After living all over the country with stints in California, North Carolina and Louisiana, Bryan Winfred Massey, Sr. settled in Conway with his wife Delphine and their daughter Beverley-Junia. Bryan made the move to begin his new position as an assistant professor of art at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA).

Bryan Winfred Massey, Sr.
Professor of Art at the University of Central Arkansas

Originally from: Princeton, North Carolina
Home now: Conway

Thirty years later, Bryan remains a professor of art and sculpture at UCA. He’s been called “the James Brown of the art world” by colleagues and has received numerous awards and recognition for his sculptures including the Governor’s Award for Individual Artist of the Year in 2006.

Growing up in North Carolina, Bryan was taught how to hunt, fish and shoot from his dad, a former Marine. He developed a love for the outdoors, one that Arkansas has only helped nurture.

“I love being outdoors and seeing all that God has created and Arkansas must have been one of His favorite natural creations, particularly with the changing of the trees, just beautiful!”


Go-to outdoor activity: “Some people may not believe this, but working in my yard. ... That’s when I get a lot of my concepts and ideas for my sculptures and other artwork.”

Favorite local event: "Toad Suck Weekend. Love the food!"

Conway in three words: "Peaceful, entertaining, respectful"

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