Alumni Spotlight

Randy Mack Bishop (B.F.A. Studio Art, ‘69)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

worked as an illustrator at the Dallas Morning News for 18 years. During that time he created 85 original pieces of art that were all accepted by the Center for American History at The University of Texas.

Ishmael Soto (B.F.A. Art, ‘58)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

has been creating unique ceramic pieces and metal sculptures for over 50 years. This past Spring his work was featured in an exhibit—“Vessels and Inspirations: Ceramic and Sculptural Works of Ishmael Soto”—at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin.

Nora Christie Puckett (B.F.A. in Art History, ‘95)

Monday, January 14, 2008

recently became Chair of the Museum Division of the Texas Art Education Association. Currently she is also the Student, Family, and Adult Programs Manager at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth.

Kathryn Holliday (M.A., Art History, '94)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

has just written a new book entitled “Leopold Eidlitz: Architecture and Idealism in the Gilded Age”. It is the first critical examination of the work of New York architect, Leopold Eidlitz, America’s first Jewish architect, founding member of the American Institute of Architects, and the first American to define a modern organic architecture; this book reveals his formidable influence.

Hana Hillerova (M.F.A., Studio Art, '04)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

will exhibit her latest sculptures constructed of mirrors at the Lawndale Art Center in the John M. O’Quinn Gallery in Houston from March 7 – April 12 in conjunction with FOTOFEST2008. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, March 7 from 6:30-8:30 pm with an artist talk at 6 pm.

Brian Spolans (B.F.A., Studio Art, ‘02)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

will exhibit his new work in the exhibition Love is Forever at The Art Corridor II on the Southeast Campus of Tarrant County College in Arlington, Texas. The exhibition will run from June 2 – July 24, 2008.

Ben Woitena (B.F.A., Art, 1965)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

will be exhibiting 45 years of work at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. Ben Woitena: A Retrospective (1963-2008) will be open from September 12, 2008 – January 4, 2009.

Kathleen A. Raymond (M.F.A., Studio Art, 1983)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

will be an Art Instructor at The Episcopal School of Dallas teaching all levels of studio art in the Upper School, starting August 2008.

W. Jackson Rushing III, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Art History (1982, 1984, 1989)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

is the first Adkins Presidential Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Oklahoma, where he holds the Mary Lou Milner Carver Chair in Native American Art.

Erik McRae, (M.A., Art History, ‘07)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

was recently named curator of the Visual Resources Centre in the Department of Art & Design at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.