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Inspirational Chihuly Exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Library

August 24th, 2014 by Kristie Rosset

Chihuly at Clinton Presidential LibraryOne of the nice things about living in Hot Springs is the close proximity to Little Rock and all the cultural arts available in the city. Currently, one of the astonishing art displays in Little Rock is the Chihuly Exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Library.

Dale Chihuly is a renowned American artist, who is well known internationally, and helped to elevate the perception of the glass medium from craft to fine art. His presentation of color, shape and form are exquisite. His talent is amazing and such a gift for anyone who visits his exhibits. We’re lucky to have such amazing art to experience in Little Rock through January 5, 2015.

Four specific installations are featured at the Clinton Library including Red Reeds which is visible outdoors at the entrance and has dramatic lighting at night; Sea Blue and Green Tower which is situated in the Sky Lobby and includes about 700 hand-blown glass elements; the Mille Fiori installation that features an incredible Dale Chihuly garden of glass; and Seaforms and Drawings which reflects inspiration from the sea and is on view in a temporary exhibition space. The Chihuly glass is just amazing. His art is an inspiration to be more creative and think outside the box. His advice for young aspiring artists is: “Surround yourself with artists and see as much art as possible. Go with your gut and create something that nobody has ever seen before.” For more information on the Chihuly exhibit go online to www.clintonfoundation.org/Chihuly.

If you’re planning a trip to the Chihuly Exhibit at the Clinton Library, we’d love to have you come to Hot Springs to spend some time with us and stay at Lookout Point Inn. We have artists’ work on display in our common areas and support all the cultural arts. Our Inn is situated on Lake Hamilton with all rooms having a view of the lake, most with patios or balconies. It is a beautiful place to unwind and enjoy the peaceful gardens and labyrinth and the serenity and beauty of the lake. Make reservations online or give us a call and we’ll help you plan a trip to Hot Springs with a special excursion to Little Rock to the Chihuly Exhibit.

Historical Perspectives in Nearby Little Rock

July 28th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

An added advantage of having our inn in Hot Springs is the close proximity to Little Rock. Often our guests add a day onto their Hot Springs vacation and enjoy visits to two of the national historic sites in Little Rock.

One of my favorite places to return to in L.R. is the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum.

Clinton Library, Photo by Hallock

Every time I visit I learn something new!  The library includes exhibits (such as a table set for a head of state dinner, and Mrs. Clinton’s inaugural gown). Regardless of your political perspective, this is an interesting outing. In addition to the history, including the archival collection and research facilities, the museum includes replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room.  You can actually sit in the president’s chair.

Another part of our remarkable national history in Little Rock is the Central High School National Historic Site, recognized throughout the country for the role it played in the desegregation of U.S. public schools. Located in an old 50′s style gas station, the stories come alive describing the courage of the Little Rock Nine integrating the school, protected by National Guardsmen.

One of Lookout Point’s previous guests was a skinny 19 year old college student in 1957, called up to active duty for the Guards. He describes the fear, as first they were called by the governor to prevent the 9 students from entering. Shortly after, under Presidential orders, these same Guards were then called upon to protect the students.

At the museum I learned that the Arkansas governor actually shut down the high schools the following year, rather than allow integration. Thanks to the determination of mothers across the city, the schools were eventually reopened.

During your day in Little Rock, enjoy lunch in the River Market district, overlooking the wide Arkansas River. Bosco’s is a fav of ours, with their micro-brews.

 

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