MTCC to host workshop series for Women's History Month

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Friday, February 17, 2017

In recognition of Women’s History Month in March, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will present a series of workshops centered on our “Arkansas Made, Black Crafted” initiative.
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Mosaic Templars opens entries for ‘Creativity Arkansas’

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Friday, February 17, 2017

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MTCC, ESSE Purse Museum honor African American women in new exhibit

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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MTCC will publish book of recipes, memories

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Tuesday, January 03, 2017

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Pie Contest Winners Announced

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center celebrated its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, Dec. 4, which included the 5th annual“Say It Ain’t Say’s” Sweet Potato Pie Contest, featuring an array of traditional and non-traditional sweet potato pie recipes by professional and amateur bakers.

The Sweet Potato Pie Contest is an important annual event at MTCC that not only celebrates Arkansas’s “sweet potato pie king,” Robert “Say” McIntosh, but also honors the African American and southern cultural traditions surrounding sweet potato pie.

The competition was judged by a panel of local celebrity judges that selected first- and second-place winners in both categories. Additionally, the crowd had the opportunity to sample each contestant’s pie and cast a vote for their favorite to win the People’s Choice Award.

The 2016 winners are as follows:

People's Choice:

Latrice Catering

Amateur Classification:

First Place, Tamara Kelley

Second Place, Shanna McCoy

Professional Classification:

First Place, Honey Pies

Second Place, Lily Chanel Sweets

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Fifth annual Sweet Potato Pie Contest at Holiday Open House

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Friday, November 18, 2016

In addition to the baking competition, the Holiday Open House will feature performances by comedian Nate Williams, Tania and Tamia Kelley, Mablevale Elementary Drumline, Gloryland Pastor’s Choir, Mablevale Magnet Middle School Dance Team, Horace Mann Magnet Middle School Dance Ensemble, Latavia Franklin and Shereece Manuel aka Shades of Diamondz. The museum will also host a holiday craft-making station for children.  Read More

Black Men Matter honors MTCC

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Thursday, September 29, 2016

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center was delighted to be selected as a 2016 honoree by Black Men Matter for its efforts to collect, preserve, interpret and celebrate Arkansas's African American history, culture and community from 1870 to the present, and to inform and educate the public about African American's achievements – especially in business, politics, and the arts.  Read More

Razorback Foundation, MTCC to host free program

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Join Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Razorback Foundation and four former University of Arkansas athletes on Sept. 29 for a discussion on how their experience as Razorbacks prepared them for life. Muskie Harris (football), Allie Freeman (basketball), Celia Anderson (basketball) and Terry Prentice (track & field) will be the featured panelists.  Read More

MTCC ‘Creativity on the Spectrum’ aims for inclusivity

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

As part of a broader initiative to make the museum more inclusive, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) will host “Creativity on the Spectrum” on Oct. 11.
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MTCC to debut Creativity Arkansas 2016 at 8th anniversary celebration

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) will unveil the 2016 Creativity Arkansas collection at an opening reception and anniversary celebration at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15.

The Creativity Arkansas pieces will be part of MTCC’s fall exhibit, “Treasured Memories: My Life, My Story,” which comprises two parts: this year’s additions to the Creative Arkansas collection as well as other pieces recently acquired by the museum.

This year’s Creativity Arkansas artists are Barbara Higgins Bond, Danny Campbell, Latoya Hobbs, Delita Martin, Aj Smith and Rex Deloney.

MTCC opened its doors in September 2008, and the opening of the art exhibit is part of activities marking the museum’s 8th anniversary celebration. Free and open to the public, the reception will feature refreshments, interactive displays and live music by Kemistri featuring Nicky Parrish.

“Treasured Memories: My Life, My Story” will be on display through the end of the year.

The Creativity Arkansas collection began in 2008 and showcases artwork created by African American artists with a connection to Arkansas. The collection celebrates the history of the state through vivid works in a variety of media. Consistent with the vision of MTCC, the collection preserves and documents Arkansas history through the visual arts.

Artwork acquired for Creativity Arkansas is used for MTCC’s educational programming and periodically serves as inspiration for new public programs. The entire collection is funded through a grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council.

For more information, please visit or call (501) 683-3593.

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