As the semester came to a close, work began on The Foundry, a new creative space in the Fine Arts Library designed to support the specialized needs of students in the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies. UT Libraries provided an update on the space, which is expected to open for students in the fall.
College of Fine Arts News
The Visual Arts Center (VAC) at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded a $45,000 grant to support a multi-part exhibition by Mexico City-based artist Victor Perez-Rul curated by Leslie Moody Castro (M.A., Art Education, 2010).
Two of the three recipients of the 2016 Roy Crane Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts are Studio Art students within the Department of Art and Art History. Ryan Hawk, a graduate student, and Ruhee Maknojia, an undergraduate in Studio Art and Middle Eastern Studies, received the award, which is given each year to UT students for unique, creative effort in the performing, literary and visual arts.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (B.A., Drama, 1975) participated in the Vietnam War Summit held at the LBJ library last month. Schenkkan moderated the discussion panel, “The War at Home.”
Photography Professor Teresa Hubbard and her collaborator, Swiss artist Alexander Birchler, received the Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship.
The New York Times explores the discussion of female identity in the art exhibition “SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity” on view at ArtsWestchester in White Plains, New York. It includes work by Studio Art Assistant Professor Nicole Awai.
An exhibition of student work was featured in The Alcalde, and recognized for its look at youth. The student organization Center Space Project presented the student-curated exhibition Young Bloods, which featured paintings, mixed-media works and photography based on what youth means to the artists.
Haley Parsa, an undergraduate in Studio Art, received the 2016 Regents' Outstanding Student Awards in Arts and Humanities. Only two students have been selected across The University of Texas System. Both students will be recognized in May at the UT System Board of Regents' meeting.
Meet the three students—representing each of the college’s three academic units—who earned recognition during this spring’s graduation ceremony.
Megan Alrutz, assistant professor of applied theatre and community cultural engagement, was named a 2016 recipient of the Joe and Bettie Branson Ward Endowed Excellence Award.