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Published by The Springs Magazine, 2020-09-28 12:22:51

October 2020

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Top 5 Camping Spots
in Hot Springs

Sleep under the stars in beautiful Hot Springs National Park! Roast
marshmallows with your friends and family at Catherine's Landing or watch the
sunset along the shoreline at Lake Ouachita.

Hot Springs offers so many campground options with something for every
kind of camp enthusiast! Start planning your fall camping adventure now with our
top five spots to escape in nature in Hot Springs.

Gulpha Gorge Campground

If you're looking for peaceful camping just minutes
from the hustle and bustle of Hot Springs, look
no further! Gulpha Gorge Campground offers the
only camping available in Hot Springs National
Park, making it one of the most unique camping
spots in the area. Gulpha Creek runs through the
campsite for a great way to cool off in the warmer
months and scenic hiking trails surrounding for
exploring the National Park. Sites available for
RV's or tent camping and are first come first serve
including full hookups: 30 and 50 amp electric, water and sewer connections. 

Hot Springs KOA Campground

The Hot Springs KOA Campground is located
just a short 2-mile drive from downtown and
historic Bathhouse Row, offering RV sites, cabins
and tent sites. This is the perfect peaceful stay
for families with entertaining amenities like a
camp swimming pool, fishing pond, playground,
game arcade and mini golf course. The KOA is
the perfect stay for visitors looking to be close to
Magic Springs Water & Theme Park and historic
downtown Hot Springs.

Lake Catherine State Park

If you're looking for a peaceful place to pitch a
tent look no further! Lake Catherine State Park
offers 70 campsites, many along the shoreline of
beautiful Lake Catherine. Plan a hike on popular
Falls Branch Trail to see the scenic waterfall or
take a guided hike, lake tour, or guided horseback
riding! The park has 20 fully equipped cabins,
including one two-bedroom cabin with a patio
overlooking the water and private access to the
lake from its own fishing pier.

Lake Ouachita State Park

Lake Ouachita State Park is home to one of the
cleanest lakes in the country. Offering 93 campsites
accommodating RVs and tents with some sites
right on the water! Eight fully equipped cabins
are also available to rent overlooking the lake or
boat to your own private island on Lake Ouachita
for an unforgettable camping experience. Escape
in the Ouachita National Forest surrounded by
40,000 acres of crystal-clear water to explore
while skiing, swimming, scuba diving, boating,
kayaking and fishing! Looking for some added fun? Check out their extra amenities,
like horseback riding, guided hikes, eagle siting cruises, and kayak tours.

Catherine's Landing

Rise with the sun, sleep under the stars at Catherine's
Landing! More than just an RV park, Catherine's
Landing offers an amazing spot for every form of
camping enthusiast; Cottages, RV Sites, Tent sites
and for the ultimate glamping experience, Yurts!
Pack up your camping equipment and escape to
this peaceful retreat with gorgeous views of Lake
Catherine. Campsite amenities include a heated
pool, zip line, fire pits for toasting marshmallows,
hiking trails and a fitness center.

4 • The Springs • September 2020 Gallery Walk #374

724 Central • 501-624-0550
Hot Springs fine art galleries have been hosting monthly Gallery Walks the first We will be open for Gallery Walk. Featuring wall art by Carole
Friday of every month since August of 1989. For the first time ever, this tradition was Beam, Jimmy Leach, Gaylia Gilbert and Margaret Kipp. Wood
continued in April with a Virtual Gallery Walk as a way to keep the event going while turnings by Virgil Barksdale.  Gourds by Rick Carter. Valerie
adhering to the directives regarding the coronavirus. Hanks-Goetz will have new horsetail pottery and pine needle
baskets.  Ernie Bolieu will have new jewelry.  The knife maker will be present
October 2 some galleries will be opening their doors for Gallery Walk while with his knives and wonderful items made of leather.  Thomas Kinkade Studio
some are waiting to resume the monthly tradition. art work in Gallery II. Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm.

For those of you excited to resume Gallery Walk in person, please remember to
social distance, wear your mask, wash your hands and, of course, enjoy the art.

610A Central • 501-623-6401
Featured artists for October are Joy Young and Daryl Wedwick.
Miniature artists are Caren Garner, Pati Trippel and Jim Reimer.
The Gallery currently maintains limited hours due to covid-19: Thur.-Sun.,
12:00-5:00 p.m. View their VIRTUAL Gallery Walk on Facebook.

825 Central • 501-701-8036
Open for Gallery Walk 5-7 pm. Local hand-forged metal designs,
sculpture, pottery and paintings. The gallery also shows works
by regional, national and international artists.


341 Whittington • 501-623-4201 •
With over 74 years of research and development, the 3rd
generation owner features in-house formulated glazes and
custom blended clay, combined to create a finished quality that is
easily recognizable as “Dryden.” Mon-Sat, 10am-3pm.

341A Whittington • 501-613-0385
BLACK LIVES MATTER in Hot Springs window installation.

827A Central • 501-321-2335
Features new work by Robyn Horn and Dan Thornhill, along
with Jeri Hillis, Dolores Justus, Tony Saladino, Sandra Sell,
Stephen Selzler, Gary Simmons, Gene Sparling, and others. Open on Friday,
October 2 from 5-8 pm. Due to COVID-19 precautions, no refreshments will be
served. Attendees are asked to wear masks and to maintain the recommended
social distancing during the opening. 10am-5pm, Wed-Sat and by appointment.

307 Whittington Ave • 501-607-0214
Come out for Gallery Walk from 5 to 9. Featuring 18-year-old
Christina Alford in the Lauren Knowles Annex Gallery. Along
with our 58 local artists, Tone Chasers will be playing music.
Lots of beverages and fun along with lots of free easy parking. Register to win
one piece of art at the end of the night. Tue-Sat.10am to 3pm.

610 Central Avenue
Featuring art and products from Arkansas, made in Arkansas, and relating to

340 Central Avenue
Features fine art and fashion. Art by James Hayes, Bob Snider, Lee Gibson Art,
Paige Morehead Salyer, Amy Hill Imler, Janis Higdon, Houston Llew Spiritiles,
Polly Cook, Janis Polychron, Beth Gandy, Sandy Newberg, Jennifer Wilson,
Mary Fischer, and Ashley Benton.

134 Convention Boulevard
Picturing America’s Pastime: A Hall of Fame Photography Exhibit.

The Springs • September 2020 • 5

Arts & The Park, the ten-day celebration of the arts held each spring in Hot Springs, Arkansas has
been rescheduled for September 25 – October 4 with outdoor and virtual offerings. Arts & The Park
is hosted by the Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance as part of the organization’s mission to celebrate the
arts and culture of the Hot Springs area. Previous Arts & The Park festivals have included live performances,
workshops, children’s events, and exhibitions. However, due to coronavirus concerns, the 2020 events had to
be rethought in order ensure the safety of presenters and attendees. A full listing of the events can be found on the
HSACA website, Contact Mary Zunick for more information at [email protected].

Creating art can be a deeply Gallery Walk is held the first Friday of every month BOOKMAKING
personal and incredibly private from 5-9 p.m. in Hot Springs area galleries and KITS
process for an artist. A special participating studio spaces. New exhibits, art
Arts & The Park event will events, and opportunities to meet featured artists, Hundreds of books with art
give art patrons a chance at continue to make Gallery Walk a must for visitors and bookmaking kits will be
a firsthand look into the art and residents alike. A few galleries offer virtual given to children free of charge in order to encourage
making process. Studio Tours, tours of their space online. See page 4 for a list of
sponsored by Riser Auto, is a galleries. a love of the art of literature. Books
favorite of those who attend Arts can be picked up at the Garland
& The Park each year. Local artists County Library, 1427 Malvern
open up their private studios, allowing Avenue. The Children’s Book
the public a rare glance inside their creative spaces. This Giveaway is presented in
year, in order to ensure the safety of the public as well partnership with the Hot
as the artists, virtual tours (filmed by John Cooksey) will Springs Area Community
be hosted on the HSACA website In Foundation.  
addition to the Virtual Studio Tours, the following studios
will be open for on-site tours on Sat, Oct 3, 10 am – 4 pm: CHALK WALK

Hot Springs Studios Arts & The Park Chalk
Fox Pass Pottery - 379 Fox Pass Cut Off Walk participants from
Whittington Studios - 307 Whittington Ave the community have created
Dryden Pottery - 341 Whittington Ave literature-themed works of art
Barbara Cade Studio - 262 Hideaway Hills using colored chalk in their own
Glenwood Studios driveways or in local public paved lots.
Don Watson Studio - 439 Gilmer Rd Photos of their artwork can be seen on the Hot Springs
Baker’s Metal - 326 Hwy 70 East, Area Cultural Alliance Facebook page or by searching the
also open on Sunday tags #hschalkwalk and #hotspringsarts2020. Chalk Walk is
sponsored by Walmart.

member and Studio Tour HOT SPRINGS
Committee Chair, said, “As Arts & The Park is presented by Arvest Bank. Support
an artist myself, this is such a Visit this outdoor art exhibit that is for Arts & The Park is provided, in part, by the Arkansas
great opportunity for our area installed along the Hot Springs Creek Arts Council, a division of the Department of Arkansas
artists to share their creative Greenway Trail between Hollywood Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
space with the public. The Avenue and Belding Street. Ten images Thank you, community supporters: City of Hot Springs,
arts community has suffered of original art depicting physical, natural, Hot Springs Area Community Foundation, Diamond
because of Covid, but these and social movement are reproduced on Lakes Travel Association, Walmart, Garland County
Virtual Studio Tours allow artists 30″ x 40″ metal sheets. Visit the Hot Springs Library, Hot Springs Village, Emergent Arts, The Springs
to connect with the public, near Area Cultural Alliance website at to Magazine, Dorothy Morris, Munro Foundation, Elisabeth
and far, who are not able to personally discover other Hot Springs public art locations. When Wagner Foundation, and the The Sentinel Record.
visit studios to learn about many of the visiting the public art, be sure to take pictures and post Thank you to all of the volunteers that made this ten-
artists who call Hot Springs home. We are them on social media tagged with #hotspringsarts2020. day celebration a success. More information about
grateful for the Arkansas Arts Council grant and generous Arts & The Park can be found at the HSACA website –
sponsorship of Riser Auto which funded the videos that
will be shared on the website even
long after Arts & The Park 2020 is over.” The Springs • October 2020 • 5

6 • The Springs • September 2020

Library Launches Fall Reading

Festival for Kids and Teens

By Erin Baber

The Garland

County Library launches

its first ever Fall Reading

Festival for kids and teens

ages 18 and under. Unlike

the Summer Reading

Program which has Great prizes await participants in the Fall Reading
participants log minutes Festival at GC Library.
they spend reading

throughout the summer, the Fall Reading Festival requires participants to complete

certain tasks to earn tickets for raffle prizes. Each time a task is completed, the

participant gets one ticket to apply to a drawing for great prizes.

Tasks in the Fall Reading Festival include reading books about certain

topics, like a favorite animal, a biography, or a book about a different culture.

Other tasks involve using the library’s website to watch a book trailer on BookFlix,

borrowing a book on OverDrive or Hoopla, and completing a craft project with


The Fall Reading Festival runs through November 30th. Prize drawings

will be held the beginning of December. Prizes include gift cards to Dick’s Sporting

Goods, Ulta, Will’s Cinnamon Shop, and Kilwins. Other prizes include wireless

earbuds, LEGOs, a Kindle Fire tablet, and more.

To participate in the Fall Reading Festival, register at Fall Reading Festival.

The library is located at 1427 Malvern Avenue in Hot Springs. For more

information about online databases, curbside pickup, home delivery for those that

live in or near Hot Springs Village, and more, contact the library at 501-623-4161.

Questions can also be sent to [email protected]. Visit for

access to online catalog, accounts, and e-materials.

2nd Annual Güdrun Mountain
Bike Festival Nov 13–15

Registration is now

open for the Second Annual

Güdrun Mountain Bike Festival,

a 3-day celebration Nov. 13 – 15

of Hot Springs’ internationally

acclaimed Northwoods system

of bike trails.

Because of the

COVID-19 pandemic, pre-

registration is required.

Registration will be online-only Riders fill one lane of Central Avenue during Slow
until November 12. To register Roll Ride of first Güdrun Festival in 2019.
now, visit the brand new

Northwoods website:

Competitive events will take place on the Northwoods Trails starting at the

Cedar Glades Trailhead, and there will be noncompetitive events in the downtown

area, including a “creepy” nighttime Slow Roll Ride through the downtown area on

Friday The Thirteenth.

The Attila the Hun competitive race to be held Sunday, Nov. 15, will be the

final race of the season for the 2020 Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series.

There will be plenty of places for spectators to see the racers and cheer them on.

"We are excited to celebrate the second birthday of the Northwoods Trails

with the Second Annual Güdrun Mountain Bike Festival,” said Traci Berry, trails

coordinator for Visit Hot Springs. “Hot Springs is all about fun,” she said, “so who

wouldn't want to put Vikings and bikes together?”

“After the year we have had in 2020, having fun is much needed. What

better way than riding bikes? We know we can put on a safe, fun event for all ages

following proper COVID-19 social distancing protocols."

Berry outlined some information about the 2020 Güdrun Festival:

• Registration will be on-line only until November 12, the day before the


• There will be “mandatory-mask zones” in effect during the festival

• Events will include the night-time Slow Roll Ride; the Mini-Enduro race;

the Full Enduro race; a Jump Jam competition, and the Attila the Hun XC

MTB Race

• The full and mini-enduros will be facilitated by Slaughter Trail Guides

For more information, contact Traci Berry at 501-321-2027.

The Springs • September 2020 • 7

Alford Creates Beautiful

No-Brush Artwork

Christina Alford

is an 18-year-old artist

and musician living in

Greenwood, Mississippi.

Since the age of 8 years

old, she has had a passion

to write music and create

vivid paintings with her no

brushes technique.

When Christina

creates, her only tools are No-brushes technique works perfectly for artist,
her fingers. Her no-brush Christina Alford.
finger painting technique

allows her to produce top quality fine art pieces that are filled with both bold texture

and vivid color. Her cheerful paintings speak for themselves and light up any room

with their joyful presence. 

Before she began any of her art endeavors, Christina became a musician.

In her local community, she volunteers in nursing homes and plays music alongside

her grandfather and other musicians. Her favorite part about creating both music and

fine art is the ability to bring a cheerful and happy presence to people. She considers

it a true joy to uplift people in all her creative avenues. For more information about

Alford, visit

The “Real” World
October already! That means sweatshirts,

long pants (good-bye shorts) and closed toe shoes

(good-bye flip flops). It also means that it’s time to

have your chimney inspected, unclog the gutters on

your home (and the gutters at the street), pull up the

Kelly & Wayne dead flowers and plant mums, violets and other winter
“Team” Thomason ready flowers.
1st Choice Realty
In this time of incredibly low interest rates,
Hot Springs it’s also time to contact a Realtor and Lender to make
sure you’re ready to make an Offer when that perfect

home comes along. I know you’ve heard it - but it’s true - you need to be prepared

when that perfect house comes along - property is moving that quickly!

In this day of multiple offers, a pre-approval letter from a Lender is

very important to make sure you win that bid.

If you’re looking for a home, or investment property, please give Team

Thomason, with Hot Springs 1st Choice, a call. Our experience will benefit you

in executing an Offer or accepting an Offer that will work to your benefit.

Haiku Festival Nov. 13-14
The 24th Annual Autumn Haiku Festival
will be held on November 13-14, 2020, at the
Arlington Hotel. There will be two famous haiku
poets as distinguished speakers: Lee Gurga and John
Stevenson. Both have served as president of the
premier organization - The Haiku Society of America

The festival is hosted by the Arkansas Haiku
Society founded in 1997, in the living room of former
Arkansas Poet Laureate Verna Lee Hinegardner.

Dr. Paul Tucker served as President until
September 2017. Howard Lee Kilby, the former Haiku poet Lee Gurga.
National secretary for the HSA, was co-founder along
with Paul and Suzanne Tucker, June Simmons, Melinda Herr-Chablis and others.

There is no charge to attend the festival based on the premise that the
best things in life are free. This festival is supported by talented people across the
country who enjoy haiku. Kilby writes a haiku column for Ouachita Life, a free news
magazine available at several locations, including the Garland County Library. The
column has haiku contests with cash prizes. For more information, email: hkilby@ using HAIKU CONTEST in the subject line, or call 501-767-6096.

8 • The Springs • September 2020

Eat c Hike c Walk c Play Escape c Bathe c Splurge
Shop c Tour c Drink Stay c Learn c Enjoy

100 Block Central Ave Snazzies, Inc. MacKenzies Extraordinary Gift Shoppe MTN VALLEY WATER
Young, contemporary, funky boutique Unique boutique gifts & plush animals

Fat Jack’s Oyster & Sports Bar Beef Jerky Outlet Pour Some Sugar on Me Sweet Shoppe
Great food, music. Pets OK on patio Wall to wall jerky. Popcorn, sauces Candy & delectable delights.

Kollective Coffee & Tea Arlington Hotel Gangster Museum of America
Organic & local for breakfast & lunch Historic hotel, largest hotel in AR Guided tour of the HS gangster world

Mamoos Paradice Cream It’s All About Rocks
Only Homemade ice cream in
The Colonial Pancake & Waffle House Downtown. Gluten-free pastries. Rocks & unique merchandise Historic District Antiques
Breakfast & brunch. As seen in
Southern Living! EVILO Oils & Vinegars Estate jewelry, lighting, glass, & furniture

Fat Bottom Girls Pupcake Shoppe Neon Moon Convenience Store Delectable oils & vinegars, tastings daily Petals, Purses, Etc. 800 Block Central Ave
Exclusive handbags, women’s &
Pet-friendly cupcakes & pet supplies Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum Granny’s Kitchen The Humidor
Southern breakfast, lunch and dinner children’s clothing & gifts Cigar Lounge

HOTEL HALE Journey through the Seven Magic Bathhouse Soapery & Caldarium State & Pride Provisions Co.
Worlds of this museum Handcrafted locally-soap & bath luxuries One-of-a-kind store. Goods, gifts,

4D Adventure Villainess Soaps apparel that reflect Arkansas culture Capones Loft
The amazing 4D simulation will leave Open soon. Soaps & custom makeup Vacation Rental
you enthralled! Diablos Tacos and Mescal
Urban tacos, tapas, drinks. Patio dining Legacy Fine Art Gallery
Bathhouse Row Artwork by local & int’l artists
Spa City Tropical Winery & Gifts 600 Block Central Ave Maxwell Blade’s Theatre of Magic
100% tropical fruit, berry & citrus wine

Kilwins Superior Bathhouse Brewery Angel’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria Magic & comedy for the whole family
Since 1947, chocolates, ice cream & more Thermal springs brewery, restaurant Italian specialties for lunch and dinner Justus Fine Art Gallery
& special event venue Established & emerging artists
Artists’ Workshop Gallery
Earthbound Trading Company Hotel Hale Cooperative gallery with 30 local artists Deluca’s Pizzeria Napoletana
Unique apparel, accessories & home decor Boutique hotel with two restaurants
Authentic NY brick oven pizza
All Things Arkansas
300 Block Central Ave Fordyce Bathhouse Products made in AR & relating to AR Trough Bar & Grill
Dapper and Debonaire Nat’l Park Visitor Center & museum Beer, wine, and spirits
Mens grooming goods US Post Office
The Buffalo Clothing Co. Quapaw Baths & Spa
Rings ‘n’ Things 801High quality men’s clothing & accessories
Fun fashion jewel
Freedom United Salon Tombstone Old Time Photos
HIghly trained staff. Progressive work. Wild West, gangster portraits taken &
The Villa Boutique processed while you wait
Apparel, bath & body, linens, jewelry, Thermal pools & baths, plus luxurious JubiTea Hot Springs Spencer’s Corner
and accessories spa services Bubble tea, milk tea, smoothies
Ozark Bathhouse DeSoto Rock & Gift Shop Brian G Wilson Photography
Cultural center, open on weekends Locally crafted jewelry & minerals Portraits & weddings
Buckstaff Baths Next Generation Tye-Dyes & Apparel
Thai-Me Spa Our only remaining traditional Cotton clothes & beddingn
Hot Springs Visitor Center Picante’s Mexican Grill
Pampering massage, skin treatments, thermal bathing facility Tourist information center Authentic Mexican dishes

nail & body services. Lamar Bathhouse

Colonial Candy Corner Argentinian Coffee & Wine Bar Bathhouse Row Emporium STEINHAUS KELLER Brick House Grill
Retro & nostalgic candy, ice cream Argentinian delicacies, ultimate Steaks, burgers, salads and much more
Kringles in the Park Buenos Aires bar experience! 400 Block Central Ave 700 Block Central Ave Steinhaus Keller
Christmas, seasonal, collectible & gifts German food & biergarten Outdoor seating
Faith & Flair Boutique Oxy-Zen Lauray’s Jewelers Maxine’s Live Mirror Mirror Salon
Women’s boutique clothing Oxygen bar to restore, relax & revive! Bridal, custom designs, & repairs Live music, food, craft beer & drinks Beauty cosmetics & personal care
The Springs Hotel & Spa Red Sunflower Boutique Hot Springs Trolley Tours
Casual hotel and spa with 139 rooms BUBBALU’S BURGERS&DOGS Women’s and girls’ clothing boutique Gary Morris Interiors
Mountain Valley Spring Company Bubbalu’s Bodacious Burgers Unique décor, lamps and gifts
Tour the Visitor Center/Museum. Full Burgers, hot dogs & ice cream A Narrow Escape
line of MV Water merchandise. Stella Mae’s…Out of the Ordinary Brain-teaser escape room. Ages 8 & up
Retro inspired clothing for rockabilly Subway
200 Block Central Ave hellcats & pinup dolls Submarine sandwich shop
Chez Julie’ Boutique
National Park Aquarium Perfect blend of home, fashion & 1000 Block Central Ave
personal accessories
Trolley tours. Special events. Will’s Cinnamon Shop
Freshwater & saltwater fish, frogs, Ginger’s Popcorn The Porterhouse Steak and Seafood Homemade, from scratch cinnamon rolls
tortoises, & lizards The best darn popcorn in the South!

Rolando’s Restaurante All Things Natural Prime-only steaks and seafood cuisine Central Theater
Latin American fare. Full bar & patio Bring home the wonder & beauty of nature Event Space
Savory Pantry Hot Springs Hat Co. Copper Penny Pub
Gourmet gift baskets & edible essentials Hats for men and women National Park Duck Tours Irish pub, food, beer, big screen TVs DOWNTOWNER
Pancake Shop Land & water tours on Lake Hamilton
Serving breakfast exclusively. Family Spa Souvenirs & Gifts Vault 723
owned & operated Unique & locally made/designed items. The Glitzy Girls by Bear Necessities Timeless Vault Dining
3AM Gallery & Gifts Upscale women’s boutique/
The Ohio Club accessories, on-site handmade jewelry Downtowner Marketplace
Since 1905, the oldest bar in Arkansas Vendors in one location with home
Great food & live music decor, boutiques and artisans

Art gallery & gift shop The Avenue Renee’s Rocket Fizz
Upscale restaurant & bar in Waters Hotel Women’s apparel, jewelry & home décor Large selection of candy & soda
Silver Coconut
Collegiate, boutique baby items, & The Waters Hotel Hot Springs Haunted Tours American Art Gallery & Gifts
high end home accents Historic, boutique hotel, 62 rooms Facts, myths & legends of Hot Springs Local, regional, national & int’l artists

Bathhouse Row Winery Gallery Central 500 Block Central Ave Jack Knife Barbershop 100 Block Exchange
AR wine selections. Tastings daily. Gifts, clothing, & Art All things barbering

Hot Springs Hemp Company Toy Chest Fat Bottomed Girl’s Cupcake Shoppe Hot Springs Bathhouse Dinner Theatre Grateful Head Pizza Oven & Beer Garden
Hemp oils and accessories Specialty toys, books, science kits, plus As seen on CUPCAKE WARS! Deadhead-Brauhaus Culture. Gin Joint
Daily dinner & live theatre

F REE PARK I NG 128 Exchange St Parking Deck PA I D PARK I NG 2 HR Meters on Central Ave

Arkansas 2020 Travel Guide Now Online
The Arkansas 2020 Travel Guide is now available at www. State Park and Natural Area. Looking for the perfect pumpkin? Check Published by Arkansas Tourism, the out articles on pumpkin patches to explore in locations from the Delta
monthly digital publication highlights events, activities and trip ideas all the way to Northwest Arkansas.
in The Natural State.
Day trippers and lake lovers can’t miss our cover story on
If you’re in the mood for fall road trips, pumpkins, and lakes and rivers in Central Arkansas – or our article on outdoor ethics!
scenic waterfront views, there are several guides to choose. Arkansas For more travel inspiration, visit
Motorcycling Guide; Arkansas State Parks Guide; Water and Woods
Magazine; Arkansas Cycling Guide; Arkansas Travel Guide + You can order print publications to help plan your next
Highway Map. vacation and sign up for monthly emails that feature deals and coupons
for attractions across The Natural State. For more information, visit
Load up the car and discover Arkansas history at Louisiana

The Springs • September 2020 • 9




$30/car or free with VIP All-Access Pass VIRTUAL TALKS

Produced in partnership with Visit Hot Springs, The Hot MEET 2020 HSDFF CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER
Springs Mall, Low Key Arts, and KUHS, the HSDFF pop- ALEX GIBNEY On Demand | Available Oct 9-17
up drive-in movies will take place at the Hot Springs
Mall and will be a fun-filled evening for our festival MEET 2020 HSDFF CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER
family to enjoy. With the help of Hot Springs’ solar DAWN PORTER On Demand | Available Oct 9-17
powered community radio station, KUHS, the sound
from the movie will be made available over the radio for MEET 2020 HSDFF IMPACT AWARD RECIPIENT
attendees to play in their vehicles. CDC guidelines for DIANE QUON On Demand | Available Oct 9-17
social distancing will be enforced.
5:30pm | Gates with Mark Monroe | Saturday | Oct 10 | 10:30AM-12:00PM
6:15pm | Live Music by Brae Leni
with Kirsten Johnson | Saturday | Oct 17| 10:30AM-12:00PM

5:30pm | Gates Sun | Oct 11 | 1pm-2:30PM CST
6:15pm | Live Music by Jamie Lou & the Hullabaloo Sat | Oct 17 | 1pm-2:30PM CST
7:00pm | Film starts Beth Pickens is a Los Angeles-based consultant for artists and
arts organizations. She is the author of Your Art Will Save Your Life
CLOSING NIGHT DRIVE-IN MOVIE (Feminist Press, 2018). Her pamphlets—Making Art During Fascism
9 TO 5: A STORY OF A MOVEMENT and On Artists and Hopelessness—were designed and distributed by
FRI | OCT 16 the Women’s Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles. Chronicle
5:30pm | Gates Books will publish her forthcoming book, Make Your Art No Matter
6:15pm | Live Music by Dazz & Bre What, in April 2021.
7:00pm | Film starts
LIVE & IN-PERSON Virtual Class 1: Mon | Oct 5 | 6:00-8:00PM

INSPIRATION HIKE Virtual Class 2. Thur | Oct 8 | 6:00-8:00PM

SAT | OCT 10 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM Virtual Class 3: Mon | Oct 12 | 6:00-8:00PM
Sponsored by The Parlour
Virtual SHOWCASE: Wed | Oct 14 | 4:00-5:30PM


SUN | OCT 11 | 11:00AM - NOON


SAT | OCT 17 | 5:00-6:30PM




Workshops Gordon Quinn:
Artistic Director and founder of Kartemquin
Documentary Writing with Mark Films, Gordon’s documentaries include
Monroe Home for Life, Taylor Chain, The Last Pullman
Car, Golub, Hoop Dreams, Vietnam, Long
LIVE & FREE | Registration Required Time Coming, Stevie and The New Americans.
Recently he directed Prisoner of Her Past, A
Sat | Oct 10 | 10:30AM-12:00PM CST Good Man and ‘63 Boycott, shortlisted for
the Oscar. He was EP on The Interrupters,
WGA winning writer and producer of two Academy Award-winning The Trials of Muhammad Ali, The Homestretch,
Documentaries for Best Documentary, The Cove and Icarus, Mark Monroe’s Life Itself, and America To Me, and Oscar
writing and producing credits span two decades and include BAFTA and nominated Edith and Eddie, Abacus, and
GRAMMY winning films as well as The Dissident that premiered at Sundance Minding The Gap. Gordon helped create the
2019. Founding member of Diamond Docs, film titles include: Leonardo Documentary Filmmakers Statement of Best
DiCaprio’s Before the Flood, Steven Spielberg’s Finding Oscar; Grammy Practices in Fair Use and speaks on Public
winner, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week; The Game Changers, The Biggest media, Fair Use, and documentary ethics.
Little Farm, Racing Extinction, Dave Grohl’s Sound City, Fed Up, Ron Howard’s
Luciano Pavarotti, Frank Marshall’s upcoming Bee Gees documentary for Shuling Yong is a Singapore-born,
HBO, How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, and Amy Poehler’s directorial Chicago-based documentary film
debut documentary in the works about Lucille Ball. maker, DP and Location Sound
Recordist with over a decade of
Documentary Cinematography with experience. She has worked on films
Kirsten Johnson like Becoming (Netflix, 2020, dir.
Nadia Hallgren), The Feeling of Being
LIVE & FREE | Registration Required Watched (Tribeca, 2018, dir. Assia
Boundaoui), And She Could Be Next
Sat | Oct 17 | 10:30AM-12:00PM CST (Tribeca, 2020, dir. Grace Lee and
Marjan Safinia) and America To Me
Kirsten Johnson’s DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD premiered at this year’s 2020 (Sundance, 2018, dir. Steve James). Her feature-length debut, Unteachable,
Sundance and won the Jury Prize for Innovation in Nonfiction Storytelling. a documentary following a young woman on a mission to bring empathy and
Her previous film, CAMERAPERSON, named New York Times ‘Top Ten Films the joy of learning back into classrooms, was the first local film to win the
of 2016’ was shortlisted for the Academy Award. Her short, THE ABOVE Audience Choice Award at the 30th Singapore International Film Festival.
was nominated for the IDA’s ‘Best Short Award’ for 2016. Her camerawork Shuling’s debut short film, Growing Roots, premiered on the Discovery Channel
appears in Academy Award winner CITIZEN FOUR, Academy nominated in 2015. Shuling is a Kartemquin Films Diverse Voices in Docs Fellow, a
THE INVISIBLE WAR, and Cannes Winner FAHRENHEIT 9/11. She’s been participant in the Doc Society Queer Impact Producers Lab, and was selected
invited to join the American Society of Cinematographers and is one of the as an honoree for DOC NYC’s “40 Under 40” List 2019.
4% of women in their membership
Nausheen Dadabhoy, is a Pakistani-American director and cinematographer
Production During a Pandemic from California. As a cinematographer, Nausheen has lensed a number of
narrative and documentary films: The Remix: Hip Hop X Fashion (2019), which
LIVE Panel premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is currently streaming on Netflix;
Tue | Oct 9 | Time TBD La Femme et Le TGV (2016), a live-action short Oscar nominee; the Emmy
Award winning Armed with Faith (2018, additional cinematographer); Girl
Join us for an in-depth discussion on production during Covid-19. Featuring Unbound: War to Be Her (2016), which premiered at TIFF and aired on POV;
four intrepid individuals who are actively in production, the conversation Conscience Point (2019), which aired on Independent Lens; and J’adore Nawal
will explore creative solutions in a constantly shifting landscape. With no a short for HBO Documentaries (2018), which premiered at Sundance. Her
aggregate for guidelines, fluctuating case numbers, and stories that urgently directorial debut The Ground Beneath Their Feet (2014) premiered at IDFA.
need to be told, this group will explore the ethical responsibility of filming in She is currently directing her second feature film, An Act of Worship, which has
these challenging times. received support from the Ford Foundation, IFP, Field of Vision, Hot Docs,
Sundance, among others.
MODERATOR: Jessie Fairbanks, Director of Programming, HSDFF
Gordon Quinn - Artistic Director, Kartemquin Films, Producer, (HSDFF Avantika Nimbalker is a production sound
Alumni) mixer and sound designer with nine years of
Shuling Yong - Director of Cinematography and Sound Recordist experience in documentary, narrative and
Avantika Nimbalker - Editor television. Her on-location mixing experience
Nausheen Dadabhoy - Director and Cinematographer includes a true-crime documentary by A+E
Originals, The Kelly Clarkson Show for NBC
Universal, live shows for Food Network
Live, podcast Chasing Cosby (Winner-Webby
Award) and narrative A Period Piece (SXSW).
Her post-production work ranges from sound
designing for documentaries Coral Woman
(Winner-Tulum, Woodpecker and IMFF); The
First Move and Fearless to ADR supervision for
narratives Ankhon Dekhi (Winner- Filmfare,
Screen) and Zubaan. Avantika received her
MFA in film sound from India’s premier film school, The Film and Television
Institute of India in 2011. She is currently mixing a web series slated for
release in December 2020.

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HSDFF will screen its three “gala” selections at a pop-up Friday, October 9 will feature the Opening Night presentation
drive-in located at Hot Springs Mall (4501 Central Ave, Hot of Wharton’s JIMMY CARTER, ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT. The
Springs, AR). Produced in partnership with Visit Hot Springs, film focuses on the surprisingly significant role that music played
The Hot Springs Mall, Low Key Arts, and KUHS, the drive-in film throughout Carter’s life and in his work, including the vital
presentations will follow a successful drive-in screening that support he and his campaign received from popular artists to give
HSDFF offered last May. him a crucial boost during the Democratic primaries. HSDFF’s
Centerpiece presentation of Gabbert’s OTTOLENGHI AND THE
“Despite all the curveballs the pandemic threw at us this CAKES OF VERSAILLES will take place on Tuesday, October 13.
year, we are proud to continue our long-standing tradition of The visually stunning masterpiece documents the collaboration
creating a festive environment to showcase incredible films,” between world renowned chef Yotan Ottolenghi (Jerusalem
says Artistic Director, Jen Gerber. “Our drive-in gala events will Plenty) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as five
provide a safe place for our community to unite around the visionary pastry makers endeavor to construct an extravagant
shared belief that film has the power to connect people and food gala. The Closing Night screening will take place on Friday,
transform our world. While the festival looks a little different October 16, with the presentation of Reichart and Bognar’s 9-TO-
this year, our legacy remains firmly intact as a cultural institution 5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT. The film looks at the group of
within this region,” says Gerber. fearless women who employed outrageous humor to attract the
press and shame their bosses into change. The movement, taking
Each screening will be accompanied by live music and the name “9 to 5”, inspired Dolly Parton’s iconic song and hit film.
concessions provided by local food trucks and vendors – with
social distancing, and all safety measures strictly enforced.

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Director: Mary Wharton | 96 min.
FRI | OCT 9 | 7:00PM

This fascinating documentary charts the mostly forgotten
story of how Carter, a lover of all types of music, forged a tight
bond with musicians Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Bob
Dylan and others. Low on campaign funds and lacking in name
recognition, Carter relied on support from these artists to give
him a crucial boost in the Democratic primaries. Once Carter
was elected, the musicians became frequent guests in the
White House. 

Centerpiece Film


Director: Laura Gabbert | 76 min
TUES | OCT 13 | 7:00PM

Laura Gabbert’svisuallystunning masterpiece documents the
collaboration between world renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi
(Jerusalem Plenty) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New
York, as five visionary chefs create edible art emblematic of the
decadence of Versailles. Exploring the intersection between
food, culture, and history, this sumptuous film is an eye-popping
explosion of 3-D printed cakes, chocolate swans, and Jell-O
sculptures. Exquisitely crafted, this drool-inducing documentary
invites you to savor the finer things in life.



Directors: Julia Reichert, Steve Bognar | 76 min
FRI | OCT 16 | 7:00PM

Academy Award-winners, Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar,
are back with another profound film on the American working
class. This time their camera tracks a group of secretaries in
the 1970s who band together to form a national movement.
Harnessing their outrageous office experiences, these women
use humor and unexpected strategies to fight for better pay,
professional opportunities, and an end to sexual harassment.
Their work energized the nation and inspired the iconic song
and award-winning film.

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Dir: Larry Foley US | 104 min
Based on newly declassified files,
US | 90 min Pollard’s resonant film explores the
Exploring the history of the 19th

century, the stories documented in U.S. government’s surveillance and

CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY & this film resonate today: gun violence, harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.
ELIOT SPITZER (2010) THE PRISON OF BELIEF (2015) racial strife, police brutality and
Dir: Alex Gibney Dir: Alex Gibney American Indian rights. This is a true PROPER PRONOUNS
Dir: Megan Daniels
US | 117 min US | 119 min tale of a charismatic federal judge
An in-depth look at the rise and US | 65 min
fall of New York Governor Eliot Profiling eight former members who sentenced scores of criminals in Four ordained ministers navigate their
Spitzer, including interviews with the of the Church of Scientology, this rural Arkansas. public roles as transgender clergy,
scandalized, former politician. reading the gospel, leading masses,
investigative documentary explores JOHN LEWIS: GOOD and advocating against transphobia in
THE ROOM (2005) the inner-workings of one of the most Dir: Dawn Porter
Dir: Alex Gibney contentious institutions in modern RAP SQUAD
World Premiere
US | 110 min history. US | 96 min Dir: Nathan Willis
Profiling the sordid Enron corporation,
this film offers an insider look at their NO STONE UNTURNED (2017) Congressman John Lewis was a US | 60 min
dramatic demise and serves as a Arkansas students at Helena-West
chilling reminder of who really suffers Dir: Alex Gibney national treasure. This lovingly Helena’s Central High School turn to
hip-hop and spoken word as an outlet
US | 111 min constructed and nuanced portrait,
probes Lewis’s humanity, his
An in-depth investigation into an unwavering faith in America, and his

unsolved 1994 massacre, where
six Irishmen were murdered while infectious humor.

when corrupt companies fail. watching the World Cup at the local MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY for their civic frustration and a means
pub in Loughinisland, Northern World Premiere to heal their community.
FINDING FELA (2014) Ireland. Dir: Lisa Molomot, Jeff Bemiss
Dir: Alex Gibney US KIDS
US | 119 min TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE US | 81 min Dir: Kim A. Snyder
A high octane, sonically explosive (2007) This documentary profiles two
profile of Nigerian singer Fela Kuti, the Dir: Alex Gibney families as they try to find their loved US | 95 min
iconic performer and historic figure ones in Brooks County, Texas, a place Two years after a tragic mass shooting,
who created a musical movement that US | 96 min Award- infamous for missing migrants. the kids of Marjory Stoneman Douglas
still resonates today. Alex Gibney’s Academy High School reflect on their national
campaigning for gun control.
winning expose details the USA’s

torture and interrogation practices US DOCUMENTARIES
during the War in Afghanistan.

Dir: Alex Gibney Dir: Mu Sun

BOYS STATE US | 117 min US | 97 min
Dir: Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss this documentary follows the An examination of the research One teacher is on a mission to change
the way schools teach and how kids
US | 109 min legendary sound of the Cate Brothers. by forensic psychiatrist Dorothy eat by growing a vegetable garden in
A thousand 17-year-old boys class.
from Texas join together to build a DEVIL PUT THE COAL IN THE Otnow Lewis who investigated the
representative government from the GROUND psychology of murderers. JACINTA
ground up. Dir: Jessica Earnshaw
Dir: Lucas Sabean, Peter CURED
CATE BROTHERS: ARKANSAS Hutchison Dir: Patrick Sammon, Bennett US | 105 min
Dir: Benjamin Meade US | 82 min A profound and deeply moving family
portrait that explores the cyclical
US | 70 min Agripping documentary detailing West US | 82 min nature of addiction and generational
Virginia’s complicated relationship The riveting documentary details the trauma.
Raised in the heart and soul of the with coal and a community’s enduring scientists who recommended and
music scene in Northwest Arkansas, pride in an industry with an uncertain encouraged gay conversion therapy LANDFALL
future. Dir: Cecilia Aldarondo
and the activists taking them down.
US | 93 min
Dir: Alice Gu An urgent and complex portrait
of Puerto Rico today; an island
US | 94 min recovering from Hurricane Maria and
an economic crisis while being fed
The self-proclaimed Donut King is the superficial messages of togetherness.

stunning tale of Cambodian refugee, MEDICINE MAN: THE STAN BROCK
Ted Ngoy, who reshaped the donut Dir: Paul Michael Angell

industry into the pink boxed, glazed UK | 96 min
Amazonian cowboyStan Brock forgoes
phenomenon of ‘mom & pop’ shops wrestling snakes and wrangling wild
cats to tackle America’s healthcare
that took over the west coast in the crisis, founding a charity that provides
free healthcare to the marginalized.
80s and 90s.

Dir: Ursula Liang

US | 87 min
A conversation across racial lines
fray after a Chinese-American police
officer kills an unarmed Black man in a
stairwell in Brooklyn, New York.

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Dir: David Byars Dir: Daniel Lombroso

US | 95 min US | 94 min
A riveting exposé looking at America’s A bold and frightening exposé
breathtaking public lands and the of the alt-right movement that
covert efforts of extractive industries intimately profiles three of its
to pillage these resources for profit infamous personalities – Richard B.
and economic gain. Spencer, Mike Cernovich, and Lauren
Dir: Yoruba Richen Dir: Deirdre Fishel

US | 77 min US | 82 min
In 1968, Harry Belafonte guest Minneapolis Police Department’s
hosted The Tonight Show. Featuring first female chief attempts to reform
interviews with Dr. Martin Luther an institution plagued by allegations
King Jr., Dionne Warwick, and Robert of bias and excessive force, while
F. Kennedy, this rich portrait of the addressing gender discrimination.
legendary performer will make you
laugh and cry. YOU CAN NOT KILL DAVID

Dir: Loira Limbal
Dir: David Darg, Price James
US | 72 min
A 24-hour daycare center nestled US | 91 min
in New Rochelle, NY serves as a Did you know actor David Arquette
vital lifeline for working class, single is entertainment wrestling’s most
mothers struggling to stay afloat. hated competitor? What began as
a promotional stunt for a film in
TRANSHOOD the 1990s, outraged a generation
Dir: Sharon Liese of wrestling fans and permanently
altered the trajectory of Arquette’s
US | 96 min life. Twenty years later, he is back
The lives of four transgendered kids — in the ring seeking redemption but
ages 4, 7, 12, and 15—share personal his desire to earn respect leads to
realities of how gender expression is increasingly extreme and violent
reshaping their American families. situations. Featuring the Arquette
siblings, Luke Perry, and ex-wife
UPROOTED - THE JOURNEY OF Courtney Cox, this is the ultimate
JAZZ DANCE comeback story. A raw and intimate
Dir: Khadifa Wong portrait of a man obsessed with
USA/UK/Canada/France | 94 min
A feature length documentary on the
lineage and future progressions of
jazz dance.


CODED BIAS With their dreams set on signing OVERLAND THE VIEWING BOOTH
Dir: Shalini Kantayya with the major leagues, three Cuban Dir: Revere La Noue, Elisabeth Dir: Ra’anan Alexandrowicz
baseball players leave their families Haviland James
China/South/Africa/UK | 90 min and risk everything to train in Central US/UK/Italy/UAE/Azerbaijan/ Israel/US | 72 min
When an MIT Researcher realizes America. Maia Levy, a young Jewish-American
facial recognition software has not Mongolia/South Africa | 104 min woman, takes a seat in a small viewing
been programmed to identify black MAMAKROM This stunningly beautiful film bridges booth to participate in an exercise
faces and is actively being used by law Dir: Joseph Pelegreen modern day practices with traditional designed to explore the psychology
enforcement around the world, a race falconry, following three colorful of the viewer in the digital era.
begins to secure judicial oversight for US, Ghana, West Africa | 83 min individuals and the birds they work
AI technologies. In the developing country of with to hunt, race, and connect with THE WALRUS AND THE
Ghana, a school revolutionizes the nature. WHISTLEBLOWER
THE LAST ICE educational system with a charitable Dir: Nathalie Bibeau
Dir: Scott Ressler partner focused on sustainability and THE REASON I JUMP
empowerment. Dir: Jerry Rothwell Canada | 89 min
US | 83 min One man takes on his former
Rising temperatures melt the Arctic ONCE UPON A TIME IN UK | 82 min employer, a famous marine park, in
ice linking Greenland and Canada, VENEZUELA Cross cutting between the hopes of saving his beloved walrus,
impacting indigenous communities Dir: Anabel Rodríguez Ríos experiences of five non-speaking Smooshi.
and inspiring environmental autistic individuals from around
exploitation by predatory industrial US | 120 min the globe, this beautifully realized
interests. The villagers of Congo Mirador, a lake sensorial experience offers a portal
community in Venezuela, struggle to into a new world.
THE LAST OUT stay afloat amidst rampant political
Dir: Sami Khan, Michael Gassert corruption and staggering pollution
sinking their homes.
US | 84 min

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AFTERLIFE South Africa | 13 min

SHORT FILMS Dir: Ryan Rundle Deep in the township of Khayelitsha,

US | 12 min South Africa, one man teaches local

Swimmer Mihail Alexandrov kids to tap into their superpowers

PROGRAM #1: UK | 15 min reconciles trepidations over his through a euphoric African electronic
Undocumented Senegalese migrants
SOUTHERN LENS share their stories of struggle pending retirement while training for dance style known as Gqom.
and longing while illegally selling
ALL THE POSSIBILITIES... miniature souvenirs beneath Paris’ his final shot at making the 2020 US
Dir: Marsha Gordon, Louis Cherry shimmering Eiffel Tower.
US | 16 min Olympic Team. NANCY’S WORKSHOP
Unsung artist Vernon Pratt FROM KURILS WITH LOVE
interconnected art and Dir: Taylor Rees Dir: Aïcha Diop
mathematics. After 35 years in a US, Russia | 24 min
crate, his most ambitious project of One researcher’s odd adventure ARKANSAS HIGH COUNTRY Canada | 20 min
256 panels has its first exhibition. traveling to and studying the
changing environment of the active - A CYCLIST’S JOURNEY TO On Sundays, a hairstylist opens her
HISTORY IN PIECES volcanic chain in the Kuril Islands.
World Premiere PERSONAL GROWTH salon to teach young Black girls
Dir: Bronson Crabtree MIZUKO
US | 5 min Dir: Kira Dane, Katelyn Rebelo Dir: Jonathan Childs how to style their hair as a form of
Born and raised in Arkansas, Kent US, Japan | 15 min
Westbrook dedicates his time to With lush animation, a woman US | Running Time: 17 min empowerment and self-love.
collecting arrowheads, axes, stones, contemplates her terminated
and broken pots exclusively made pregnancy and the decisions that Cyclists Ernie and Scotti Lechuga
in the state. shape us. An intimate, poetic
visualization of a private meditation tackle the Arkansas High Country, PATTY, ARE YOU BRINGING
OF CONCRETE AND SKIN: on life and faith.
THE STORY OF THE ELAINE a 1,000-mile bicycle route covering WEED IN FROM JAMAICA?
Dir: Nolan Dean North American Premiere steep climbs, rough terrain, and Dir: Matthew Salton
US | 12 min Dir: Martin Walther
Details the construction of Norway | 20 min inclement weather across open US | 9 min
the Elaine Massacre Memorial A coming of age story about a group
commemorating African-American of young boys who cause all sorts of Arkansas. Set in the late 60’s, the outrageous,
men, women, and children slain by trouble when they steal beer from a
white mobs and government troops local train depot. psychedelic adventure of a bright-
in 1919 Phillips County, AR.
USA V SCOTT CONNECTION eyed girl in her 20s smuggling 900lbs
THE PAINT WIZZARD Dir: Ora Dekornfeld, Isabel Castro
Dir: Jessie Auritt, Jessica Wolfson US | 16 min Dir: Tracy Nguyen-Chung, Ciara of Jamaican weed into the US.
US | 17 min Geographer Scott Warren awaits a
In Austin, Texas lives the delightful felony trial and potential 20-year Lacy
Millie, a housepainter working out prison sentence for providing food
of her sunshine yellow motorhome and water to migrants attempting US | 8 min THE SHAWL
who, at 58, decided to fully step to cross the US-Mexican border.
into her transgender identity. A young angler and conservationist Director: Sara Kiener
VOTE NEIL trains for her upcoming fishing US | 7 min
Dir: Honora Talbott SPORTS!
US | 19 min competition in hopes of using sport A fabulously eccentric gay male
Neil Rafferty, a former marine and A PRAYER FOR JOSHUA
newly politicized activist, battles JACKSON to deliver her message. couple reminisce on their early
to become the first openly gay Dir: Ryan Heffernan, Grayson
man elected to the Alabama State Schaffer, Kahlil Hudson days together and highlight one
Legislature. US | 22 min
A tragic speedway accident cuts THE 24 particularly magical evening
PROGRAM #2: Joshua Jackson’s promising racing
career short. Severely injured, Dir: Clay Pruitt watching Stevie Nicks perform at
HSDFF SCREENING doctors advise he will never race
COMMITTEE SELECTS again, but childhood dreams don’t US | 29 min Jones Beach.
die easily.
DAFA METTI Climbing aficionados from all over
Dir: Tal Amiran
the globe ascend onto Horseshoe ZERO ZERO

Canyon Ranch in Jasper, Arkansas Dir: Eva Grace Bor

for the world’s only 24-hour climbing UK/Zimbabwe | 14 min

competition—widely known as Hell. This intimate portrait details

PROGRAM #4: the legacy of racial identities in
Zimbabwe after a family is assigned a

LARGER THAN LIFE new race during British occupation.

North American Premiere

Dir: Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis

France | 15 min BROKEN ORCHESTRA

Faint memories, dotted lines, and Dir: Charlie Tyrell

distilled images reimagine one US/Canada | 12 min

woman’s experience during a With hundreds of broken musical

terrorist bombing. instruments in dire need of repair

within the Philadelphia public school

MY FATHER THE MOVER system, a community coalition steps

Dir: Julia Jansch in to take action.

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North American Premiere Dir: Stephanie Owens
Australia, US | 14 min AUDIENCES ONLY US | 12 min OTHER FESTS
Every year, over 50 people gather at 11-year-old Aedan prepares for his
the remote home of Will Steger to BURNT TOAST first competitive dance solo, while ALL CATS ARE GREY IN THE DARK
participate in the age-old tradition Dir: Timothy Racca Morrish reflecting on the social stigma he Dir: Lasse Linder
of seasonal ice cutting. US | 17 min faces as a black, male dancer. Oostenrijk | 19 min
Anyone’s image can appear on toast Interested in growing his cat family,
MEMOIRS OF VEGETATION thanks to Galen P. Divelly III, creator GUN KILLERS Christian breeds his beloved cat
Dir: Jessica Oreck of the novelty “Selfie Toaster,” that Dir: Jason Young Marmalade in this eclectic story of
US | 2 min burns custom-designed images onto Canada | 11 min fatherhood.
Do you know where castor oil comes toast. A hypnotic portrait of a Canadian
from? This stunning stop-motion couple who melt down illegal firearms THE CHURCH FORESTS OF
story of the castor bean is a bite size COBY AND STEPHEN ARE IN confiscated by the police as part of a ETHIOPIA
kernel of botanical history. LOVE communal effort towards greater gun Dir: Jeremy Seifert
Dir: Luka Yuanyuan Yang, Carlo control. US | 9 min
ONCE THE DUST HAS SETTLED Nasisse A stunning portrait of Ethiopia’s
US Premiere US, China | 30 min KACHALKA sacred Church Forests—protected
Dir: Hervé Demers A contemplative and warm love Dir: Gar O’Rourke enclaves of old-growth biodiversity
Canada | 15 min story between a legendary San Ireland, Ukraine | 9 min that have been saved from the nation’s
Asbestos was once home to the Francisco nightclub dancer and her A panoramic portrait of a Soviet-era relentless push toward farming and
largest mine of its kind; today it is artistic partner, 20 years her junior. scrap metal gym in rural Kiev offers agricultural development.
a collapsing pit, surrounded by a a look at one of the world’s most
ghost town that was once a thriving EDDY’S WORLD unusual hardcore gyms. FLESH
hub of industry. Dir: Lyn Goldfarb Dir: Camila Kater
US | 19 min KAPAEMAHU Brazil, Spain | 12 min
TĀ MOKO - BEHIND THE 98-year-old toy inventor Eddy Dir: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Five women share their life
TATTOOED FACE Goldfarb reflects on his love Hamer, Joe Wilson experiences in relationship to their
Dir: Mick Andrews, David of making games and toys for US | 8 min bodies, from childhood to old age,
Atkinson generations. This vivid short film tells the story in this daring and evocative mixed-
New Zealand | 12 min behind four sacred stones on Waikiki media animated short.
Two Maori descendants attempt THE STARR SISTERS Beach moved and mishandled by
to unite their community through Dir: Beth Einhorn, Bridey Elliott foreigners in a modernized city. HUNTSVILLE STATION
rediscovering tā moko, an ancient US | 15 min Directors: Jamie Meltzer, Chris
practice of face tattooing nearly Adult sisters Patte & Randa Starr heal NUXALK RADIO Filippone
erased at the hands of colonization. the pains of their traumatic childhood US Premiere US | 14 min
by crafting a life focused solely on Dir: Banchi Hanuse A raw and intimate portrayal of the
TO CALM THE PIG INSIDE (ANG being happy and expressing joy. Canada | 3 min first moments of freedom for the
PAGPAKALMA SA UNOS) In Bella Coola, one radio station formerly incarcerated.
Dir: Joanna Vasquez Arong PROGRAM #7: operates as a community center and
Philippines | 19 min school in hopes of educating and IN THE WAKE
A meditative look at the emotional PAIRED WITH sustaining the Nuxalkmc language Dir: Natasha Nair
and physical wreckage left behind FEATURES and culture. US | 12 min
a typhoon that devastated a small A portrait of the intricate craft of
coastal town in the Philippines. BEYOND NOH ON FALLING handweaving and the women keeping
Dir: Patrick Smith Dir: Josephine Anderson the skill alive in India.
WELCOME TO A BRIGHT WHITE US, Japan | 4 min Canada | 14 min
LIMBO A rhythmic reel of 3,475 masks from Featuring a cast of all female athletes TEARS TEACHER
Dir: Cara Holmes cultures across the world. who discuss the physical and Dir: Noemie Nakai
Ireland | 11 min emotional challenges of their sport, Japan | 11 min
A soaring look at the creative process BUG FARM extreme off-road cycling. A teacher travels across Japan to
and exquisite artistry of Belfast- Dir: Lydia Cornett encourage adults to cry more as a
based dancer and choreographer US | 14 min TALL TALES WITH TRUE QUEENS form of therapy and self-realization.
Oona Doherty as she explores her In Central Florida, four women from Dir: Kristina Budelis, Leandro
award-winning show “Hope Hunt.” different walks of life come together Badalotti UMBILICAL
to work on an insect farm fostering US | 10 min Dir: Danski Tang
thousands of crickets, superworms, Grab a front-row seat at the Drag US/China | 7 min
and roaches. Queen Story Hour where Storytime is A mother and daughter share past
reimagined with drag performers. traumas while colorful shapes
provide images of their feelings and
TIGER AND OX sensations.
Dir: Seunghee Kim
South Korea | 8 min THE UNDOCUMENTED
Captures a candid discussion LAWYER
between a single mother and her Dir: Chris Temple, Zach Ingrasci
daughter concerning Korean stigmas US | 19 min
of “fatherless” families, leading both Lizbeth Mateo is a Los Angeles-
to understand each other better. based attorney who specializes in
immigration and deportation cases,
VIEWFINDER all while living and practicing law as
Dir: Melody Gilbert an undocumented citizen herself.
US | 5 min
For the past 23 years, Michael has
taken a daily photograph. As he faces
potential memory loss, he ponders
what will become of these treasured

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HSDFF 2020



HSDFF Speakeasy Series Fri | Oct 9 | 4:00-5:00PM
Free for VIP Passholders
The city of Hot Springs boasts of a colorful past $15/Ticket
that mixes healing waters, spas and a National
Park with some of the most notorious gangsters David Arquette has years of professional acting, directing and producing
of that time. Playing off this prohibition history, experience and has appeared in a multitude of films including the Scream
HSDFF is launching a new virtual SPEAKEASY franchise, Hamlet 2, The Grey Zone, Stealing Sinatra, Never Been Kissed, Eight
series, hosted by David Hill, a Hot Springs native Legged Freaks, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dream With the Fishes, etc. Arquette
and renowned author of the book The Vapors: was featured as an arc opposite Jerry O’Connell in the series Carter, as
A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the well as a role on Creep Show for AMC and in David Ayer’s Deputy opposite
Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America’s Forgotten Stephen Dorf for Fox. Arquette was featured in the Sundance film Mope this
Capital of Vice. year opposite Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and Kelly Sry. He also just wrapped a
Pour your favorite drink and join this series of LIVE feature with Lucas Jade Zumann, as well wrapping back to back lead roles in
moderated virtual talks which will feature special a new Duplass Brothers Produced feature titled Miseducation of Bindu and
guests of the festival, including filmmakers, film Mobtown opposite Jennifer Esposito and PJ Byrne. He was last seen in the
subjects, and honorees. thriller Spree opposite Joe Keery from Stranger Things, which premiered at
Sundance in 2020.

Arquette recently co-founded XTR, a new production studio, which
premiered a number of films at Sundance in 2020 and also produced the
highly anticipated feature documentary on himself called You Cannot Kill
David Arquette set to hit theatres summer 2020.

It was also recently announced that he will be returning to the Scream
franchise as Dewey Riley in the upcoming relaunch. Next up, Arquette
can be seen in Mope directed by Lucas Heyne as well as Spree directed by
Eugene Kotlyarenko.

Christina McLarty Arquette is an Emmy award-winning journalist, with
a decade long career in news. For many years she hosted and reported
for Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, before leaving to have her two
baby boys. Recently she produced You Cannot Kill David Arquette , an official
SXSW selection. The documentary, which is about her husband David
Arquette’s return to professional wrestling, won SXSW’s Adobe Editing
Award. Neon’s Super LTD acquired the film. Arquette also produced her
first feature film 12 Hour Shift, which was set to world premiere at Tribeca
2020, and acquired by Magnolia’s Magnet Releasing, with plans for a fall
release. She just wrapped production on Ghosts of the Ozarks, also shot
in Arkansas, starring Tim Blake Nelson and David Arquette. She is also a
lead investor in XTR, and helped launch the premium nonfiction film and
television studio, founded by Oscar Nominated Bryn Mooser. This year XTR
co-financed five documentaries that premiered at Sundance 2020. In 2018,
Arquette produced the critically acclaimed documentary Survivors Guide to
Prison, currently on Netflix, directed by Oscar Nominated Matthew Cooke
and Executive Produced by Susan Sarandon. She attended NYU Journalism
School where she graduated with the highest honors. Currently she is
getting her Masters in Clinical Counseling at Northwestern, with a focus on
providing clinical counseling services to the prison population.

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Sun | Oct 11 | 4:00-5:00PM
Free for VIP Passholders


Arkansas-based Earl and Ernie Cate were prolific songwriters and singers AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR, SAM
who blended the blues with elements of rock & roll, country and rockabilly. POLLARD WITH THE FILM MLK/FBI
Pianist/vocalist Ernie and guitarist/vocalist Earl signed to Asylum Records in
1975; their self-titled debut, issued shortly after, included appearances by Sat | Oct 17 | 4:00-5:00PM
Donald “Duck” Dunn, Steve Cropper, former Band drummer Levon Helm, Free for VIP Passholders
and former Eagle and Poco member Timothy B. Schmidt. They followed up $15/Ticket
their debut in 1976 with “In One Eye and Out the Other,” trailed in 1977 by
“The Cate Brothers Band.” Spurred by the success of the single “Union Man,” ABOUT THE FILM:
1979’s “Fire on the Tracks” reached number 24 on the album rock charts in
1976. Despite a dearth of recordings through the 1980s, the band remained a
popular touring act in Tennessee, Arkansas and other strongholds of country
rock and blues around the South. In the early ‘80s, Earl and Ernie joined Helm
and others to form a reconstructed version of the Band, which by that point
had lost guitarist Robbie Robertson; aside from touring with Helm, they also
collaborated with blues singer Maria Muldaur. The Cate Brothers continued
recording into the 1990s; in 1995, they issued “Radioland,” a unique hybrid
of pop-oriented blues-rock, Stax-era soul-blues and country-rock on which
they were joined by former John Mayall blues guitar phenom Coco Montoya.
A new album, “Play by the Rules,” was released in 2004.

BENJAMIN MEADE, DIRECTOR OF CATE BROTHERS: MLK/FBI is the first film to uncover the extent of the FBI’s surveillance
ARKANSAS ROCK & SOUL ROYALTY and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly discovered
and declassified files, utilizing a trove of documents obtained through the
Benjamin Meade attended the Music Freedom of Information Act and unsealed by the National Archives, as well
Conservatory in Kansas City studying six as revelatory restored footage, the documentary explores the government’s
years with the piano, guitar, and several history of targeting Black activists, and the contested meaning behind some
woodwind instruments. After graduating of our most cherished ideals. Featuring interviews with key cultural figures
in 1977, he met and worked with Stan including former FBI Director James Comey and directed by Emmy® Award-
Brakhage in Boulder, Colorado for several winner and Oscar®-nominee Sam Pollard, MLK/FBI tells this astonishing and
months learning experimental film tragic story with searing relevance to our current moment.
technique and aesthetic. Stan Brakhage
worked with him in the development of DIRECTOR: SAM POLLARD
many short experimental films. While
teaching in Hungary, he met filmmaker Sam Pollard is an Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated director
Andras Suranyi and made the controversial and producer. His films for HBO, PBS, and the Discovery Channel include
but touching film Vakvagany (2002) in the documentaries Four Little Girls, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four
2001 (acquired by the Sundance Channel). He completed Das Bus in 2003 Acts, Slavery by Another Name, Sammy Davis, Jr.: I Gotta Be Me, ACORN and the
(acquired by the Sundance Channel), and in 2004 co-produced Confederate Firestorm, Why We Hate, and Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children.
States of America, directed by Kevin Willmott which played at The Sundance Pollard also directed two episodes of the groundbreaking series Eyes on the
Film Festival and was released by IFC Films. He is the owner of Cosmic Cowboy Prize II.
Studio and Records LLC in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a record label dedicated to
showcasing marginalized musicians and new talent as well as re-issuing out of Since 1994 Pollard has served on the faculty of New York University’s
print material in demand. Tisch School of the Arts. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences and lives in New York City.

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Meet the 2020

Join this virtual fireside chat with our
2020 awardees and special guests!

The HSDFF Career Achievement Award celebrates
filmmakers who have had a long career telling
unforgettable stories, uncovering injustices and shining
a light on important people and events of our time.
On demand | Available Oct 9-17

Meet 2020 HSDFF Career Achievement
Award Winner | Alex Gibney
Alex Gibney is an Academy Award-
winning filmmaker whose body of
work spans four decades. He is the
founder of Jigsaw Productions, an
award winning production company
with a prolific slate of projects. Gibney
is an unstoppable force whose films
have helped push documentaries into
the cultural zeitgeist. HSDFF is excited
to present his newest film, Crazy, Not
Insane, as part of our 2020 feature
line-up. On demand | Available Oct 9-17

Meet 2020 HSDFF Career Achievement
Award Winner | Dawn Porter
Dawn Porter is an award-winning
documentarian renowned for her
powerful social justice films. She is
a tireless advocate for collaboration
in documentary production and is
known for her willingness to mentor
filmmakers, while helming several
projects herself. Porter was also formerly an educator at UC
Berkeley and an attorney. She is currently directing and executive
producing an Apple TV multi-part documentary series with Oprah
Winfrey and Prince Harry, which focuses on both mental illness
and mental well-being. On demand | Available Oct 9-17

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The HSDFF Impact Award acknowledges people who have (CAAM) and Southern Documentary Fund for her latest documentary,
made a positive, valuable impact in the documentary world Within, Within, which is currently in development. She is a 2017-
through their extensive contributions, artistic innovation, or 2018 Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellow and one of Junebug
fearless dedication. On demand | Available Oct 9-17 Production’s 2020 John O’Neal Cultural Arts Fellow. She received her
BFA in Theatre Arts from NYU’s Tisch School. Her work can be found
Meet 2020 Impact Award at
Recipient, Diane Quon
Following her prolific career at Brighid Wheeler has been (willingly) held captive in the film festival
NBC and Paramount Pictures, world for most of her adult life. Having run the gamut from volunteer
Diane Quon is blazing a new trail to THE ‘Queen B’ (nickname earned as Festival Coordinator), she
for documentary producers. With currently serves as the Senior Programmer and Director of Operations
a focus on emerging filmmakers, for the Indie Memphis Film Festival. Outside of the festival, you’ll most
Quon brings her extensive skills likely find her mentoring, guiding and encouraging the filmmakers in
to nascent projects, ensuring Memphis. She often attributes this as her main source of inspiration
unknown stories shine. Her contributions are vital to resource and what continues to drive her work at Indie Memphis. Wheeler
sharing in the documentary community. has served on countless juries and panels at festivals across the
On demand | Available Oct 9-17 country, and considers each experience an honor as it allows her the
opportunity to support our current and next generation of storytellers.

Meet 2020 Impact Award Jason Fitzroy Jeffers is a Miami-based filmmaker and journalist
Recipient, Iyabo Boyd from Barbados whose work primarily focuses on giving voice to the
Iyabo Boyd is an industry maven often-marginalized stories of the tropics. As a journalist, his work has
whose organization, Brown appeared on The Intercept and in The Miami Herald. As a filmmaker, he
Girls Doc Mafia, supports has produced award-winning shorts such as Papa Machete, Swimming
4,000 women and non-binary in Your Skin Again and T, which recently won the Golden Bear at
people of color in every phase Berlinale, and have screened at Sundance, BlackStar, TIFF, Sheffield
of filmmaking. A successful and more. He is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the creative
filmmaker herself, Boyd continuously gives back to the collective Third Horizon, which stages the annual Third Horizon Film
filmmaking community, providing connections and platforms Festival, a showcase of cinema from the Caribbean, its diasporas, and
to BGDM members and colleagues. other underrepresented spaces in the Global South.
On demand | Available Oct 9-17
Chloe Cook, Executive Director, Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema,
HSDFF Talk: Sidewalk Film Festival. Cook is a native of Talladega, Alabama, and
received her BA in Communication from Auburn University. She
Southern Film Festivals and Communities has served in the role of Executive Director at Sidewalk since 2009.
Under her leadership ticket sales for the annual Sidewalk Film Festival
Featuring festivals and film organizations from the South, this have quadrupled and the Fest has been recognized multiple times by
panel will explore how regional festivals engage and support international film industry press, most recently being named one of
the needs of their local film community and, more broadly, the “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” (MovieMaker magazine
what resources each organization is offering to Southern 2017) and twice named one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in
filmmakers in these turbulent times. Together, participants will the World” (MovieMaker magazine, 2015, 2014). In 2018/2019, Chloe
take a deeper look at the opportunities virtual presentation led a $4.9 million dollar capital campaign to fund the Sidewalk Film
offers local filmmakers, as well as collaboration strategies Center + Cinema, an 11,000+ square foot, two screen movie theatre
to enhance the Southern film community. Featuring Jason and film education center that is located in the lower level of the Pizitz
Fitzroy Jeffers, Executive Director of Third Horizon Film Building, in the heart of Birmingham’s Historic Theatre District. The
Festival; Brighid Wheeler, Director of Operations and Senior state of the art facility opened to rave reviews October 1, 2019, and
Programmer at Indie Memphis; Kiyoko McCrae, Filmmaker after only 5 months of operation was forced to temporarily close its
Programs Manager at New Orleans Film Society; and Chloe doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic; the Sidewalk Cinema reopened
Cook, Executive Director of the Sidewalk Film Festival. after a 6 month closure, offering only 12 tickets per screening (in 100
On demand | Available Oct 9-17 seat houses) and lots of health and safety protocols in place. She
lives in the Glen Iris neighborhood of Birmingham with her 12 year
old daughter, Clea, her husband Josh, and a very loud beagle mix, Sox.


Kiyoko McCrae is the Filmmaker Programs Manager at the New
Orleans Film Society where she manages the Emerging Voices
Mentorship Program and the Southern Producers Lab. McCrae
brings decades of work as an independent film and theater director
and producer to her work in fostering professional development
initiatives and mentorship opportunities with industry advisors.
She is also a documentary programmer for the New Orleans Film
Festival. Her films include Artist in Exile, Come Home and Black
Back and numerous award-winning theater productions. McCrae
has received support from the Center for Asian American Media

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Virtual Storytelling

$50/ for entire workshop - Space is Limited


Since prehistoric times we have shared stories to connect
- storytelling is in our DNA. As a filmmaker, Lena Rudnick
discovered personal storytelling as an incredible tool in her own
filmmaking process and she’s excited to unleash your inner-
storyteller! Learn how to craft your experiences into ready to
perform 5 minute personal stories that are heart-breaking,
hilarious, thought-provoking and keep people on the edge of
their seat in this 2-week workshop culminating in a virtual show
at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival’s The Kernel.


You have stories you’re dying to tell!
You are a filmmaker who wants to expand your process!
You are an introvert who wants to learn from another introvert
how to unleash your secret performer! You’re a storyteller that
wants to improve your skills and perform at HSDFF!

Virtual Class 1: Mon | Oct 5 | 6:00-8:00PM
Virtual Class 2. Thur | Oct 8 | 6:00-8:00PM
Virtual Class 3: Mon | Oct 12 | 6:00-8:00PM
Virtual SHOWCASE: Wed | Oct 14 | 4:00-5:30PM


Lena Rudnick is a writer/
in the extraordinarily
bright city of Los Angeles.
Her passion is telling
hysterically dysfunctional
relationship stories and
investigating her struggles
with self, society and the
cosmos. She developed
her love of cinema as
a festival programmer
for the Northwest Film
Center before going on to
study filmmaking at FAMU and Columbia University’s M.F.A.
film program. Her gift is remaining humble despite numerous
screenwriting accolades from Oaxaca FF, Vancouver Women’s
FF and LA Femme. Lena’s narrative work has shown at Lincoln
Center, Miami IFF, NY International Latino FF, and St. Tropez IFF
and even on the internet! She’s also had the pleasure of creating
work for notable organizations like Lonely Planet, National
Sawdust, UNWomen & Bono’s ONE Campaign. Lena’s currently
developing various television projects and her first narrative
feature, Daddy’s Girl.

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Mental Health and Creative
Healing in the Midst of Crises

No one needs to be reminded that 2020 has been quite a year! Join these interactive workshops and
socially distant activities to learn tips for staying centered, inspired and productive, during a time of world-
wide unrest. If nothing else, 2020 has encouraged us to provide an outlet for those who have felt isolated
during the pandemic or in need of healing for the creative spirit. The Survival Guide Series will focus on
self-care and will provide a mix of virtual workshops and in-person activities designed to provide coping
strategies for whatever 2020 has in store for us!

“Treat Yo’ Self” HSDFF 2020 Self Care Events! (ALL FREE)

Inspiration Hike* Slow Roll Bike Ride (Free) ABOUT BETH PICKENS

*Sponsored by The Parlour *Sponsored by Hot Springs Bicycle Touring Beth Pickens is a Los Angeles-based consultant for
Sat | Oct 10 | 10:30-11:30AM Company & Emergent Arts artists and arts organizations. She is the author of
Sat | Oct 17 | 5:00-6:30PM Your Art Will Save Your Life (Feminist Press, 2018).
Tired of being cooped up inside staring at screens? Her pamphlets—Making Art During Fascism and
We invite you to join the HSDFF team as we stroll While we can’t host parties this year, we can still On Artists and Hopelessness—were designed and
up to tower mountain, take breaks for guided have fun! And this slow roll will certainly be that! distributed by the Women’s Center for Creative
inspirational readings, meditate at the top of the Help us celebrate the final day of the most unique Work in Los Angeles. Chronicle Books will publish
mountain to calm the stress of our daily lives HSDFF to date with this joyful slow roll through her forthcoming book, Make Your Art No Matter
and end the journey with a toast to the start of historic Hot Springs. Bring your bike (or rent one What, in April 2021.
the 29th Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film at Hot Springs Bicycle Touring Company) and let’s
Festival right! This is a great way to safely mingle “roll” through the red carpet and take a festival Pickens earned her Master’s degree in Counseling
with other film-lovers of Hot Springs and prepare portrait like none other! Costumes and decorated Psychology from the University of Missouri.
your heart and mind for 9-days of film-watching! bikes are encouraged! Open to all ages! Since 2010, she’s provided career consultation,
*Event will start and end at the steps of the *Event will start and end at Hot Springs Bicycle grant writing, fundraising, and financial, project,
Arlington Hotel (239 Central Ave, Hot Springs Touring Company (436 Broadway St, Hot Springs, and strategic planning services for artists and
National Park, AR 71901) AR 71901) arts organizations throughout the U.S. She
team-teaches an entrepreneurship course at the
Yoga at the Arlington Lawn (Free) Art + Apocalypse: California Institute of the Arts School of Theater
and teaches workshops at universities, companies,
*Sponsored by The Yoga Place Navigating Your Practice in Perilous Times and art spaces throughout the U.S.
Sun | Oct 10 | 11:00AM-12:00 Sun | Oct 11 | 1:00-2:30PM CST
Sat | Oct 17 | 1:00-2:30PM CST Previously, she was based in San Francisco where
Grab your mat (or towel) and meet us at the she served as Senior Program Manager at Yerba
Arlington Lawn for a free Yoga class taught by In this two-part workshop, Los Angeles arts Buena Center for the Arts and Managing Director
Karen Reeves of The Yoga Place. Karen began consultant Beth Pickens (Author of Your Art of two queer, multidisciplinary arts non-profit
practicing yoga soon after her doctor gave the Will Save Your Life) will lead you through a series organizations. She specializes in supporting queer
diagnosis of extreme osteoarthritis in both knees of exercises to consider how 2020 intersects and trans artists, women, and artists of color. She
in 2004, and said “no more impact exercise. She with your life and your art practice. Set some lives with her wife in LA.
knew the physical and emotional benefits of being realistic goals and find the willingness to work
physically active and felt lost when she could no toward them, while accepting and living within
longer do the things that made her feel better. Soon the constraints of hard times. Through a holistic
after, she took her first yoga class and developed approach that encounters all parts of your life,
a passion for it. Through regular practice, she we’ll find a concrete path forward through the rest
realized she was becoming healthier, stronger, of 2020 and make an intentional framework for
more flexible. But unlike other exercise routines, 2021.
this practice made her feel calmer, less anxious,
more focused and more spiritually connected to This workshop is cumulative and we welcome
God and other people. Along with her teaching you to attend both parts. Expect contemplative
partner/mat mate, Sharon Stickney, Karen opened embodiment exercises, homework, and connecting
the doors to The Yoga Place on July 1, 2013. to feelings!
With gratitude to her, the current building owner,
Kristine Artymowski, and the countless students
and friends, our doors are still open and they offer
classes seven days a week.
*Event will be hosted in the park across from the
Arlington Hotel (239 Central Ave, Hot Springs
National Park, AR 71901)

FESTIVAL24 • The Springs • September 2020 SPECIAL THANKS TO...


Passes & Tickets Karina Nagin, Executive Director Joel Rush, Board Chair
Jennifer Gerber, Artistic Director Mary Zunick, Vice Chair
Passes and tickets are now on sale. Visit to see the full Annie Gerber, Managing Director JoAnn Mangione, Treasurer
line-up of films and purchase your tickets today!   Stephanie Alderdice, Secretary
Jessie Fairbanks, Director of Programming Susan Altrui
Film Buff Pass ($150): Robert Torres, Assistant Programmer& Jury Liaison Lisa Cole
Robin Robinson, Assistant Programmer Kathleen Currie
Full access to all films on our virtual platform (50 features & 60 shorts) Samah Ali, Assistant Programmer Neal Gladner
Access to all free virtual programming including: Q&As, Panels, Master   Amy Hale
Classes Sheryl Santacruz, Associate Director  Jean Lacefield
Lena Rudnick, Director of Social Media Scott Lauck
All Access VIP Pass ($300): John Wildman, Publicist  Margaret McLarty
Sonny Kay, Graphic Designer Kate Schaffer
Full access to all films on our virtual platform (50 features & 60 shorts) Bill Solleder
Access to all free virtual programming including: Q&As, Panels, Master Anthony Taylor
Classes Robert Zunick
Priority access to VIP talks & workshops
Free access to all 3 drive-in movies (must claim ticket in advance) SCREENING COMMITTEE
VIP Swag Bag & Festival T-shirt (for pick up in Hot Springs)
Chris Wilks, Screening Donna Casparian Linda Brown
Drive-In Movie Tickets $30/car Committee Chair Emily Abi-Kheirs Linda Scott
Individual Movie Ticket (on virtual platform) $8 Angie Wilson Fran Brown Lisa Ferguson
Ann Lietz-Workman Gina Sweeny Lisa McKellar
HOW TO Anne Marie Larsen Harrison Glasser Marcel Karklins
Brandon Thompson Helen Kliner Marlys Moodie-Dodson
GET VIRTUAL Brenda Alexander- Jessica Hurtado Michele Kelly
Francois Joan Chandler Mike Cumnock
WITH HSDFF Bryant Stringfellow John Vallejo Mike Garner
Carol Esch Judy Johnson Peggy McCoy
Carla Barrraez Judy Lieff Richard Brown
Chris Hanses Joy Norris Samuel Roth
Chris Wilks K Ekey Scott Ramsey
Christine Kay Katherine Alexander Steve Bonner
Corina Fedorowicz Keri Lane Suli Chen
Cynthia Elkins Kimberly Lew Tony Hale
Dan Fedorowicz Kimberly McGeorge Tracey Arnaud
Dianne Rogers Kristine Artymowski


This year HSDFF will be offering our full program of films on our new EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
virtual platform, Eventive, along with access to all our filmmaker Q&As,
panels and workshops. You will be able to access the majority of films Dorothy Morris • Gail Frasier • Lisenne Rockefeller • Arkansas Film Commission
any time during the week of the festival Oct 9-17. We have an amazing
program for you this year with 110 films from around the world, all of FOUNDATION PARTNERS
which will be accessible on our virtual platform from the comfort of your
own home. Arkansas Arts Council • Arkansas Community Foundation • Arvest Foundation
Hot Springs Giving Circle • Munro Foundation • National Endowment for the Arts
To access the virtual platform you will first need to create a
free account on Eventive. Follow these steps. It’s as easy Ross Foundation • Windgate Foundation
as 1, 2, 3!
1. Go to the HSDFF virtual festival home page at 61 Celsius • Advanced Advertising & Production • Cine Lounge Gourmet Popcorn
The Cupcake Factory • Eugene Shelby • The Grace Foundation
2. Click “Log In” on the top right corner of the screen Enter your
email address (if you’ve already purchased a pass. please use the Kollective Coffee & Tea • Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park
email associated with your pass.) If this is your first time logging Malvern Bank • Mineral Explorers • Oaklawn Racing & Gaming
on you will be asked to create a password. Prime Capital Investment Advisors • Quapaw Baths and Spa

3. Once you’ve created your account and logged in you’re ready Ritter Communications • Robert & Mary Zunick • The Springs Magazine
to go! State Farm (Cynthia Rougeau & Raymond Wright) • Titos • Whittington Place

On the virtual platform you will be able to see the full film guide, buy RED CARPET CIRCLE
individual tickets (passholders will have free access to all films), manage
your pass(es) and much more! For details on how to connect to your TV Anthony Taylor & Michelle Strause • Courtney Crouch Jr • Cranford Construction
check out our Virtual Tech Guide here: Dexter Doyne • Donna Casparian • Jay Barth & Chuck Cliett • Karen Lauck

NOW LET’S GET VIRTUAL HOT SPRINGS! Margaret McLarty • Martin Eisele • Mikey Drennen • Nicola Pruitt • Scott Lauck
Sharon K Heflin


Hot Springs Mall • KUHS • Low Key Arts • Mountain Valley Spring Water
Visit Hot Springs


Arkansas Cinema Society • Central Arkansas Pride • Gateway Community
Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce • Rave Grafix • Rolando’s • Wheeler Printing

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26 • The Springs • September 2020

Eat c Hike c Walk c Play Escape c Bathe c Splurge
Shop c Tour c Drink Stay c Learn c Enjoy

100 Block Park Ave HOT SPRINGY DINGY Redbeard’s Living Canvas 900 Block Park Ave

Majestic Lawn Redbox 910 Park Avenue Food Court
Historic landmark Movie rentals A beautiful neighborhood venue
for gatherings and food events
Arkansas Tower Motel
200 Block Park Ave Short-Dodson House/ Tower 1000 Block Park Ave
Motel, built in 1901
E-Z Mart
Pet sitting, DIY dog bath & unique Fast stop Epic Cabinets & Design Red Light Roastery Coffee House
Countertops, cabinets & accessories Small batch, craft coffee roastery
dog gifts Bailey’s Dairy Treat The Gold Inn
Quaint Uptown motel Spa City Cycling Sales & Service Larkmartin Soaps
300 Block Park Ave One of three drive-ins in town Bike service and repair, parts and Handmade soaps and lotions
Swan Song Spa Cottage Court accessories
Spa services and natural springs Budget Inn/Relax Inn 1010 Liquor
The Legendary Vapors water fed Jacuzzi bath Wine, beer & spirits
Event & live music venue Lynwood Motel

Park Haven Community Garden Shell Gas Station
Community vegetable garden Fuel and convenience store

Haven United Methodist Family Dollar
Thrift Store Neighborhood shopping
Bargains galore

400 Block Park Ave Dame Fortune’s Cottage Court 800 Block Park Ave Coffee House 2 Blocks Join the
Historic boutique motel. Modern Craft Coffee Roastery “Light Uptown Project”
Air-FX amenities. Vintage -inspired design David F. Watkins Memorial Park
Heating & air conditioning Community Park under development. Northwoods Trail Connector For details, stop in at
700 Block Park Ave Come watch it grow Pullman Avenue short cut to Hot Springy Dingy or ask the
The Hot Springy Dingy Northwoods Urban Forest Trail
Gifts, jewelry, costume rentals Gotta Be Sharp 1884 Wildwood Bed & Breakfast Uptown merchants.
Resale shop Bed and breakfast David Watkins Park
Redbeard’s Living Canvas
Tattoos & piercings Emma Lee’s Parkway Court
Soul Food restaurant Daily, weekly, monthly
500 Block Park Ave
The Arrangement
North Star Liquor/Big A’s Liquor Florist
Wine, beer & spirits
Park Avenue Fire Station Bower Motel

Eat c Hike c Walk c Play Escape c Bathe c Splurge
Shop c Tour c Drink Stay c Learn c Enjoy

100 Block Ouachita Ave SixtyOne Celsius 600 Block Ouachita Ave Community Services Offices
Full-service communication firm
Lender’s Title Company Beverly’s Casual Shop 3B’s Bar & Grill Democratic Party of Garland Cty
Largest independent title & Women’s boutique
escrow agency in AR & LA Stroope Tire, Inc. Dive bar, pool tables Kids Source
Tire dealer & repair shop
Landmark Building Century 21 Parker & Scroggins T & T Maids Merritt Wholesale Distributors Speech & Development therapy
Real estate agency Cleaning Service Food service distributor
200 Block Ouachita Ave Sacred Hands Carole Katchen Art Gallery
JUST SWANKY Massage & Body work Art Gallery
Something Bleu Best Motel Tourist Court
Bridal boutique M&M Travel Consultants Boutique motor court & cafe
Vacations & adventures Leo’s Service Center
Automotive repair
500 Block Ouachita Ave Holiday Motel
Motor court
Big Axe Battleground 700RILEY ART GLASS STUDIO
Lavish Boutique Axe throwing Block West Grand Ave
Stylish & trendy women’s boutique Garland County Courthouse
Government Offices Dairy Queen Grill & Chill
Starlite Club Hamp Williams Building Ice cream and burgers
Private Club 21+ Bar, pool tables + Event venue
Surfas Culinary District Riley Art Glass Studio
HS DOC FILM FESTIVAL Chrysalis Day Spa Quality cookware & equipment Glass blowing, gallery & demos
Day spa and Med spa Taco Mama Side Town
Mexican restaurant
Splash Wine Bar Galaxy Connection Forever Beautiful
Wine, beer, appetizers & entertainment Superhero store & Star Wars Museum Permanent cosmetics
Colorado Grill Garland County Election Superior Senior Care
Southwest restaurant Commission
SQZBX Brewery & Pizza Joint Vote Here! In-home care services
Lunch & dinner; entertainment Mary Catherine Liscinski, LPC
KUHS 102.5 LifeWalk Professional Counseling, LLC Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce GC ELECTION COMMISSION
Hot Springs Solar Powered Professional Christian Counseling
Community Radio Hot Springs Documentary Film
Mountain Valley Armory The Parlour Festival Office
Metaphysical shop
300 Block Ouachita Ave ACE Investments
Home Instead Senior Care High-end body piercing studio Thrifty Nickel
In-home care for Seniors Classified ads newspaper
The Courthouse Chapel/Get Just Swanky Consignment Boutique
Hitched Hot Springs Upscale resale shop 600 Block West Grand Ave 800 Block West Grand Ave
Wedding planning venue
400 Block Ouachita Ave The Clear Spring Grand Lagniappe Shoppe
Senior living community Women’s apparel & Tea Room
Barrels Unlimited Mariposa Design Willis & Son Roofing
Winemaking kits and lessons Vintage decor, design Roofing contractor

Master Gardeners - The Springs • September 2020 • 27

Planting Fall Onions Uptown Hot Springs is a
Delightful Vacation Getaway
How to Plant for a Great Harvest Next Year!
The Uptown District, centered around Historic Park Avenue, is not to be missed
By Lin Johnson during your vacation getaway to Hot Springs. Over the past several years, historic
buildings have been revitalized and new businesses have been born - creating a boom
Planting in the fall allows onions in Uptown. Today, driving through Uptown you’ll find motor courts from the 1950s
renovated to mid-century modern magic, a small batch coffee roastery serving up the
to easily become established in the cool perfect cup of coffee and next level mountain biking trails just minutes away. Explore all
that Uptown has to offer with us!
temperatures of autumn. The bulbs then go
Red Light Roastery Coffee House
dormant for winter and come back to life in 1003 Park Avenue
Red Light Roastery Coffee House opened their doors
early spring. That late fall growth gives them in 2016 as the first small batch, craft coffee roaster
in Hot Springs. A hot cup of coffee from Red Light
a big head start over spring-planted onions. is the product of a long process of applying heat to
raw coffee beans to find the bean's full flavor for you
When planting fall onions, they need to eventually enjoy as your morning cup of joe. Stop
by Red Light Roastery for your morning pick me
around 4 to 6 weeks of growth before a hard up, located just minutes from the Pullman Trailhead
connection to the Northwoods Trails.
freeze or heavy frosts set in. It is best to use
1884 Wildwood Bed & Breakfast
sets. Onion seeds simply take too long to 808 Park Avenue
The Wildwood 1884 Bed & Breakfast is a Victorian
become established for a fall planting. Queen Anne listed on the National Register of
Historic Places and designed by Phillip Van Patten
Dig a trench in the soil one to two for his brother-in-law, Dr. Harvey Prosper Ellsworth.
This B&B may be 136 years old but has been well
inches wide, and to a depth of two inches. preserved with its ornate wood work interior and
exterior design. It offers 5 guest rooms plus 2 extra
This allows plenty of space for loose soil and Plant onions in the fall for a head luxurious suites in the cottage next door. The perfect
good early growth. Next, fill the trench two- stay for a romantic getaway to Hot Springs can be
start on a spring harvest. found at Wildwood 1884.
thirds full of compost. Plant the bulbs with
Dame Fortune's Cottage Court
the point end up, setting each bulb about halfway down into the layer of compost. 609 Park Avenue
This boutique vintage motel serves up one of the
Space the onions approximately 4″ to 6″ apart to allow plenty of room for growth. coolest vibes in Uptown. Dame Fortune's Cottage
Court was completely renovated from 2016-2017
Fill in the trench with the remaining soil to cover the bulbs and water. with modern amenities and a mid-century design,
making this motor court burst with personality and
The bulbs should be covered with about 1/2 to 3/4 inch of soil. Immediately after charm. Cottage Court offers 8 different guest rooms,
each with their own quirky style. Trying to check
planting, mulch the soil with a thin layer of straw or shredded leaves. Once seedlings out the trails? Cottage Court is 4-legged friendly,
so bring your pup to enjoy the hiking trails in the
emerge through the ground, add a bit more mulch to provide full protection. Be sure National Park too.

to water at least every few days for the first few weeks until established. Bailey's Dairy Treat
534 Park Avenue
As the cold weather approaches, apply a few more inches of straw or Bailey's Dairy Treat has been slinging burgers and
serving ice cream since 1995, filling Park Avenue
shredded leaves to help insulate the crop for the winter. The onions will go dormant with scents to make your mouth water. Built in
1952, the building is listed on the National Register
after a few hard freezes. They will remain that way until spring when they begin to of Historic Places. The iconic drive-in spot is known
for its eclectic menu, with dishes ranging from a
grow again. classic cheese burger & onion rings to fried rice &
egg rolls. Stop by and indulge in a smorgasbord of
Advanced Garland County Master Gardener, Lin Johnson, volunteers with Bailey's favorites during your trip to Hot Springs
Garland County Master Gardeners of the UofA Div. of Agriculture, Cooperative Ext.
Gold Inn
Service. Master Gardeners pool skills and resources to improve home horticulture, 741 Park Avenue
Check Inn to the Gold Inn, just a few blocks
stimulate interest in plants and gardening, and encourage beautification. For ‘Uptown’ from Historic Downtown Hot Springs.
Baker and Justin Goldsmith purchased the Alpine
more information, call 501-623-6841 or email [email protected]. The University Inn in 2018 with a golden idea to transform the old
motor court into the now Gold Inn, a mid-century
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/ modern dream stay. The Gold Inn offers 15 retro
rooms, a relaxing pool area and a breakfast bar to fuel up before hitting the biking and
affirmative action institution. hiking trails.

Master Gardeners: When to

Divide Daylilies and Irises

By Barbara Stalion

Late summer up to 6-8

weeks before the first frost is the best

time for dividing daylilies and irises

in Garland County. Though it is not

necessary to divide them annually,

every few years is good.

Look for signs of crowding.

When too crowded they will not

bloom as much. The old- fashioned

ditch daylilies might need dividing

every two years, because they are so

When irises are ready, Daylilies and irises do well when divided
every few years.
they will literally look like they are

popping out of the ground. If for some reason they cannot be divided in the fall of

the year, they can be divided and transplanted in early spring. If this happens in the

spring, it does need to occur early enough that the plants can adjust to conditions

before warmer weather hits. Many of the Garland County Master Gardeners are

also members of the Hot Springs Daylily Society and the Iris Society. The members

have a wealth of knowledge about these beautiful and hardy perennials. 

Garland County Master Gardener, Barbara Stalion, volunteers with

Garland County Master Gardeners of the UofA Div. of Agriculture, Cooperative Ext.

Service. Master Gardeners pool skills and resources to improve home horticulture,

stimulate interest in plants and gardening, and encourage beautification.

For more information, call 501-623-6841 or email [email protected].

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/

equal access/affirmative action institution.

28 • The Springs • September 2020

Six Bridges Book Festival

Areas that were previously inaccessible during holiday lights will now be open, such October 8–18
as the Evans Children’s Adventure Garden, the Evans Tree House, the Hixson Nature
By Erin Wood
Preserve, and the Perry Wildflower Overlook. Calling all book lovers and anyone looking for some awesome

Garvan Plans entertainment! Set your calendar for the virtual Six Bridges Book Festival
(formerly the Arkansas Literary Festival), October 8–18.
New Daytime Winter
As always, the Fest offers something for everyone, with more than 60
Garden Festival authors and presenters writing nonfiction, fiction, and children’s titles.

Garvan Woodland Gardens will be presenting an all-new daytime winter garden In the mood to take out some aggression in the kitchen? Attend
festival in 2020. According to executive director Bob Bledsoe, “In light of the pandemic Katherine Alford’s Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and
of 2020 and the need to provide an experience that allows for social distancing, it became Women’s Voices. Love short fiction brimming with questions about respectability
necessary to create a new daytime winter garden display for the season that would meet and freedom? Check out Camille Acker’s short fiction collection, Training
our goals of providing a venue in which families could celebrate the winter holiday season School for Negro Girls.
with us as in past years, yet in much safer circumstances.”
Want to learn how one woman launched an underground bakery that
According to garden director Becca Ohman, “Our goal is to create an event distributed thousands of marijuana brownies per month and helped provide
that engages families and children, captures the beauty of the season, and celebrates the medical marijuana to AIDS patients in San Francisco? See the session with Alia
traditions of the holidays at Garvan Woodland Gardens. Favorite garden displays will be Volz on her book Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San
utilized to provide photo opportunities and to create an atmosphere of family-friendly fun.” Francisco.

The Garvan Pavilion will be transformed into a life-sized Snow Globe and James Want to discuss how queers build and signal identity through fashion?
the Train will offer opportunities for Santa Selfies on select days. The Dooley arbor, the See Megan Volpert’s session for Closet Cases: Queers on What We Wear.
entry plaza arbor, the new fairy garden circle, the bulb meadow and Jack’s Bench will also
be ideal locations for family photo ops. Arkansas authors participating with newly-released books include
Hot Springs native Stephanie Storey (Raphael, Painter in Rome), Kevin
A new display along the Camellia Trail will feature creations for the winter Brockmeier (The Ghost Variations: One Hundred Stories), Frederick McKindra
landscape by design students of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. “The (whose work appears in A Measure of Belonging: Writers of Color on the New
garden is thrilled to present student designs as a part of our seasonal celebration along this American South), Jen Fawkes (Mannequin and Wife: Stories), Tyrone Jaeger
garden trail that blooms in winter,” said Ohman. (Radio Eldorado), Stacey Margaret Jones (Mr. Catherine), Emily Roberson
(Lifestyles of Gods and Monsters), Jennifer A. O’Brien (The Hospice Doctor’s
Executive director Bob Bledsoe stressed, “While some of these displays may Widow: A Journal), Kat Robinson (102 More Things to Eat in Arkansas Before
contain lights, the traditional holiday lights of previous years will not be the focus of this You Die), and Padma Viswanathan (São Bernardo), among others.
year’s display. Our focus is on families making memories in a daytime winter garden with
attractive seasonal displays at popular spots along the trails.” For a full listing of authors and presenters, visit:
Since the festival is during daytime hours, areas that were previously inaccessible
during holiday lights will now be open, such as the Evans Children’s Adventure Garden, A Hot Springs native, Erin Wood is a writer, editor, and publisher in
the Evans Tree House, the Hixson Nature Preserve, and the Perry Wildflower Overlook. Little Rock. She owns and runs Et Alia Press ( Wood is author
of Women Make Arkansas: Conversations With 50 Creatives (April, 2019) and
The winter garden festival will begin on Saturday, November 21, and run through editor of and a contributor to Scars: An Anthology (2015).
Saturday, December 31, (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days).
Garvan Gardens Expanded
The Gardens will be open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last admission sold at 5 Hours Begin October 1
p.m.) The Chipmunk Café will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. serving up fresh gourmet
sandwiches, salads, and seasonal treats. The annual tradition of free hot chocolate will Beginning Thursday, October 1, Garvan
continue at the café as well. Woodland Gardens, located at 550 Arkridge Road, will
be open from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. The Chipmunk Cafe
Admission Prices: $15 adults, $5 ages 4-12, and free ages 3 and younger. Dogs will be open 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily.
on a short leash are allowed in the gardens for $5 each. Golf cart tours will be available on
a limited basis; $15 per person in addition to admission. Admission to the Gardens is by EXACT CASH
or CREDIT CARD only. As always, members are
As always, members are admitted free with current membership card and admitted free. Please bring your membership card and
photo ID. Visit the Gardens at 550 Arkridge Road. For more information, https://www. photo ID for admission. Golf Cart tours will be available, or call 501-262-9300 or 800-366-4664. on a limited basis beginning October 1. Cost is $15 per
person in addition to admission.

The Gardens continues to maintain social
distancing rules and enhanced cleaning procedures
throughout the property. Visitors are REQUIRED to wear Visit the beauty of the
face masks inside the restrooms and Welcome Center/ Gardens in the fall.
Gift Shop. While visitors are outdoors, masks should be
worn where 6-foot distancing is not possible, such as standing in line at the cafe.

The interiors of Anthony Chapel and the Weyerhaeuser Bonsai Center
remain closed to the public at this time. Restrooms at the Grooms Quarters and
Brides Hall are also closed to the public.Admission prices: $15 ages 13 and up,
$5 ages 4-12, free ages 0-3, dogs on short leash $5 each. For more information,
Facebook: Garvan Woodlands Gardens, or visit Garvan Gardens.

Tarot: Coping with The Springs • September 2020 • 29

World Mental
Health Day

Uncertainty: The Path

By Michelle Crandell

1. The attitude to be aware of within yourself: FIVE OF CUPS:


Accept that you will have moments, even days when you “loose heart.”

Recognizing “what has been spilled” emotionally will make you sad. As a group,

humans are currently letting each other down. Excessive focus on this reality will

limit your ability to love what is still beautiful and good for you in the present moment.

2. The influence of others, the environment, and the world: KNIGHT OF

SWORDS: Irrational Behavior.

Currently, many people are speaking and doing without thinking. Although

well intentioned, these people are taking action before they really consider the pros

and cons of their actions. The desire for quick and simple solutions to complex

problems leads people to act impulsively based on faulty information. It is better

to witness than become involved. Then, the actions of others become a learning

experience for you without personal harm. Remember, there is no such thing as

“unintended consequences.” Negative outcomes occur as a result of implementing

an idea without consideration of the big picture.

3. Hopes and fears: THREE OF PENTACLES: Teamwork.

Focus on hope, what you can do. Now is a time when you can work with small

groups of compatible colleagues who are goal oriented and competent. Become a

team member in order to deepen relationships based on reliability, collaboration and

cooperation. Practice the skill of working with others to implement an idea or make

a mutual dream come true.

3a. Hopes and Fears:


better friend. (extra card) By Alison Crane
Did you know October 10th, the second Saturday of 2020, will be celebrated as
Focus on hope. Now is a
World Mental Health Day? The objective of this day is to spread awareness about mental
time to deepen friendships and health issues and to reduce the stigma faced by families and individuals coping with those
improve your ability to have
While 1 in 5 people will experience a diagnosable mental health condition in
positive relationships with people their lives, 5 out of 5 people will go through a challenging time that affects their mental
you already know. Increase your
The COVID-19 pandemic challenges of health concerns, social isolation, fear,
ability to get along with others and uncertainty, income loss, stress, anxiety, etc. have affected the mental health and well-
being of a large segment of our population.
enjoy others. Create love, security,
• Raising awareness and learning the facts provides a better understanding of
comfort and a sense of community mental health problems. There are simple things that every person can say or do
to help the people in their life who are struggling to get through the tough times.
through your interactions with
• Practice active listening by giving your full attention to the speaker, asking
others. open-ended questions, and summarize making sure you understand the speaker
4. The Outcome: QUEEN
• Don’t compare their situation to something you have experienced. Rather focus
OF SWORDS (reversed). on their specific needs.

Follow the lead of logic, • Ask what you can do that would be helpful.
• Don’t judge.
science and intellect. The Queen • Offer to join them on a medical provider visit or assist with getting medication or

of Swords sees the big picture, groceries or with some other necessary task.
• Know when they should be referred to a professional mental health provider or
the long-term consequences of
present actions, and the depth Remember, research shows a strong social support system improves overall
mental health outcomes and the ability to bounce back from stressful situations.
and complexity of situations. She If you would like more information or resources on how you can help your
loved ones, contact the Garland County Extension office at 501-623-6841, or email
cuts to the root of problems and [email protected]. Follow us on Facebook @GarlandCountyExtensionHomeLife or @
garlandcountyextension. Visit our website:
has clarity about cause and effect. Alison Crane is a Family and Consumer Science Agent with the Garland County
Extension Service. The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all
She leads with intelligence and its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color,
sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital
makes decisions based on ethics or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. 
and evidence. Follow the lead of

those who embody the Queen of

Swords...or become the queen


Michelle Crandell

provides individual Tarot readings

for a fee. Once a year, she teaches


is following CoVid-19 protection

practices while providing private

readings. To learn more, email

[email protected] or

call 501-655-6242.

30 • The Springs • September 2020

Northwoods Full Moon
Bike Ride Oct 2 & 31

The Northwoods Full Moon Rides are a don't Yoga: Benefits of Chair Pose
miss event for our biking community and everyone's
invited! Come ride with us! Chair pose, demonstrated by yoga instructor, Karen Watson Reeves,
benefits flexibility and strength. Photography - Gail Ashmore.
This year we have a bonus full moon in
October which means even more chances to join in
on the fun!!

After each ride, the stoke continues with
a little grillin' and tunes! Don’t miss out... our
community is growing and we want YOU to be a part
of it!

The rides will be no drop beginner to
intermediate routes. The routes will depend on the
skill level of the participants. Each ride will last for
around an hour on the trails.

Riders will meet at the Waterworks
Trailhead, 300 Pineland Drive, at 6:00
and begin the ride by 6:30. All riders must have a mountain bike in working
order, helmet, front light, back-up light source, and water to hydrate.
Come shred with us by the light of the moon!!!! (Insert howl)
Sponsored by: Northwoods Trails - Hot Springs, Visit Hot Springs, Superior
Bathhouse Brewery & Parkside Cycle.
Who: All mountain bikers/All skill levels
What: Full Moon Rides
Where: Northwoods, Waterworks Trailhead
When: Meet @ 6:00pm, Ride @ 6:30 pm
How much: FREE
Why: Full moons are awesome and mountain bikes are too.
*Contingent on weather, Follow Northwoods Trails - Hot Springs Trail
Conditions group for weather updates leading up to each event.
Full Schedule of Series includes:
Friday, October 2
Saturday, October 31
Sunday, November 29
Wednesday, December 30

By Karen Watson Reeves
Did you know we have two classes a week at The Yoga Place taught from

a chair? (And as in all our scheduled classes, safety precautions such as temperature
check, wearing a mask anytime students are not on the mat, and mats placed
appropriate distance for protection, are in place for the students in the chair class.)

If you are struggling with limited mobility, balance issues, healing from an
illness, injury, or surgery, or if stiffness doesn’t allow getting up and down from the
floor with ease, then chair yoga may be for you!

I took my first chair yoga class about fourteen years ago. My instructor had
just been trained in chair yoga and was excited to share her knowledge. I remember
thinking, “Really? I came for a good workout, and we are going to sit in a chair?” I
confess I was sore in new places the next day.

Here are just a few benefits of practicing yoga from sitting in a chair:
• Increased flexibility. Loss of flexibility happens when people stop moving

and twisting and bending. “Use it or lose it” is a true statement. Being able to
bend and stretch and move freely allows us to keep doing the things we love,
even as we age.
• Improved strength. So many of the yoga poses help build strength, which
leads to better balance and ability to withstand injury. Some of the poses are
from a standing position with the chair nearby to help maintain balance.
• Improved proprioception. This is the ability to know where your body is in
space. Yoga moves the individual smoothly from one pose to the next. With
better proprioception, coordination improves and risk of falling decreases.
• Reduced pain and improved pain management skills. Exercise releases
natural painkillers, endorphins, and yoga provides us with skills to manage
pain. By focusing on the breath and practicing meditation or quieting the
chatter in the mind, we can focus on something other than pain.

There are so many more benefits, as in any yoga class. Why not join us for
chair yoga and discover some of them for yourself?

Karen Watson Reeves has called Hot Springs home since 2006. She
became a registered yoga teacher and a registered children’s yoga teacher in 2011.
She has taught children and family yoga in many settings and would welcome an
opportunity to help your family stay physically active during this time of quarantine.
She owns The Yoga Place, is on the Hot Springs YMCA teaching staff, is an adjunct
instructor at National Park College, as well as teaching in several other fabulous

The Springs • September 2020 • 31

Flavor 101:
The Versatile Cranberry

By Eve Victory Every year, more than a million women all over the world suffer abuse

Ah Fall - -beautiful colors, fuzzy and it comes in many forms.

sweaters, comfort foods, and the beginning Abuse is Never Your Fault
of the holidays. Our senses perk up and By Peggy Lindsey
welcome wonderful flavors like pumpkin

spice, apple cinnamon and cranberries. Women of all ages dream of the happy lives they will enjoy with their beloveds

Cranberries are much more beside them. A blossoming relationship overflows with love, tenderness, and consideration

than just something to throw into your as each shows up wearing the mask of perfection.

baked goods or your cereal. Available in “I have found ‘the one’”, proclaims many a bride, and they walk down the aisle

fresh, frozen and dried forms, cranberries of love to commit to their men “for better or for worse.” Thus begins beautiful, life-long

are packed with nutrients. Only second love stories that are celebrated every year. For others, however, the reality of raw pain and

to blueberries in antioxidant power, heartache commences.

cranberries are incredible sources of Every year, more than a million women all over the world suffer abuse at the hands

Vitamin C and fiber. Their tart and sweet
flavor make them very versatile, so there Fresh, frozen or cried, cranberries of the men who profess to love them, and it comes in many forms: emotional (playing mind
are endless ways to incorporate them into are tasty and packed with nutrients. games), verbal (name-calling), technological (GPS tracking, Facebook sabotaging), sexual
(forcing sex), and physical (hitting, choking, etc.).
your favorite dishes.
It comes as such a shock when it first occurs. Her immediate response is, “what
• Salads – Fresh cranberries add a burst of flavor to your favorite greens.
Just throw them in the food processor and sprinkle some in with some type did I do wrong, and how can I be better?”
Her head is swimming with guilt as she berates herself for every shortcoming
of salty cheese or briny olive for contrast.
• Grains – Nothing beats the tang and color of cranberries in herbed quinoa she can think of, and then does all she can to make him happy. When he comes home with
or a nutty rice pilaf. Add some chopped scallions and your side dish will beautiful flowers and sweet apologies, all is forgiven and she surrenders once more . . .
sing. until the next time.
Guilt is the number one emotion a woman experiences when abuse occurs, feeling
• Pork and chicken – These two proteins love a bit of sweet so caramelize
some onions and throw them in a slow cooker with a can of cranberry it is somehow her fault that it happens. None of that is true! The abuser is completely
responsible for his actions, and deliberately chooses to inflict harm. Ladies, being abused
sauce and some seasoning for some incredible comfort food.
• Dessert - Cranberries’ sweet-tart flavor takes happy edible endings to a is never, ever your fault!
If you are currently experiencing abuse and want help, please contact the National
whole other level. They give carrot cake more character, pies more pucker,
Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or visit
and cheesecake becomes a whole other kind of decadence.
If you have survived abuse, yet still struggle with emotional pain, low self-esteem,
• Next time you’re at the grocery, don’t pass those deep red berries by. Grab
anxiety, etc., and would like to reclaim your confidence, your power, and your joy, I would
some up and make your favorite dishes healthier and tastier.
A native New Yorker, Eve Victory has called Hot Springs home since 2003. be honored to assist you on your journey.
^^^ Peggy Lindsey is a Master Teacher of Arcing Light Energy Healing, a
Working for years as an event and tradeshow planner and personal chef, Eve is
currently the Hospitality and Tourism Instructor at National Park College.  For Professional Life Coach, and an Angel Intuitive.  Peggy’s passion is assisting others on
information on how to turn your education into a career in the second largest their journey toward happy, healthy lives by empowering them to live more joyfully and
consciously. She created her business On Angels’ Wings Healing and Coaching in 2012
industry in Hot Springs, contact Eve at [email protected].
and currently practices in Sedona, Arizona. She can be reached at 928-273-8447. For more

info, visit

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