Ms Karen Maness

Scenic Art Supervisor, Production Faculty
Texas Performing Arts

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Lecturer Karen L. Maness is the principal instructor of scenic art, figurative painting, and co-instructor for practical effects classes for the University of Texas at Austin, Department of Theatre & Dance. She has worked extensively in regional theatre, theme parks, industrial display, film and music tours, teaching master painting classes in the United States and abroad. Ms. Maness is the co-author of the award-winning The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop, the definitive behind-the-scenes history of one of Hollywood's most closely guarded cinematic secrets finally revealed-painted backdrops and the scenic artists who brought them to the big screen.

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