College of Fine Arts News

COFA and the Best of Austin 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013   |  The Austin Chronicle

The results are in from the Best of Austin. 

Check out the Best Visionary Change on the 40 Acres - Landmarks, Best Spirit of Schroeder - Michelle Schumann (DMA 2003) and Best Art Photographer - Sandy Carson who shoots many COFA events.

Dr. Charlotte Canning to Write for Texas Book Series from UT Press

Tuesday, August 20, 2013   |  Austin American-Statesman

Dr. Charlotte Canning, Professor of Performance as Public Practice in the Department of Theatre and Dance, will join a panel of Texas's brightest writers, scholars, and intellectuals for The Texas Bookshelf, an ambitious new book series about the state's culture and history from the University of Texas Press.

Theatre for Youth Assistant Professor Katie Dawson selected as a 2013 Outstanding Teaching Award recipient

Monday, August 19, 2013   |  The University of Texas System

 This year Katie Dawson (M.F.A. ’06) was selected as a 2013 Outstanding Teaching Award recipient, the Board of Regents’ highest honor. Dawson was reviewed on a range of criteria including classroom expertise, curricula quality and student learning outcomes and awarded the honor for demonstrating extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction. Congratulations!

Michael Gillespie to participate in an artist residency

Sunday, August 18, 2013   |  Michael Gillespie Fine Art Studio Online

Michael Gillespie (BFA '83) will participate in an artist residency program for the Red River County Historical Society in Clarksville, Texas in September. He was also one of ten finalists for the Summer Scholarship Contest at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. He received a First Place Award in C.C. Young Center's The Spirit is Ageless Art Show, and had a painting on display with other award winners at the Arlington Museum of Art. 

Laurie Anderson, Experimental Performing Artist and Composer Returns to UT for Fall Residency

Thursday, August 15, 2013   |  UT College of Liberal Arts Humanities Institute

Laurie Anderson will offer an exhibition, videos and talks to complement performance of "Landfall" in September and October. The Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin is delighted to welcome her as its seventh C. L. and Henriette Cline Centennial Visiting Professor in the Humanities. In October, Anderson will take the stage at Texas Performing Arts with the Kronos Quartet.

Paul Olefsky, Butler School of Music Professor Emeritus Dies at 87

Thursday, June 6, 2013   |  The New York Times

Paul Olefsky, a cellist celebrated for his rich tone, impeccable musicianship and commitment to the work of contemporary composers had taught at Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin since 1974.

The ancient Maya meet the modern Internet

Monday, May 27, 2013   |  The Washington Post

Researchers began decoding the glyphic language of the ancient Maya long ago, but the Internet is helping them finish the job and write the history of this enigmatic Mesoamerican civilization. COFA's David Stuart started a blog for scholars and amateurs.