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.
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Students in Kate Catterall’s fall Design in the Social Environment course tackled the controversial subject of Texas’s campus carry legislation for the entire semester. After hearing from guest speakers and conducting extensive research, students presented projects aimed at easing fear and anxiety through design.
Q+A with Shaun Lane, selected as TAEA Leadership Scholar and awarded NAEA New Professional Art Education Award
Shaun Lane (B.F.A. in Visual Art Studies, 2014) was selected as a 2016 Leadership Scholar by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) and has been awarded the New Professional Art Education award from the National Art Education Association (NAEA). He answered questions by email.
Gay Gaddis (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1977) dedicated her career to advertising. But recently she has returned to painting and reignited her passion for art, beginning with the landscapes and skyscapes of her Central Texas ranch. In April, Gaddis presents her work in a solo exhibition in New York City.
The Shrines of the ‘Alids in Medieval Syria: Sunnis, Shi’is and the Architecture of Coexistence by StephennieMulder won Iran’s Book of the Year World Award and inclusion in the ALA Choice Magazine’s Outstanding Academic Titles.
An exhibition co-curated by John R. Clarke, professor of Art History, and Elaine K. Gazda, entitled Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii, opened Feb. 19 at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
The College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has launched the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies to equip creative students with technological skills for the 21st-century economy. The center will facilitate the creation of new works and inventions that explore, expand and transform the arts and technology.
Theatre Assistant Professor Roxanne Schroeder-Arce and Theatre Studies senior Andrew Valdez are featured in Teatro Vivo’s Austin Latino New Play Festival. Both wrote plays for young audiences, which will be read during the festival Feb. 25-27.
San Francisco-based opera composer Jake Heggie discusses his work and his weeklong residency at the Butler School of Music with the Austin American-Statesman.
UT’s Visual Arts Center Director Jade Walker (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2005) has a solo exhibition “Four Cornered” on view at Texas State University through March 10. We caught up with Walker recently to ask her about “Four Cornered.”