College of Fine Arts News

Butler Alum’s composition work praised during stop at TPA

Friday, March 18, 2016   |  Austin American-Statesman
Eighth Blackbird in Austin American-Statesman

Eighth Blackbird’s March tour stop of Hand Eye at McCullough Theatre was described by the Austin American-Statesman as “surprising, energetic and engaging work.” The evening-length piece was composed in part by Robert Honstein (M.M., Composition, 2007), and visual elements were co-commissioned by Texas Performing Arts.

Theatre lecturer to Broadway: The millennial generation has got your back

Thursday, March 17, 2016   |  Austin American-Statesman

Lyn Koenning, lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Dance, believes the millennial generation will help support the American musical through a changing economy and industry. She writes in the Austin American-Statesman, “As they cultivate community, encourage conversation and influence content, we can all rest assured that millennials will sustain the American musical for years to come.”

Statesman features the unique and unusual items in The Collections

Friday, March 11, 2016   |  Austin American-Statesman
Maya Figurine

The Collections, edited by Landmarks Director Andrée Bober, featured the more than 170 items in collections across the UT campus. The Austin American-Statesman highlighted the book and some of the more unique and unusual items found on the Forty Acres.

The Alcalde highlights the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies

Wednesday, March 9, 2016   |  The Alcalde
CAET Launch

The Center of Arts and Entertainment Technologies launched in February and is designed to equip fine arts students with the creative and technical skills for today’s economy. Alcalde magazine highlighted the student work on display during the center’s launch party, as well as the new facilities dedicated to the center.

Theatre Ph.D. candidate conducts research in Syrian refugee camps

Wednesday, March 9, 2016   |  The Daily Texan
Brad Pitchford in the Daily Texan

With his Hornraiser campaign completed, Theatre Ph.D. candidate Brad Pitchford is now conducting research at a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. The Daily Texan checked in with Pitchford to discuss theater as therapy.

Q&A with Design Industry Leader Doreen Lorenzo

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Doreen Lorenzo

Design industry leader Doreen Lorenzo has joined the Design faculty in the College of Fine Arts to oversee a campus-wide initiative to integrate design thinking into the curriculum across The University of Texas at Austin. We recently chatted with her about her work and what drew her to this opportunity at the university.

Studio Art professor presents exhibition at Texas A&M

Friday, March 4, 2016   |  College of Architecture, Texas A&M University
Beili Liu at Texas A&M

Beili Liu, associate professor of Studio Art, presented the large-scale installation, Thin Air, at the Wright Gallery at Texas A&M University. Made of approximately 1,000 laser-cut acrylic pieces, Liu’s work is on display through March 9.  

Design professor elected to CAA Board of Directors

Friday, March 4, 2016   |  College Art Association
Carma Gorman

Carma Gorman associate professor and assistant chair of  Department of Art and Art History’s Design Division was elected to the College Art Association Board of Directors for 2016-2020.

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