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...]

UCA THEATRE TO PRESENT STAR TREK ORIGIN STORY

The University of Central Arkansas Theatre will present "Where No Man Has Gone Before: The Gene Roddenberry Story" as a documentary devised work March 13-15. Directed by senior Levi Smith, the play is scheduled for the University of Central Arkansas’s Black Box Theatre in Snow Fine Arts Center 210 at 7:30 each night. A devised work is a collaborative piece where a team works together to c … [Read more...]

THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY TO PLAY AT UCA MARCH 29

After successful tours in 2015 and 2016, The Buddy Holly Story - the show that inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals including Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Million Dollar Quartet, and We Will Rock You - is coming to the Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas campus Thursday, March 29. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. The show is an addition to … [Read more...]

ARTIST SHARON LOUDEN TO LECTURE AT UCA MARCH 1

Artist, educator, advocate and editor Sharon Louden, the juror for the University of Central Arkansas’s Annual Student Art Competitive at the Baum Gallery, will lecture March 1 in McCastlain Hall 143. Louden is best known for her installation works and for editing the “Living and Sustaining A Creative Life” series. The lecture, scheduled for 1:40 p.m., is free and open to the publi … [Read more...]

UCA PERCUSSION FESTIVAL SET FOR MARCH 10

The 2018 University of Central Arkansas Percussion Festival, featuring performances and clinics by prominent percussionists, will take place March 10 at the Snow Fine Arts Center. The festival will culminate in a grand finale showcase performance, free and open to the public, by renowned composer and percussionist Michael Burritt, professor of Percussion at the Eastman School of Music and one … [Read more...]