Natalia Anciso (B.A., Studio Art, 2008) will have a solo exhibition, Natalia Anciso: Aspire | Aspirar, at the O'Kane Gallery of the University of Houston-Downtown. It includes examples of individual works from several of her series over the past six years. The opening reception is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, and will include conversations with the artist as well as UHD President Juan Muñoz. The exhibition runs through Dec. 7.
Andrew Parker named principal oboe with Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Parker (D.M.A., Applied Music/Performance, 2013) was recently named principal oboe of the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra and Brevard Philharmonic Orchestra, second oboe of the Spartanburg Symphony Orchestra and instructor of oboe and music technology at Brevard College. He is also a regular substitute musician with the Asheville and Greenville Symphony Orchestras in South Carolina, and he’s has been appointed artistic administrator at the Brevard Music Center Festival and Institute.
Jen Prince (B.F.A., Acting, 1998) produced and co-edited a feature film, Quality Problems, a comedy about cancer. Quality Problems, which is an official selection of the Austin Film Festival, screens at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28, and 5:45 p.m. on Oct. 31. Prince and others who worked on the film will participate in a Q&A following the Oct. 28 screening.
Joseph Kingma takes first prize at international competition
Joseph Kingma (D.M.A., Piano Performance, 2017), assistant professor of Music at Louisiana College, took first prize at the 2017 Franz Liszt Festival and International Competition held at Ohio State University.
Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) has work in Expo 2017, a juried exhibition at Dallas's 500x Gallery.
Noah Simblist appointed chair of paint and printmaking at VCU
Noah Simblist (Ph.D., Art History, 2015) was appointed chair of the Department of Painting + Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Lois O’Leary teaching theatre in Minnesota
Lois O’Leary (M.F.A., Drama and Theatre for Youth, 1985) is the theater director for Proctor Public Schools in Proctor, Minnesota.
James Ogden designs scenery for Actor’s Express in Atlanta
James Ogden (M.F.A., Design and Technology, 2014), assistant professor of Theatrical Design and Production at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, is currently designing scenery for Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2, and 3 at Actor's Express in Atlanta. He also will design their production of Angels in America in January.
Ruth A. Keitz exhibition on view at Fort Worth Community Center
Ruth A. Keitz (M.F.A., Art Education, 1970) will showcase "Silent Interiors That Speak" at the Fort Worth Community Art Center. The exhibition opens Nov. 3, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., and runs through Nov. 21. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Marcia Green Santore (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1982) has two solo exhibitions this fall. "Pattern in Motion" at the UConn-Stamford Art Gallery is Oct. 28-Nov. 30, and "Inexteriors" at the O'Brien Art Gallery at Roane State Community College, Harriman, is Oct. 16-Dec. 1. In April 2017, Santore curated an exhibition of small abstract work at Twiggs Gallery in New Hampshire.