Launchapalooza to celebrate ‘Toad Suck Review’

by Logan Miller College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — To conclude the University of Central Arkansas’s annual ArkaText Literary Festival, the award-winning Toad Suck Review will hold its sixth “Launchapalooza” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 11, at the Lantern Theater, 1021 Van Ronkle St., in downtown Conway. The Launchapalooza is free and open to the public but may include … [Read more...]

Tuba, euphonium ensemble concert set for March 2

By Carley Conrad College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Department of Music will host a March 2 concert featuring the students of Dr. Gail Robertson and the Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble. The 7:30 p.m. concert in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall is free and open to the public. Robertson and graduate student/guest conductor S … [Read more...]

Student Competitive art exhibition to be on view March 3-17

By Logan Miller College of Fine Arts and Communications Office CONWAY — The 2016 Annual Student Competitive Art Exhibition will be on view in the University of Central Arkansas’s Baum Gallery of Fine Art from March 3-17. The Student Competitive is a juried exhibition of UCA student artwork, sponsored by the UCA Department of Art. “The Student Art Competitive is one of the Baum's most popu … [Read more...]

ArkaText Literary Festival scheduled March 7-11

By Logan Miller College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Department of Writing will hold its annual ArkaText literary festival from March 7-11 with most events in Win Thompson Hall. All ArkaText events are free and open to the public, although the final presentation, the sixth annual Toad Suck Review Launchapalooza on Friday, March 11, i … [Read more...]

Saturday Night Fever heading for Reynolds

By Austin DuVall College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Saturday Night Fever: The Musical, a production based on the classic 1977 American dance film starring John Travolta, will appear at the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Feb. 28. As a coming-of-age story, the musical centers on 19-year-old stallion Tony Manero’s life in the 19 … [Read more...]

Photographer Maggie Steber to visit Feb. 22-26

by Audrey Roberts College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Photographer Maggie Steber will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence Feb. 22-26. Steber’s exhibition, Madje Has Dementia, on view at the Baum Gallery of Fine Art, documents the last two years of her mother’s life. Donna Pinckley, associate professor of art and the faculty sponsor for … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre sets youth auditions

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will hold youth auditions for the 2016 summer season, including roles in "West Side Story" and the opportunity to appear in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as part of The Groundlings Company, on Feb. 28. Interested actors ages 8 to 17 are encouraged to audition. Auditions will be from 3-6 pm in the Black Box Theatre in the Snow Fine Arts building on the University of … [Read more...]

Jazz Ensembles to perform Feb. 17

By Austin DuVall College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — UCA’s three jazz ensembles will perform at the University of Central Arkansas’s Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The UCA Dixieland Band, led by Professor of Saxophone Jackie Lamar, will start the night off with traditional New Orleans tunes such as “Royal Garden Blues,” “Basin Street Blues … [Read more...]

Two ‘Mamma Mia!’ performances set for Reynolds

By Carley Conrad College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The long-running hit musical "Mamma Mia!" will visit the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall for performances Feb. 15 and 17. Both performances are set for 7:30 p.m. While the Feb. 15 performance is sold out, tickets are still available for the Feb. 17 show. "Mamma Mia!" is the u … [Read more...]

Writer John D’Agata to visit Feb. 23-24

By Logan Miller College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Writer John D’Agata will give a public reading and book signing at the University of Central Arkansas on Feb. 23 when he visits campus as artist in residence. The event, free and open to the public, will be at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Business auditorium, room 107. D’Agata is the author of The Lifespan of a Fa … [Read more...]