Greetings from the Chair

Viewpoint; View from the Chair » By Bryan Winfred Massey, Sr., Chair | Professor of Art, Sculpture » It gives me great pleasure to write the first article in our new decade as we welcome 2020! I have so many new things to share with you our readers, students and alumni. You are all familiar … [Read more...]

Meet Marko Monroe LIZZO’s Stylist

Feature Article » By Liz Smith, Associate Chair | Associate Professor of Art, Ceramics » Marko Monroe is currently the stylist for Grammy Award winning artist LIZZO. I had the pleasure of interviewing Marko who graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in sculpture from UCA … [Read more...]

Ray Ogar’s Zero Landmass Archive

Feature Article » By Ray Ogar, Associate Professor of Art, Graphic Design » Faculty Report ... 3609 pages. 5 Volumes. 24,000 image fragments. 3650 days. 5124 compositions (edited down to 1500). 1232 lost hours of sleep. 1 million dreams. Welcome to the Zero Landmass Archive. More than … [Read more...]

Early Experiences in Art Education

Viewpoint; View from the Field » By Jeff Young, Associate Professor of Art, Art Education » The Art Education Emphasis Some students come to UCA knowing that they want to become art teachers. Some students start off in other majors or emphases and then later want to explore the … [Read more...]

Ceramics Takes Part in Suffrage Centennial Celebration

Viewpoint; View from the Field » By Liz Smith, Associate Chair | Associate Professor of Art, Ceramics » The College of Fine Arts and Communication is creating a week long celebration for the commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, women's right to vote. The vision of … [Read more...]

Announcements; Faculty and Staff

Scott Meador, Associate Professor of Art, Digital ACM SIGGRAPH is the Association for Computing Machinery & Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. Scott attended the SIGGRAPH 2019 conference in Los Angeles, CA in July where he saw the latest work and … [Read more...]

New Courses for First Year Art Students

Scrap Box » By Jennifer Rospert, Associate Professor of Art » “To create, one must first question everything.” – Eileen Gray Beginning in Fall 2020, the Art Department will be implementing an innovative new approach to our Foundations program that reimagines and restructures our first year … [Read more...]

Fired Up in the Natural State: Contemporary Ceramics

Events » By Brian Young, Director, Baum Gallery » The University of Central Arkansas’s Baum Gallery hosted Fired Up in the Natural State: Contemporary Ceramics, from January 23 – February 14, 2020. This exhibition was co-curated by Brian Young, director, Baum Gallery, and Liz Smith, … [Read more...]

Students Attend Art$ Town Hall Meeting

Viewpoint; View from the Field » By Gayle Seymour, Associate Dean CFAC | Associate Professor of Art, Art History » Five members of UCA Students for the Arts and one alum attended the Art$ Town Hall meeting on Oct. 27, 2019 at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock. The … [Read more...]

Juried Photography Shows

Announcements; Students » By Donna Pinckley, Professor of Art, Photography » Grayson Ruple, BFA, Graphic Design, was accepted in Portraiture: Through the Lens at the Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon.   Rebekah Schmitz, Art Minor, was accepted in the Davis Orton Gallery's … [Read more...]