With a fall opening date looming just on the horizon for the James Turrell Skyspace, the Austin project has flown under the radar in recent months as an unprecedented level of national media attention highlighted three national retrospectives.
Paul Olefsky, a cellist celebrated for his rich tone, impeccable musicianship and commitment to the work of contemporary composers had taught at Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin since 1974.
Kerry was accompanied by members of the U.S. Embassy and representatives from UT Austin including Jack Risley, chairman of the Department of Art and Art History; David Stuart, director of the Mesoamerica Center and a professor of art history; and students studying abroad at Casa Herrera from the university’s College of Education.
Researchers began decoding the glyphic language of the ancient Maya long ago, but the Internet is helping them finish the job and write the history of this enigmatic Mesoamerican civilization. COFA'sDavid Stuart started a blog for scholars and amateurs.
For Isaac Gomez, theatre is not merely entertainment, it’s a life-changing event. Gomez, who recently won a George H. Mitchell Award for Academic Excellence is a double major in theatre and dance and journalism.
Dr. Michael Thomas, codirector of the Oplontis Project near Pompeii and director of the Center for the Study of Ancient Italy in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin leads a team that discovered a wine "négociant" outside Pompeii. He and his team have been freshly appraising two Oplontis villas, mostly excavated in the 1970s and '80s but never fully studied.
Congratulations to William Craver, who will receive a Tony Honor on June 9. He has worked on more than 50 Broadway and Off-Broadway plays. He has been Associate Producer of a CBS-TV mini-series, a feature film released by Columbia Pictures and co-Producer of a Movie of the week for CBS.
MAD BEAT HIP & GONE opens April 3 at Zach Theatre, written and directed by Steven Dietz, the most-produced playwright in America and playwriting professor from Theatre and Dance. The work was co-commissioned by the University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts.