College of Fine Arts News

Opera composer brings works, wisdom to Butler students

Tuesday, February 23, 2016   |  Austin American-Statesman
Jake Heggie

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.

Professor, Student Featured in Latin-American Theater Showcase

Tuesday, February 23, 2016   |  The Daily Texan
Latino Theatre in Daily Texan

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.

Solo exhibition highlights work of VAC Director Jade Walker

Friday, February 19, 2016
Jade Walker's show "Four Cornered" is on view now at Texas State. Photo courtesy of Jade Walker.

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.”

M.F.A. Studio Art students’ exhibition reviewed by Glasstire

Thursday, February 18, 2016   |  Glasstire
A Sponge A Sigh in Glasstire

A joint exhibition between M.F.A. candidates from UT Austin and the Rhode Island School of Design was reviewed by Glasstire. “A Sponge & A Sigh,” on view at the Museum of Human Achievement through Feb. 22. A second part of the exhibition will highlight different works by the students in Providence in March.

Alum Will Davis named Artistic Director of American Theater Company

Thursday, February 18, 2016   |  Chicago Tribune
Will Davis in Chicago Tribune

Chicago’s American Theater Company named Will Davis (M.F.A., Directing, 2013) its new artistic director. Davis, 33, is a New York-based director and choreographer, who will move to his new gig in the Windy City this fall, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Arts management expert to share experiences with Fine Arts students

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Ruby Lerner

The College of Fine Arts is hosting Ruby Lerner, founding President and Executive Director of Creative Capital Foundation, for a pair of programs where she will discuss her experience in arts management. The college expects to launch a minor in arts management and administration in fall 2016.

Playwriting Professor Kirk Lynn on a Quest to ‘Fix Shakespeare’

Friday, February 5, 2016   |  Austin American-Statesman
Kirk Lynn in Statesman

Playwriting and Directing Professor Kirk Lynn sat down with the Austin American-Statesman to discuss his latest play, “Fixing Timon of Athens.” This is Lynn’s second time rewriting Shakespeare’s work for a modern theater audience.

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