Student & Alumni News
Friday, November 20, 2020
Congratulations USF Alum Dr. José Valentino Ruiz on the Latin GRAMMY® Award!
On November 19th, 2020, The Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences released online their official list of Winners for this year's 21st Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards. On that list includes Dr. José Valentino Ruiz, a two-time graduate of the University of South Florida, who has been nominated in past years for Best Latin Jazz/Jazz Album ('15), Best Instrumental Album as Producer & Engineer ('16), and served on the winning album for Best Christian Album in Spanish Language as a Recording Engineer and Flutist ('19).
Thursday, November 19, 2020
BFA Thesis Exhibition: "OUT OF STOCK," Still Fully Stocked on Talent
At the end of each semester, graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) art students are required to conceptualize, curate, and construct a physical exhibition of their work and write a thesis paper about the process. This includes an artist statement about themselves and their inspiration as well as context on their method, influences, artistic choices, background, and challenges they may have faced. Even in a normal year there are significant challenges, however this year, amidst the pandemic there were additional obstacles that only inspired these students even further.
Monday, June 22, 2020
Theatre Alumna Sasha Beers on Studying Theatre and Costume Design at USF
Sasha Beers graduates USF with valuable experience working on the USF BRIT Production of Virginia Woolf's Orlando and a passion for all things theatre design.
Friday, October 30, 2020
WFLA: USF Professor McArthur Freeman Inspires Community and Pushes for Justice Through Art
A University of South Florida professor digitally produced a sculpture aimed to inspire the community and push for social justice reform.
“I sculpt on the computer, it’s like working with clay on the computer,” USF Professor McArthur Freeman said.
Carving culture, and etching ethnic details with every digital stroke.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
USF Trumpet Instructor James Suggs and Friends Return with ‘Live’ Jazz
After a last gig on March 16 – a wedding reception in Belleair Beach – James Suggs was one more musician whose momentum was stopped dead in its tracks by Covid-19.
“I’ve been playing professionally since I was about 16,” the jazz trumpeter reports. “So this was like the first time since then that I was ‘All right, take a break, relax, stay at home with your wife.’ The first two weeks, I was so happy.”
After that … not so happy.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Finding Our Light Again in New Spaces
While many theatres and performance spaces remain closed, artists everywhere are having to get creative with the art they can facilitate.