Alumni in the News
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
Bethany Johnson (MFA '11) showing at McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas on November 9.
Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
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
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
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
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
Natalia Anciso, MFA (BA, Studio Art, 2008), will be exhibiting at the Oakland Museum of California as part of "The Tree of Life and Death: Dias de los Muertos 2013" exhibition, one of the largest Dia de los Muertos celebrations in Northern California. Her work is dedicated to the innocent children who have lost their lives to violence in the City of Oakland. The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, October 11 from 6 to 8 pm, and the exhibition will be open until December 8, 2013.
Posted: Monday, September 23, 2013
Christina Coleman (M.F.A, '12) has been included in a group show curated by Jaime Savador (BFA 2005) at Grayduck Gallery opening on Friday, September 13th.
Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013
New York Times
Robert Schenkkan (Drama 1975) was recently named the Thornton Wilder Fellow at the MacDowell Colony. His play, All the Way (winner of the 2012 Senator Edward Kennedy Theater Prize and the Steinberg/American Theater Critics Association Best New Play Award) has its East coast premier in Boston at A.R.T. in September starring Bryan Cranston.
Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Alumni Painter Michael Gillespie
Michael Gillespie (BFA '83) will participate in an artist residency program for the Red River County Historical Society in Clarksville, Texas in September. He was also one of ten finalists for the Summer Scholarship Contest at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Gillespie received a First Place Award in C.C. Young Center's The Spirit is Ageless Art Show, and had a painting on display with other award winners at the Arlington Museum of Art.
Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013
Bruce Shackelford, BFA 1975, is participating as an appraiser PBS Antiques Roadshow for his 18th season.
Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2013
Studio Museum in Harlem
Robert Pruitt's (MFA '03) exhibition "Women" is now on display at The Studio Museum of Harlem. "Women", a series of portraits of contemporary African-American women drawn in Conte Crayon, has been mentioned in the Huffington Post, Art Daily and Blouin Artinfo. Pruitt lives and works in Houston.
Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Maxine Price Website
Maxine Graham Price (B.A. Art, '59) will participate in ArtHouston's 2013 opening reception at Thornwood Gallery on Saturday, July 13, from 6-8 p.m. She will give an artist's talk with images at 2 p.m. that same day. Price will also exhibit her paintings at the Kirchman Gallery in Johnson City, TX, opening reception Saturday, July 27th from 4-8 p.m.
Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Butler Alum wins The American Prize in Composition
Jonathan Santore (Music Composition, '87) won The American Prize in Composition 2013, in the category for professional composers of choral music. He is Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, where he has taught composition and theory since 1994, and is Composer in Residence for the New Hampshire Master Chorale. His composition Front Porch Poems, for mezzo, viola, and piano, is featured on the Chiaroscuro Trio's new CD New People, just issued by Albany Records; Aurelien and Elizabeth Petillot, founding members of Chiaroscuro, are also both alumni of the Butler School of Music.
Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013