October 2009

Creative Research Laboratory: Call for Entries

This January 2010, the Creative Research Laboratory will present an exhibition called Ideas of Mountains. This exhibition will be entirely composed of large scale, site-specific installation projects that employ the exceptional potential that our eastside gallery space provides.

Open to all Austin artists, especially past and present students of the Department of Art and Art History. Collaborative projects welcome!

Deadline for Proposals:
November 23rd, 2009, Midnight

Join the Austin Texas Exes for a Young Alumni Happy Hour

Come join the Texas Exes Young Alumni for their November Happy Hour, Wednesday November 11th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at The Mansion on Judges Hill, located at the corner of MLK Blvd. and Pearl St. There will be drink specials and discount appetizers. Complimentary parking is available in the lot at the corner of MLK and Pearl Street.

The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, an Epilogue

The University of Texas at Austin reading of Ten Years Later was brought to the Department of Theatre and Dance by first-year M.F.A. in Directing candidate, Courtney Sale. With the aid of student volunteers, Sale managed nearly all production logistics and directed the reading, allowing it to be presented on the campus stage.

Alumnus Stars in New Play at New York Theatre Workshop

Fajer Al-Kaisi (M.F.A. 2007) is performing in the world premiere of Aftermath written by Erik Jensen and Jessica Blank at New York Theatre Workshop. Jensen and Blank are the award-winning writers of The Exonerated, which ran for eighteen months Off-Broadway.

Isaiah Sheffer Visits College of Fine Arts

Cultural icon Isaiah Sheffer met with College of Fine Arts faculty, staff, and students on Friday, September 25, 2009. Mr. Sheffer is co-founder and artistic director of Symphony Space, a performance venue in Manhattan that brings artistically and culturally diverse audiences together. Mr. Sheffer is also the director and host of the nationally broadcast radio, program Selected Shorts.

Austin Public Library Collaboration

The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Performing Arts’ Campus and Community Engagement Program continue an ongoing collaboration with Austin Public Library with a discussion on the impact of global warming in Antarctica featuring DJ Spooky (Paul D. Miller) and Assistant Professor Ginny Catania on Wednesday, November 18th, 6:30 p.m. at the new ‘environmentally-friendly’ North Village Branch (2505 Steck Avenue). This discussion precedes DJ Spooky’s performance of “Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica” at Hogg Memorial Auditorium on Friday, November 30th.

Butler School of Music Hosts Third Annual Alternative Styles Festival

The UT String Project, in cooperation with the Center for Music Learning and the Butler School of Music, sponsored the 3rd Annual Alternative Styles Festival for Strings on October 23rd and 24th. The festival showcased non-traditional musical styles through performances and clinics with expert guest artists.

College of Fine Arts Grad Wins Distinguished Alumnus Award

On Friday, October 9th, James Dick (BM, 1963) was one of six recipients of the Texas Exes Distinguished Alumnus Award. Mr. Dick is a concert pianist who also founded the Festival-Institute at Round Top. This prestigious award is given each fall and nominations are due to the Texas Exes by November 1st.

UT Chamber Singers to Perform in Dallas, Sunday, November 8

Did you miss the Red River Rivalry game? Here’s another chance to see a great performance in Dallas by students from The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music. The UT Chamber Singers will perform in the Cathedral Guadalupe at the Dallas Arts District on Sunday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.