SENIOR ART SHOW SET FOR UCA’S BAUM GALLERY

The Baum Gallery at the University of Central Arkansas will present the Spring BA/BFA Senior Show April 5-26. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Baum Gallery, located in McCastlain Hall, is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-5 p.m. and Thursdays from 10-7 p.m. Opening receptions are set for Thursday, April 5, from 4-7 p.m., and Sunday, April 8, from 2-4 p.m. … [Read more...]

UCA COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC SETS ANNUAL DRIGGERS PIANO FESTIVAL

The UCA Community School of Music will feature the fifth O. Samuel Driggers Piano Festival on Saturday, April 21. The event, set for 9 a.m. until noon, is open to piano students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students will play two pieces from memory and receive comments from a judge. They will compete within their division based upon school grade. The festival is named after the … [Read more...]

CAMERON CARPENTER TO BRING INTERNATIONAL TOURING ORGAN TO UCA CAMPUS

Cameron Carpenter, the first solo organist ever nominated for a Grammy award for a solo album, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist-in-residence April 2-3. Carpenter will bring his International Touring Organ — a monumental cross-genre digital organ built by Marshall & Ogletree to his own design — and will give a performance open to the public in Reynolds Performance Hall … [Read more...]

BEARBONES TROMBONE CHOIR SETS APRIL 3 PERFORMANCE

The University of Central Arkansas BearBones Trombone Choir will perform its end-of-the-semester concert on April 3 in the Snow Fine Arts auditorium. The 7:30 p.m. performance is free and open to the public. “The BearBones will perform Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C# Minor, Dukas' Fanfare from La Peri and a new fanfare titled Apogee Fanfare by Chris Sharp,” Ass … [Read more...]

MUSIC/CULTURE CRITIC RASHOD OLLISON TO BE IN RESIDENCE AT UCA APRIL 5

Rashod Ollison, a music and cultural critic, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist-in-residence April 5. Ollison, an Arkansas native, will give a reading, followed by a Q&A and book-signing, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Business Auditorium 107. The event is free and open to the public. Ollison has been a staff critic at the Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, … [Read more...]

UCA THEATRE TO PRESENT ARMS AND THE MAN

UCA Theatre will present the critically acclaimed “Arms and the Man” by celebrated playwright George Bernard Shaw in the Bridges/Larson theatre in the Snow Fine Arts Center on the University of Central Arkansas campus in April. Performances are scheduled for April 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., as well as two matinee shows April 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. Stacy Pendergraft, associate professor of T … [Read more...]

PINCKLEY FEATURED ON LENSCRATCH

Art professor Donna Pinckley was selected by the editor of Lenscratch as the Arkansas artist for the site's "50 States" project. Lenscratch selected and featured one artist from each state, and then had that artist select other photography artists from the state to be featured on the site as well. Pinckley’s work from her “Sticks and Stones” series is featured in an article that was featured on … [Read more...]

UCA AWARDED $500,000 BRIDGES-LARSON FOUNDATION GRANT

Funds to support film, theater, creative writing initiatives The Bridges-Larson Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to the University of Central Arkansas Department of Film, Theatre and Creative Writing in the College of Fine Arts & Communication. Awarded this past fall, the grant is the largest gift in the history of the department, and $100,000 will be awarded over five … [Read more...]

UCA PROFESSOR’S “THE LAST DAYS OF OSCAR WILDE” TO BE FEATURED ON KUAR’S ARTS & LETTERS

University of Central Arkansas Professor Dr. John Vanderslice, along with his latest novel, “The Lady Days of Oscar Wilde,” will be featured Friday on Arts & Letters on KUAR 89.1 FM. The show will air on the National Public Radio affiliate at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, and at 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. This 30-minute episode, “Oscar Wilde: Signs, Omens, Portents & Divinations", is a gli … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS COMPOSER TICHELI WITH HENDRIX

Through a collaborative effort, the bands of the University of Central Arkansas and Hendrix University will bring Frank Ticheli to Conway as a composer-in-residence March 15. Ticheli, a professor of Composition at the University of Southern California, will lead the UCA and Hendrix Wind Ensembles in a gala concert in Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the … [Read more...]