Fall 2020 Schedule
Fine Arts Career Services will be hosting Creative Exchange on Zoom for the fall semester.
Please RSVP the day prior to the event in order to ensure you receive the Zoom link to the event. We will email you this information the morning of the event.
In order to participate, you will need to download and install Zoom. You can do so at: https://zoom.its.utexas.edu.) For security reasons, you will need to use your UT Zoom account and sign in with your EID. Personal Zoom accounts will be denied access to the meeting. Please be aware that Zoom sessions may be recorded and posted on Canvas for other UT students to view. Please note that you do not have to turn on your camera to participate.
Wednesday, September 30 at 12:00 PM on Zoom
Michael’s interest in public policy, business, and community involvement has led him to work with the United States Department of State, Department of Commerce, Presidential Campaign and Innovation Office in Austin City Government. Driven by his passion in innovation, public private partnerships and civic engagement–Michael has served on the Board of Leadership Austin; is the current board member for Prophase Biostudios. Professionally, Michael serves as a partnership specialist on behalf of the US Census Bureau. His focus is on entrepreneurial engagement of Millennials through the use of technology. Thus allowing Michael to win fellowships through the Federal government to help build community in the countries of the Netherlands, Kenya, Oman, Chad, Germany, Russia, and Pakistan. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Economics and Philosophy from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and language Certificates in Mandarin Chinese and Arabic from Middlebury College and Amideast. Michael previously led community engagement in Austin, Texas for Ford Motor Company’s City One Challenge initiative to connect access to healthy living under the auspices of mobility. As a native of Austin he worked as a Design, Technology, and Project Manager for the City of Austin government in various departments. He has the ability to cross geographical, racial, socioeconomic boundaries to solve complex problems.
Friday, October 16 at 2:30 PM on Zoom
Nigerian American artist Dawn Okoro lives and works in Austin, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, and her law degree from Texas Southern University. Her desire to become an artist spawned from her love of fashion illustration, photography, and design. Okoro’s work has been featured in Forbes, Architectural Digest, Hyperallergic, DrawingMagazine, and The Austin Chronicle. Her work has been shown at the Texas Biennial, New York University, Notre Dame University, Rice University Museum, George Washington Carver Museum, and MoCADA Museum in Brooklyn.
Wednesday, October 21 at 12:00 PM on Zoom
Stephanie Bergara is an accomplished musician, entrepreneur and public speaker from Austin, Texas. She is the front woman of critically acclaimed Selena Tribute Band, Bidi Bidi Banda. The band has toured nationally and has performed for Clientele including the National Council for La Raza, H-E-B, Alamo Drafthouse and Circuit of The Americas. Stephanie has performed alongside Grammy Award winners Grupo Fantasma and famed Selena collaborator Pete Astudillo. Her credits also include performances at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center and Saint Edwards University, with Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, and speaking engagements with Con Mi Madre and The University of Texas system. Additionally, Stephanie is on the team at the City of Austin Music & Entertainment Division, where she works to to support Austin’s music industry infrastructure in the fields of jobs, growth and revenue. Stephanie attended the University of Texas at San Antonio, she lives in South Austin with her two year old son, Andres.
Friday, November 6 at 2:30pm on Zoom
Alie Jackson is a multimedia artist born and raised in Austin, TX. She received her BFA from Stephen F. Austin in 2010 for design and photography. Her work examines how the digital landscape is shaping the perception and behavior of ourselves, others, and objects around us through augmented reality, installation, video, animation, and painting. Her most recent work experiments with augmented reality and questions how people interact and interpret work when it’s attached to their face or viewed in an uncontrolled environment. Jackson is also an accomplished Art Director, Animator, and Official Snapchat Lens Creator. She is a Sr. Instructor at the Austin School of Film teaching Intro to Augmented Reality, Video Art, and Intro to Design courses.