Dr. Steven Block of the UTRGV College of Fine Arts invites you to the Battle of the Colleges, Thursday Feb. 14. 🏀

Homecoming 2019: Battle of the Colleges & Fire Up

Support the College of Fine Arts at the UTRGV Men’s Basketball Team as they take on Seattle U at 7 p.m. UTRGV deans from across campus, along with students from their colleges, will battle it out at halftime in a free throw shooting competition.

Additionally, the college with the highest student attendance will be declared the most spirited and will receive a trophy.

Stick around after the Battle of the Colleges Game and join the Campus Programming Board and Spirit Programs in the Burning of the Letters at the Fieldhouse parking lot.

There will be FREE food, music & fun!

Thursday, February 14 at 7:00pm to 12:00am

 Health & Physical Education 1 Complex (EHPE1), Fieldhouse and Parking Lot 
1201 W University Dr, Edinburg, TX 78539

Pioneering Accomplishments by Daniel Ymbong:  UTRGV's First College of Fine Arts UT Archer Fellow and National Gallery of Art Museum Intern

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Filipino Daniel Ymbong is a Master’s graduate student in art history, who recently completed a paid internship at the National Gallery of Art and a UT System Archer Graduate Fellowship in Washington DC this summer 2018. The focus of his studies at the Archer Center in Washington centered on fashion and art counterfeit law and copyright policy. Daniel is a student of Dr. Katherine McAllen, specializing in Colonial Latin American Art with minors in history and anthropology. Click Here to Read More!

UTRGV hosting 10 institutions worldwide for Cross Connections: International Exhibition of Design and Illustration

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – SEPT. 7, 2018 – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Art is hosting Cross Connections: 2018 International Exhibition of Design and Illustration, a juried exhibit featuring artwork from 10 universities from around the world.

UTRGV student musician places first in competition at Texas Music Festival

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – SEPT. 4, 2018 – Andres Vela, a UTRGV Music Performance major, won first prize in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition in Houston recently at the Texas Music Festival.

Art knows no borders: University in China hosts UTRGV exhibit

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – AUG. 10, 2018 – A University of Texas Rio Grande Valley art exhibit showcasing aspects of Mexican musical culture had a week-long run recently at Hengyang Normal University (HYNU), located in Hengyang, Hunan, China.

Three UTRGV music ensembles perform this summer in international music festivals

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – JULY 25, 2018 – Three University of Texas Rio Grande Valley music ensembles wowed fellow musicians overseas this summer.

UTRGV School of Music marks busy summer with performances around the country and the world

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – JULY 24, 2018 – The UTRGV School of Music and a number of its award-winning musical ensembles this summer continued to extend the university’s reach with trips for performances and appearances around the world.

UTRGV student theatre group reaching new heights… literally

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – JULY 3, 2018 – It’s hard not to notice the latest additions to the UTRGV theater department: They’re 11 feet tall.

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UTRGV Ballet Folklórico and Mariachi Juvenil Aztlán to perform June 8 at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performance Arts

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – MAY 25, 2018 – The UTRGV Ballet Folklórico and Mariachi Juvenil Aztlán will showcase their extraordinary talents on a national stage when they perform at the American College Dance Association’s (ACDA) National College Dance Festival on June 8.

UTRGV documentary theatre project continues work on video version of ‘Crawling with Monsters,’ play about border violence

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – APRIL 27, 2018 – UTRGV’s Latino Theatre Initiatives (LTI) and the Department of Theatre are producing a video version of “Crawling with Monsters,” an award-winning documentary theatre project.

UTRGV University Productions announces 2017-2018 theatre season

EDINBURG, TEXAS –AUG. 8, 2017 – The UTRGV Department of Theatre has announced its 2017-2018 theatre season, with productions scheduled for the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre and the Studio Theatre in the Edinburg Liberal Arts Building South (ELABS) at the corner of University Drive and Sugar Road.

UTRGV’s Hunter-Holly named a recipient of the 2018 NATS Emerging Leader Awards

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – MARCH 21, 2017 – Spring Break was in full swing, but Dr. Daniel Hunter-Holly was still in his office helping students. Music clearly plays a major role in the life of the associate professor of music and voice in the UTRGV School of Music, Department of Fine Arts.

EDINBURG, TEXAS – MARCH 7, 2018 – The Latino Theatre Initiatives at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is one of 19 student organizati

UTRGV’s Quantz selected to conduct inaugural All-National Guitar Ensemble

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS -- FEB. 21, 2018 – For the first time, a guitar ensemble will be included as part of the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honor Ensembles – and a University of Texas Rio Grande Valley professor will wield the baton.

ons from 12 states to be recognized as a program to watch in 2018 by Excelencia in Education.

UTRGV ‘FOLD’ Exhibition unifies artists in cultural, feminist concepts

“FOLD,” an exhibition by UTRGV faculty and visiting artists from around the country, unifies the work of 13 female artists, philosophers and scholars to develop the concept of folding, in an effort to explore the conceptual metaphor in terms of feminism, immigration and interdisciplinary studies. The three-part exhibition, curated by UTRGV assistant professor of ceramics Raheem Filsoofi, is part of UTRGV’s FESTIBA, an annual week-long celebration of books and arts, running this year from Feb. 26 to March 4, 2018. Click Here to read more

Free poetry-art presentation scheduled for Saturday

Steven Schneider, professor of creative writing at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, said a poetry-art exhibit he created with his wife, the artist Reefka Schneider, in 2010 is more relevant today than ever. The exhibit, “Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives,” is on display at HistoricBrownsvilleMuseum, 641 E. Madison St., through Nov. 4, 2017.  Read the full release

UTRGV Summer Trombone Concert set for June 27

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – JUNE 23, 2017 – A group of local high school, UTRGV and TSC students led by Dr. William Haugeberg, assistant professor of Low Brass at UTRGV, are seen here rehearsing for the upcoming UTRGV Summer Trombone Concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at the TSC Arts Center Main Hall, 90 Taylor Ave., in Brownsville. Read the full release.

UTRGV University Productions offers Summer Stock 2017

EDINBURG, TEXAS – JUNE 9, 2017 – UTRGV’s University Productions, RGV Summer Stock 2017 offerings lead off with “Rough Magic,” a fantasy by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa that provides a range of emotions, from horror to romance and heroism. Read the full release.

Professor and Poet: Emmy Pérez awarded NEA poetry fellowship 

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – JUNE 9, 2017 – Emmy Pérez, UTRGV associate professor of creative writing and interim director of the Center for Mexican American Studies, has been selected as a 2017 Literature Fellow with the National Endowment for the Arts. Read the full release.

College of Fine Arts Fall 2016 Dean's List

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UTRGV University Productions presents “Bug Joy” by 2012 Texas Poet Laureate Jan Seale

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s University Productions will close its spring semester with the Theatre for Young Audiences production of “Bug Joy,” a fantasy by Jan Seale, the 2012 Texas Poet Laureate. Click here to read more.

UTRGV ranks in Top 30 ‘most beautiful’ campuses in Texas

The UTRGV Brownsville Campus glistens on a wet, early morning. The view here is from the Resaca Bridge, looking across the water to the BioMed Building. (UTRGV Photo by David Pike). Click here to read more.

Fine arts meet healing arts during FESTIBA Librarians & Educators panel

UTRGV hosted a panel discussion during FESTIBA Librarians & Educators Day, in which physicians and academics touted the benefits of using the arts to help train healthcare professionals. Click here to read more.

UTRGV one of 77 organizations nationwide to receive NEA Big Read Grant

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – JAN 31, 2017 – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a recipient of a $16,000 grant to host the NEA Big Read in the Rio Grande Valley. UTRGV is one of 77 nonprofit organizations to receive a grant to host an NEA Big Read project between September 2016 and June 2017. This is the fourth successfully funded NEA Big Read grant written by Schneider. Click Here to read more.

UTRGV Tuba Euphonium Ensemble to perform in Washington, D.C., at U.S. Army Band workshop

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – JAN. 17, 2017 – The UTRGV Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, one of the most traveled ensembles in the UTRGV School of Music, is adding Washington, D.C., to its long list of major performance appearances. Click to read more.

UTRGV dean has meaningful musical interlude in Cuba

Dr. Steven Block, dean of the College of Fine Arts at UTRGV, displays a compilation CD recorded in Cuba, called Intersections. Block was among six composers from across the United States invited by PARMA to record their compositions played by members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. Block led a recording of his favorite work, Puttin It Together, for inclusion on the Intersections CD. Click Here for more information.

UTRGV Bravo Opera Company’s community outreach delights school children with ‘Hansel and Gretel’

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UTRGV Symphony Orchestra Debut Concerts

The talents of student musicians from both the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses melded harmoniously under the baton of Maestro Peter Dabrowski during the inaugural performances of the UTRGV Symphony Orchestra at both campuses. The Brownsville performance was on Monday, Oct. 10 at the TSC Arts Center.
The Edinburg performance was on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Performing Arts Complex. Please enjoy the photo gallery to witness how WE WILL make music together.
Peru Inca trail trek to Salkantay

Led by faculty Robert Bradley.

Student made observations about the pre-Columbian art and architecture of Peru and the environmental setting of Peru. Students hiked up to an altitude of 15,200 feet (4,600 meters) with little or no training in camping and climbing. Considering the fact that they are from a floodplain with the highest rate of diabetes and obesity in the US only serves to commend their effort.