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About

The Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) at Texas A&M University provides arts opportunities to students, faculty, and staff of Texas A&M University as well as the larger Bryan/College Station community. The AVPA primarily produces guest artists residencies and public performances and offers grants to support faculty research and curriculum development relating to our mission.


Mission


The AVPA increases resources to existing TAMU performing and visual arts departments; supplements existing campus arts offerings by producing diverse, innovative, and prominent performing and visual artists; and facilitates coordination between the TAMU campus, arts organizations at peer and aspirant peer universities, and within a larger community of artist/scholars, especially those in the region. The AVPA supports practice-based research, and understands the development of performing and visual arts projects as epistemologies in their own right as well as aesthetic endeavors.
 

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