Farewell With A Flourish || Fine Arts Faculty Icon Mike Nebel Leaves Unmatched Legacy

The swan song more resembled a grand slam crescendo than a heart-tugging stroll through career appreciation. The last call of precocious practitioners were bent on a #BestIsStandard ethic embedded before them. A ceramic arts lab that had annually nurtured and produced a conga line of regional and national acclaim wasn’t interested in a nostalgic parade [...]

By |2022-06-15T16:07:25-05:00June 15th, 2022|Academics, Campus News, Student Life|0 Comments

Clay Culture || Keenan Sencio-Sims ‘24 Earns Acclaim for 25th Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition

The mission of St. Thomas Fine Arts is to create a curiosity for scholars to explore their intuitive talents, navigate their inquisitive journeys, and express themselves while possibly gaining national recognition. One of the most complete and diverse programs in Texas is shepherded by faculty member Mike Nebel. And the next breakthrough example extending the [...]

By |2022-02-16T17:08:04-06:00February 16th, 2022|Academics, Alumni, Campus News, Student Life|0 Comments

Art And Soul || Caleb McClure ‘22 and Nicholas Ferruzzo ‘23 Continue St. Thomas Legacy of Excellence

The work is a meditation on the relationship between mind and matter. The educator crafts an infectious culture that ignites imaginations, broadens creative horizons, and fosters confidence. The rewards are as customary as they are emphatic testimony to the rise and reputation of St. Thomas Fine Arts.  And the undeniable impact of faculty member Mike [...]

By |2022-02-11T21:03:57-06:00February 11th, 2022|Academics, Campus News, Student Life|0 Comments

Clay Culture || Francisco Llamosa ‘21 and Roman Ochoa ‘21 Earn National Acclaim in Ceramic Art

Francisco Llamosa ‘21 and Roman Ochoa ‘21 are the latest scholar-artists to extend St. Thomas’ distinguished history as a center of ceramic art innovation and education. Both earned recognition this spring for the 24th Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition, and for the fifth consecutive year St. Thomas emerged for significant acclaim within the showcase event. [...]

By |2021-04-27T12:02:19-05:00March 25th, 2021|Academics, Campus News|0 Comments

Clay Culture | Travis Froboese ’20 Earns Breakthrough National Acclaim in Ceramic Arts

The mission of St. Thomas Fine Arts is to create a curiosity for scholars to explore their intuitive talents, navigate their inquisitive journeys, and express themselves while possibly gaining national recognition. One of the most complete and diverse programs in Texas is shepherd by faculty member Mike Nebel. And the next breakthrough example extending the [...]

By |2020-03-30T14:40:10-05:00March 30th, 2020|Academics, Campus News, Student Life|0 Comments

20 in ’20 | The Most Impactful Identities of St. Thomas Academics and Development Since 2010 | Third in Series

How do we remember our contributors? Some leave indelible impressions through tenure over years or even decades, thereby becoming part of an institution’s fabric through their dependable presence. Others shine brightly, creating unforgettable memories regardless of their longevity. Others still permeate our consciousness for their role as selfless facilitators, whether lifting colleagues or the community [...]

By |2020-03-06T10:58:25-06:00February 17th, 2020|Academics, Alumni, Campus News, Student Life|0 Comments

Award-Winning Scholar-Artist Castillo ’19 Accepted into New York University

William Castillo ‘19, one of the most acclaimed scholar-artists in recent St. Thomas history, has been accepted to study studio art in the renown Steinhardt School at New York University. “The opportunity to experience one of the great cities in the world and the rigors of the NYU curriculum is a dream come true,” Castillo [...]

By |2019-04-03T11:07:34-05:00April 2nd, 2019|Academics, Campus News|0 Comments

Twelve Eagle Scholar-Artists Earn Regional and National Acclaim

In the uber creative world within St. Thomas Fine Arts, expectations are ever-present, the standard long ago elevated to supreme heights.  Successes are measured most by a student’s continuous critical and intuitive dialog with the work to gain increased self-knowledge and inventive growth. A model program in peak prowess remains committed to persistence and promise [...]

By |2019-04-02T15:08:36-05:00April 2nd, 2019|Academics, Campus News|0 Comments

More than Two Dozen Eagle Artists Celebrate National Scholastic and K-12 Ceramic Exhibition Acclaim

For more than a decade, Fine Arts Dean Mike Nebel has fostered much more than a simple appreciation for the ceramic arts within his seniors only curriculum. He’s orchestrated a seismic shift for the program, providing a rigorous yet supportive environment that relies on persistent curiosity and due diligence, exposing students to a wide range [...]

By |2018-07-19T17:12:06-05:00March 1st, 2018|Campus News|0 Comments

Fine Arts Dean Nebel and Bear Brothers Connect Through State Championships

In 2008 fine arts dean Mike Nebel was settling into his first academic year at St. Thomas and was often interrupted by the metronome sounds reverberating from outside his second story lab that overlooks the home of Eagle Baseball. A constant thud ... thud ... thud bellowing from below. A precocious youngster swatting a tennis [...]

By |2020-07-11T12:36:32-05:00July 14th, 2017|Baseball, Campus News|0 Comments
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