Julia Caswell, visual arts studies senior and Intellectual Entrepreneurship pre-grad intern, took second place in the university’s Undergraduate Research Showdown, held Nov. 15 by the School of Undergraduate Studies. She presented her research into new strategies for digital engagement for museums through audio walks.
Spotlight on Teaching
Paul Bolin, assistant chair of the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Education Program, co-edited the book “Revitalizing History: Recognizing the Struggles, Lives and Achievements of African American and Women Art Educators.” Bolin and his co-editor Ami Kantawala were honored during a recent conference of the Texas Art Education Association.
The Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre-Graduate Mentorship Program announced 25 Kuhn Intellectual Entrepreneurship Awards for fall 2016, including Fine Arts student Anyssa Flores, Visual Arts Studies senior.
Alumnus M. Scott Tatum discusses his first year as an assistant principal in an arts magnet school, and how his Theatre Studies education continues to shape his career.
Art Brownlow (D.M.A. Trumpet Performance, 1994) was selected as a recipient of the University of Texas System Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award for 2016. Brownlow has taught for over 30 years in higher education, currently as Professor of Music at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Q+A with Shaun Lane, selected as TAEA Leadership Scholar and awarded NAEA New Professional Art Education Award
Shaun Lane (B.F.A. in Visual Art Studies, 2014) was selected as a 2016 Leadership Scholar by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) and has been awarded the New Professional Art Education award from the National Art Education Association (NAEA). He answered questions by email.
The College of Fine Arts and the Texas Cultural Trust have formed the Arts and Digital Literacy Initiative to focus on integrating fine arts education and technology. The initiative is a project-based, ﬁne arts curricula for high school students that establishes the connection between traditional ﬁne arts education and digital media.
Shawn Lane (B.F.A. Visual Arts Studies, 2014) was honored by The Texas Art Education Association as 2014 Student of Art Education in the Outstanding Art Educator Division.
The College of Fine Arts created the Fine Arts Student Teaching Travel Grants (FASTT) in 2010 to enable students in arts education and studies to complete their student teaching outside Austin in Title 1 low-income schools in diverse settings to explore culturally responsive arts education.
In January, the Austin ISD opened its new Performing Arts Center (PAC) in the heart of Austin’s Mueller development. Dean Douglas Dempster describes the PAC as an “extraordinary commitment to expanding educational opportunities for AISD’s students in the fine and performing arts.”