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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

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

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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

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

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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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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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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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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

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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

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

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

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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

Martin Zimmerman

Playwright Martin Zimmerman Wins Terrence McNally New Play Award


Martin Zimmerman (M.F.A., 2010) has been announced as the winner of the Terrance McNally New Play Award for his play Let Me Count The Ways. The Terrence McNally New Play Award is a cash prize given annually to recognize a new play that celebrates the transformative power of art.

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014

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Dr. Davidson is a Texas State "University Distinguished Professor"

Texas State University

Dr. Ian Davidson (M.M., 1983 & D.M.A., 1997) was recognized as a "University Distinguished Professor" for his exceptional work in the School of Music at Texas State University. Davidson will retain the title for the duration of his service. 

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Linda Patterson

Linda Patterson to present at National Organists' Convention

American Guild of Organists' National Convention

Linda Patterson (D.M.A., 2012) has been invited to present a Scholarly Paper on the Organ Works of Flor Peeters, and a workshop "Flor Peeters and the American Organist" at the American Guild of Organists' National Convention this summer in Boston. 

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Charlie Pollock in 2014 Tony Nominated Violet

CBS News

Charlie Pollock (B.F.A., 1995) is currently in the 2014 Tony nominated Broadway show Violet

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Robert Schenkkan's "All The Way" Receives Two Tony Nominations

CBS News

Robert Schenkkan's (B.F.A., 1975) play "All The Way" received two 2014 Tony nominations, Best Play and Best Actor for Bryan Cranston's portrayal of Lyndon B. Johnson. 

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Jan Wright Painting

Jan Wright Exhibits at Mesa Verde National Park, Colo.

Artisans of Mancos

Southwest watercolor artist Jan Wright (B.F.A., 1970), exhibits for the sixth year at Far View Lodge at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Jan was an Artist in Residence at Mesa Verde in 2012 and now coordinates the program, volunteering over 300 hours a year to make artists who visit have as great an experience artistically as she did.

Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2014