Felicia Fitzpatrick (B.A. in Theatre and Dance 2014) has completed the first season of “Call & Response,” a podcast that explores the intersection between blackness and performing arts through interviews with Broadway actors, dancers, writers, creatives, and more.
Veronica Boccardo joins the Allegro Ballet of Houston Academy for its 16th performance of "The Nutcracker"
Veronica Boccardo (B.F.A., Dance, 2017) performed with the Allegro Ballet of Houston Academy under the direction of Glenda and Vanessa Brown for the 16th performance of The Nutcracker, December 16-17th, 2017. Boccardo currently serves as pre-ballet and ballet 1 instructor for the Academy.
Leah Dyjak (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2015) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Video and Photography at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Dyjak’s work combines performance, labor, film and photography, and is represented by the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA.
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 (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 (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
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.
Cartoonist Chris Ware (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1990) was interviewed on Charlie Rose’s PBS program.
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 (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.