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...]

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...]

An Internship in Austria

Feature Article » By Grayson Ruple, BFA Studio Art, Emphasis: Graphic Design » During the summer of 2019, I completed my BFA internship with the artist duo Kozek Hörlonski who are based in Vienna, Austria (image1). The artists, Peter Kozek and Thomas Hörl, are interdisciplinary artists whose … [Read more...]

Arkansas to New York: A Chautauqua Experience

Feature Article » By Wes Hart, BFA Studio Art, Emphasis: Ceramics » In January of 2019 it was announced that the Chautauqua Institution and UCA would partner to match up to two competitive scholarships for art students to attend a seven-week residency . An amazing $5,000 in scholarship … [Read more...]

Arrowmont Here I Come!

Viewpoint, View from the Classroom » By Anna Wagner, BFA Studio Art, Emphasis: Ceramics » A Brief History of Arrowmont... In 1912, Arrowmont began as a Pi Beta Phi Settlement School in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. During that time there was no formal schooling in the area. The children and parents … [Read more...]

Clubs: UCA Students for the Arts

Viewpoint, View from the Classroom » By Nakeya Palmer, BA Art, Emphasis: Art History » UCA Students for the Arts comprises students who advocate for the advancement and promotion of the arts, arts education, and the creative economy in Arkansas. Our Mission is to foster a cross disciplinary … [Read more...]

UCA Artists Give Back

Blackbox Gallery » By Madison Conklin, BA Art, Emphasis: Fine Art » Last semester, UCA Art students joined together on a Thursday evening after a long day of classes to give back to the patients of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Students participated in a rock painting event in the Black … [Read more...]

Come one, come all

Viewpoint; View from the Classroom, Student Perspective » By Louise Mandumbwa, UCA Student | BFA Candidate, Painting BFA critique club programing overview The BFA critique club is comprised of a committed group of art students and all are welcome to participate. The club is not just for BFA … [Read more...]

Graphic Design and Printmaking Students Visit Shooting Star and Yella Dog Presses

Feature Article » By Jessie Hornbrook, Assistant Professor of Art, Printmaking » Field Trip: Arkansas Letterpress Studios Shooting Star Press is owned and operated by John and Robyn Horn, the Horn’s have made it their life’s mission to proselytize for the arts. After a winding, scenic drive … [Read more...]

What is it like to do an internship in New York City?

Feature Article; Internships, Assistantships » By Isabella Cillia, BFA Candidate, Painting » If you are considering applying to BFA program read this! The transition from undergrad to brand new artist in the world is daunting. Not because there isn’t money or jobs in our industry, but because … [Read more...]