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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


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


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

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Alumna Natalia Anciso to exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California

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

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Tiny Park Presents Jamie Panzer's

Tiny Park Gallery Website

Tiny Park presents Jamie Panzer (M.F.A., '93) and Joseph Noderer. Panzer's sculptures and digital works bend nature into unrealistic but believable forms. The exhibition opens Saturday, September 21 and continues through October 19. 

Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Jane Eifler mixed-media work

Alum and Advisory Council Member in Group Show

McMurtrey Gallery

Jane Eifler (B.F.A, '65) is included in a group show at the McMurtrey Gallery in  Houston through October 19th. Jane is not only an alum but serves as a member of the Fine Arts Advisory Council. 

Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013

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Alumni in Grayduck Gallery Show

Grayduck Gallery

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

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Robert Schenkkan's Success Continues

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