UA Little Rock to host exhibition for graduating student artists

Alecia Walls-Barton drawing, "A Place Called Home"

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host an exhibition featuring the work of its graduating art and design students. 

The work of 22 undergraduate students and one graduate student will be on display from Wednesday, Nov. 22, to Thursday, Dec. 7, in the UA Little Rock Art Gallery. A reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.

The work will include photography, graphic design, furniture, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, vector art, paintings, illustrations, jewelry, and mixed media.

Additionally, Alecia Walls-Barton will display her thesis exhibition, “Personal Myth,” in the Maners/Pappas Gallery as part of her coursework to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Participating students who will earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and their art mediums include Jacy Andrews, graphic design; Andrew Blackwell, furniture; Robert Harpool, photography and mixed media; Kristine Klien, graphic design; Julia Napolitano, furniture; and Jason Ranking, drawing.

Students who are seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree and their choice of mediums include:

  •      Crystal Alverez-Blanco, clay sculpture and photography
  •      Jacy Andrews, graphic design
  •      Zachary Blair, watercolor
  •      Tony Bockhold, ceramics
  •      Lauren Hensen, drawing
  •      Samantha Brown, vector illustration and bronze sculpture
  •      Rachel Callahan, furniture
  •      Evgeniya Fedorova, bronze sculpture and jewelry
  •      Chris Graham, illustration
  •      Robert Harpool, photography
  •      Chris Helliwell, vector art
  •      Louis Hess, ceramics
  •      Kristine Klien, package design and stone sculpture
  •      Rebekah Jaggars, painting
  •      Jacqueline Miles, ceramics
  •      Aaron Processor, graphic design and package design
  •      Jason Rankin, drawing
  •      Kimberly Snow, jewelry and mixed media
  •      Andrew Valentine, print and graphic design
  •      Marcus Vasquez, painting

The UA Little Rock Art Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Gallery Director Brad Cushman at or 501-569-8977.

In the upper right photo, Alecia Walls-Barton’s drawing, “A Place Called Home,” is one of the works in her thesis exhibition entitled “Personal Myth.”

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