Margo Handwerker has been named the new gallery director at the Texas State University Galleries in San Marcos. She comes to TSU from UCLA, where she was a Critical Studies lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design. She holds an MA in art history, theory, and criticism from SAIC and an MA in architectural history and theory from Princeton University, where she is also a PhD candidate. Handwerker is also part of the M12 Collective.
San Antonio’s Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center has selected bilingual cultural manager and arts administrator Cristina Ballí to be the new Executive Director. Ballí, who earned her Social Work degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, most recently served as executive director of Texas Folklife, the Austin-based organization designated by the National Endowment for the Arts to preserve and present the diverse cultures and living heritage of Texas. Ballí replaces Jerry Ruiz, who resigned in July after one year in the position.
Congratulations to both and welcome back!
also by Paula Newton
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