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Artsfest presents Conway's 6th annual film festival

Artsfest presents Conway's 6th annual film festival


CONWAY, Ark. (September 26, 2014) —The sixth annual Conway Film Festival Oct. 2 and 4 will feature the top 14 films from a pool of 1,600 entries.

As part of Conway's ArtsFest, the first screening will be Oct. 2 at 7 p.m., with the second, a rescreening, set for Oct. 4 at 1 p.m., both at The Lantern Theatre, 1021 Van Ronkle St., in downtown Conway,

"We have some exciting films, including Arkansas shorts," said Matthew Foss, co-director of festival and president of the UCA Film Club. "We are hoping to have a brief Q and A with all filmmakers there."

The festival list is an international one.

Conway hosting 8th annual Artsfest

Conway hosting 8th annual Artsfest

By Kelsey Williams

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication, in partnership with Hendrix College, Central Baptist College, the Conway Schools, and the Conway Alliance for the Arts, will play host to Conway’s ArtsFest, Sept. 26-Oct. 5, when multiple events are scheduled with a range of art, music, film, theatre, dance, and writing productions to be held.

"We want the Central Arkansas community to know that the 2014 ArtsFest events are more diverse and more inclusive than ever before,” said Dr. Gayle Seymour, associate dean of CFAC, professor of art history, and member of the ArtsFest Planning Committee. “Art will be everywhere with something for everybody."

An 'Unforgettable' bridal & fashion show is coming to Hot Springs

An 'Unforgettable' bridal & fashion show is coming to Hot Springs

Little Rock, Ark - Brandon D. Campbell, Little Rock Fashion Week's founder and executive producer, will produce the bridal fashion shows at the 5th annual An Unforgettable Bridal Fair & Special Events Expo on Sunday September 28, 2014 at the Hot Springs Convention Center, located at 134 Convention Blvd. at Hot Springs, AR 71902.

“I’m excited to be working on the bridal runway shows again,” says Campbell. “The clothing styles that will be seen are going to amaze guests. Everyone should expect an out of the box type of bridal show that will provide a positive and enjoyable experience.”                                                    

11-year-old captures essence of Arkansas through photos


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV)- Every day we pass hundreds, if not thousands of people. We see their faces, we see their clothes, but we don't always see beneath their image to their essence.

One young Arkansas girl is trying to change that, one picture at a time.

11-year-old Katie Chandler began the Facebook page Humans of Arkansas in July as a way to tell the hundreds of stories we don't see every day.

"Some people reject us and some people are glad to do it," Chandler said smiling.

"Essentially what's she's trying to do is to capture the essence of Arkansas through photographs, and anecdotes, and quotes," added Katie's mother Amanda Chandler.

Even though she's from the tiny town of Newhope, Katie has traveled all over Arkansas, cementing moments in time in Hot Springs, Little Rock and Fayetteville, introducing new characters, triumphs, and tribulations with each snap shot.

Hendrix students and staff excited about nationwide ranking

Hendrix students and staff excited about nationwide ranking

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV)- It was a big day for students and staff at Hendrix college as they learned their school was ranked number one in up and coming liberal arts schools nationwide by U.S. News and World Report.

"I chose Hendrix over a lot of really good schools and I wouldn't go back on that," said Junior Sybil Watkins. "This day and age having a well-rounded education is really important to employers so I think that it's really good that Hendrix is taking a name for that."

Internationally renowned sculptor to lecture at UCA

Internationally renowned sculptor to lecture at UCA


CONWAY, Ark. (September 8, 2014) — The University of Central Arkansas will host internationally renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty for a lecture Thursday, Sept. 18 at 1:40 p.m. in McCastlain Hall 143.

Dougherty, who is in the process of installing one of his large-scale architectural sculptures formed from natural materials on UCA's campus, is appearing as an Artist in Residence.

Dougherty designs his sculptures by weaving natural materials such as twigs, sticks and saplings. He relies on the help of community volunteers to assist him with the gathering of these natural materials found among the environment as well as with the construction of the sculpture.

Volunteers can sign up here, and no sculpture experience is required.