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Marcia Green Santore Curating Exhibition: MOMMA

Silver Center for the Arts

Marcia Green Santore (B.F.A. Studio Art, 1982) is curating the exhibition MOMMA at the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. The show features four artist-mothers (including Santore) and explores themes of motherhood from the visceral, to the emotional, to the intellectual—responding to a society that sentimentalizes mothers but does not always respect them. In conjunction with the exhibit is a screening of the documentary film about artist-mothers, Who Does She Think She Is, on March 10 followed by a panel discussion with Santore and some of the other artists from MOMMA. The show runs March 3 - April 11.

Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Catherine Rogers Published in Gettysburg Review

Gettysburg Review

Catherine Rogers (M.F.A. Playwriting, 1993, Michener Fellow) has published her short story “After Three Tangos” in the Gettysburg Review Spring 2014 issue. She recently returned to the U.S. from her second Fulbright fellowship in Greece (2009, 2013). At Aristotle University Thessaloniki and in Athens, Rogers led the workshops “Understanding Illness and Trauma through Narrative” with students, physicians and health care professionals, artists, writers, and fellow Fulbright alumni. She is currently an M.S. candidate in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. 

Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ariana Vincent head shot

Ariana Vincent's Spa Manual Series Book Launch

Amazon

Ariana Vincent (B.F.A., 1979) published her new book The Ariana Institute's Spa Techniques Manual. As CEO of the Ariana Institute for Wellness and Education, Vincent and her company are thrilled to present the first installment of the Ariana Institute's massage manual series. This series includes seven full-length massage manuals that are designed to help deepen the knowledge and understanding of current massage therapists and introduce new, interested parties to the world of massage and bodywork.

Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014

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James Jeter Joins Faculty at the 92nd Street Y

92nd Street Y Website

James Jeter, (B.M. 1971) bassoon, has been invited to join the Chamber Music Coaching faculty at the 92nd Street Y here in NYC. He continues to perform principal bassoon with the New Jersey Festival Orchestra and various orchestras in the NY/NJ area.

Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Giant A-frame clubhouse

Michael Seiben is the Artist-In-Residence at VAC

Alcalde

Michael Seiben (B.F.A., 1999) is the Visual Art Center's artist-in-residence this spring. His exhibition, It Will Happen Again, "explores the line between youth and growing up and trying to hang on to youthful imagination". The show is on view at the VAC until May 10

Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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Leslie Wilkes' gouaches on display at McMurtrey Gallery Houston

McMurtrey Gallery

Leslie Wilkes' (BA Studio, 1989) exhibition Squared is currently on display at the McMurtrey Gallery in Houston until January 11. These gouache paintings originate from geometric patterns. Wilkes' purpose is to create a dynamic, sight-based sensory experience.

McMurtrey Gallery 3508 Lake Street, Houston, Texas 77098
 

Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Alan Hicks Headshot

Alan Hicks joins Green Mountain Opera Festival

Alan Hicks Website

Butler School of Music Alum, Alan E. Hicks (D.M.A., 2009) has been appointed Director of the Emerging Artist Program for the Green Mountain Opera Festival for the 2014 season and stage director for The Rape of Lucretia for the 2014 Festival season. In May of 2014, Alan will direct The Turn of the Screw for the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. 

Posted: Monday, December 9, 2013

The Fox & the Crow

Alumna Ellen Tanner Exhibits Work at Moody Gallery

Moody Gallery Website

Ellen Tanner's (B.F.A., '04) exhibition, "Aesop's Fables & Other Tales", opens Saturday, December 7, 5-7 pm at the Moody Gallery in Houston. The reception for the artist is Saturday December 7 from 5 - 7 PM 

Posted: Thursday, December 5, 2013

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Alum Exhibition Reviewed in frieze Magazine

frieze Magazine

Jonathan Marshall's (BFA '03) exhibition at Grimm Gallery in Amsterdam gets a review in frieze Magazine. Read the complete article. 

Posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Artwork with flowers by Natalia Ancisco

Alumna Natalia Anciso featured in solo exhibition in San Francisco

Galeria de la Raza

Natalia Anciso, MFA (BA, Studio Art, 2008), will have a solo exhibition at San Francisco's Galeria de la Raza titled "Studio 24 Presents: Natalia Anciso." She will be the third artist in the "Studio 24 Presents" series, following in the footsteps of established artists, Rio Yanez and Viviana Paredes. In addition, her work will be featured prominently on Galería’s Bryant Street 10 ft. x 24 ft. billboard. Much of this exhibition will focus on her experiences as well as histories of her native Rio Grande Valley. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 7pm and will run until February 14, 2014.

Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2013

Jennifer Chenoweth

Jennifer Chenoweth on cover of Austin Chronicle

Austin Chronicle

Jennifer Chenoweth (MFA '99) appears on the cover of this week's Austin Chronicle with a great article on her studio and practice. Read the complete article. 

Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013

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Alumnus is Composer in Residence for Austin Classical Guitar Society

The Daily Texan

Joseph V. Williams II (DMA, '13), classical guitarist and composer, is the 2013-2014 Composer in Residence for the Austin Classical Guitar Society. 

Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Alumna at McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas on Nov. 9

Bethany Johnson (MFA '11) showing at McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas on November 9.

Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

"I love you too"

Alumnus at Hasted Kraeutler, NY

Marc Dennis (MFA '93) opens "An Artist, a Curator and a Rabbi Walk into a Bar..." at Hasted Kraeutler on November 8. Read the Huffington Post review.

Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Emily Neff

New Director of the Museum of Art at OU

OU

Emily Ballew Neff, PhD (AAH, '97) appointed Director of Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at The University of Oklahoma.

Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Katrina Perry, Recreating Recreation Show Postcard

Alumnus Has Solo Photography Show in NYC

Katrina Perry (B.F.A Studio Art, 2008) has a solo photography show, Recreating Recreation, opening at Deborah Berke Partners on November 6th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and running until February 28th, 2014. 220 5th Avenue, New York, NY.

Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tequila barrel sculpted into Quetzalcoatl

Design Student Advances to National Competition

Herradura Barrel Art

Raul De Lara (registered student, BFA, Design) was awarded first prize in the Austin portion of the Tequila Herradura competition to create art from the barrels that the company uses for its product. As a result, he received a $10,000 prize, and his work now goes to Miami where it will compete for a grand prize award of $100,000.

Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Test Film Poster

Alum stars in new film, Test

PolariFest

Alumnus Scott Marlowe (BFA, Dance 2004) stars as “Frankie” in the new film Test by Chris Mason Johnson. Test is the poignant, powerful story set in the San Francisco modern dance scene of 1985, in the early years of the AIDS epidemic. It will run October 20, 7:00 PM at the Stateside.

Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mark Rosen, Creative Director and Lead Guide for Museum Hack

Mark Rosen (B.A. Art History, 2009) founded the Docent Program for UT Landmarks and trained and managed the department’s first group of tour guides. After moving to NYC Mark worked with Nick Gray to structure and implement Museum Hack. As the Creative Director and Lead Guide, one of Mark's key responsibilities is to lead "highly interactive, subversive, fun, non-traditional" tours of the Metropolitian Museum of Art. Instead of exhausting oneself on every piece in the Met's enormous collection, Museum Hack tailors a guided tour for visitors that includes "fatigue fighters," such as group huddles and little known facts about the collection to keep the viewer entertained, engaged and learning.
 

Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Barry Stone exhibition at Art Palace

Art Palace Gallery

Barry Stone's (M.F.A. '01) painting and photography exhibition Look Near into the Distance is currently on display at the Art Palace in Houston through October 26. This is Stone's second solo exhibition at Art Palace. 

Posted: Monday, September 23, 2013