In combining his love for film and theater, a recent University of Arkansas Little Rock graduate created a piece for his final project he hoped would, someday, serve as a symbol of his legacy. Continue reading “UA Little Rock graduate exceeds expectations with final project”
At the age of 13, Tori Main began volunteering to help animals and dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. After her University of Arkansas at Little Rock commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13, she will be one step closer to that dream.
Meet Jeannie Kuang-Nguyen, Donaghey scholar and science scholar who’s a pre-med student set to graduate with a degree in chemistry. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will celebrate the graduation of Kuang-Nguyen and hundreds of other students during commencement ceremonies Saturday, May, 13, at the Jack Stephens Center.
Southern LP Gas President and 1993 University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate Julie Brown has established an endowed scholarship at the university.
Artwork by students taking studio art and design classes in the UALR Department of Art is on display until April 19 in Gallery I of the Fine Arts Building.
The students submitted their individual work for the Annual Student Competitive.
Pieces represent all studio disciplines being taught at UALR including drawing and design, painting, printmaking, graphic design and illustration, photography, textiles, metals and furniture design, sculpture, and ceramics.
Local artist and master Printmaker, Delita Martin, served as the juror for the competition. Martin received a bachelor of fine arts degree in drawing from Texas Southern University and a master’s degree in drawing and printmaking from Purdue University.
The winners were announced at a reception for the students on March 17.
Students competed for a variety of awards including the cash and prizes from local companies and scholarships.
Sydney Adams earned the Wilma And Jack Diner Scholarship Award of $1000 while Kenneth Guthrie landed the Alexa Mena, Student Competitive Cash Award in the amount of $300. Byron Buslig was awarded the Charles D. Massey Scholarship for $250.
The UALR Friends Of The Arts awards went to Robert Simons, Benjamin Deaton, Shawnett Thomas, and Spencer Zahrn.
See the full list of winners:
Local Business Awards
Rayna Mackey of Cantrell Gallery)
Carmen Bradford of Hearne Fine Art)
Wai K. Lo of Gallery 26
Art Supplies And Materials (courtesy of Art Outfitters)
Douglas Frank (Alman Co.)
Starving Artist Awards
Nathaniel Roe of Trio’s Restaurant)
Carly Fehlberg and Kenneth Guthrie of Boulevard Bread Co.
Savanah Johnson and Catherine Kim of The Root Café
Cash And Scholarships
Friends Of The Arts Purchase Awards
Robert Simons for “On Gaines” – $150
Benjamin Deaton for “Shoebox” – $350
Friends Of The Arts Diner Purchase Award
Shawnett Thomas for “Wrong Prince” – $125
Spencer Zahrn for “Coven (West)” – $850
Wilma And Jack Diner Scholarship Award
Sydney Adams – $1000
Alexa Mena, Student Competitive Cash Award
Kenneth Guthrie – $300
Charles D. Massey Scholarship
Byron Buslig – $250