Alumni Spotlight

Kara Liotta featured by College of Fine Arts

Monday, October 17, 2016   |  The College of Fine Arts
Kara Liotta

The College of Fine Arts profiled Kara Liotta (B.F.A., Dance, 2008) to highlight her success as a fitness instructor and model in New York City.

Selina Rosales named program assistant at American Theatre Wing

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Selina Rosales portrait

Selina Rosales (B.A., Directing, 2015) was named the new Program Assistant at the American Theatre Wing. She supports all core programs and services of the organization, which include the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative, The National Theatre Company Grants, The Jonathan Larson Grants, SpringboardNYC, and the Obie Awards.

Jonathan Kulp promoted to full professor at University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Jonathan Kulp

Jonathan Kulp (M.M., Theory, 1994; Ph.D., Musicology, 2001) was promoted to full professor in fall 2016 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he is also director of the School of Music and Performing Arts. Photo by Amy Windsor.

Natalia Anciso named to TVyNovelas’s Hispanic Leaders/Top 50 Latinos

Friday, September 23, 2016   |  TVyNovelas Magazine
Natalia Anciso

Natalia Anciso (B.A., Studio Art, 2008) was the only visual artist to make TVyNovelas’s list of Hispanic Leaders/Top 50 Latinos for her “vibrant, romantic art that reflects the Chicana/Tejano culture.”  She will appear in the October 2016 issue with other prolific Latinos, including the Pope, Jorge Ramos and Jennifer Lopez.

Emily Edwards accepts position at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Friday, September 23, 2016
Emily Edwards

Emily Edwards (B.A., Art History, 2015) recently joined the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York as the Exhibitions and Collections Coordinator. 

John Steffa presents recital of original chamber music

Monday, September 19, 2016
John Steffa

John Steffa (D.M.A., Composition, 1985) will present a recital of new, original, chamber music for the students in the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina-Asheville on Sept. 30. A repeat program will be presented that evening for a general audience. The recital precedes a program on Oct. 7, in the Music Room of the Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Valerie Fowler to present first solo exhibition in Austin

Monday, September 19, 2016   |  Valerie Fowler
Valerie Fowler

Austin's Dougherty Art Center presents “Valerie Fowler: Nature and Other Stories,” Dec. 1 through Jan. 7, an exhibition of the complex, nature-themed, oil paintings and large works on paper selected from a survey of work spanning 20 years from artist Valerie Fowler (B.A., Studio Art, 1985). Also included will be Fowler’s original illustrations for the musical project and book “Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase,” written by her spouse, Brian Beattie. On selected dates Fowler, Beattie and several original cast members will perform “cranky” shows showcasing Fowler’s illustrated, 30-foot-long panoramas, “cranked” along to Beattie and company's musical accompaniment. Photo by Leon Alesi.

Several Studio Art alumni to show work, raise funds for nonprofit during East Austin Studio Tour

Monday, September 19, 2016   |  Art Therapy Austin
Art Therapy Austin Deanna Miesch

Art Therapy Austin, as SIMS Foundation providers, will host a "Make A Record!" fundraiser for this local organization that supports Austin area musicians, music industry professionals, and their families. During the East Austin Studio Tour, Art Therapy Austin will exhibit vinyl "Art Records" for sale at their studio/gallery space. In addition, Art Therapy Austin founder Deanna Miesch (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1991), and art therapists Deann Acton (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1991), and Shannon Mekuly (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1997) will exhibit and sell their own inspiring works during the tour.