January programming at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state’s leader in international, visual and per-forming arts, consists of an extensive range of remarkable exhibitions, educational lectures, dance lessons, a poetry slam, Children’s Theatre productions and a family festival.

For more information or registration, visit www.arkansasartscenter.org.

Some of Arkansas Arts Center’s January programming include:

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2 p.m., Lecture Hall FOCC Conversation Series: "Me, Myself and I"

Back by popular demand, Brad Cushman, exhibition guest curator and UALR gallery director and curator, will be repeating his lecture on Face to Face: Artists’ Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr., followed by a gallery talk in the exhibition. FOCC Conversations are sponsored by Coulson Oil Company and Road Runner stores. Admission to the lecture is free.

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., Lower Lobby: Rocktown Slam

Local slam artists will perform during this friendly competition. Sign up at the door to perform, or come and hear the most exciting poets around. The event is free for members, $5 for non-members and $10 for competing poets. Call 541-0681 for more information.