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2017 Stories

UH School of Theatre & Dance Performs Julius Caesar with a Twist
Females play prominent male roles in college adaptation.
Success Story: Practicum Paves the Way for MA in Arts Leadership Alumna
Olivia Howell-Wilson (MAAL ’16) promotes STEM at the Children’s Museum of Houston.
Concert Pianist, 97, Returns to Stage After Suffering Injuries in Car Crash
Abbey Simon, super-virtuoso and founder of the International Piano Festival, makes a triumphant comeback.
CounterCurrent 17 to Include More Topical Projects, Given Political Climate
Houston Chronicle speaks with Mitchell Center for the Arts director Karen Farber about festival's diversity.
Graduate Student Selected for Prestigious National Gallery of Art Internship
Maryam Athari (Master of Art History ’17) gained a unique behind-the-scenes perspective of the esteemed institution.
Center for Art and Social Engagement Partners with Project Row Houses to Launch Fellowship Program
CASE and PRH aim to better integrate the arts into the Houston community.
Spring Dance Showcase Highlights Breadth of UH Talent
“UH Goes to the MATCH” debuts original work created by School of Theatre & Dance undergraduates.
CotA Graphic Designers Sweep International Competition with Visual Symbolic Languages
Four UH School of Art students crafted award-winning designs for Globalmurmurs.
Marfa Sightings: UH Artists, French Counterparts Find Inspiration in West Texas Desert
CotA graduate students explored the town’s landscape and history.
Moores School of Music’s Concert Chorale Invited to Sing at Nationwide Conferences
Dr. Betsy Weber, director of choral studies, leads CotA choir to two high-profile performances.
UH Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center Awards Innovation Grants to Cutting-Edge Creative Projects
CotA professors present groundbreaking work that showcases talent from the University and beyond.
Houston Grand Opera's Use of White Actors for Asian Roles Raises Diversity Questions
Director of the Center for Art and Social Engagement Sixto Wagan speaks up about casting diversity.
Bigger is Better: Interdisciplinary Collaboration Features UH School of Art
School of Art students installed environmental designs at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication.
UH MA in Arts Leadership Student Preserving Houston’s Ephemeral Underground Music History
Nancy Dunnahoe (MAAL ’17) catalogs artifacts from the city’s early punk scene with Wild Dog Archives.
Moores School of Music Alumnus Joins Cast of the Broadway Smash Hit “Hamilton”
Jonathan Kirkland (Master of Music ’12) takes the stage in Chicago as George Washington.

2016 Stories

UH CotA’s Winter Comic Opera Sets the Stage for Comedy With Two Spirited Productions
The Moores Opera Center presents “The Inspector” and “The Secret Marriage.”
National Endowment for the Humanities Supports Work at UH
Rex Koontz, Director of UH’s School of Art, is expanding the museum's Latin American art archive.
UH School of Art MFA Candidate and Design Star Shines
Artist and lifestyle expert Alton DuLaney (MFA ’18) is a creative jack-of-all-trades.
The International Piano Festival Invites Houstonians to a Weekend of Recitals, Master Classes
The festival will feature world famous pianists Lucas Debargue, Danny Driver, Ann Schein and Abbey Simon.
Woven Magazine Spotlights CotA Graduate Student and Entrepreneur
Kathrine Zeren (MAAL ’17) shares her vision for sustainable fashion and socially conscious design.
CotA Theatre Professor Named University Educator of the Year
Texas Educational Theatre Association awarded Jackie deMontmollin for her contributions to theatre education.
The National Endowment for the Humanities Awards CotA Art Historian for Research
Dr. Judith Steinhoff explores the representation and performance of grief in Italian Gothic painting.
Q&A with Undergrad Playwright About Her First Production
Nicole Zimmerer (BFA ’17) discusses the family dynamics that inspired her darkly comedic play “Thicker Than Honey.”
Moores Opera Center Places Second in National Opera Association Competition
UH celebrates its sixth consecutive win with the imaginative production of “Anna Karenina” directed by Buck Ross.
UH Art History Professor Awarded for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication
Dr. Sandra Zalman was recognized for her book that investigates the reception and impact of Surrealism in the U.S.
UH MA in Arts Leadership Program Holds Key to the City for Graduate Student
For the 2016 Houston Urban Experience Mural Fest, Tyler Kay (MAAL ’18) painted from daybreak to dusk.
University of Houston Celebrates the Life of Edward Albee
The community remembered the esteemed playwright on November 7, 2016.
Houston Chronicle Interviews School of Art Director about Latin American Art in the City
Dr. Rex Koontz discusses Houston’s evolution into “a premier center for contemporary Latin American art.”
Fleurette Fernando appointed Director of new Master of Arts in Arts Leadership Program
Former Houston Arts Alliance Grants Director has joined College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences to launch new degree program.
French Connection: UH School of Art Tapped for Collaboration
An international partnership will send UH and French graduate students in search of inspiration to Marfa, Texas.
UH Moment: Mariachi Violinist
“Mariachi music is very spontaneous; it’s very on the spot. There’s no time to think. Everything is in the moment.”
Blaffer Director Claudia Schmuckli to Join Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Claudia Schmuckli will take on the role of Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Proclaims July 29 ‘Houston Shakespeare Festival Day’
The Houston Shakespeare Festival presents free productions of "Much Ado About Nothing," “Henry V” at Miller Outdoor Theatre.
UH Moores Opera Center to Celebrate 30th Season of Performances
Moores Opera Center offers Houstonians a first look at new works.
Octava App Delivering Bard Facts During Houston Shakespeare Festival
Festival becomes first theater event to provide “pop-up Shakespeare” for patrons.
Rick Lowe Joins University of Houston Art Faculty
CotA warmly welcomes Project Row House founder and Houston artist to the School of Art.
Children Participate in ‘Brain-on-Art’ Research at UH
Researchers also study the creative process of dancers, musicians and visual artists.
Houston Shakespeare Fest Picnics Made Easier by Phoenicia Specialty Foods
International market, eatery introduces Bard Boxes for convenient carry along picnics.
Local Literary Events Create New Chapter for Houston Shakespeare Festival
Houston Public Library and Brazos Bookstore host events dedicated to the Bard.
UH Hosting Creative Camps for All Ages
Blaffer Art Museum encourages young campers to explore their creativity with the annual Summer Arts Workshop.
Artist, Activist Tania Bruguera to Deliver UH Mitchell Artist Lecture
Provocative political artist to share insights on campus; reservations begin July 6, 2016.
UH Music Faculty in the Spotlight During Texas Music Festival’s Perspectives Series
The festival showcases emerging and professional talent from around the globe.