October 2012

See Our New Alumni Infographic

Thanks to many of you who participated in the SNAAP survey last year, we have created a fun way to share your experiences with prospective students.

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Fall 2013 Admission Deadline is December 1, 2012

If your children, grandchildren, neighbors, etc. are interested in attending the College of Fine Arts, they must apply by December 1. Visit our Admissions page to learn more. And remember, we are not bound by the Top 8% Rule! 

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CLAVIS Hosts Three-Day Global Symposium

The Center for Latin American Visual Studies (CLAVIS) in the Department of Art and Art History held the third annual International Forum for Emerging Scholars on October 25-27, 2012. Throughout the global symposium, 14 panel discussions with 68 international scholars from over 29 research institutions gathered to investigate the multitude of perspectives that inform the artistic production and discourse of Latin American and U.S. Latino art from the 19th century to the present. 

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Sō Percussion Performs Free Concert Aboard Cap Metro Commuter Train

New York City’s cutting edge percussion quartet Sō Percussion will give a unique performance on the Capital Metro Red Line commuter train, Thursday, November 1 at 4:20 p.m. beginning at the Downtown Station (401 E. 4th Street). The quartet will be in Austin attending the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC). Sō Percussion and Cap Metro present this unconventional concert experience, which is the first event developed by Texas Performing Arts’ Classical Music Task Force.

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Landmarks Video Presents Vault (1984) by Bruce and Norman Yonemoto

In November Landmarks Video will show Vault, a video that both celebrates and critiques the portrayal of romantic love in popular culture. The video is displayed in the atrium of the Art Building at the corner of East 23rd Street and San Jacinto Boulevard. The last viewings will be on November 30.

More information and the full schedule of monthly video rotations for the 2012/2013 season can be found on the Landmarks web page.

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Career Services Hosts Fall 2012 Internship and Networking Fair

Fine Arts Career Services (FACS) hosted the Arts Internship Fair on October 24th, 2012. Open to students and alumni, the fair was held for the first time in Bass Concert Hall. With over 90 students attending and 24 organizations present, the fair claimed its highest attendance yet. Employers represented this semester included SXSW, Paramount Theatre, Long Center for Performing Arts, AMOA-Arthouse, and Alley Theatre.

FACS looks forward to building on this success with next semester’s fair, which will be held on March 27, 2013 from 11:00 am - 1:30 pm. 

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Online Ticket Sales Now Available for Butler School of Music Events

The Butler School of Music (BSOM) is pleased to announce that online ticket sales are now available for BSOM ticketed events. Advance sales begin one month prior to the performance date and end by the date specified in the event details section on our calendar at: http://music.utexas.edu.

Purchases can be made at http://music.utexas.thundertix.com and questions can be directed to tickets@mail.music.utexas.edu.

Tickets for performances co-sponsored by Texas Performing Arts (TPA) are still distributed by TPA and can be accessed at: www.texasperformingarts.org.

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LIGHT | NIGHT Performance, Nov. 3

LIGHT | NIGHT, the culminating event of the UT Safe Cycling Campaign, will take place on November 3rd on the LBJ Library Plaza. A cross-disciplinary effort between the School of Architecture, the Department of Art and Art History, and the Department of Theatre and Dance, LIGHT | NIGHT aims to raise awareness about bike safety at night by involving the campus community in an exciting choreographed dance performance and bike light giveaway. As part of the event, 270 bike lights will be distributed - free of charge - to any member of UT with a valid UT ID. An additional 200 safety lights will be available and free of charge to the general public who attend this performance. 

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Rude Mechs Selected as Resident Theater Company

The nationally acclaimed, ensemble-based theater collective Rude Mechs has been appointed as the resident theater company of the Department of Theatre and Dance. The three-year residency provides university students an opportunity to work with members of the Rude Mechs, learning their methodology for devising new plays and managing a professional theater company. 

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The Butler Opera Center Presents Madama Butterfly

The last time Madama Butterfly was performed on the UT campus was 27 years ago in Bass Concert Hall. This season's performance will be the first time the opera is sung in the McCullough Theatre. As Director Robert DeSimone describes, "In the intimate space of the McCullough, the audience becomes a major part of the production due to the relationship of the stage to the audience. This new production designed especially for the McCullough Theatre will focus on the intimate music and story-telling of Puccini's opera."

Madama Butterfly runs October 26 and 28, and November 2 and 4 in the McCullough Theatre at 7:30 pm each night. Tickets are $20 for the General Public, $15 for Seniors & non-UT students, $10 for Children under 12, and free for UT Students/Faculty/Staff (2 per ID) available at the box office. (Does not include opening night.) 

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Fine Arts Library Receives Collection of Noted Art Scholar Marilyn Houlberg

The College of Fine Arts has received a collection of materials from a noted scholar and academician in the arts and culture of Haitian Vodou. Marilyn Houlberg, Professor Emeritus of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has donated her personal library of around 1,200 books and catalogues to the Fine Arts Library. This collection served as a resource for her research in the arts and anthropology of West Africa and Haiti as well as related studies of popular culture in the United States.

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