Accents: Highlights of the May Issue

An emphasis on some of the best moments of the new issue, ballet debuts, a walk on the wild side and more.

Credit: Josie Burnett

Welcome to the Jungle

In our cover shoot with Dr. Jessica Scott for the Arkansas Zoological Foundation and Little Rock Zoo, we wove in a chic flair with her love of the wild. In one scene, she wears a fluid satin dress with a vintage-inspired carnation print in a deep palette that brings out her vibrance and makes her gorgeous hair shine. In another, she wears a classic striped wrap dress that keeps the focus on her, complemented by a jungle print backdrop from Cynthia East Fabrics.

Congrats, Grads!

This is the fourth year we’ve published our Head of the Class special section, a special promotion we took over when our sister magazine Little Rock Family ceased publication. It’s one of our most-read stories every year, and it’s not hard to see why. We encourage you to flip through, look for familiar faces and reach out with congratulations. Text their parents, tag them online and let them know how excited you are for their next adventure.

Standout Quote

“This dish reminds me so much of cooking with my grandma growing up, and for me, it’s Sunday afternoon comfort food.”
Aaron Fowler, executive chef at Cypress Social

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Mothers in Art

The beautiful textile artwork by Lisa Thorpe in this month’s Artist Spotlight is part of a joint show at Argenta Library titled “Motherload” with pieces by “The Mothers.” The exhibit features the work of 20 local artists — many of whom we’ve featured on our pages over the years — and pushes back against the notion that art of this nature is “unremarkable or unimportant,” and instead encourages viewers to “reconsider the depth and significance of the narrative of motherhood.”

Credit: Matthew Sewell Photography courtesy of Ballet Arkansas

46 Years and Counting

If the lineup in our Ballet Arkansas feature looks new, that’s because it is. We teamed up with the troupe to help debut the 46th season, and it’s full of can’t-miss productions.

“We could not be more excited to unveil our upcoming 2024/2025 performance season in the May issue of Little Rock Soirée, a cherished season sponsor and champion of the arts,” associate artistic director Catherine Fothergill says. “When envisioning how best to introduce our exciting performance lineup, we couldn’t have imagined a better way to release the details to the public. Soirée‘s unwavering support of Ballet Arkansas and their reputation for excellence make them the ideal partner to showcase our artistic vision for the year ahead.”

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