Alumni Spotlight

Roja Najafi named curator of Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Thursday, November 30, 2017   |  Art Daily
Roja Najafi stands in front of a work of art

Roja Najafi (Ph.D., Art History, 2016) was announced curator of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. She will curate the spring exhibition, The New Art: A Controversial Collection 50 Years Later.

Ellen Tanner presents exhibition at Art Museum of Southeast Texas

Thursday, November 30, 2017   |  Art Museum of Southeast Texas
A painting by Ellen Tanner

Ellen Tanner (B.F.A., Visual Art Studies, 2004) will present Fables, Families and Myths at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont from Dec. 16 through March 4. An opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m., Dec. 15.

Brandon Hendrix leads ensembles, music department at Eastern Oklahoma State College

Thursday, November 30, 2017   |  Eastern Oklahoma State College
A portrait of Brandon Hendrix

Brandon Hendrix (D.M.A., Composition, 2010) serves as director of instrumental and choral ensembles and department chair at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, Oklahoma, where he resides with his wife and two children. In addition to teaching private lessons and conducting the college's Concert Choir and Concert Band, Hendrix is actively involved in the school's Performing Arts Series.

Alton DuLaney elected to city council, will be featured on Rachael Ray and Harry Connick Jr shows

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Alton DuLaney (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1995) will demonstrate holiday gift wrapping skills on Dec. 18 on "The Rachael Ray Show" and Dec. 21 on Harry Connick Jr.'s show, "Harry." DuLaney was also just elected to City Council in his hometown of Splendora, Texas.

Rachel Stuckey presents exhibition at Austin gallery

Friday, November 17, 2017   |  Women and their Work
An old 1980s computer as art

Rachel Stuckey (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2016) will present the exhibition Good Days & Bad Days on the Internet at Women and Their Work in Austin from Nov. 18 to Jan. 11.

Jonas Criscoe’s work on view at Dimensions Gallery’s Paved Garden

Friday, November 17, 2017   |  Dimension Gallery
An art resembling a colorful Jenga game sits on a patio

Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) has work in Dimensions Gallery's Paved Garden, a large-scale outdoor curated sculpture exhibit. It is a collaboration between Dimensions Gallery and the City of Austin's Cultural Arts Division. The exhibit sits under an industrial awning and is accessible and illuminated 24 hours a day and runs for a year.

Altin Sencalar chosen as Geri Allen Fellow at Detroit's Carr Center

Friday, November 17, 2017   |  The Carr Center
Altin Sencalar playing the trombone

Altin Sencalar (B.M., Jazz Performance, 2017) was chosen for the inaugural class of Geri Allen Fellows through the Carr Center in Detroit. The Gathering Jazz Orchestra is a two-year fellowship program for 14 people between the ages of 18 and 30 directed by Rodney Whitaker, former bassist with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Sencalar earned one of the two trombone spots.

Ade Omotosho receive curatorial fellowship at Pérez Art Museum Miami

Friday, November 17, 2017   |  Art News
a photo of the perez art museum in miami

Ade Omotosho (B.A., Art History, 2017) was named by the Pérez Art Museum Miami as the first participant for its Ford Foundation Curatorial Fellowship program. For the next two years, Omotosho will work with the museum’s curatorial team to help oversee upcoming exhibitions and re-installations of its permanent collection.

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