Eighth Blackbird’s March tour stop of Hand Eye at McCullough Theatre was described by the Austin American-Statesman as “surprising, energetic and engaging work.” The evening-length piece was composed in part by Robert Honstein (M.M., Composition, 2007), and visual elements were co-commissioned by Texas Performing Arts.
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Lyn Koenning, lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Dance, believes the millennial generation will help support the American musical through a changing economy and industry. She writes in the Austin American-Statesman, “As they cultivate community, encourage conversation and influence content, we can all rest assured that millennials will sustain the American musical for years to come.”
The Collections, edited by Landmarks Director Andrée Bober, featured the more than 170 items in collections across the UT campus. The Austin American-Statesman highlighted the book and some of the more unique and unusual items found on the Forty Acres.
The Center of Arts and Entertainment Technologies launched in February and is designed to equip fine arts students with the creative and technical skills for today’s economy. Alcalde magazine highlighted the student work on display during the center’s launch party, as well as the new facilities dedicated to the center.
With his Hornraiser campaign completed, Theatre Ph.D. candidate Brad Pitchford is now conducting research at a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. The Daily Texan checked in with Pitchford to discuss theater as therapy.
Design Industry Leader Doreen Lorenzo Joins College of Fine Arts to Integrate Design Studies Across UT
The College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has appointed to its faculty design industry leader Doreen Lorenzo to oversee a campus-wide initiative to integrate design thinking into the curriculum across the university.
Design industry leader Doreen Lorenzo has joined the Design faculty in the College of Fine Arts to oversee a campus-wide initiative to integrate design thinking into the curriculum across The University of Texas at Austin. We recently chatted with her about her work and what drew her to this opportunity at the university.
Beili Liu, associate professor of Studio Art, presented the large-scale installation, Thin Air, at the Wright Gallery at Texas A&M University. Made of approximately 1,000 laser-cut acrylic pieces, Liu’s work is on display through March 9.
Carma Gorman associate professor and assistant chair of Department of Art and Art History’s Design Division was elected to the College Art Association Board of Directors for 2016-2020.
Design junior Whitney Chen spent a fairy-tale week in January at the Walt Disney Imagineering headquarters to compete in a college design competition. The team from The University of Texas at Austin included Chen and three engineering students/alumni and took second place at the 25th Imaginations Design Competition.