News Category: texas-applied-arts

Reflecting on the Beauty of Waller Creek Amid Massive Campus Construction

Sept. 1, 2020

UT Alumnus Valerie Salinas-Davis reflects on the beauty of Waller Creek in the Sep/Oct 2020 issue of Alcalde.

Calling for Videos: UT Community Earth Day 50 Projects

April 15, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas—Texas Applied Arts, a unit within UT's College of Fine Arts, is seeking your assistance and engagement to complete their UT Community Earth Day 50 projects.

By collecting the voices and vision of the UT community as a virtual celebration of Earth Day at 50, their goal is to amplify the intentions and collective sustainability within the UT community, to create a space to gather with one another during this time of isolation, and to bear witness to this essential historic date in our nation’s history.

Calling Campus to Waller Creek

Feb. 28, 2020

In a utilitarian room made of cinderblocks and plywood, designs from past theater productions—a brilliantly colored dragon mask, wire built into the muscles of a velociraptor—peer down onto a dozen students gathered around the scarred worktables. The students, part of the Texas Applied Arts program in Theatre and Dance, are listening to a presentation about how to delineate the level of the 100-year flood plain for their new interactive exhibit.

SUSPENDED: A Longhorn's Guide to Earth Day at 50

Feb. 10, 2020

SUSPENDED: Earth Day 2020 is the 50th anniversary for this event that celebrates the greening of campus.

Creating the Creek Monster Habitat

Nov. 19, 2019

A group of University of Texas at Austin students built the Creek Monster Habitat, an illuminated, interactive installation for the Greenway Conservancy’s 2019 Creek Show. The Creek Monster Habitat was designed and created during the fall 2019 semester by a group of students from across disciplines at UT in a course offered by Texas Applied Arts in the College of Fine Arts and taught by Karen Maness.

Building a Monster Habitat

Nov. 15, 2019

Waller Creek Monster Habitat, an interactive, theatrical experience that tells the story of the Waller Creek revitalization and transformation. Designed and built by UT students in the Texas Applied Arts class, the habitat servedas a gateway into the Waller Creek Conservancy Creek Show.

In the News: Students Create "Monster" Habitat

Nov. 12, 2019

Created by a team of students from Texas Applied ARts, the Waller Creek Monster Habitat is one of the light sculptures that make up Waterloo Greenway Conservancy’s Creek Show, which started Nov. 7 at Waller Creek between 9th and 12th streets. 

Invasives Make a Splash at the Creek Show

Nov. 11, 2019

UT Austin's Biodiversity Center supported the development of the Creek Monster Habitat by Texas Appl;ied Arts students and faculty by allowing Texas Applied Arts students to collect materials for nest construction, or invasive plants, from the Brackenridge Field Laboratory.