Community School of Music fall registration underway

The UCA Community School of Music (CSM) is registering students for the fall semester, according to Smokey Emerson, director. Now in its 26th year of offering exceptional musical training and instruction to children and adults in the Central Arkansas area, the faculty of the Community School consists primarily of UCA Music faculty and selected graduate and undergraduate students, along with … [Read more...]

Dying City is brought to life by UCA Theatre

The University of Central Arkansas Theatre will present Dying City by Christopher Shinn on September 1, 2, 3, and 4, at 7:30 pm, and September 5, at 2:00 pm in the Black Box Theatre (Studio 210) of the Snow Fine Arts Center. Dying City is a drama for mature audiences only. A year after her husband’s death in Iraq, Kelly, a young therapist confronts his identical twin brother, who shows up at h … [Read more...]

Professors to be featured on NPR

Two University of Central Arkansas professors will be featured on KUAR's radio show Arts & Letters (89.1 FM) on July 30, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. Fish writer and writing professor Mark Spitzer and biology professor Dr. Reid Adams will appear on the 30-minute program. Hosted by J. Bradley Minnick, the special program will focus on Spitzer’s nonfiction book, Return of the Gar, recently published by t … [Read more...]

CFAC Dean chosen for Delta Exhibition

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Terry Wright, dean of the University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication, is one of the 46 Arkansas artists chosen for the 57th annual Delta Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, scheduled for July 10-Sept. 20 at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Wright’s piece, “Trapeze Anxiety,” is the only tie to UCA selected for the exhibition. “The Delta is widely conside … [Read more...]

UCA receives grant to preserve history of Japanese Americans

The University of Central Arkansas was recently awarded a $75,908 grant from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program and the National Park Service. UCA was one of 20 institutions across the nation awarded funding from the federal program. The goal of the program is to teach present and future generations about the history of 120,000 Japanese Americans who were relocated from their … [Read more...]

Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas summer productions

UCA Theatre’s Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas (YTCA) has been in full gear with their Summer Intensive Program for young people ages 10-18. This training culminates in a rehearsed performances open to the public on Friday, June 26 at 7:00 PM, and Saturday, June 27, at 2:00 PM in the Bridges/Larson Theatre. This year, the Junior Academy, ages 10-13, will be performing “The Ice Wolf” by Joanna Hal … [Read more...]

‘Fiddler’ sells out opening night

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Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s sold out for the opening night of Fiddler on the Roof in Reynolds Performance Hall on Wednesday, June 10. Fiddler is being performed on the Reynolds stage in the intimate “in-the-round” configuration, allowing the audience to be as close to the action as possible. “We've set the production in the round with audience on all four sides of the action to include the … [Read more...]

CFAC receives MAP Fund grant to support opera

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas’s College of Fine Arts and Communication has been granted $32,400 from the Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund in support of commissioning the Little Rock Nine opera. The MAP Fund is primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The MAP Fund granted funds to 37 recipients out of 839 … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 9th season to run June 4-28

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION May 22, 2015 CONTACT: Christina Madsen, (501) 852-2659 or christinam@uca.edu Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte, (501) 428-4165; mrmarotte@arkshakes.com ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE’S 9TH SEASON TO RUN JUNE 4-28 AT MULTIPLE VENUES CONWAY — Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s ninth season of Shakespearean plays and other works … [Read more...]

UCA receives $400,000 grant from ANCRC

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas’ Division of Institutional Advancement announces a $400,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) for phase two of the renovation and restoration of McCastlain Hall on the campus. This new grant will be used to create a new, more accessible, grand hallway between McCastlain’s East Commons and the Baum Gallery. Dr. Gayle S … [Read more...]