C.D. WRIGHT WOMEN WRITERS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL EVENT AT UCA

Conference will take place Nov. 3-4 with headliners Tayari Jones and Cara Brookins CONWAY — The C. D. Wright Women Writers Conference will host its inaugural event Nov. 3-4 at the University of Central Arkansas. The conference is open to all, though it will cater to women and women-identifying writers from all genres and all experience levels, from journalism to mass-market books to literary … [Read more...]

ARTSFEST 2017 TO INCLUDE UCA EVENTS

The University of Central Arkansas continues to be a part of ArtsFest, Conway’s yearly celebration of music, visual art, theatre, dance, creative writing and film, which will take place for one fun-filled day, Saturday, Oct. 7. This is the 11th year that Conway Alliance for the Arts (CAFTA) has organized the family-friendly ArtsFest. The 2017 theme is “A Splash Of Color.” All events are free … [Read more...]

OSCAR-NOMINATED FILMMAKER WERNER HERZOG TO VISIT UCA AS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

By Brody Arnold College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Werner Herzog, a prominent figure in the film industry, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence Thursday, Oct. 5. It will be Herzog’s first trip to Arkansas. “He is a world-class filmmaker, a renowned figure in the arts,” said Stephen Stanley, assistant professor of Film and the facul … [Read more...]

CREATIVE WRITER ALEXANDER WEINSTEIN TO BE IN RESIDENCE OCT. 5-6

By Jennifer Buckley College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Award-winning creative writer Alexander Weinstein will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence Oct. 5-6. Weinstein is the director of The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and an associate professor of Creative Writing at Siena Heights University. His fictional creations inc … [Read more...]

GRAMMY-WINNING GUITARIST/COMPOSER ANDREW YORK TO HOST CLASSES AT UCA DOWNTOWN

The University of Central Arkansas Guitar Studio and Palmer Music Company will host a guitar master class and guitar composition workshop given by Grammy Award-winning guitarist/composer Andrew York on Friday, Sept. 22. York will give a classical guitar master class at UCA Downtown, 1105 West Oak St., from 2:30-4:30 p.m. The class will feature UCA guitar students performing compositions written … [Read more...]

PREVIEW PERFORMANCE AT UCA SET FOR ‘LR NINE’ OPERA

A preview scene from the University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication-commissioned opera, The Little Rock Nine, is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The scene, to be performed by graduates of the UCA Department of Music at Reynolds Performance Hall, will kick off “An Evening with Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Tania León: Turning History into Art.” Gates is the … [Read more...]

HENRY LOUIS GATES JR., TANIA LEÓN TO LECTURE ON TURNING LR CENTRAL HISTORY INTO ART

“An Evening with Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Tania León: Turning History into Art,” will feature lectures by two of the principals of the University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication-commissioned opera, The Little Rock Nine, on Monday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The evening, which will mark the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, will … [Read more...]

3D MAPPED VIDEO TO MARK HISTORY OF LRCHS

“Imagine If Buildings Could Talk”, a 3D mapped video projection by University of Central Arkansas film professor Dr. Scott Meador, with the soundtrack by UCA music professor Dr. Blake Tyson, will be the centerpiece of the Sept. 23-24 weekend commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School. The video is part of the UCA College of Fine Arts and Com … [Read more...]

‘CIVIL TWILIGHT’ TO COMMEMORATE DESEGREGATION OF LR CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

CORE Performance Company will perform “Civil Twilight: Reflections on Fear, Courage and Resilience,” a site-specific dance/spoken word event, as part of the University of Central Arkansas’s commemoration of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School. The 6 p.m., Sept. 24 event, at the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Commemorative Garden at 2120 W. Daisy L. Gatso … [Read more...]

THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND TO KICK OFF REYNOLDS SEASON SEPT. 28

 By John Anderson and Des’ree Dallmann College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The Charlie Daniels Band will kick off the 2017-2018 Pops series at the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall on Thursday, Sept. 28. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. “We are thrilled to be kicking off our Pops season with the Charlie Daniels Band, whose influences h … [Read more...]