Alphonso Trent was honored by UAFS Art Faculty and Students in September 2016 through the design and painting of an enormous mural on the north side of the UAFS Blue Lion music venue. Bryan Alexis, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, created the art while his students, part of a special topics mural painting class, painted the work. “I am not from Fort Smith, and since I knew the mural was going on the side of a music venue I began to research famous musicians from Fort Smith. When I discovered Alphonso Trent I knew the search was over. He was the perfect subject,” Alexis stated. The mural includes a piano installation.