• Aaron Calvert, Art, was included in UALR High Lights from the Permanent Collection catalog and exhibit, was a juror of the Virgina P. Weaver Spring Art Show at the Malvern National Bank, and had his work, bio, and statement included in The Idle Class magazine.
Calvert also had his work chosen for display at the 60th Annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Calvert received an honorable-mention award with his glazed stoneware sculpture Always Facing South Bear. He was featured in the Tri-Lakes edition of Arkansas Democrat Gazette: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/jun/17/area-artists-show-works-annual-delta-exhibit/ After the show, the Arkansas Arts Center purchased the piece for their permanent collection.
• Paul Glover, Communication, will receive the Distinguished 4-year Broadcast Adviser award from the College Media Association at its convention in October. Michael Taylor, Communication, will receive the Distinguished 4-year Newspaper Adviser award. “It is very rare for two faculty members from the same university to win awards in the same year,” said Dr. Angela Boswell, dean of Ellis College.
Taylor has also received a prestigious award from the National Speleological Society. The 2018 National Speleological Society’s “Spelean Arts and Letters Award” was presented to Taylor Aug. 3 at the NSS annual convention in recognition of his many contributions to the society. The annual convention, held this year in Helena, Montana, is the premier annual gathering of cave explorers in the U.S. In addition to receiving the award, Taylor ran an all-day writers workshop on Friday for those wanting to write about caves, talked with cavers about his book in progress, Hidden Nature, to be published next year by Vanderbilt University Press, and attended some microbiology sessions to seek advice on a joint cave research project he is conducting with Dr. James Engman and his students.
• The paintings of Katherine Strause, Art, were the focus of The Avenue — Art & Wine Dinner in Hot Springs. Strause discussed her work and inspiration with guests who enjoyed both her art and a five-course dinner with wine pairings from Executive Chef Casey Copeland.
Strause has been chosen to exhibit in Woman Made Gallery’s “21st International Open,” an exciting exhibition in Chicago which includes 44 works of art by 40 artists, spanning six countries. These artists explore conceptual and material boundaries through video, photography, mixed medium assemblage, collage, painting and sculpture.
Strause is also the painter behind the the cover of the Little Rock magazine, Soiree, “Bow & Arrow.” [Read more…] about An update on Ellis College faculty activities