Three of the four 2017 Roy Crane Awards for Outstanding Achievements in the Arts went to students within the College of Fine Arts. Dance and economics senior Sofia Aranha, graduate theatre student Jacqueline Heimel, and music composition doctoral candidate Alex Heppelmann were all honored in this year’s category of performing arts. To be considered, students must be nominated by a faculty member.
College of Fine Arts News
Public Art Dialogue turns its attention to public art on college campuses in its most recent volume. Alongside thoughtful contributions from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Auckland, New Zealand, and authors from the University of Leeds, PAD features an interview with Andrée Bober, director of Landmarks at The University of Texas at Austin. Conducted by Amanda Douberley, the interview traces the formation of the Landmarks collection and provides a framework for successful public art programs.
The University of Texas at Austin mourns the loss of world-renowned mezzo-soprano and alumna Barbara Smith Conrad (B.M., Music Studies, 1959), whose distinguished career has touched the lives of audiences around the world. Conrad died from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease on May 22.
Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies Director Bruce Pennycook was named the 2017 recipient of the Cale McDowell Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Studies for his leadership, design and creativity in undergraduate programming.
Beili Liu, associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History, was named 2018 Texas State Three-Dimensional Artist by the Texas Legislature.
The Austin American-Statesman highlights the latest play by Robert Schenkkan (B.A., Drama, 1975) that will be performed at Brockett Theatre in August. “Building the Wall,” is set in West Texas two years into the future and will be directed by Brant Pope, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance.
The Alcalde honored Charles Carson, associate professor of musicology in the Butler School of Music, in their Texas Ten list of outstanding university faculty. The honorees are selected from alumni nominations and narrowed down by the alumni magazine.
This summer, the Fine Arts Library will continue to transform its spaces to serve the needs of students in the College of Fine Arts and across the university. This month, contractors will demolish the book stacks and internal walls of the fourth floor of the Fine Arts Library to create large classrooms with adaptable technologies, a high-tech teaching lab, dedicated design studios, a state-of-the-art audio studio, seminar rooms and faculty offices for the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies and the Center for Integrated Design.
A group of Art Education graduate students traveled to Guatemala to participate in community art-making as part of Easter Holy Week celebrations.
After more than a year, the Department of Art and Art History celebrated the completed renovation of its digital photography lab thanks to a donation from the Goyanes Family Foundation.