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About

The Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) at Texas A&M University advances the arts on campus and in the Brazos Valley, providing opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to experience, study, and make art. The AVPA sponsors guest artist residencies, produces public performances and exhibitions, and offers grants to support student and faculty research, creativity, and pedagogy.
 


Vision

We envision a future in which Texas A&M University and the wider Brazos Valley is an arts destination—an internationally renowned generator of creative work, people, and scholarship.
 

Mission

We harness the transformative power of the arts to foster the creativity of our students, faculty, and community partners, in order to create a robust society. Our mission is to ensure the vitality of innovative, culturally diverse, and cutting-edge visual and performing arts programming and making at Texas A&M University and in the Brazos Valley.

 

The Advisory Board


The Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts is governed by a 12-person Advisory Board that oversees the performance and grant selection processes for the department. This Board consists of Texas A&M faculty, staff, and students as well as members of local fine and performing arts organizations.

CARISA ARMSTRONG
Clinical Associate Professor, Heath and Kinesiology
College of Education & Human Development

JAMES R. BALL, III
Director of Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts  
Assistant Professor, Performance Studies
College of Liberal Arts

MICHAEL J. BENEDIK
Vice Provost & Chief International Officer
Office of Provost & Executive Vice President

CHRISTINE BERGERON
Director of Dance & Programs
Clinical Associate Professor, Heath and Kinesiology
College of Education & Human Development

SHEREE BOEGNER
Executive Director
The Arts Council of Brazos Valley

CATHY HASTEDT
Director
University Art Galleries

WEILING HE
Associate Professor
Associate Department Head of the Undergraduate Program, Department of Architecture 
College of Architecture 

MARTIN REGAN
Associate Professor, Performance Studies
College of Liberal Arts

JINSIL HWARYOUNG SEO
Associate Professor, Director of Soft Interaction Lab, Department of Visualization
College of Architecture

ROBERT WOODARD
Clinical Associate Professor, Heath and Kinesiology
College of Education & Human Development
 

 

Staff

JAMES R. BALL, III‚Äč
Director
Offiice:  979.845.3355
Email: jimball@tamu.edu

EUNICE MCCAIN-DAVIS
Program Coordinator
Offiice:  979.862.5766
Email:  emccain@.tamu.edu

ALYSSA DOPHIED
Student Assistant