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Announcements; Alumni

Art Education » James Scott
James Scott, 2015 B.A. in Art: Art Education Emphasis. James is currently the art teacher at Russellville Middle School and Russellville Junior High. This fall he is planning to work with his students on a civil engagement project via a poster campaign. James facilitates the process, but the work is primarily student-led. This stems from James’s involvement with the Arkansas Declaration of Learning (ADOL), a program that works with the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Clinton Foundation, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms, and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library to create a curriculum that is focused on civil engagement and diplomacy.

Art Education » Marie Desrochers
Marie Desrochers, 2016 B.A. in Art: Art History Emphasis. Marie is currently a Graduate Fellow, Class of 2021, at Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. She just started her second year and is majoring in preventive conservation. Over the summer, as part of her program, she interned in conservation at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, which she described as “an amazing experience.

Art Education » Dr. Monica Steinberg
Dr. Monica Steinberg, 2004 BA in art History, is now Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Hong Kong. The University of Hong Kong is ranked 25th in the world! An outstanding alumni accomplishment.

Art Education » Amber Lea Smith
Amber Lea Smith, 2012 B.A. in Art: Fine Art Emphasis. Amber started her company, Amber E Lea Designs in 2014 when she was living in Baton Rouge, LA. In 2015, she moved back to Arkansas, where she currently works in a studio in the historic district of downtown Russellville. As owner and designer, Amber creates porcelain jewelry that she calls “mini-sculptures.” Amber’s work is currently sold on-line and in over thirty stores in the U.S, Canada, and Japan. In the U.S, her jewelry is sold in shops in seventeen states, including New York, California, Texas, and Arkansas.