College of Fine Arts News

‘Warrior Chorus’ promotes sharing stories between veterans and civilians

Wednesday, November 16, 2016   |  Life and Letters
Bart Pitchford stands wearing an Army uniform.

Led by Army veteran and Theatre Ph.D. candidate Bart Pitchford, “The Warrior Chorus – Humanities in Action” uses classic literature to engage veterans with their communities and to open up new dialogues about war, conflict, comradeship, country family and politics.

Russell Lee remembered as Austin names elementary school in his honor

Monday, November 7, 2016   |  The Alcalde
A man sits in a windowsill in a famous photo by Russell Lee.

As the founding photography professor in the Department of Art and Art History, Russell Lee left his mark on the program and his students. The Alcalde looks back on the famed photographer’s legacy as the Austin Independent School District names an elementary school in his honor.

Art History alumnus appointed international art curator at Tate in London

Monday, October 31, 2016   |  Tate
Michael Wellen sits in front of a floral wall

Michael Wellen (M.A. 2005; Ph.D., Art History, 2012) was appointed as the curator of international art at the Tate Modern in London, where he will focus on further developing the Latin American art representation in the Tate’s collection and exhibition program.

AET students create group to build community

Wednesday, October 26, 2016   |  Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies
Students give a thumbs up sign at a table with baked goods on it.

Students in the new Arts and Entertainment Technologies degree program have created an AET student council to connect students in the program with one another.

Teresa Hubbard Presents Work in Multiple Exhibitions This Fall

Monday, October 24, 2016   |  Department of Art and Art History
Artwork by Teresa Hubbard featuring hands playing a piano

Currently on sabbatical and completing a studio residency in Berlin awarded by the Aargauer Kuratorium, Photography Professor Teresa Hubbard will have her work with collaborator Alexander Birchler included in multiple exhibitions this fall.

Art Education Professor Co-Edits New Book, Honored by Texas Art Education Association

Monday, October 24, 2016   |  Department of Art and Art History
Paul Bolin

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.

‘Home, Memory, and Future,’ a three-part exhibition features work from Studio Art’s Nicole Awai

Monday, October 24, 2016   |  Department of Art and Art History
Nicole Awai

Work from Nicole Awai, assistant professor in studio art, is included in “Home, Memory and Future,” a three-part exhibition celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Caribbean Cultural Center and African Diaspora Institute in New York. The exhibition explores the notion of home in the age of gentrification, dislocation, migration, exile, belonging, health and unaffordable housing.