Toad Suck Review debuts

CONWAY — As part of the city of Conway’s annual ArtsFest Festival, the editorial staff of the University of Central Arkansas’s award-winning Toad Suck Review, will host a reading on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at The Locals coffee shop in downtown Conway. The “Scintillating Six,” comprising the incoming class of UCA’s MFA program in creative writing, will read from original works for 10 to 15 m … [Read more...]

Internationally-renowned sculptor visits UCA

Patrick Dougherty, Disorderly Conduct, woven wooden stick sculpture, 2012

Patrick Dougherty, an artist who weaves large-scale architectural forms from natural materials, will erect one of his sculptures outside the Baum Gallery of Art at the University of Central Arkansas this September. The public unveiling will take place September 20. Over the last 30 years, Dougherty has built over 230 of these works worldwide and across the U.S. Dougherty’s sculptural work is … [Read more...]

Baum Gallery opens for fall 2014

Fay Ku, Seven Headed Beast, mixed media on paper, 2013

The Baum Gallery of Fine Art at the University of Central Arkansas will open for the fall season at 4 p.m. September 4 with a reception featuring exhibitions from three nationally-renowned artists. The works of Fay Ku, Kathleen Robbins and Theresa Pfarr will remain on display until October 24. The artist Fay Ku creates works on paper in mixed media. Kathleen Robbins’ work is large-scale p … [Read more...]

Live recording of “Tales from the South”

The University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication, with the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement present the live recording of famed radio program, “Tales from the South” beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 29 on the lawn in front of McAlister Hall. A performance by Slings and Arrows will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the live recording. Food will be ava … [Read more...]

Bryant receives citation for Community School of Music Leadership

Sen. Jason Rapert presents citation to Jann Bryant

CONWAY—The Arkansas Senate recognized Jann Bryant, Director of the UCA Community School of Music (CSM) and Coordinator of Music Advising, on May 12 for her years of dedication with the school. Senator Jason Rapert presented Bryant a citation during the Voices of Central Arkansas Spring Concert. Bryant has served the CSM as director since the beginning of the school nearly 25 years a … [Read more...]

UCA Public Appearances to celebrate 15th anniversary season

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PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION May 13, 2014 PRESS CONTACT: Amanda Horton, (501) 450-3682; ahorton@uca.edu Ashley Love, (501) 852-7889; alove@uca.edu   UCA PUBLIC APPEARANCES TO CELEBRATE 15TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON   CONWAY — UCA Public Appearances will celebrate its 15th season in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre prepares to open 8th season

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION May 12, 2014 CONTACT: Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte, (501) 428-4165; mrmarotte@arkshakes.com ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE TO OPEN 8TH SEASON ON JUNE 5 CONWAY — More than 100 theatre actors, artists and technicians are about to descend on the University of Central Arkansas campus to prepare for Arkansas Sh … [Read more...]

Debate team wins state overall sweepstakes

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION May 2, 2014 CONTACT: Anthony McMullen, (501) 852-0695, amcmullen@uca.edu; Dr. Larry Dilday, (501) 852-2348, ldilday@uca.edu UCA DEBATE WINS STATE OVERALL SWEEPSTAKES By Brandon Riddle College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY – The University of Central Arkansas International P … [Read more...]

CFAC receives NEA grant for Little Rock Nine opera project

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION April 23, 2014 Contact: Dr. Gayle Seymour, (501) 450-3295, gayles@uca.edu UCA COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION RECEIVES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS GRANT Grant to support opera The Little Rock Nine CONWAY — The National Endowment for the Arts announced recently that the University of C … [Read more...]

Student journalists earn 72 awards at state media conference

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION Contact: Dr. Donna Lampkin Stephens, (501) 450-5605; donnals@uca.edu April 23, 2014 UCA STUDENT MEDIA EARN 72 AWARDS AT ACMA CONFERENCE By Taylor Woods College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office University of Central Arkansas student journalists took home 72 prizes recently at the … [Read more...]