & Claudette

Dixon

Amy & Vaughn Knight

Schultz

Performer $250 - $499

John & Emily Douglas

Ken & Karen Kolls

Marsha Scott

Richard & Jennifer

Will & Alex Hunt

Corinna & Alan Dranow

Larry Bittle Insurance

Berta L. Seitz

Alexander

Calvin & Shawna Jarrett

William & Doris DuBose

Agency, Inc.

Nathan & Serena Smith

Michael & Jacque Allen

Don & Donna Johnston

Tom & Dana Dykman

Alicia Levy

Kara Sheets

Gary, Denise, & Nikki

Hartzell & Marsha Jone

John R. Eldridge, III

Scott & Laurie Letts

Ron & Regena Shelby

Anderson

Edward & Debbie Jordon

Douglas Elliott-SAM

Amy Linimon

Marc & Mindy Sherwood

Wanda L. Anderson

Fern Kelsay

Director $500 - $999

Jay & Kim Ellis

Dick & Molly Lloyd

Mary Beth Shields

Ann Ayres

Joe & Dorleen Kessler

Dan & Jenny England

Larry & Nancy Long

Margery & John Shore

Don & Maxine Bechtel

Rick & Margie Keyes

Abshier Construction

David & Linda Ferrell

Alma Lopez

LaDonna Smith

Laureen Benafield

Hugh & Brenda Kincaid

Gary & Melanie Alecusan

Sam & Susan Fiori

Nick & Laura Luchi

Al Snider

Eileen & Bob Billig

Christine & Tim Klinger

Dr. S L Armstrong

Carol Brantley & Wayne

Robert D. Luper

Stu & Debbie Sorensen

Aaron Bleidt &

Priscilla Kumpe

Scott & Carren Audrain

Flora

Mike & Kris Macechko

Taylor & Jill Speegle

John Clayborn

Kurt & Alice Kutz

Tyler & Murray Austin

Lance & Kelly Foster

Mandy Macke

Kevin & Stephanie

Michael & Marlena Bond

John & Carolyn Leonard

Derrick Bobbitt & Dr.

Perry & Shirley Franklin

Kristin Markell & Matt

Springate

Jennifer Booher

Michael & Eileen Lieber

Susan Averitt

The Friede Family

Short

Curt Stamp

Kevin & Teresa Bradford

Bill & Barbara Long

Karen Ball

Dave & Liz Fulton, Town &

Sheri & John Martin

Bette & Jerry C. Stamps

Ruth Bradley & Preston

Bo & DeDe Long

Darcy Ballew

Country Shop

Dr. David Massey

Nathan Stevens

Weyland

Vernon & Shirley Lott

Trisha & Lou Beland

Dave & Jane Gearhart

Irma & Duell Mathis

Mark & Judi Stillwell

Susan Bradshaw

Robert & Deidre Martin

Yvette & Donald Bell

Rodney & Sheryl Ghan

Buster & Vita McCall

Sally Stone

Paula Burks & Bill

Bill & Sabra Martin

Anabelle Steelman-Berry

Don & Carol Lynn Gibson

Pat & Jim McClelland

Marsha & James Swim

Edwards

Dr. Warren & Kim Massey

& Ron Berry

Mary Gillcoatt

Gary & Athina McLendon

Doug Talbott & Martha

David Carlisle, MD,

Paula Maxwell

John Berry & Richard

Butch & Christie Ginther

Bob & Linda McMath

Morrison

Wendy Taylor Carlisle

Merle & Jennie McClain

Anderson

Dash Goff

Nancy P. McVey

Thomas & Janet Tate

Dennis & Linda Collins

Bill & Kim McComas

Tony & Terri Bertschy

Gail & Randy Goodrum

Michelle W. Merry-Ship

Mike & Debi Thuro

Ellen Compton

Duane & Allison McElroy

Bob & Patty Besom

Laura Goodwin & Bob

Dwight & Brandy Mitchell

Ryan & Megan

Bill & Bimmy Currie

Deeg & Bill Mitchell

Bryan & Kristen

Kohler

Jennifer Mitrovich

Timberlake

David & Stefanie Evans-

Earnie & Dona

Billingsley

Gini & Andy Gottman

Andrew & Cheryl Monfee

Kristen & Matt Trantham

Cypher

Montgomery

Greg & Rachel Billingsley

Adella & Gary Gray

Brian & Melonie Moore

Jenifer S. Tucker

Mike & Susan Daniels

Derrik & Julie Olsen

Donald & Sherry Bishop

Drs. Roger & Patricia

Bill & Marietta Morris

Kathy Turpin

DeSilva Family

Tom & Sally Overbey

Jon Bitler & Alison

Gross

Scott & Marla Muller

Tom & Charlene

Mrs. Nancy Dodson

Jeff Stripling & Doris

Jumper

Drs. Steve & Diane

Tim Myers

Underwood

Juli Dorrough & William

Patneau

Kent & Nancy

Halbrook

Larry & Marilou Noller

Veronica Usery

Jackson

Tommi & Larry Perkins

Blochberger

Todd & Majorie Hanus

Dr & Mrs Gary J. Oliver

Lee & Janice Van Allen

Bill & Barbara Durham

William H. Perry III

Marian G. & Dave C. Bolen

Janice A. Hardin

Larry & Sylvia Olson

Tom & Barbara Verdery

The Embry Family

Mel & Jan Phillips

Ray & Brenda Boudreaux

Sherry Harris

Murph & Carol Pair

Brad & Lindsay Vester

Linda McKennon Smith &

Jim & Kay Pickett

David & Linda Ann Bragg

Tom Hartman

Karen Percival

Tim & Fern Vogt

Bill Finer

Ben & Amber Pinter

Tim & Mary Beth Brooks

Don & Linda Hayes

Phil & Judy Phillips

Shawn & Julie Walker

Earl & Gayle Fochtman

Chip & Carey Pollard

Annemarie Browning

Walt & Sudie Henderson

Todd & Melissa Pinneo

Bob & Sharon Wasson

Doylene Fuqua

Kevin & Karen Pope

Brad & Kathy Hicks

Darrin & Marci Pitts

William D. Watson, Jr.

Frank & Cindy Gallo

Hoyt & Mary Purvis

Mike & Patty Stiles Mary & Richard Stockland Don & Kathryn Stroessner Terry & Cathy Suen James, Suzanne, & Mary Anne Swindle Philip & Mary Ann Taldo Paulette Tate Nell Taylor Nancy & Dick Trammel Kelly Tucker Jim & Jan Vawter Jim & Susan von Gremp Bill & Nancy Waite Lara & Bill Waite Susan & Randy West Michael White & Bao Bui Nick & Connie White Jeff & Paula Wilson Darryl & Mary Zettle Ann Marie Ziegler Robert A. Zierak

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* Walton Arts Center Council Board and Foundation Board members denoted in bold.


Alex & Will

Rosemary & Van Brahana

Miller & Peggy Ford

Jacqueline S. King

J. David & Karen V.

Kenneth & Nancy

David Ratcliff & Carol

Sumner & Jackie

Fred & Kathleen Fullerton

John & Sally King

Pincus

Vermilion

Groves

Brashears

Jerol & Sally Garrison

The Kirlin Family

Becky Pittman

Paul & Charlene Vinson

Georgia Reading

Cathy & Russ Breck

Habib & Sally Ghanim

Mike Klaas

Ken & Polly Plunk

Pat Waldren

George & Kathey Rhoads

John F. Brewer, Jr.

Emma & Lee Gordon

George & Vicki Knight

Richard & Susan Pressler

Rick & Terri Warren

Marilyn & Brooks Rice

Katherine & Howard Brill

Grimsley & Carol Graham

Dr Leonard & Shirley

Realtor Extraordinaire,

Elizabeth Washington

Archie & Suzanne Ryan

Robert Brooks

Christina & David Gray

Koenen

LLC

Roger & Kathryn Widder

Alfred Angulo, Jr. & Mary

Norman & Linda Bruce

Dale & Marilyn Green

Timothy Kral & Connie

Mark Risk

David & Lisa Will

Sanders

Jim & Mary Buchanan

Brian & Ginger Green

Hendrix-Kral

Renae & Ken Robinson

Harrison Williams

Dr. & Mrs. C.H.

Washington Posse

Pat Grier

Darwin & Nancy Jo

Glenda & Phillip Roddey

Merle & Jo Williams

Schilmoeller

League

Girish & Michelle Gupta

Krumrey

Rick & Janet Roessler

Craig & Leslye Wilson

Jane & Curtis Shipley

Cathy Case & Robert

Lois & Al Haase

Richard & Phyllis Kuehl

Roy Rom

Larry & Karen Worden

Laura & Bill Speer

Rodweller

John & Tina Hagberg

Morannaya Kulink

Bill & Georgia Ross

Chaney Youngblood

Richard & Anna Marie

Randall & Georgia

Andrea Hall

Mark & Tena Larsen

Len & Lois Rott

Steeneck

Caselman

Robert & Barbara

Dennis & Sue Lawler

Charlie & Shirley Russell

Julie Stenken

Bob & Sara Caulk

Hamernik

Linda Leavell & Robert B.

Julie Sanders

Rebecca Summerlin

Buddy & Susan Chadick

Mary Harrell

Garner

Brian & Molly Sappington

Daniel E. Sutherland

Dr. Margaret Clark

Susie & Jim Henley

Burnis Leavens

Peter & Mary Savin

Contributions to the

Trea & Anna Taylor

John & Karen Cole

Steven & Angela Herbert

Ken Leonard & Beth Keck

The Schmieding Family

Friends of Walton Arts

Jean King Travis

Shauna Collins & Gabe

Tom Herman

Cheryl & Gene Long

Jane Scroggs

Center program provide

Kathleen Trotter &

Shrum

Lisa, Howard & Hannah

John & Jill MacKenzie

Lloyd & Dorothy Seaton

critical operating support.

Charley Reese

Barbara Comstock

Higgins

Gary & Bonnie Martineck

Winifred Shanor

Listings are current as

Jason & Andrea Trout

Larry & Jeanie Cozens

Bill & Lori Hof

Kyle & Rachel May

Damon Shaw

of March 1, 2017 and

Steve & Susan Tucker

Jim & Jerene Cross

Gabe Hollingsworth

Lillian & James

Linda Siccardi

we make every effort to

Jerre & Judy Van Hoose

Andrew & Ian Crowe

Tom & Janice Hollopeter

McConnell

Jeanne Silvestri

maintain accurate records.

Lynn & Elaine Wade

Gary & Susan Culp

Glen & Ann Hopkins

McKinney Drug

John & Jerri Skaggs

However, if we have

Milo & Darlene Warner

Dean & Patsy Dade

In memory of Yukiko

Peggy McMenus

The Spear Family

inadvertently omitted your

Ron & Judy Wearing

The Davis Family

Frakes

Bob & Judy McMurtrey

Ruth W. Stock

name, please let us know

June White

Jerry & Judy Davison

Michael & Gayle Howard

Aaron Medina

Bob & Sheila Suvino

so that we can correct our

Juana Young

Sarah Sparks Diebold

Una & Elizabeth

Bill & Gloria Mills

Marie & Jerry Swenson

error. Every gift, whether

David Douglas &

Hutchens

Kenneth Mills

Frank & Eddie Lou Taylor

Contributor $100 - $249

Anastasia Strokova

David & Shannon Inglis

Drew & Tessa Miner

Richard & Tami Thomas

Mary & Larry Douglas

Greg Leding, Emliy

Kassie Misiewicz &

Sharon Thomason

Gordon & Susan Allison

Al Dowe

Ironside & Ava

Daniel Hintz

John & Joan Threet

Lois & Harry Alward

Bob & Sandra Downum

Barbara Jackson

Merry Moiseichik

Thomas Triplett

Gene & Susan Anderson

John & Sarah Duffel

Tom & Jean Jacobsen

Debbie & Steve Morrison

In Honor of Amanda

Gary & Jane Anderson

Rick Eggert & Patrice

Pat Jahoda

Donald & Mauri Myers

Moore

Concetta & Murl Baker

Stewart

Jerome & Harriet Jansma

The Nemesi Family

Leah & Sterling Tucker

Norm & Laurie Barker

Burton & Beverly Elliott

Tom & Cathy January

Shelly, Liam & Molly

Larry & Debbie Tuttle

Sally & Jack Bartlett

Mary B. Ellis

Sheldon & Stephanie

O’Dell

Tony & Teresa Uth

Andy Beilke

Jereme Estes

Jensen

Leslie & Geoff Oelsner

Brian, Andrea & Benjamin

479.571.2759 or visit

Mark & Mimi Blackwood

Ray & Elizabeth Evans

Jim & Corliss Johnson

Luke & Janet Parsch

VanAuken

www.waltonartscenter.org.

Eddie & Betty Bradford

James & Vanessa Evans

Mike & Kim Johnson

Dr. Terry & Sheri Payton

Melissa & Scott Varady

Sarah K. Brady

James & Betty Ezell

Phyllis Kane

recognized here or not, is greatly appreciated and supports the performing arts in our community. For information about making a gift to the Friends of Walton Arts Center program, please call Will Watson, Annual Giving Manager, at

* Walton Arts Center Council Board and Foundation Board members denoted in bold.

Walton Arts Center thanks the companies and foundations listed below for matching their employees’ gifts to the Friends of Walton Arts Center program. Bank of America Matching Gifts Program

Kimberly-Clark

Synchrony Financial

Endeavor Foundation

Kimberly-Clark Foundation

The Clorox Company Foundation

GE Foundation

Morgan Stanley Community Affairs Program

The Coca-Cola Matching Gifts Program

General Mills Foundation

Morgan Stanley Foundation

Tyson Foods PAC Match Program

IBM Corporation

Regions Bank

Walmart Foundation

Kansas City Southern Matching Gifts Fund

If you would like to find out if your employer has a matching gift program, please call 479.571.2759. waltonartscenter.org

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