Events and Exhibitions

Visiting Artists: Artist’s Talks, Roundtables, and Workshops

Fall 2018

Peter Pincus

Artist’s Talk:  Peter Pincus on his Process, Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 1:40 PM, Art Lecture Hall 143, McCastlain Hall. Free and open to the public.

Roundtable Discussion: with Peter Pincus, Laurie Pincus, and Liz Smith, moderated by Brian Young, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM, Art Lecture Hall 143, McCastlain Hall

Workshop:  with Peter Pincus, Wednesday, September 19-Thursday, September 20, 2018, Schichtl Hall, Room 127


Susan Keiser

Artist’s Talk: Fine-Art Photographer Susan Keiser, Thursday November 15, 2018 in Art Lecture Hall 143, McCastlain Hall  at 1:40 PM. Free and open to the public.


Fall 2018

Baum Gallery

Peter Pincus: Color and Form

In fall of 2018, Peter Pincus will display his exquisite ceramics in an exhibition entitled Peter Pincus: Color and Form. The artist earned a BFA and an MFA from Alfred University, New York. Alfred’s ceramic program is widely recognized as the most prestigious. Not surprisingly, as a technician, Pincus is rarely surpassed.

On View: Thursday, August 30-Thursday, October 11, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 4:00-7:00 PM



 Art Processes: Drawings and More

As a complement to Color and Form, the Baum Gallery is hosting a large exhibition Artistic Processes: Drawings and More. This features preparatory work across numerous media including printing, sculpture, painting, illustration, a poster, a banner and ceramics. Artists include Abe Blashko, David Bailin, Morton Brown, Charles Burchfield, Louis Freund, Tony Hepburn, Fannie Hillsmith, E.B. Lewis, Bryan Massey, Jennifer Rospert, Louis Schanker and Ben Shahn. (Above: David Bailin, INLAWS, 2018 • Charcoal, Colored-Pencil, Pastel and Coffee on Prepared Paper • 72 x 89 inches [183 x 226 cm])

On View: Thursday, August 30-Thursday, October 11, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 4:00-7:00 PM

Public Lecture: The Spark of Creation: Drawings and Process, by Brian Young, Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 1:40 PM , Art Lecture Hall 143, McCastlain Hall



BA/BFA Juried Senior Art Exhibition

Works in all media by graduating seniors in the UCA Department of Art. The show features works by BFA candidates Bella Cilia and Ryn Dailey, and BA candidates Hannah Bernhardt, Heather Guenard, Jasmine Jackson, Panipak Kumgade, Lauren Lee, Christina Lucas, Carlo Manuel, and Cody Scrivner.

On View: Thursday, November 1-Thursday, December 6, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 4:00-7:00 PM


 UCA Downtown Art Gallery

The Makings of a Teacher: Textile Art by Deborah Kuster

 Dr. Deborah Kuster’s lifelong career as a teacher can be seen through the visual metaphors of her textile artworks.

On View: Monday, August 6-Monday, October 1, 2018. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 12:00-5:00PM

Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 2018, 4:00-6:00 PM

  Gallery Walk-through with the Artist: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 1:40-2:30 PM.

Black Box Student Gallery


 Sewing Circle Workshop

An open opportunity for students to learn new techniques with paper and fabric.. Presented by the BFA Critique Club.

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM


 Halloween Themed Fundraiser

On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, come to the Black Box and help out the Printmaking Club with their annual fundraiser. Come have fun, do the Time Warp, and carve pumpkins at the Halloween themed event. The admission fee is $10.00 which will be donated to the Women’s Shelter of Conway. The fun begins at 6:00 PM.

When: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM



Nostalgia. This exhibition includes works that represent sentimental longing or wist.

On View: Thursday, October 18-Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM


 Light and Dark

Explore the effects of light through different media.

On View: Thursday, November 1-Tuesday, November 19, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM


#ToDO: after I graduate college

#ToDo is an interactive installation that allows visitors to write their goals and #ToDos after college on vibrant sticky notes. Participation in the show will be open to everyone all week.

On View: Thursday, December 6-Thursday, December 13, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM


 Special Events

Fall 2018

 Conway Eco + ArtsFest 2018

October 1-6, 2018

This year, ArtsFest is teaming up with EcoFest to bring a variety of activities that focus on water, one of our most important resources. For a complete list of activities, including the innovative Aqurld Waves Underwater Concert and Dance Performance, and Light Up the Night on Front Street in downtown Conway, see the ArtsFest official website.


Past Events

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