Fine Arts

Chair of TCU’s Theatre Department directs “Thurgood” at Jubilee Theatre

Harry Parker, professor and chair of TCU’s Theatre Department, has directed Thurgood, a one-man play depicting the rise of Thurgood Marshall to the U.S. Supreme Court. The production, featured recently in the Fort Worth Business Press, runs through Feb. 26 at Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth. Parker earned his bachelor’s degree from TCU, and his master’s degree… Read more »

TCU School of Music Director named Music Administrator of the Year

The College Orchestra Directors Association has selected Richard Gipson as the Music Administrator of the Year. Gipson, who’s been the director of TCU’s School of Music since 2002, is credited with the school’s significant growth. Under his leadership, the number of full-time faculty members has grown by 65 percent, the number of students majoring in… Read more »

CICA Museum features work of Fine Arts Senior Casey Leone

Casey Leone, a senior Fine Arts student, utilized 400 of the original 3,000 film stills from Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window and systematically altered them for her “From the Series Voids” exhibition featured in the Concept Winter 2016: Second International Exhibition on Conceptual Art at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in South Korea. One of… Read more »

Graphic Design student wins Fall 2016 Helen Hamilton Award for Excellence in Creative Expression

TCU’s student-run undergraduate journal of the arts, eleven40seven, promotes the artistic and creative endeavors of TCU undergraduate students. Each semester, the journal’s staff selects the best art submission for the Helen Hamilton Award for Excellence in Creative Expression, an award created in 2014 as part of the Hamilton Family eleven40seven Endowment to honor their daughter,… Read more »

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services selects TCU artists’ work for display

The artwork of Natasha Schulz, Elizabeth Sage and Hayley Fowler is on display at the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Fort Worth facility, and the artists received a combined $10,000 in financial sponsorship through the eighth annual MBFS Experiencing Perspectives art exhibition. Schulz will graduate in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art and… Read more »

Award-winning architect to speak at TCU

TCU’s Department of Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising will be hosting a lecture Nov. 1 from Mónica Ponce de León, dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University and award-winning architect. Ponce de León is the 2016 Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair and winner of numerous design awards, including the Cooper Hewitt,… Read more »

TCU’s Opera Studio kicks off 2016-2017 season

On Oct. 7, the TCU School of Music Opera Studio will perform 17 scenes from various operas in two performances to open the 2016-2017 season. The show will include scenes from Rigoletto, Falstaff, Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, The Abduction from the Seraglio and Lucia di Lammermoor, as well as Pudd’nhead Wilson, composed by… Read more »

Deep in the HeART of Texas

What began as a creative idea to help abused teenagers has become a full-fledged part of the School of Art’s curricula and a commitment to abused and ill children, teens and adults in North Texas. Five years ago, Amanda Allison, associate professor and art education coordinator, created The Therapeutic Arts class to the interest of… Read more »

Gillaspy wins dance education award

Each year, the Dance Council of North Texas celebrates the accomplishments of individuals for their contributions to dance. The awards are named for renowned professionals in the North Texas dance community and recognize excellence at all levels, including lifetime achievement to dance, artistic excellence in dance, outstanding service to dance and dance education. Elizabeth Gillaspy,… Read more »