College of Fine Arts News

‘Newsies’ kicks off TPA’s Broadway in Austin season

Monday, September 26, 2016   |  Austin American-Statesman
Newsies in Statesman

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Newsies hits the stage at Bass Concert Hall this week. The show’s athletic choreography helps tell the story of a band of misfit newsboys who led the 1899 strike against Joseph Pulitzer following an increase in newspaper prices.

Kronos Quartet’s weeklong residency features concert with Rhiannon Giddens

Tuesday, September 20, 2016   |  Austin American-Statesman
Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet will perform two shows during the string foursome’s weeklong residency with the Butler School of Music. Their final show includes Rhiannon Giddens, the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist for the Grammy Award-winning band Carolina Chocolate Drops. 

Studio Art alumna embraces her Mexican-American heritage through art

Monday, September 19, 2016   |  The Daily Texan
Natalia Anciso

A native of the Texas Rio Grande Valley, Natalia Anciso (B.A., Studio Art, 2008) uses her art to explore the complexities of her Mexican-American heritage. The artist discussed her series “Flora and Fauna,” and finding her way in the art world with The Daily Texan.

Fine Arts Library debuts 21st century makerspace

Wednesday, September 14, 2016   |  Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle Foundry Article

For most of history, libraries have been spaces for input: to read, to listen, to absorb information. But as of this month, the library in the Fine Arts Library is now a space for output, too. In it is a new high-tech area called the Foundry where anyone can record music, make 3-D prints, design games, sew, and slip into virtual realities. Read more from the Austin Chronicle.

Statesman remembers Music alum, longtime carillonneur

Wednesday, September 7, 2016   |  Austin American-Statesman
Thomas Anderson Austin American Statesman

Thomas Anderson (B.M. 1953, M.M. 1956) spent the better part of 61 years playing the UT Tower bells, becoming a master of the massive, complex contraption. He died Aug. 18.