Katherine Luber (M.A., Art History, 1985) was appointed Director of the Minneapolis Institute of Art and has previously been director of the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Betsy Murphy recognized as Outstanding Educator of the Year
Assistant Professor of Instruction in Art Education at UT Betsy Murphy (B.F.A., Art Education, 1980) will be recognized as the Higher Ed Division Outstanding Educator of the Year at the fall Texas Art Education Association conference.
John McAllister (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1999) opened at the Richard Telles Gallery in Los Angeles where he showcased chromatic vibration and Nabi-inspired decorative painting.
Michael Berryhill (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1994) opened the Night Gallery in Los Angeles showcasing his exhibition, “Romancing the Stoned.”
Philip Martin (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2000) opened an art exhibit for Tomory Dodge in his Los Angeles based gallery.
Mary Stengel (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2007) has recently completed a two-story, 1600 square foot mural for 20 CityPoint in Waltham, Massachusetts. Photo by Mary Stengel Bentley
Jacqueline Christina Heard (B.F.A., Dance, 2001) has choreographed the #IMomSoHard Live Tour as well as the comedy special by the female cast featured on Amazon Prime Video. She was also the producer, co-movement director, and dancer in the dance film Syzygy. Photo by Barry Weiss
Robert Di Donato (B.A., Drama, 2016) took part in “Rub A Duck,” a water-infused show by the Frank Wo/Men Collective. The production was reviewed by the Austin American Statesman, praising it as an unforgettable Austin theater performance. Photo by Matthew Bradford
Kathryn Louise St. Clair (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1993) exhibits her paintings as a series of abstracted landscapes in “Meditations on Volatility & Serenity / Landscapes of a New World: Paintings by Kathryn St. Clair,” which is seen as a metaphor for the shifting earth and climate. It opens October 5 and continues onto November 8. Photo by Kathryn St. Clair
Andrew William Parker appointed Assistant Professor and Director of Oklahoma State University School of Music
Andrew William Parker (D.M.A., Woodwinds, 2013) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Oboe as well as Director of Summer Music Camps at the Oklahoma State University School of Music. He currently holds the position of Lecturer of Oboe and Music Technology at Brevard College along with Artistic Administrator at the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival and Institute. Photo by Art of Roxy Photography
James A. Davis (M.M., Composition, 1987) has released his second book with the University of Nebraska Press, “Maryland, My Maryland: Music and Patriotism During the American Civil War.” He has also been named editor for a series of essay collections and monographs from Routledge titled “Modern Musicology in the College Classroom.” Photo by Lori Deemer
William Rayford Lyne (M.F.A., Studio Art, 1969) has released a book titled “Kalliste: Thothmes III’s Danaan Colony in New Mexico, ca. 1626 B.C.” Photo courtesy William Rayford Lyne
Dustin Lee Williams (B.A., Music, 2008) became associate counsel for South by Southwest where he works on legal issues in connection with the SXSW conference and Austin festivals. Photo by John Duah
Mike Osborne (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) released Federal Triangle, a book of photographs from Washington, DC. Excerpts of the book have appeared in the New Republic, Wired Japan, Der Greif, and It’s Nice That. An exhibition of the work was presented in summer 2019 by Lora Reynolds Gallery. Photo by Mike Osborne
Michael Austin (M.M., Theory, 2007) was appointed Founding Director of the School of Music at Louisiana Tech University where he has developed a degree program in Music Industry Studies, focusing on music and audio production. Photo by Donny Crowe
Hank H. Hehmsoth’s (M.M., Piano, 1976) work on “Scary Movie” was praised by film reviewer James Jay Edwards and is receiving a Blu-Ray special edition release from the American Genre Film Archive. Hehmsoth was named a 2019 Morroe Berger-Benny Carter-Edward Berger Jazz Research Scholar by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University and is working with a 2019 National Endowment for the Arts NEA ArtWorks grant. Photo by Milo Hehmsoth
Gregg G Wiggans (B.F.A., Theatre Studies, 2004) directed Steve Yockey’s Pluto which was presented at Broadway’s Circle in the Square. The production received a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere and was shown at Actor’s Express, Forum Theatre, Know Theatre, and Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Photo by DC Anderson
Altin Brennan Sencalar (B.M., Jazz Studies, 2017) played and arranged music for the 60th anniversary of Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan. He backed the Temptations, Jennifer Hudson, Neyo, Big Sean, and the Four Tops among others. He was also hired as Adjunct Professor of Music at Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas. Photo by Sarah Milligan
Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) has his work featured in “Warmly Persuasive,” a group exhibition at Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Los Angeles, California. His work is also displayed in Print Houston’s NEXT2019, a national juried print biennial. Photo courtesy Jonas Criscoe
Natalia Anciso (B.A., Studio Art, 2008) had her work featured in La Frontera -- The Border: Art Across the Border exhibition at the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University. The work explores the concept of both physical and metaphorical borders connecting to political events with artistic perspectives. Photo by Natalia Anciso