Dorota Biczel awarded postdoctoral fellowship in arts and ecology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Dr. Biczel (Ph.D, Art History, 2019) most recently served as executive director and curator of Houston Center for Photography
Donald Hale selected as the lone Finalist Honorable Mention for the 2022 American Prize in Conducting
Hale's (B.M., Composition, 2019) qualifying performance was of Joel Puckett's flute concerto "The Shadow of Sirius" in collaboration with the Texas Christian University Wind Symphony and Dr. Shauna Thompson, professor of flute. Hale currently serves as Director of Orchestras and Assistant Director of Bands at Lamar High School in Houston, Texas.
Jones (B.F.A., Theatrical Design, 1949) and Harvey Schmidt's The Fantasticks tells an allegorical story loosely based on Edmund Rostand's 1894 play The Romancers (Les Romanesques), concerning two neighboring parents who trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud. The LGBTQIA+ focused rewrite features two young gay men, Matt and Lewis, at the center of the story, instead of a young man and woman (the original characters were Matt and Luisa).
Govea (B.A. in Theatre and Dance and Bachelor of Journalism, 2021) and Anna Pickett (B.S. in Youth and Community Studies, 2021) workshopped their new musical Spells of the Sea at Pegasus PlayLab at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Ariel Davis partners with Margery Gossett of Artspace111 in Fort Worth to open a new gallery space, Love Texas Art
Love Texas Art features exhibition space and is about to open a residency studio program. Davis (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2010) was recently profiled in a cover story in the Fort Worth Weekly that details her current endeavors, and her career journey as an artist and gallerist.
With her Fulbright, Poggio (M.F.A., Design, 2006) will head to Guayaquil, Ecuador — a port city known as a gateway to the Galapagos Islands — where she will be working with students at the Universidad de las Artes. Her dream is to empower students and community members to become informed environmental advocates.
Villarreal (B.M., Music and Human Learning, 2016; M.M., Music Education, 2018), Orchestra Director at Berkner High School in Richardson, TX, started planning the program in the fall of 2021 and began the program in Spring 2022. During this first semester, Mariachi Orgullo received a first division rating at the Grand Prairie Mariachi Festival and has performed at various events in the community. The incredible interest from students and the success of Mariachi Orgullo has led mariachi to be offered as a class for the 2022-2023 school year.
Bellflower's (M.F.A., Playwriting) new play imagines contemporary high school students considering the classic work through the lens of the #MeToo movement.
Playwrights' Center also announced Tu (M.F.A., Playwriting, 2020) as a 2022-21 Jerome Fellow.
Starbuck (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2017) and Muelhaupt (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2017) are sculptors, materials experts, and educators. Cline (M.F.A., Design, 2016) practices and teaches design. They exhibit furniture, functional objects and art objects.
Letscher (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1985; M.F.A., Studio Art, 1989) is much regarded for his meticulously constructed collages. He sources material from a range of antique papers, discarded notebooks, magazines, photographs, schoolbooks, vintage technical publications, postcards, and record covers
The film premiered at Women & Their Work in January 2022. MoMA will present the video in New York along with other single-channel works by Jackson (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2017), Bentonville Forecast: In the Square (2019) and Descendance (2021).
Following a two-year postponement, director Hannah Wolf (M.F.A., Theatre, 2018) reflects on the uncommon circumstances and connections she found when working on Perseverance Theatre's upcoming production of "Fun Home"
Fun Home will run from April 22 to May 8, 2022. The production also features scenic design by Iman Corbani (M.F.A. 2019)