Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Jim and Joyce Faulkner give $6 million to UA for arts hall

Posted By on Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 12:55 PM

STRIKE UP THE BAND: Old Field House to become performing arts center.
  • STRIKE UP THE BAND: Old Field House to become performing arts center. The WPA-built exterior will be preserved.

Jim and Joyce Faulkner of Little Rock have given the University of Arkansas $6 million to convert the old field house into a performing arts center. The University release said:

“Joyce and I have been involved with music and other arts as far back as our grade school years in Malvern and Benton,” said Jim Faulkner, class of 1954. “In high school, we were both clarinet players in our bands. For my first couple of years in Fayetteville, I was in the Razorback Band, and that is a great memory for me. During our time in Little Rock, we have been involved with the Arkansas Symphony, the River City Men’s Chorus, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the Arkansas Arts Center and several other groups. So when it was suggested that we might help in creating a new performing arts center for the university, it seemed like a good opportunity to combine our appreciation of the arts with our love for the University of Arkansas.”

Full release here.

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