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This week in Conway – Week of Monday, February 24, 2020

By Todd E Jones | February 24, 2020

One more week. There is just one more week in the month of February 2020. We are almost to the end. However, don’t sleep on this week because this week has plenty of opportunities to stay busy in Conway. Here is the list of events for the week of February 24, 2020. You will find a final Youth Maker Monday for February, a fashion show, workshops, movie night hosted by The Locals, a chili cook-off, a celebration of Ray Charles’ music, the Alchemy Songwriter Competition, and much, much more. This Week Monday, February 24 4:30p. Youth Maker Monday: Spheros. UCA …

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Black History Month Art Exhibition

UCA to Present Second Annual Black History Month Art Exhibition

By News | February 23, 2020

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement, along with the College of Fine Arts and Communication, will celebrate Black History Month with the second annual Black History Month Art Exhibition from Friday, Feb. 21 to Thursday, March 12 at UCA Downtown, located at 1105 W. Oak Street in downtown Conway. An artists’ reception was held Friday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m., with opening remarks to begin at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition and artists’ reception are free to attend and open to the public. This exhibit will feature the artworks of 10 of …

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This week in Conway – Week of Monday, February 17, 2020

By Todd E Jones | February 17, 2020

Hello Conway, we have arrived at the week of February 17. Here are the events for this week in Conway. Monday is President’s Day, but the week is filled to the brim with events including information about foster care and adoption, events hosted by the Conductor, experts discussing the Science of Hate, a reception for the Annual Black History Month Exhibition at UCA Downtown and much more. Monday, February 17 – Presidents Day 6:30p. Foster Care & Adoption Informational Meeting. Are you interested in foster or adoption? The Call in Conway & Faulkner County will be hosting an information meeting. …

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UCA Theatre to Present Sam Shepard’s ‘Fool for Love’

By News | February 16, 2020

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Theatre program will perform Sam Shepard’s highly acclaimed play “Fool for Love” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 21, 27 and 28, and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 22 and 29 in the Snow Fine Arts Center’s Bridges Larson Theatre on the UCA campus. The drama was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1984 and won an Obie Award. The play is about former lovers who meet each other in a motel in the Mojave Desert. Eddie wants May to come back to his trailer on a …

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Celebration of Ray Charles Music

A Celebration of Ray Charles Music Coming to Reynolds

By News | February 15, 2020

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will welcome “Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles” Friday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. A Georgia native and an award-winning musician, the late Ray Charles was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. His soul music combined the styles of blues, gospel, jazz, and country in a way the world had never seen, earning him the nickname of “The Genius.” Among his many accolades, he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received a Grammy …

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UCA to Welcome Marya Hornbacher as Artist-in-Residence

By staffadmin | February 13, 2020

By Shelby K. Grimes, College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — New York Times bestselling author Marya Hornbacher will visit the University of Central Arkansas as an artist-in-residence Tuesday, Feb. 18 and Wednesday, Feb. 19. Hornbacher is an award-winning essayist, journalist, novelist, and poet. Five of her books have been named New York Times bestsellers. She is best known for authoring “Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia” (1999) and “Madness: A Bipolar Life” (2009). Her writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, the New York Times, Smithsonian magazine, Crazyhorse, and many others. She currently lives in …

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This week in Conway – Week of Monday, February 10, 2020

By Todd E Jones | February 10, 2020

Hello Conway! We’re in the second week of February, and things are really starting to heat up as more organizations are starting to have more events. This week brings us Arkansas’s largest boat show, Valentine’s Day, Startup Stories by Conductor, and a night with the Conway Symphony Orchestra. Here are some more events you will want to put on your radar for this week, February 10, 2020, in Conway. Monday, February 10 4:30p: Youth Maker Monday: Scratch Jr. is hosted by Conductor and held at the UCA Makerspace is a free event. “ScratchJr is an introductory programming language that enables …

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Project Conway fashion show takes place February 27

By News | February 9, 2020

Conway– Project Conway, a fashion show, will take place on Thursday, February 27, at 6:30 pm. The event takes place at The Brick Room in downtown Conway. Toad Suck Creative, a new startup, will be hosting the event, their first. Toad Suck Creative aims to bring artists and events together in Central Arkansas, most of the participants at Project Conway are current UCA students. With Project Conway, Toad Suck Creative brings two extraordinary local fashion designers together in a high fashion showdown in what promises to be a battle for the ages!! Each designer gets seven models, the public will …

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