Alumni Spotlight

Laurel Shear Gains Gallery Representation with Fort Gansevoort in New York

Wednesday, February 21, 2018   |  Fort Gansevoort
a picture of Laurel Shear

Laurel Shear (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2015) gained gallery representation with Fort Gansevoort in New York.  Known for shape-shifting in a competitive gallery environment, Shear’s representation signals further expansion to the west coast for the gallery.

Alumni Host PBS Show About Personal Finance

Wednesday, February 21, 2018   |  Facebook Watch
an illustration with two headshots of the hosts for PBS show, "Two Cents"

Julia-Lorenz Olson (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2008) and Philip Olson (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2007) host a new PBS show called "Two Cents", a new weekly series about personal finance for millennials and Gen Z that airs on Facebook Watch.

Eddie Lopez supports COFA through scholarship, sponsored event

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
black and white photo of Eddie Lopez

 Eddie Lopez's  (B.M., Music Studies, 2008) company, Perform America–TX, is sponsoring the Butler School of Music alumni gathering at the 2018 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) conference in San Antonio. Lopez also pledged the Edward R. Lopez Endowed Scholarship in Music in 2017 for undergraduate UT music majors. 

Jarrod Beck's Work Commissioned by Rice Public Art

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Jarrod Beck

Jarrod Beck (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2007) is the artist-in-residence for the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, through April 2018. His piece Origin, 135 degrees was commissioned by Rice Public Art.  

Natalia Anciso presents work at INTO ACTION

Monday, January 22, 2018   |  Into Action
an image of black ink block artwork on a sheet, hanging on a laundry line

Natalia Anciso (B.A., Studio Art, 2008) has been selected to show work in INTO ACTION, a pop-up group exhibition, Jan. 13 - 21, in Los Angeles.

The Murdered Women of Juárez Find a Voice Onstage

Thursday, January 11, 2018   |  The Austin Chronicle
woman with hand across her mouth

Isaac Gomez's (B.A. in Theatre and Dance, 2013) one-woman show The Way She Spoke: A Docu-Mythology, starring Karen Rodriguez (B.A. in Theatre and Dance, 2013) and directed by Rudy Ramirez (M.A. 2012), runs January 11-20 at Austin's Vortex.

Kathryn St. Clair Presents Work at Art Works Downtown

Thursday, January 11, 2018   |  Art Works Downtown
Kathryn St. Clair's artwork, depicting a nature scene including a stream with trees and mountains. The colors are soft yellows, purples, grays, blues and pinks

Kathryn St. Clair (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1993) has been selected to show work in "Color Emotion," an upcoming group exhibition, Jan. 12 - Feb. 23, that examines the relationship between color and emotion.