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UAPB Theatre Director selected for NEH fellowship

UAPB Theatre Director selected for NEH fellowship

PINE BLUFF, Ark.(UAPB) – Professor Cheryl Collins, director of theatre at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Fellow in Grambling State University's Institute on Greek Drama. The competitive program received more than 45 applications out of which they could only choose fifteen making Collins part of a distinguished group chosen from historically black colleges and universities across the country.

Calling all aspiring fashion models!

Calling all aspiring fashion models!

Little Rock, Ark - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is holding its annual Model Search on May 24 & May 25 at 3 pm - 6 pm on each day at La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown, located 617 S. Broadway St. Little Rock, AR 72201.

Males and females of all ages and sizes are welcome! Wear plain white t-shirt/tank top, denim pants, no make-up, and no accessories. Ladies bring heels.

Download application at LittleRockFashionWeek.com/models and bring it to the audition.

Fashion show set for April 12 at Pine Bluff Convention Center

Fashion show set for April 12 at Pine Bluff Convention Center

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The 6th Annual Easter Fashion Parade, Luncheon and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Orbiting Fashion with the Next Generation.”

Sponsored by the Jefferson County Single Parent Scholarship Board, the event will include a luncheon, silent auction, vendors and door prizes. Guests can also have photos taken with the Easter Bunny.

“It’s going to be an all childrens’ show this year and it’s going to be a blast,” says JCSPS board vice-chairperson Alamae Harris. “Get ready for the ride. We are going on a fashion journey out of this world!”

The style show will feature children’s clothing for ages 3-19 from area retailers as well as original designs by NaTashia Riley of Texarkana, Ark. Originally from Gould, Ark., Riley says she has always had a “passion for fashion.”  

Works of UAPB Art professor on view at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

Works of UAPB Art professor on view at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UAPB) –   Recycled and Repurposed tire treads are the artist medium for creating whimsy, imaginative and nostalgic sculptures.  Danny Campbell, a Dumas native and professor of art at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has more than 25 new works exhibited at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Campbell spends countless hours sifting through tire treads, automobile parts and other unique remnants found on Arkansas bi-ways and highways.  The materials gathered are not all usable and the process of using this material can be painstaking and difficult to manipulate, but Campbell lets the process unfold organically. 

Campbell’s life was almost claimed by a flying tire tread from an eighteen-wheeler striking the hood and window of his vehicle while he lived in Atlanta.  Although he was not injured, that moment had an everlasting effect on him and his art. 

Last chance for designers to apply for LRFW 6

Last chance for designers to apply for LRFW 6

Little Rock, Ark. - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is accepting fashion designer’s applications for the sixth annual LRFW, which is scheduled for July 14-19, 2014. The application postmark deadline is April 6, 2014.

Founded by entertainment producer Brandon Campbell in 2009, LRFW has showcased over 85 fashion brands by local, national, international and student designers; been attended by fashion and entertainment executives from E! Entertainment, Style Network, MTV, NBC, Dillard's, Belk, Otis College of Art & Design (Los Angeles), Savannah College of Art & Design and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Past designers have gone to have their clothing lines worn by celebrities and showcased at presentations during New York Fashion Week.

10 more unsolved Arkansas mysteries

10 more unsolved Arkansas mysteries

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - We've shared with you10 unexplained mysteries of Arkansas, but don't think it stops there. Thank you to Brandon Howard with Highlands Today for the story.

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Women’s Day Celebration to feature Korto Momolu, focus on self confidence

Women’s Day Celebration to feature Korto Momolu, focus on self confidence

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will host their annual Women’s Day Celebration with a focus on women loving themselves. The theme resonated from a discussion that talked about the different aspects of women.

“[The planning committee] originally wanted to discuss information about being comfortable in your skin,” said Kara Brown, associate dean of students for activities. “We formulated these different ideas knowing that women seek beauty from the three elements: Foundation, Hair, and Heels. These themes have so much value in what role women play on life and also share the many obstacles we overcome.”