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UALR students present at state art history symposium

Jeannie Lee of Cabot joined four other University of Arkansas at Little Rock art students who presented papers at the 24th Annual Arkansas College Art History Symposium on Friday, March 14.

Lee and the others delivered 20-minute illustrated talks on an area of their research, similar to professional art historians. The symposium was held this year at the University of Central Arkansas.

Lee, who is pursuing a B.A. in art with art history emphasis, delivered her presentation on “Of Marriage and Death: Alternative Meaning in the Myth of Persephone.”

The symposium was established in 1991 by Dr. Floyd Martin of UALR and Dr. Gayle Seymour of UCA as a means of encouraging and recognizing student achievements in art history in the state.

The symposium, which has been hosted by UALR, UCA, and Hendrix College, has helped encourage cooperation among art history faculty throughout the state.

Each symposium includes a guest art historian, this year’s being Ann Wagner of the Arkansas Arts Center.

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