The Department of Art and Art History in the College of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the appointments of Anna Collette, Carma Gorman and Kristin Lucas.Anna Collette is an Assistant Professor in Photography, Carma Gorman is an Associate Professor in Design and Kristin Lucas joins the department as an Assistant Professor in Transmedia.
Dr. Charlotte Canning, Professor of Performance as Public Practice in the Department of Theatre and Dance, will join a panel of Texas's brightest writers, scholars, and intellectuals for The Texas Bookshelf, an ambitious new book series about the state's culture and history from the University of Texas Press.
This year Katie Dawson (M.F.A. ’06) was selected as a 2013 Outstanding Teaching Award recipient, the Board of Regents’ highest honor. Dawson was reviewed on a range of criteria including classroom expertise, curricula quality and student learning outcomes and awarded the honor for demonstrating extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction. Congratulations!
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 FlorenceAcademy of Art in Italy. He 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.
Laurie Anderson will offer an exhibition, videos and talks to complement performance of "Landfall" in September and October. The Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin is delighted to welcome her as its seventh C. L. and Henriette Cline Centennial Visiting Professor in the Humanities. In October, Anderson will take the stage at Texas Performing Arts with the Kronos Quartet.
With a fall opening date looming just on the horizon for the James Turrell Skyspace, the Austin project has flown under the radar in recent months as an unprecedented level of national media attention highlighted three national retrospectives.