Roxanne Minnish

Assistant Professor of Instruction - School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communications
Tags: Design & Technology Communication & Culture Photography Sound Design

Professional Preparation

M.F.A - Arts and Technology
The University of Texas at Dallas
B.A. - Music
Thomas Edison State College

Awards

CARE Award Recipient - UT Dallas [2015]

Projects

Motherboard: Richardson’s High-Tech Past, Present, and Future Honored in New UTD Art Installation
2019/08–2020/03 Named MotherBoard, the installation is composed of steel, LED lighting, and projection elements. It was funded by the Eisemann Edge Endowment Fund, then created by ATEC faculty, students, and alumni at UTD. Once completed, the massive display demonstrates a celebration of Richardson’s history, accomplishments, and technological contributions.
Could We Ever…?
2019/03–2019/06 A podcast that shines a light on UT Dallas experts and asks them to tackle questions you never knew you needed answered — from science to art and more. Music written and recorded by Roxanne Minnish.
Comets Discuss
2019/02–2019/06 Conversations with UT Dallas faculty and staff about current events and issues. Music written and recorded by Roxanne Minnish.
Design II Fashion Show, Plano Artfest
2018/01–2018/05 The students of Roxanne Minnish’s Design II class took to the runway Saturday for an outdoor fashion showcase of their already popular cardboard wearables. Constructed primarily — if not completely — from recycled cardboard, the student-designed costumes ran the gamut from medieval warriors to a cascade of roses to Spongebob Squarepants. Immediately afterwards, the attending students paraded along the street so that all in attendance could admire their craftwork.
Music Dedicated to the Rose Hall of Birds, Perot Museum
2012/01–2012/11 I wrote this music for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science's Rose Hall of Birds.  Undergraduate students from The University of Texas at Dallas composed MusicScapes for the other eleven galleries.  This project began in January of this year.  The students have worked very hard over the past eleven months.  I am so proud of them!

Presentations

Students to Discuss Sound Designs for Art Exhibit
2010/05–2010/08 The sound design project is the most ambitious in the history of UT Dallas’ collaboration with the DMA. The students’ work responds to the coastal landscape paintings and other artworks on display, with the audio creations conceived to support the immersive qualities—intellectual, psychological and sensorial—of the exhibition itself. 

News Articles

The Making of MotherBoard
The MotherBoard project was created by faculty, students and some alumni from The University of Texas at Dallas. It depicted the past, present and future of the city of Richardson as a tech hub. 
Eisemann Edge MotherBoard
MotherBoard, a new sculpture installation created by the ATEC LightSquad from The University of Texas at Dallas will be unveiled March 6, 2020 at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts at 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082. The installation will remain on exhibit from March 7-29 in the Eisemann Center’s Forrest & Virginia Green Mezzanine Gallery. The large art display will highlight the past, present and future of the city of Richardson as a tech hub.
Motherboard: Richardson’s High-Tech Past, Present, and Future Honored in New UTD Art Installation
Named MotherBoard, the installation is composed of steel, LED lighting, and projection elements. It was funded by the Eisemann Edge Endowment Fund, then created by ATEC faculty, students, and alumni at UTD. Once completed, the massive display demonstrates a celebration of Richardson’s history, accomplishments, and technological contributions.
Musician Terence Blanchard Gets Real About Race
"Caravan," the musician's largest project to date, tackles racial injustice and uses music as a vehicle to start an important conversation. Music brings people together. It is a form of societal glue that all can experience, regardless of upbringing or background. John Denver once said of the art form, “It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics, or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same.”
With Caravan, Terence Blanchard Brings Racial Healing into the Discussion at Soluna
Caravan: A Revolution on the Road brought a new level of consciousness to the programming at this year’s Soluna International Music and Arts Festival. Executed with movements and stories told in a choreography of mixed practices, this multidimensional piece lent itself to perspectives aimed at racial healing with a musician’s flare.

Affiliations

Wellness Committee Chair
2006/08–2009/05
UT Dallas Wellness Committee