Mary Kang moved to Austin from South Korea with her family 13 years ago, but a University of Texas photojournalism class opened her eyes to the Asian-American refugee community within her own city limits.
Nigerian artist Mary Evans said during her college years she was the only black student in her class, but this didn’t become the focus of her artwork until she had what she described as an eye-opening experience.
Twenty top students from across the state have been selected from a pool of about 900 to participate in UT’s new Actor Training Program. This “elite but not elitist” program welcomed its first ever class this fall, freshman Chance Steward said.
A studio art exhibition spanning a variety of mediums is currently under way, but one common thread ties it all together: All eight of the artists are former professors from UT’s Department of Art and Art History.