Contribution By Diana Richards, Communications Director, RVCF
Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation has always been an enthusiastic partner with the many arts organizations in and around NWA, and May 2022 was no exception! The month started off on May 6 with our participation in Trail Mix, the signature event at Artosphere in the Walton Arts Center. The Frisco Trail was alive with art, pottery, and activities, but especially with the music and dance of All Time Hits of Carnatic Music by Priya Ram and her students.
The very next day, on Saturday the 7 th , RVCF again collaborated with Walton Arts Center with a screening of The Wonderful Stories from The Space Station. This documentary covers the stories and experiences of the many astronauts that have inhabited the International Space Station since its launch in 1998. Spanning 42 missions, 230 astronauts, and 230 spacewalks, this extraordinary feat of scientific unification is told through the words of those that lived it—including the Indian space pioneers who flew and lived in space!.
Mother’s Day is a special day for moms and families, and The Crystal Bridges Museum Family Day was a super fun outdoor event on the grounds of the museum. RVCF was there, showcasing with dance and music the vibrant, family-oriented cultural tradition of India. The Himachali dance was a huge hit! This free event also featured nature walks, food trucks, interactive arts activities, and tours of the WAC’s outdoor works and installations.
Moms—and and their families– had a great time!
Finally, auditions opened for an exciting new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. This unique performance event brings the classic story to new life and is a joint production of RVCF, Trike Theater, and the Dhirana Academy of Classical Dance.