Vilonia alumni makes a trip back to school to share career tips

Daniel Ellis, a Vilonia alumni from 1992, visited today with AP students in the classroom of Sandy Ragland, VHS art teacher.

“He was an amazing art--everything student,” Ragland said.

Currently, Ellisworks in opera set design and lighting as well as he directs.  He has won several awards, Ragland said. He has worked in Europe and around the United States includingin New York.

Ragland said he talked with the students about sets and math and color.  He is visiting relatives who live in Hot Springs this week.  He flew in from his latest opera, which he directed, in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday.  He is heading out, Saturday, to his next opera in San Diego.