Seven University of Utah alumni will be honored by the College of Fine Arts on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the annual Legacy Assembly.
The 2013 Distinguished Alumni are Tom Antista and Thomas Fairclough, art and art history; Derryl Yeager, ballet; Paul Battista, film and media arts; Ann Carlson, modern dance; Brian Hulse, music; and Leo Geter, theater.
Antista is a designer, illustrator and photographer who graduated from the U. in graphic design in 1981. He opened Antista Design and later joined forces with Thomas Fairclough, a 1986 U. graphic design graduate, in Atlanta.
Yeager graduated with a bachelor's and master's of fine arts degree, both in ballet, from the U. in 1976 and 1978. He danced as a Ballet West principal dancer for six years and performed for 25 years in film, television and Broadway theater shows. He directs, choreographs and produces work for his company, the Salt Lake City-based Odyssey Dance Theatre.