UCA Makerspace hires master maker

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The University of Central Arkansas Makerspace Powered by the Conductor has hired Jason Huselton as its master maker.

Huselton is a 1997 UCA graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in art with an emphasis in sculpture and 3D design. He has spent the last 20 years working in the information technology field for companies such as Acxiom and Tailsys.

While working in information technology, Huselton continued to maintain his art skills through sculpture, furniture making, prop making and portrait drawings. He was published in the book, “The Best of America, Sculptor Artists and Artisans.” Huselton has built a movie prop model for the Wand Company that has been reproduced and sold worldwide. He has also sold multiple sculptures to a Fortune 500 company.

Locally, he has been commissioned to create an outdoor limestone/metal sculpture for Hendrix College. He carved a wood sculpture award for the Ronald McDonald House and has donated artwork to the Arkansas Boys and Girls Club and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

“We are very fortunate to have Jason as the Conductor’s first Master Maker. A UCA graduate, Jason brings just the right blend of arts, sciences and technology to the Makerspace, which is wonderful asset for our community,” said Jeff Standridge, chief catalyst at the Conductor.

The UCA Makerspace Powered by the Conductor is a public-private partnership with the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie Consulting driving innovation, entrepreneurship and economic empowerment in central Arkansas.

As master maker at the UCA Makerspace, Huselton will train a group of mentors and also UCA interns to assist in training students and adults in the community. The UCA Makerspace will host an official launch Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 10:30 a.m. Huselton, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Michael Moore of HMS Creative Productions and others will be on hand for the launch.

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