/finearts/sites/all/themes/finearts/rss_logo.png The College of Fine Arts http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/ News from the University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts The College of Fine Arts Alumni In the News http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/alumni/updates en An Illustrated Guide to Broadway's Airline Highway http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/alumni/update/illustrated-guide-broadway-s-airline-highway <h2> <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/04/airline-highway-lisa-d-amour-michael-arthur-illustrations" title="An Illustrated Guide to Broadway's Airline Highway">An Illustrated Guide to Broadway's Airline Highway</a> </h2> <p>Pulitzer Prize-finalist Lisa&nbsp;D&#39;Amour (MA Theatre, 1996) was featured&nbsp;in <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/04/airline-highway-lisa-d-amour-michael-arthur-illustrations" rel="nofollow">Vanity Fair</a>&nbsp;for her Broadway debut with <a href="http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/2014-15-season/airline-highway/" rel="nofollow"><em>Airline Highway</em></a>, a new play that centers around a community of misfits in D&#39;Amour&#39;s hometown of New Orleans. The feature was written and illustrated by D&#39;Amour&#39;s former classmate <a href="http://www.michaeldarthur.com" rel="nofollow">Michael Arthur</a> (PhD Theatre, 1999). Airline Highway premieres at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 23.&nbsp;</p> <p>-- <em>Vanity Fair</em></p> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 14:17:52 +0000 2825 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts Theatre Alumna recognized as 2015 Susan Blackburn Prize Finalists http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/alumni/update/theatre-alumna-recognized-2015-susan-blackburn-prize-finalists <h2> <a href="http://www.blackburnprize.org/home.aspx" title="Theatre Alumna recognized as 2015 Susan Blackburn Prize Finalists">Theatre Alumna recognized as 2015 Susan Blackburn Prize Finalists</a> </h2> <p>Lisa D&#39;Amour&#39;s (MA Theatre, 1996) play <em><a href="http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/2014-15-season/airline-highway/" rel="nofollow">Airline Highway</a></em> and Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig&#39;s (MA Play Writing, 2009) play <em><a href="http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/2014-15-season/the-world-of-extreme-happiness/" rel="nofollow">The World of Extreme Happiness</a></em> were finalists for the <a href="http://www.blackburnprize.org/home.aspx" rel="nofollow">2015 Susan Blackburn Prize</a>, an international award for women playwrights given annually to recognize those who have written works of outstanding quality.&nbsp;</p> <p>-- <em>The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize</em></p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:59:33 +0000 2821 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts Shelley Wood Exhibition at Photo Méthode Gallery in Austin http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/alumni/update/shelley-wood-exhibition-photo-methode-gallery-austin <h2> <a href="http://photomethode.com/2015/03/12/shelley-wood-and-amanda-smith-between-the-aether-reception-march-20/" title="Shelley Wood Exhibition at Photo Méthode Gallery in Austin">Shelley Wood Exhibition at Photo Méthode Gallery in Austin</a> </h2> <p>Shelley Wood (BFA Studio Art, 1986) is exhibiting her photographic work at <a href="http://photomethode.com" rel="nofollow">Photo M&eacute;thode Gallery</a> in Austin, TX in a two-artist show titled, &quot;<a href="http://photomethode.com/2015/03/12/shelley-wood-and-amanda-smith-between-the-aether-reception-march-20/" rel="nofollow"><em>Between the Aether</em></a>.&quot; The exhibition will be on view through April 24.</p> <p>-- <em>Photo Méthode Gallery</em></p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:16:03 +0000 2822 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts Jason Kendall on The Weather Channel http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/alumni/update/jason-kendall-weather-channel <h2> <a href="http://www.moonbeam.net/InwoodAstronomy/media.shtml" title="Jason Kendall on The Weather Channel">Jason Kendall on The Weather Channel</a> </h2> <p>Jason Kendall (MA Acting, 1996) joined Al Roker&nbsp;and Stephanie Abrams this past month on the morning TV show &quot;Wake Up With Al&quot; on the Weather Channel. This series served as the only live astronomy program on national television. Check out videos of Kendall chatting about the stars <a href="http://www.moonbeam.net/InwoodAstronomy/media.shtml" rel="nofollow">here</a>!</p> <p>-- <em>William Paterson University</em></p> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:58:41 +0000 2816 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts Erik Parker http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/alumni/update/erik-parker <h2> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/09/erik-parker-painting_n_6820176.html" title="Erik Parker">Erik Parker</a> </h2> <p><a href="http://www.paulkasmingallery.com/artists/erik-parker" rel="nofollow">Erik Parker</a> (<span>BFA</span> Studio Art, 1996) was featured in the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/09/erik-parker-painting_n_6820176.html" rel="nofollow">Huffington Post</a>&nbsp;yesterday for his massively colorful&nbsp;<span>nature-scape</span> paintings. His new series, titled &quot;&iquest;What About Now?&quot; is currently on view at Madrid&#39;s <a href="http://www.galeriajavierlopez.com" rel="nofollow"><span>Galer&iacute;a</span> Javier <span>L&oacute;pez</span></a>. They will make their U.S. debut this fall at New York&#39;s <a href="http://www.paulkasmingallery.com" rel="nofollow">Paul <span>Kasmin</span> Gallery</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>-- <em>The Huffington Post</em></p> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:19:17 +0000 2811 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts Group Exhibition: Pitch http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/alumni/update/group-exhibition-pitch <h2> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1600736220161082" title="Group Exhibition: Pitch">Group Exhibition: Pitch</a> </h2> <p><strong>Phil <span>Ladeau</span></strong> (MFA Studio Art, 2014), <strong>Erik Shane Swanson</strong> (MFA Studio Art, 2014), and <strong>James <span>Scheuren</span></strong> (MFA Studio Art, 2014) have a group exhibition, <em>Pitch</em>,&nbsp;at SOIL Artist-Run Gallery in Seattle, Washington. <em>Pitch</em> revels the extraordinary within common objects and occurrences&nbsp;through sculpture, drawing, and photography. The exhibition will run from March 5 through March 28.&nbsp;</p> <p>-- <em>SOIL: Artist-Run Gallery</em></p> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:31:59 +0000 2808 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts 2015 Grammy for Best Choral Performance awarded to Mela Dailey and Conspiraire Company http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/alumni/update/2015-grammy-best-choral-performance-awarded-mela-dailey-and-conspiraire-company <h2> <a href="http://conspirare.org/news/conspirare-wins-best-choral-performance-grammy/" title="2015 Grammy for Best Choral Performance awarded to Mela Dailey and Conspiraire Company">2015 Grammy for Best Choral Performance awarded to Mela Dailey and Conspiraire Company</a> </h2> <p>Soloist <a href="http://conspirare.org/company-of-voices/mela-dailey/" rel="nofollow">Mela Dailey</a> (M. Music, 2003), won a Grammy this week for Best Choral Performance as part of the ensemble The Conspiraire&nbsp;Symphonic Choir and their performance of &quot;The Sacred Spirit of Russia.&quot; Dailey is a faculty member in the Department of Theatre and Dance as well as a Butler School alumna.</p> <p>-- <em>Conspiraire Company</em></p> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:24:52 +0000 2798 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts Working Outside of the Box http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/alumni/update/working-outside-box <h2> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/106023362/working-out-of-the-box-francis-tsai" title="Working Outside of the Box">Working Outside of the Box</a> </h2> <p><span>In 2010, after Francis Tsai (BS in Chemistry 1990, MA in architecture 1993) had established himself as a successful freelance artist, he was diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou </span>Gehrig&rsquo;s<span> disease. As his movements became more and more restricted, Tsai worked doggedly to adapt his drawing techniques &mdash; at first using his toes and an iPad to sketch, and now, most remarkably, his eyes. With the &ldquo;Eye Gaze&rdquo; technology, which uses infrared cameras to track eye movements and translate them into commands on a computer, Tsai can manipulate various </span>softwares<span>, allowing him to speak, write, and of course, draw.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>-- <em>Archinect</em></p> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 21:40:30 +0000 2793 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts Barry Stone exhibition at James Harris Gallery in Seattle http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/alumni/update/barry-stone-exhibition-james-harris-gallery-seattle-0 <h2> <a href="http://jamesharrisgallery.com/2014/12/barry-stone/" title="Barry Stone exhibition at James Harris Gallery in Seattle">Barry Stone exhibition at James Harris Gallery in Seattle</a> </h2> <p>Barry Stone (MFA Studio Art, 2001) opened his exhibition <a href="http://jamesharrisgallery.com/2014/12/barry-stone/" rel="nofollow">&quot;New Weather Weaves New Garments&quot;</a> at the James Harris Gallery in Seattle, WA. His exhibition will be on view until February 14.</p> <p>-- <em>James Harris Gallery</em></p> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:39:36 +0000 2791 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts Sara Frantz solo exhibition at Women & Their Work http://www.utexas.edu/finearts/alumni/update/sara-frantz-solo-exhibition-women-their-work <h2> <a href="http://www.womenandtheirwork.org/current_exhibition.html" title="Sara Frantz solo exhibition at Women & Their Work">Sara Frantz solo exhibition at Women & Their Work</a> </h2> <p><a href="http://sarajfrantz.com" rel="nofollow">Sara Frantz</a> (MFA Studio Art, 2007) opened a solo exhibition at <a href="http://www.womenandtheirwork.org/index.html" rel="nofollow">Women &amp; Their Work</a>&nbsp;in Austin, which will be on view through March 19. The exhibition, &quot;Between Borderlands,&quot; explores the contemporary environment once-removed.&nbsp;</p> <p>-- <em>Women and Their Work</em></p> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:59:22 +0000 2792 at http://www.utexas.edu/finearts