Now He's Dean DemingDavid Deming has been a prominent presence in the UT College of Fine Arts for years, as a nationally renowned sculptor; a valued teacher of drawing, sculpture, and design on both undergraduate and graduate levels; holder of the Marguerite Fairchild Professorship; and, since 1990, chairman of the Department of Art and Art History. Next month, he'll be an even more prominent presence. Effective August 15, he will take on the role of interim dean of the fine arts college, a post necessitated by the departure of Dean Jon Whitmore to the University of Iowa to become its provost. Deming's appointment was announced this week by UT Vice Provost Patricia Ohlendorf. He will serve until a permanent replacement can be chosen and assume the office.
You Want More Heather? You Got More Heather!One thing about Austin audiences: when they like somebody, they really like them. They pack their shows, they cheer, they gush to friends, and they clamor for more. One of the latest to enjoy this gushing treatment is New York writer-actor Heather Woodbury, who came to town recently to present her 10-hour, 100-character "performance novel," The Heather Woodbury Report, or Whatever. Woodbury's three-week run at Planet Theatre was a sell-out sensation, with patrons paying multiple visits, and hollering for more. Well, VORTEX Repertory Company aims to please, so artistic director Bonnie Cullum is bringing Woodbury back September 12-22. Don't miss out. For info, call 478-LAVA.
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