The New Department of Art and Design

Viewpoint; View from the Chair » By Bryan Massey, Chair | Professor of Art, Sculpture » I am pleased to write about all of the exciting and new things that have occurred since the last time I have written "View from the Chair". On the first of July 2020 some important changes happened. First … [Read more...]

New Courses in Digital Media

Feature Article » By Scott Meador, Associate Professor of Art, Digital » 3D Animation, Time-Based Media, Interactivity, and Emergent Art are four new courses that are expanding the technology-oriented course options in the Art and Design curriculum. They are a fine arts-oriented approach to 2D … [Read more...]

Breaking Ground on the Windgate Center

Announcements; Event » By Scott Meador, Associate Professor of Art, Digital » On October 9th, 2020, UCA officially broke ground on the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts. President Houston Davis announced a $3 million dollar gift from the Alice L. Walton Foundation at the ceremony. The … [Read more...]

Introducing Dr. Harlow

Feature Article » By Jeff Young, Professor of Art, Art Education » The Department of Art and Design welcomes Dr. Trina Harlow to UCA. Dr. Harlow joins the faculty as a tenure-track assistant professor of art education this fall. Her background and experience in teaching make her a welcome … [Read more...]

Approaching Art Education with an Adapted 2020 Focus

Feature Article » By Jeff Young and Dr. Trina Harlow, Professors of Art, Art Education » In each fall newsletter, we like to start by congratulating recent graduates who secured teaching positions as art teachers. Each earned the B.A. in Art: Art Education Emphasis, with the exception of … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Suffrage Centennial Project

Feature Article » By Gayle Seymour, Associate Dean CAHSS | Professor of Art, Art History » In early 2019, a friend asked me what UCA was doing to mark the suffrage centennial in 2020. What a fantastic opportunity, I thought, to use the arts—sculpture, fibers, clay, graphic design, music, … [Read more...]

United: The Acorn Project

Feature Article » By Liz Smith, Associate Chair | Associate Professor of Art, Ceramics » United: The Acorn Project, a collaborative ground mural made up of thousands of hand-made ceramic acorns in an array of skin toned hues and varied forms was created by a large and diverse array of … [Read more...]

Art Student Awarded Prestigious SURF Grant

Viewpoint; View from the Classroom » By Lillie Wren, BFA Studio Art, Emphasis Graphic Design » SURF Grant Awarded to senior, Lillie Wren, for Souvenirs Distributed at Suffrage Centennial Celebration My project process began about one year ago when I had a meeting with the associate dean of … [Read more...]

Interior Design Program Highlights Senior Capstone

Spotlight » By Toni Gocke Wyre, Clinical Instructor of Interior Design » Schematic Design Development is underway in Advanced Interior Design Studio, a senior level course focused on any large commercial project (15,000-25,000 square feet) of the student's choosing. This project will … [Read more...]

Arkansas Art Educators Honors Dr. Jeff Young with Award

Viewpoint; View from the Field » By Trina Harlow, Professor of Art, Art Education » Arkansas Art Educators, the state association for the National Art Education Association, honored Dr. Jeff Young of UCA with the 2020 Higher Education Educator of the Year Award for his service to art … [Read more...]