Toad Suck Daze

Snow White and the Arts

File this one in community news.

Longtime residents of Conway know that Toad Suck Daze is coming up in a few weeks.  Wow! That’s quite a weekend.  The best that Conway has to offer!

There is all kind of fun stuff going on including a concert by some guy name Kris Allen on Friday night.

Toad Suck Daze
Flickr: Anthony K Valley

Toad Suck Daze gives us an opportunity to see how rich the art community is in Faulkner County.  However, I’ve seen it in other places.

My niece is a student at Blackbird Academy in Conway.  They just had a Spring ballet production called Mirror Mirror.  I loved it!  Well, of course, my niece is in the production and that can’t hurt.

I love what they do there.  They do more than just dance and ballet, but they work with those kids and teach fine art, music and writing as well.

Now, some of the things I do, website design, etc., takes artist can creative abilities.  And, I remember the art instruction I received growing up.  Heck, I am even friends with my high school art teacher on Facebook!

We need art in all its forms.  It nurtures us, and inspires us!  Art in is the medium that is on the forefront of innovation.  It nurtures innovation and helps us move forward as a society and it is important, I would argue, in helping us express our faith.

For my friends who are residents in Conway, take the opportunity to check out Blackbird’s website and see what they offer.  They are a not-for-profit school, so any child who wants to attend can as they provide scholarships.

I am impressed with and very happy that my niece, “the little red head” as I call her, is a part of a great organization!