'Home Seekers' Art Exhibit on Display in Mullins Library
An art exhibit by Samuel Gray is on display on the lobby level of Mullins Library through the fall semester. Home Seekers is a collection of charcoal and digital illustrations about the journey of those who seek protection, rest and belonging — the refugee.
"As a child, I used art to share what I wasn't able to share," said Gray. "What started out as self-expression soon became a form of communication with others. I strive to reveal the light in the darkness, and sometimes you have to see the bad to understand the good. Art can be used to open our eyes to the unknown and give us a renewed lens of the world and ourselves."
Gray is a local visual artist. He has lived and worked professionally as an artist and designer in Northwest Arkansas for over 10 years.
"I hope that my work gives people the chance to sit, to contemplate, and to experience a wider variety of emotions," he said.
Celina Suarez and Glenn Sharman of the Department of Geosciences recently received a five-year, $588,000 NSF grant to research the transition period from the Early to Late Cretaceous.
U of A graduate student and saxophonist Landon Cole has been selected to advance to the regional round of the Music Teachers' National Association's Young Artist Solo Competition.
Beginning at 6 p.m. — when Mullins Library would typically close — the campus community is invited to come make some noise in the usually-quiet spaces on Levels 3 and 4 before they close for renovation.
Takama Statton-Brooks, director of residence education for U of A Housing, recently served as a mentor for the Southwestern Association of College and University Housing Offices.
All UREC facilities, including the HPER building, the UREC Fitness Center, and the UREC Sports Complex will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28, and reduced hours will be set on other days.