Yuliya Lanina is a multi-media artist who is currently teaching AET 102: “Gender, Race and Technology.” The course is designed to expand students' awareness of issues affecting women and minorities in the creative and technological fields, and she has invited guest speakers from around the world to meet with her students. We caught up with her recently to learn more about her AET course.
College of Fine Arts News
Dance junior Sofia Aranha was one of six university students honored with the Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award. Featured in The Alcalde, this multi-talented student is double-majoring in economics and is part of the Liberal Arts Honors Program.
The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop, a book by Richard Isackes and Karen Maness, both faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance, was featured in The Alcalde.
The latest book by George Flaherty, assistant professor of art history and co-director of the Center for Latin American Visual Studies, was awarded the Arvey Foundation Book Award from the Association for Latin American Art during its annual business meeting at College Art Association last week.
Bart Pitchford, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Theatre and Dance, writes in American Theatre magazine about the representations of post-9/11 veterans in a new canon of plays. With an emphasis on psychological trauma, the article questions whether this helps or hurts a service member’s reentry to civilian life.
Rafael Davila treats preparation for an understudy role as if he were going on stage. That discipline paid off last month, when the Butler Opera Center alumnus took the stage of the Metropolitan Opera with just over an hour’s notice.
Professor Emeritus Paul Hatgil was named a 2016 Distinguished Alumnus from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The award was given in Boston with an exhibition of his work and hundreds in attendance. During his tenure of 34 years at The University of Texas at Austin, Hatgil instructed more than 2,000 students in the art of ceramics, sculpture and two- and three-dimensional design in the Department of Art and Art History.
If you are heading to South by Southwest this year, don’t miss these alumni, faculty and students participating in various areas of the festival.
Dance Repertory Theatre’s spring concert Momentum was reviewed by the Austin Chronicle. The review described the concert, which reflected on the influence of African American culture on contemporary dance, as “diverse in aesthetic and focus, mostly cohered in a highly physical, emotionally urgent offering.”
David Stuart, director of the Mesoamerica Center in the Department of Art and Art History, discussed his passion for Mayan history with NBC Dallas as related exhibition opens at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.