AitN: March 26, 2018

Stephanie Stebich

Stephanie Stebich '88

Jorg Meyer

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man” debuts on March 30 at Washington, D.C.’s Renwick Gallery. Stephanie Stebich ’88, The Margaret and Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery, said in a press release, “The Renwick Gallery and Burning Man are both creative laboratories where innovators go to play and to push the boundaries of their art. The experimental, participatory artwork of Burning Man reflects the Renwick Gallery’s focus on new directions in craft and making.” The large-scale, immersive show will be on display until January 21, 2019. “My challenge is to remind people that there is a vast country beyond the Eastern Seaboard that we need to be in conversation with, and we need to reflect [those areas’] creativity, inspirations and aspirations,” Stebich told CCT last fall.

On March 6, Beto O’Rourke ’95 won the Texas Democratic Senate primary with 60% of Democratic votes; he will be facing off against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in November for the hotly contested Senate seat.

David Vasquez

David Vasquez '13


David Vasquez ’13 has been selected as one of 49 members of the inaugural class of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University. Scholars receive full funding to pursue a graduate degree at Stanford (Vasquez will pursue an M.B.A. at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business).

Tom Kitt ’96 is the music director of the new television series Rise, which premiered on March 13. Vanity Fair reports, “Rise depicts a fictional Pennsylvania town called Stanton — where steel was once paramount, families live modestly, and the arts have been eclipsed by day-to-day concerns. … [the show is] interested mainly in how dedicated teachers and students create a musical from the ground up, in a place where the arts are not exactly embraced.”

Hunter Coleman ’14 made Louisiana news for participating in a water rescue after a car crashed into a bayou. The Advocate reports that, after witnessing a three-car accident, Coleman “dived into Duck Bayou with other passersby and were able to save four passengers.”