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Dan Duling's Continued Playwright Success


Dan Duling (Ph.D. Playwriting and Criticism, 1977) just closed "The Art
Detective," at the 2014 Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, CA. This was Duling's 34th year as scriptwriter for this world-renowned theatrical celebration of art in tableaux vivants. Blending live narration, an orchestra playing original music composed for each "living picture," and state-of-the-art stage illusions, the Pageant of the Masters is an 81-year-old theatrical phenomenon. 

Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014

Quinton Morris

Quinton Morris Tenured at Seattle University

Seattle University

Quinton Morris (D.M.A. Strings, 2008) received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at Seattle University. He is the first music professor in 28 years at Seattle University and the second living African-American violinist in the United States history to receive this honor.


Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Katie Edwards on KUT


Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum Curator, Katie Robinson Edwards (Ph.D. Art History, 2006) was interviewed on KUT. Her new book, "Midcentury Modern Art in Texas", is on sale through UT Press

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dr. Rad Thomas

Dr. Thomas on Permanent Exhibition in Virginia

Dr. Rad Thomas (B.F.A. Studio Art, 1957) completed a portrait of retiring federal judge Samuel Wilson for permanent exhibition in the Poff Federal building, Roanoke, Virginia. Thomas completed his doctorate under Dean Doty and helped supply the research material used to bring dance into the College of fine Arts. 

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Scott Proctor Exhibits in Houston

The Mariago Collective

Scott Proctor (M.F.A. Studio Art, 2007) is included in a two-person exhibition at The Mariago Collective (Houston). The exhibition will be on display through September 6 and opens August 2.

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Photographer Mike Osborne's First Book

Art Book

Photographer Mike Osborne (M.F.A. Studio Art, 2006) recently published his first book, Floating Island. The project revolves around the border-straddling community of Wendover, Utah and West Wendover, Nevada, located on the fringe of the Great Salt Lake Desert. The photographs, shot during Osborne's time as a participant in the Center for Land Use Interpretation's Wendover Residence program, have appeared on Hyperallergic,, and Wired.

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Shelley Wood Exhibits in Austin

Photo Methode Gallery

Shelley Wood's (B.F.A. Studio Art, 1986) exhibition Texas Soil is on view at the Photo Methode Gallery in Flatbed Press (Austin). The exhibit was an Art Pick in Tribeza, and Austin Culture Map

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

David Waddell

David Waddell chosen to participate in Fresh Arts Program, Houston

David Waddell (B.F.A. Studio Art, 2003) was chosen to be one of nine artists to participate in Fresh Arts inaugural Community Supported Arts program. He created 50 individual ink drawings on tracing paper, which were distributed to patrons in the Houston community.

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Barry Stone to show at Lamar Dodd School of Art Gallery

University of Georgia

Barry Stone (M.F.A. Studio Art, 2001) will open an exhibition later this month at the Lamar Dodd School of Art gallery at the University of Georgia, which is run by Katie Geha (Ph.D. Art History, 2012).

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

No Diving

Tamara Johnson to show at the Lot, NY

Tamara Johnson (B.F.A. Studio Art, 2007) will be opening an exhibition at The Lot in Long Island City, NY on Aug 2.

Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Leslie M. Castro Creates Art-Focused Tours of Mexico City

Austin American Statesman

Leslie Moody Castro's (M.A. Art Education, 2010) created a curated art tour business in Mexico City. "We’re not so much offering tours, or lists of places to go, as were putting together experiences that draw connections between things and show how art fits into the larger history of Mexico,” says Castro. “Context is everything in how we put an itinerary together.”

Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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Jules Buck Jones Featured in Glasstire


Jules Buck Jones' (M.F.A. Studio Art, 2008) work and home are featured in Glasstire. With a few other artists, Jones started a small studio collective on the East Side of town in the Monofonous Press Compound. His work is inspired by nature. 

Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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Isaac Lyles, Associate Director at Derek Eller Gallery

Derek Eller Gallery

Isaac Lyles (B.A. Art History, 2004) is curating the exhibition New Hells, at Derek Eller Gallery in New York. The exhibition will run from July 9 to August 15. 

Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014

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Alums to exhibit at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin

Mexic-Arte Museum

Natalia Anciso (B.A. Studio Art, 2008) and Senalka McDonald (B.A. Studio Art, 2006) will be exhibiting at the Mexic-Arte Museum's exhibit: "Young Latina Artists 19: Y, Qué?". The artists work toward resolving conflicts that derive from questions related to race, class, cultural identity, gender and sexuality in their work. The opening reception will be held on Friday, June 13, from 6-9 pm and the exhibition will run until September 7.

Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Kevin Adams Earns His Fourth Tony

CBS News

Scenic Design graduate Kevin Adams (B.F.A., 1984) won his Fourth Tony Award for lighting Hedwig and the Angry Itch starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014

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All The Way Wins Two Tony Awards

The New York Times

Congratulations Robert Schenkkan (B.F.A., 1975)! His play All The Way won two Tony Awards, Best Play and Best Actor for Bryan Cranston's portrayal of Lyndon B. Johnson. 

Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014

Rachel Weil developing games

Rachel Simone Weil Named in Austin Monthly's 20 in their 20s

Austin Monthly

Video game developer, Rachel Simone Weil (M.F.A. Design, 2014) was named one of Austin Monthly's 20 in their 20s. Weil is praised with having "honed a uniquely retrofit aesthetic that represents a nostalgic feminine identity in the video game oeuvre." 

Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014

Sol Design Lab solar charging station at Stanford

Beth Ferguson Installs Solar Charging Stations on Campus

Reporting Texas

Is your battery running low? Beth Ferguson (M.F.A. Design, 2005) and Sol Design Lab have worked with UT students to install solar charging stations on campus. They created similar charging stations for college campuses and festivals like SXSW. The UT Austin stations are installed at the Perry-Castañeda Library plaza and in front of the Department of Art and Art History on San Jacinto and 23rd streets.

Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014

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Jacqueline Hinton Dances in Kevin Drew's New Video

Funny or Die

Jacqueline Hinton (B.F.A., Dance 2001) can be seen dancing in Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene's new music video featuring Feist and Zach Galifianakis for Funny or Die. 

Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014

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Eric Lenox Abrams Debuts on Broadway

Eric Lenox Abrams (M.F.A., 2004) makes his Broadway debut as Bob Moses in the Tony Award nominated play "All the Way". 

Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014