L.A. THEATRE WORKS TO PRESENT ‘STEEL MAGNOLIAS’ AT REYNOLDS PERFORMANCE HALL

By Andrew Tucker College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office One of the great stories of female empowerment and resilience, “Steel Magnolias” will come to the University of Central Arkansas's Reynolds Performance Hall on Feb.  22 at 7:30 p.m. The show is produced by L.A. Theatre Works, which has reimagined this timeless story about the enduring bonds of friendship in a new, radio-style … [Read more...]

UCA TO HOST JAZZ ENSEMBLE FEB. 10

By Braxton Sampley College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office The University of Central Arkansas Jazz Ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 at Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The Concert will feature three jazz ensembles: The Top Hatters, Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Ensemble II. The Top Hatters is led by Dr. Ross … [Read more...]

UCA’S BAUM GALLERY TO HOST STUDENT ART COMPETITIVE

The University of Central Arkansas’ Baum Gallery will once again host the Annual Student Art Competitive (ASAC) from March 4-15. A reception will be held on March 7 at 4 p.m. During this event, UCA students are allowed to submit up to three different pieces for possible inclusion. All works are then jurored, and multiple awards are given. This is an opportunity for students to participate in a … [Read more...]

UCA THEATRE TO PRESENT ‘MEDEA BY EURIPIDES’

“Medea by Euripides,” a deconstructed modern retelling of a Greek classic, will be performed in the University of Central Arkansas Snow Fine Arts Center's Black Box Theatre five times in February. The performances, presented by the UCA Theatre Program, will be directed by Brady Ness, an adjunct professor of theatre and a UCA graduate. Free and open to the public, the play will be performed at … [Read more...]

‘TO LAY TO REST OUR GHOSTS’ WINS MCMATH AWARD

Caitlin Hamilton Summie’s short story collection, “To Lay to Rest Our Ghosts,” has won the fourth annual Phillip H. McMath Post Publication book award, according to the Arkansas Writers Workshop, which is housed at the University of Central Arkansas. The McMath Award was founded in 2016 to promote recently published books and to honor central Arkansas author and literary advocate Phillip H. … [Read more...]

“We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” Coming to Reynolds Performance Hall

By Pansy Johnson College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office Multi-genre recording artist Damien Sneed will bring his tour, “We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.” to the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall on Monday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Sneed is a pianist, organist, conductor, composer, producer, arranger, vocal coach, professor and arts … [Read more...]

ROSS MONROE WINTER TO PERFORM AT UCA

By Megan Bailey, College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office Ross Monroe Winter, a nationally recognized violinist, will perform at the University of Central Arkansas’s Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Winter will perform six pieces, including Robert Schumann’s Sonata No. I in A Minor, Op. 105 and George Gershwin’s Three Preludes for Violin and Piano, as … [Read more...]

BELLA INTERACTIVE ART EXHIBITION ON DISPLAY AT UCA DOWNTOWN

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement and the College of Fine Arts and Communication have partnered to present “The Typology of Typography: A Permanent Evanescence” by Dr. Peter Bella. The artwork of Bella, assistant professor of graphic design at UCA, is currently on display at UCA Downtown, located at 1105 West Oak Street in downtown Conway. Gallery … [Read more...]

UCA STUDENT MEDIA WEBSITE TO LAUNCH JAN. 23

The University of Central Arkansas Journalism program is launching a new website to integrate student media on one site and to provide students with a deeper understanding of digital journalism. After the Jan. 23 launch, UCAnews.live will tie together The Echo newspaper, News6 television and the Scroll yearbook. The UCA student media have had their own websites for years, but the new website will … [Read more...]

UCA’S BAUM GALLERY TO HOST TWO NEW EXHIBITIONS THIS SPRING

The University of Central Arkansas’ Baum Gallery will host two exhibitions this spring, “Faculty Invitational” and “From It to Thou: Being Conscious of the Sacred in Nature.” An opening reception will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24. Both exhibits will go up on that day and remain up until Feb. 15. The “Faculty Invitational” show features work from almost every full-time UCA art … [Read more...]