Alumni Spotlight

Lainie Frasier teaching voice-over course at St. Edward's

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Lainie Frasier
Award-winning voice-over artist, voice-over trainer and voice talent demo producer Lainie Frasier (B.F.A., Theatrical Design, 1979) began teaching in spring 2016 a voice-over course at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas as an adjunct instructor. In 2005 she co-authored a college textbook for McGraw-Hill entitled “Speak Skillfully and Successfully: A Guide to Developing Diction and Voice-Over Excellence."

Eric Kayne receives 2016 Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship

Thursday, February 11, 2016   |  Houston Center for Photography
Eric Kayne
Eric Kayne (B.A., Studio Art, 1998) is the recipient of the 2016 Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship at the Houston Center for Photography. The fellowship includes a solo exhibition juried by Maggie Blanchard, director of Twin Palms Publishing. The exhibition is on view from May 13 to July 10.

Steven Rowell premieres documentary in Berlin

Thursday, February 11, 2016   |  Steve Rowell
The documentary "Parallelograms" by Steven Rowell (B.A., Studio Art, 1992) premiered on Feb. 3, at transmediale 2016 in Berlin as an installation: video loop of the film (32 minutes) with a synchonized map video.

Spouse Alumni exhibition on display at Aquinas College

Thursday, February 11, 2016   |  WGVU Public Media
"Sum You Some Me," a two-person exhibition featuring spouses Felice House (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2011) and Dana Younger (B.A., Drama, 1995) is currently on display Aquinas College's Art and Music Center Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan. See it Jan. 17 through Feb. 12.

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.