The Arts & Science Center is welcoming spring and preparing for summer with new events throughout the month of May. Read on to find out what’s next for the ASC community.

2021 Annual Pine Bluff High School Exhibition — Thursday, April 29–Saturday, June 19

The Arts & Science Center will host its annual exhibition of artwork by Pine Bluff High School students Thursday, April 29-Saturday, June 19.

This exhibition consists of two-dimensional work in various mediums. Work will be displayed in their International Paper Gallery in ASC’s main campus building.

Art teacher Shalisha Thomas has worked with young artists for almost a decade. She will give a video statement of the progress made by Pine Bluff High School students during the 2020-2021 school year. Watch the video on ASC’s Facebook page, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29. 

This exhibition is sponsored by Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co.

Live@5 Concert with Jaymes Brass — 5–7 p.m. Friday, May 7, 2021 (In-Person)

The Arts & Science Center welcomes Dumas artist Jaymes Brass to his Live@5 debut 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 7. As a musician, lyricist and producer, Brass creates sonic landscapes that blend R&B, rock, funk and jazz. Brass, an avid reader of poetry, allows their flow to influence some of his songwriting.

For more information on Brass, visit

ASC plans to host this in-person performance in its new ART Yard at The ARTSpace on Main located on 623 South Main Street.

This event is part of ASC’s Live@5 concert series on the first Friday of every month. Entry is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Space is limited. For more on the current lineup, visit

This series is sponsored by M.K. Distributors.

Second Saturday Family FunDay: No-Sew Sock Animals — 1–3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021

Fashion adorable sock pets during Second Saturday Family FunDay at 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 8. This simple craft is a fun art activity that will entertain visitors of all ages. This event is free.

“Take & make” kits will be available at ASC’s main entrance for those wanting to participate at home. Pick up a few from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 7, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8. An instructional video will be posted at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, on ASC’s Facebook page,

Family FunDay is sponsored by The Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation, an affiliate office of the Arkansas Community Foundation, Inc.

Exhibition “1995-2021: A Retrospective of Jerry Colburn” — Thursday, May 20–Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021

The Arts & Science Center’s next exhibition is a multi-media retrospective. “1995-2021: A Retrospective of Jerry Colburn” opens Thursday, May 20, 2021, with a drop-in reception from 5-7 p.m. Featuring Colburn’s inkblots, collages and music, this exhibition will be an immersive experience for all audiences.

Visitors may view and listen to the culminating work through Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.

This exhibition is sponsored by June and Edmond Freeman.

About ASC

The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff, is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gallery admission is free. Support for ASC is provided in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pine Bluff Advertising & Promotion Commission, & the City of Pine Bluff. ASC is a member of the Discovery Network, a statewide program of the Museum of Discovery. For more information and to sign up for upcoming event announcements, visit