Fine Arts

Richard Gipson to Receive Lifetime Achievement in Education Award

This month Richard Gipson will receive the Percussive Arts Society’s highest honor awarded to an educator—the Percussive Arts Society Lifetime Achievement in Education Award. The award, established in 2002, recognizes the contributions of the most highly regarded leaders in percussion education. Recipients of the award have demonstrated the highest ideals and professional integrity in percussion… Read more »

Straight From the Heart

Therapeutic art programs help people transform their lives. (This article by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the 2017 issue of “Endeavors” magazine.) As a first-year elementary school art teacher in Shreveport, La., Amanda Allison struggled to connect with her students who had disabilities. But that ongoing challenge shaped her professional journey. While teaching future art… Read more »

Latin American Music Festival honors influential composer

The School of Music at Texas Christian University will present the 11th Latin American Music Festival Oct. 9-12, paying homage to the life and music of Roque Cordero, the most influential Panamanian composer and one of the most prominent Latin American composers of the 20th century, on the 100-year anniversary of his birth. All concerts… Read more »

College Athletics and Fashion Merchandising – An Odd Couple that Works

This spring, TCU Athletics, through its trademark licensing program, partnered with the university’s Department of Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising on a design competition that awarded a TCU student a VIP experience at New York Fashion Week: The Shows. TCU senior Anna Kindred from Olathe, Kansas, put together three winning looks that earned her the VIP experience at… Read more »

Exhibiting Talent

Andrea Karnes ’01 MA found her calling – and the rest is art history. (This article by Melody McDonald Lanier originally appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) Fresh out of college with a degree in art history, Andrea Karnes landed a receptionist job at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. It… Read more »

Diverted on 9/11, TCU Alumna Beverley Bass’s Story Landed on Broadway

(This article by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) A lifetime of pursuing her passions put Beverley Bass ’74 on course for breaking barriers, shattering stereotypes and making history, even though she never set out to do any of those things. The retired pilot instead credits the significant events… Read more »

TCU’s Interior Designers Set the Tone

In-house interior designers are décor-minded gatekeepers of the TCU look. (This article by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of “TCU Magazine.”) From shared office space at the Physical Plant, Lisa Murrell Aven ’79 and Stephanie McPeak ’03 use wood, metal, carpet, upholstery, paint and lighting to tell the story of TCU…. Read more »

Lead On: Creative world changer Germán Gutiérrez

As TCU launches Lead On, a tangible representation of our brand identity—what we do, how we do it and why it matters, we are highlighting Horned Frogs who demonstrate the TCU culture: that sense of spirited belonging that fuels us to be better, achieve more and have an impact for the greater good. Strong brands… Read more »

Trinity Shakespeare Festival opens June 13

The critically-acclaimed Trinity Shakespeare Festival opens its ninth season, performing Richard III and Measure for Measure in repertory June 13-July 2. Performances of Richard III are in the Marlene and Spencer Hays Theatre and performances of Measure for Measure are in the Jerita Foley Buschman Theatre, both in Ed Landreth Hall, 2800 S. University Dr…. Read more »

PianoTexas brings renowned pianists to campus

The 36th annual PianoTexas International Academy & Festival, presented by the TCU School of Music in collaboration with The Cliburn, brings world-renowned pianists to TCU’s campus through June 17. The complete schedule of events and highlights of performers are available at PianoTexas. Admission is free and open to the public. Designed to integrate the music profession, the… Read more »