Three UTRGV art students complete residency program at Chautauqua School of Art in New York

CHAUTAUQUA, NEW YORK / RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS –  A giant lump of clay sat in the center of a circle of student artists.  The artists, barefoot and hunched over, squeezed and worked the pallid clay between their fingers to understand its malleability.  Ultimately, that simple lump of clay would bond students for a final project and offer perspective into the world of working artists.

Three UTRGV student artists were part of that immersive summer experience during a seven-week art residency program at the Chautauqua School of Art in Chautauqua, New York.

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Congratulations to senior music education major!

Chloe Vergara   spent the week in Austin as an Insight Fellow with Grammy winning choral ensemble Conspirare and their music director Craig Hella Johnson. She studied new music for guitars and choir, which was performed Saturday evening and which will be recorded for commercial release next week.
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Colleges get hands-on to teach students real-world skills

More colleges are experimenting with immersive learning experiences that go beyond traditional study abroad, co-ops and internships.