RONNIE MILSAP TO VISIT UCA FOR OCTOBER CONCERT

By Audrey Forbes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — As part of his farewell tour, country music legend Ronnie Milsap will visit the University of Central Arkansas on Thursday, Oct. 20. The 7:30 p.m. concert is set for the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. Known for such hits as “Smoky Mountain Rain,” “She Keeps the Home Fires Burning” and “Stranger in My House … [Read more...]

UCA PROFESSOR TO ANNOUNCE CAVE ART DISCOVERY

As part of Conway’s 10th ArtsFest celebration, Dr. Reinaldo (Dito) Morales, associate professor of art history at the University of Central Arkansas, will announce his recent discovery of cave art in Yucatán at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. The presentation, "Mayan Cave Art Discoveries in Yucatán," is free and open to the public and sponsored by AHA!, the UCA Art History Association. It will be i … [Read more...]

HILLIARD SPEECH SHOWCASE AT UCA SET FOR OCT. 6

The annual Hilliard Speech Showcase is set for the University of Central Arkansas’s College of Business room 100 Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. The event, created to honor the memory of Olive Hilliard, who served as a professor at UCA from 2003 until her death in 2010, is sponsored by the UCA School of Communication. It showcases outstanding students from Principles of Communication classes. Students a … [Read more...]

WRITER KELLY LINK TO VISIT UCA AS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

By Hanna Lowery College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office Kelly Link, an author of “speculative” or “slipstream” fiction, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as Artist in Residence in conjunction with the 10th celebration of ArtsFest in Conway. As part of her residency, Link will hold a public reading and book-signing event Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the UCA C … [Read more...]

COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC SETS FREE DEMO CLASSES AT UCA DOWNTOWN

The University of Central Arkansas Community School of Music will hold an evening of free music demonstration classes Tuesday, Sept. 20 at UCA Downtown, 1105 Oak St. Classes are open to the public, and no registration is necessary. The classes include the following: Alexander Technique, 5 p.m. — Musicians, actors and dancers perform complex tasks under demanding circumstances. The A … [Read more...]

UCA THEATRE TO HOST ‘STAGING YOUR FUTURE’ OCT. 29

The University of Central Arkansas will host its third annual “Staging Your Future at UCA Theatre” for high school students in grades 9-12, potential college transfer students and teachers on Saturday, Oct. 29. The event, sponsored by Conway Corporation, will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center. Registration is free, and lunch will be provided to all participants. Registration … [Read more...]

UCA’S AST TO PRESENT ‘TWELFTH NIGHT’ AT LANTERN THEATRE

As part of Conway’s ArtsFest, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will present its touring production of Twelfth Night at The Lantern Theatre, 1021 Van Ronkle St., for three performances. Performances will be Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 1-2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at arkshakes.com. "Twelfth Night debuted this summer to rave reviews all across the state,” director Chad Bra … [Read more...]

UCA’S AST TO ANNOUNCE 2017 SEASON

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 2017 season will be announced at AST’s annual Fall Membership Party on Thursday, Sept. 29. The big announcement event will come at 6:30 p.m. at the Conway home of Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte, AST’s executive director, 4915 College Ave. The night’s festivities will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks, an art show and sale in coordination with Conway’s ArtsFest, as well as a sp … [Read more...]

SPANISH BRASS TO BE IN RESIDENCE SEPT. 20-21

By Amanda Nettles College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The quintet Spanish Brass will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artists in residence Sept. 20-21. The residency will include two concerts: a free public performance Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall; and an educational program for schools at Conway High School’s … [Read more...]

10TH ARTSFEST CELEBRATION SET FOR CONWAY

By Waid Rainey and Hanna Lowery College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication, in partnership with Hendrix College, the Conway Schools, Faulkner County Library, The Lantern Theatre, Faulkner County Museum, Independent Living Services, King’s, Conway Downtown Partnership, and the Mayor’s Office, will play ho … [Read more...]