Alumni Spotlight

Work from Jonas Criscoe Featured in Dallas Gallery

Monday, February 1, 2016   |  Level Gallery
Jonas Criscoe
Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) has work featured in The Oil & Gas Show at Level Gallery in Dallas, Texas. The exhibition "aims to expose the intricacies and complexities of the varying perspectives on the industry." It is on view through Feb. 28.

Shaun Lane to Receive National Teaching Award

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Shaun Lane, 2014 Student of the Year. Art Education. Photo by Lawrence Peart. The College of Fine Arts and the Texas Cultural Trust have formed the Arts and Digital Literacy Initiative to focus on integrating fi ne arts education and technology. The initia
The National Art Education Association named Shaun Lane (B.F.A., Visual Arts Studies, 2014) the 2016 recipient of the New Professional Art Education Award. The award is presented to outstanding new teachers. Lane currently teaches Ceramics, Sculpture and Art 1 at Eatsview High School in Georgetown, Texas. He will be recognized during the association's conference in March in Chicago.

Jelisa Jay Robinson's Play to be Produced at Austin Theater

Tuesday, January 12, 2016   |  Teatro Vivo
Jelisa Robinson
Austin-based Teatro Vivo will produce “The Stories of Us,” a play written by Jelisa Jay Robinson (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2014). The theater described the “The Stories of Us” as a collection of stories that dig deep into the intercultural conflict between African Americans and Latinos, African diaspora identity, and Afrolatinidad. It is scheduled for a three-week run in April.

Spellerberg Projects Presents Exhibition of Honoria Starbuck's Paintings

Monday, December 21, 2015   |  Spellerbergs Projects
Flaneuse: Wander Art of Honoria Starbuck
Lockhart's Spellerberg Projects is proud to present "Flaneuse," a dynamic installation of small-format paintings by American artist Honoria Starbuck (B.A., Studio Art, 1995). The works in this exhibition are the product of the artist as flaneuse, maneuvering through contemporary life and art history. Starbuck’s inspiration flows from the earliest of mark-making gestures, prehistoric cave painting, through art history to present day practices such as digital painting via tablet computers. The pieces explore color, shape and the interaction of materials, with subjects ranging from observed nature, abstract forms and fashion. The exhibition, "
Flaneuse: Wander Art of Honoria Starbuck," is on view from Jan. 16 to March 12, 2015. Artist’s reception 
is at 5 p.m. Jan. 16.

Jelisa Jay Robinson Accepts High School Theatre Teaching Position

Monday, December 7, 2015
Jelisa Robinson
Jelisa Jay Robinson (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2014) recently accepted a position as a Theatre teacher at her alma mater, North Forest High School in Houston, Texas. She enjoys teaching the next generation about the importance of creativity and critical thinking. She co-directed the winter production and it was a success.

Catherine Ann Jones' Work Scheduled for 2016 Productions

Friday, December 4, 2015   |  Catherine Ann Jones
Catherine Ann Jones' (B.F.A., Drama, 1965) musical, "Calamity Jane the Musical" won best production in Orange County, California. An actor, playwright, screenwriter and author, Jones' "The Women of Cedar Creek," a Texas family comedy-drama was awarded the NY Drama League Award and the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Award. It is an upcoming production at the Plaza Theatre, Carpinteria, California (April 2016). "Freud's Oracle," a one-woman show about H. D. & Freud, will be seen at The Ojai Retreat (April 2016), Ojai, California, and also in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at the Creativity and Madness Conference (August 2016). Her three books are available online.

Jerry Freid Participates in Juried Art Show

Friday, December 4, 2015   |  Gallery Shoal Creek
The Wave, courtesy photo
Jerry Freid (B.F.A., Art, 1963) was one of nine artists selected to participate in the juried art show, Speaking Silence, at Gallery Shoal Creek in Austin. The exhibition ran from Nov. 1 to Dec. 3 and featured an online catalogue.

Rachel Charbel Joins Cincinnati Symphony, Northern Kentucky University Faculty

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Rachel Charbel recently won a full-time position as a violin II with the Cincinnati Symphony and also joined the faculty at the Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts. Both positions began in fall 2015. She also plays with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and Concert:Nova ensembles as a guest artist.

Alan Guckian named semifinalist for Grammy Educator Award

Friday, November 6, 2015   |  KVUE
Photo by KVUE
Alan Guckian (B.M., Music Studies, 2001), band director at Eastside Memorial High School in East Austin, is one of 25 finalists for the Grammy Music Educator Award, beating out 4,500 other nominees.

Nick Doshier joins Austin Independent School District

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Nick Doshier (B.M., Music Studies, 2015) teaches in the Austin Independent School District, splitting his time between Mendez Middle School and Travis High School.