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February 2021


Please note: All College of Fine Arts events are virtual until further notice, as we are unable to welcome in-person audiences due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and TCU’s public health initiative to help protect the health and well-being of our community.

Interpreting Renditions of Nature, Community, and Self
Through February 18
This exhibition features a wide range of artworks—including sculptures, paintings, found objects, material translations of digital renderings, collage, schematics, photographs and more—by School of Art faculty. The exhibition is curated by MA art history students.
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Softer Fields
Through February 20
The 2021 MFA candidacy exhibition features new works by student artists Fernando Alvarez, Doug Land., Adrianna Touch and Corrie Thompson. Softer Fields is a selection of works that collectively points towards a state of balance in the midst of tension.
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TCU Jazz Ensembles Concert
February 8 at 7 p.m.
The TCU Jazz Ensembles present a YouTube premiere concert under the direction of Joe Eckert and Joey Carter.
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2021 Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Opens February 19
The juror for this annual student exhibition is painter Winnie Sidharta, who is based in Queens, New York. The “Best of Show” award winner, selected by Sidharta, will receive a cash prize and will also be given an opportunity to design a mask that will be printed and shared as a giveaway item during the spring semester.
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TCU Symphony Orchestra Concert
February 23 at 7 p.m.
TCU Symphony Orchestra presents a YouTube premiere concert under the direction of Germán Gutiérrez.
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Jazz Ensemble invited to perform at virtual TMEA Convention in February
The TCU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Joe Eckert, has been invited to present a virtual performance at the world’s largest convention for music educators, which will be held virtually Feb. 11-13.
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Assistant professor of photography selected as Amon Carter Museum community artist
Kalee Appleton is one of the 2021 Carter Community Artists selected by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This annual initiative was founded to collaborate with and support local artists, connect the North Texas community with practicing artists, and help build a network among local artists.
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Fashion Merchandising alumna published in Irk Magazine
Angelica Pecha ’20 dives into the world of Ann Ray, fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s longtime friend and photographer, in Irk Magazine, a Paris-based fashion and art publication.
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ICYMI: How TCU fine arts students pursue their passions during the pandemic
To celebrate the successes of the fall 2020 semester, the TCU College of Fine Arts created a short video to share how students continue to pursue their passions.
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Congratulations to the four graphic design students who won awards in the 2020 Innovation Center for Design Excellence (ICDE) national competitions, including a sweep of the Book & Magazine category! ICDE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering educational opportunities for design students. ICDE sponsors national student design competitions to help these scholars garnish recognition within the field.

Book & Magazine
Gold: Madeleine Alff
Silver & Bronze: Kirsten McFarlan

Web Design
Gold: Hannah Wilson

UX/UI Design
Gold: Makenzie Ashley


Name a seat and be a part of the Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU forever. By making a donation, we will engrave a name plate and embroider a purple seat drape to be placed in the seat of your choicewhether it’s your name or someone special you wish to honor.

Your donation will support TCU’s investment in world-class talent, and your name will forever be a part of TCU’s legacy.

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