College of Fine Arts News

Studio Art Major Paul Cantu Earned a Bachelor's and YouTube Fame at UT Austin

Tuesday, December 8, 2015   |  The Alcalde
Paul Cantu in The Alcalde

Rooted in a desire to be “fashionable on a budget,” Studio Art major Paul Cantu turned his thrift shopping techniques into a successful YouTube channel with 165,000 subscribers. Cantu graduated this semester, and The Alcalde sat down with him to find out what’s next in the young artist’s career.

Live Entertainment Pioneer Allen Becker to Receive 2016 Doty Award

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Allen Becker

Houston businessman and producer Allen Becker will receive the 2016 Doty Award, the highest honor bestowed by the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. The Doty Award, now in its 21st year, honors individuals who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary professional achievement and/or demonstrated a dedicated loyalty to the College of Fine Arts. This year, the college will also honor Tony Award-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Meet the Art History Alumni, Graduate Students Behind Pastelegram

Monday, November 23, 2015   |  Pastelegram
Pastelegram in the Daily Texan

The Daily Texan takes a look at Pastelegram, a nonprofit arts organization that publishes multiple online magazines and an annual print edition, all with a focus on often-overlooked materials that influence or contribute to an artist’s work. Fine Arts alumna Chelsea Weathers (M.A., Art History, 2005; Ph.D., Art History, 2013) and Art History graduate students Ariel Evans and Allison Myers edit the magazine, which began in 2011.

Butler Alum Shines on Mother Falcon’s National Tour

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Mother Falcon photo by LeAnne Mueller

Music alumna Diana Burgess joined Mother Falcon before graduating high school. Now fresh out of The University of Texas at Austin, the cellist is on tour with the indie-pop band to promote the release of their third album Good Luck Have Fun.

Theatre Professor’s Play Selected for Humana Festival

Wednesday, November 18, 2015   |  Actor's Theater of Louisville
This Random World at Humana Festival

Playwriting and Directing Professor Steven Dietz’s play This Random World was selected for the 40th season of the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. This is his fifth play to be featured in the internationally recognized event, scheduled for March 2 through April 10, 2016.

Butler School of Music Student Connects with Austin Community Through Guitar

Monday, November 16, 2015   |  The Daily Texan
Travis Marcum in The Daily Texan

Travis Marcum, Music Education Ph.D. Candidate with the Butler School of Music, was featured by The Daily Texan for his outreach within the Austin community. He serves as the education director for Austin Classical Guitar Society and also works with the Lullaby Project, which pairs expectant mothers with songwriters to produce a lullaby for the baby.

On view in the Dean's Office: Designs of the Theatre

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Twelfth Night

Before opening night, designers undertake a long process to create the visual aspects of the production the audience will see on stage. The scenery, lighting and costume design are meticulously planned by members of the creative team. Visit the Dean's Office to see the work of graduate students who work behind-the-scenes in the Department of Theatre and Dance's Design and Technology program. The collection includes theoretical projects from studio classes and realized designs for plays and dance concerts produced on campus, such as this semester's productions of The Diary of Anne Frank and The Wild Party.

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