How I Spent My Summer

Friday, August 28, 2015

The University of Texas campus was quiet over the summer, while students and faculty spent their time working on projects around the globe. The College of Fine Arts was no exception. Students and faculty from all three departments took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Here is a glimpse into what happens when classes end, and the fun begins.

Department of Art and Art History

Senior Lecturer Ann Johns, Regents' Outstanding Teaching Professor and Director of Learning Tuscany, led students on the study-abroad program in Italy.

John Clarke, Annie Laurie Howard Regents Professor in Fine Arts, led the Oplontis Project in Italy.

Senior Anyssa Flores, Visual Art Studies, interned at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Department of Theatre and Dance

Sven Ortel, Design and Technology lecturer, traveled to France and Las Vegas.

Kate Ducey, an M.F.A. student of Theatrical Design, worked with Sven Ortel in France.

Professor Susan Mickey designed costumes for Pride and Prejudice in Wisconsin. Kelsey Vidic, second-year M.F.A. Costume Design student, assisted on the project. 

Ladonna Matchett, who graduated in May with a B.F.A. in Dance, participated in the Beijing Dance Festival in China.

Butler School of Music

Associate Professor Sonia Seeman traveled to both Pakistan and Turkey.

Professor Anton Nel served on the Artist-Faculty of the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado.

Professor Nathaniel Brickens attended the International Trombone Festival in Valencia, Spain.

The Cordova Quartet traveled to New York City and Banff, Canada.

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