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Betsy Murphy

Betsy Murphy recognized as Outstanding Educator of the Year

Thursday, November 21, 2019

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.

Jacqueline Heard Hinton

Jacqueline Christina Heard choreographs live tour

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |  I Mom So Hard

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

Robert Di Donato performs in water-infused show

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |  Austin 360

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 St. Clair

Kathryn Louise St. Clair exhibits work in painting gallery

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |  Digital Grange Gallery

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

Andrew William Parker appointed Assistant Professor and Director of Oklahoma State University School of Music

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |  Oklahoma State University

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

Jim Davis

James A. Davis releases second book

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |  University of Nebraska

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 Lyne

William Lyne issues new book

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |  Amazon

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

Dustin Williams appointed associated counsel for SXSW

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |  Texas Bar

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

Mike Osborne releases book of photographs, Federal Triangle

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |  Lora Reynolds Gallery

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

Hank Hehmsoth

Hank H. Hehmsoth's work on "Scary Movie" to receive special edition release

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |  American Genre Film Archive

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

Gregg G. Wiggans' play presented at Broadway's Circle in the Square

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |  National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere

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 Sencalar

Altin Brennan Sencalar performed for Motown Records anniversary party

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |  Motown Records

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

Jonas Criscoe's works featured in group exhibition and biennial

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |  Tiger Strikes Asteroid

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

Natalia Anciso's work displayed at Chapman University

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   |  Guggenheim Gallery

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

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