Department of Art and Art History News

Sawyer, LaDeau, Corral group exhibition at Cinnabar

Thu. May 8, 2014

Digital rendering of driftwood
Infinite Object (Driftwood), 2014, Phil LaDeau, image courtesy of the artist

Cinnabar (San Antonio) presents an exhibition featuring works by professors Liz Ward of Trinity University and Margo Sawyer of the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. Ward and Sawyer's works will be on display alongside the work of their student picks: Adriana Corral (M.F.A. Studio Art, 2013), Phil LaDeau (M.F.A. Studio Art, 2014), and Clay Reuter.

The exhibition will open Thursday, May 15.

Artists in Action win Outstanding Student Organization award

Thu. May 8, 2014

Three students pose with award
B.F.A. Art Education students (from left to right): Shaun Lane, Natalie Gomez, Destiny Barr

Artists in Action was awarded an Outstanding Student Organization Award by the University of Texas Longhorn Center for Civic Engagement. Students were recognized at the 2014 Tower Awards Ceremony on April 30. Artists in Action is the UT Austin student chapter of the National Art Education Association. The group aims to promote community dialog about visual arts through collaborative partnerships with the Department of Art and Art History, art educators, organizations throughout Austin, and all members of Artists in Action.

Kelly O'Connor exhibition at David Shelton Gallery

Tue. May 6, 2014

Woman with glasses painted over with various colored triangles
Valley of the Dolls 14, 2014, image courtesy of the artist and David Shelton Gallery

Kelly O'Connor (B.F.A. Studio Art, 2005) presents work in her second solo exhibition at David Shelton Gallery. In Blinded by the Light, O'Connor "juxtaposes sickly sweet, candy-colored surfaces with paper sampled from vintage records covers and found images".

The exhibition opens Friday, May 9, and will be on display through June 7. O’Connor has had recent solo and group exhibitions at Women & Their Work, the Galveston Art Center, Sala Diaz, Blue Star Contemporary and The McNay Art Musuem in San Antonio.

Spring 2014 convocation and commencement

Tue. May 6, 2014

Two students showing the longhorn hand sign

We are proud to congratulate our newest graduates from our programs. Please join us for our commencement and convocation ceremonies:

The College of Fine Arts Spring 2014 commencement ceremony for undergraduate students will be held Friday, May 16, at 3 pm at Bass Concert Hall. Guests do not need tickets to attend the ceremony.

The Graduate School convocation ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 17, at Bass Concert Hall. The master's ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. and the doctoral ceremony will begin at noon. All guests must have tickets. Detailed information is available on the Graduate School website.

The university-wide ceremony will be held on May 17.

Margo Sawyer installation at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum

Mon. May 5, 2014

Installation of mirrors, magnetic balls, glass shapes, and rectangular boxes

Margo Sawyer, professor in sculpture and extended media, presents four new installations at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. An opening reception will be held Monday, May 6. The exhibition will be on display through October 19, 2014.