Archive of CVAD News, Events

The information available on this page is an accumulation of previous CVAD news and events.

July 2020

drawing of an eagle with wings spread

Required COVID-19 Safety Training for faculty and staff is due by July 31

For Faculty and Staff: As faculty and staff prepare to begin the phased-in return to our regular work locations on campus, UNT is developing a campus-wide Health and Safety Awareness campaign to limit the spread of COVID-19. The university also...

Lopez, Thurman and Thurman set to teach this summer at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Three Metals and Jewelry faculty from the College of Visual Arts and Design's Department of Studio Art will be teaching classes for all skill levels at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tenn., July 26 – Aug. 1, 2020.

June 2020

Alumni Live Event: Raised Right Men band

Alumni Live! event features Raised Right Men country band

Home football game days might be a ways off, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy live music from our Alumni Pavilion! Join us, June 25, at 4 p.m. CST for the next episode of UNT Alumni Live!, where...

CVAD Promotions and Tenure 2020

I recently received final notification of approval from our Board of Regents for tenure and promotion decisions, the last step in a rigorous process. Tenure is earned by performance exceptional enough to receive...
10 Tips for maintaining mental health

UNT professors offer 10 tips for maintaining mental health during isolation

Stress occurs when the demands of an outside situation, like required self-isolation, exceeds a person’s ability to cope. Catalano, Holloway and Sharma offer the following suggestions for maintaining good mental health in extended stressful...

May 2020

J. Leigh Garcia

Alumna J. Leigh Garcia: A Commitment to Social Activism through art at Kent State

May 27, 2020 — An interview of Alumna J. Leigh Garcia, (2015, B.F.A., Studio Art: Printmaking) appears in Juxtapoze Art and Culture Magazine in the In Session section. The article, Leigh Garcia: A Commitment to Social Activism Through Art at...
Printmaking project detail of hands making paper

Alumnus Christoper Wallace co-authors article: April Journal of the American Institute for Conservation

Alumnus Christopher Wallace ('13, M.F.A., Studio Art: Printmaking) is the co-author of a recent technical study about stone paper matrix lithography published in the Journal of the American Institute for ...
On a beam of light

Foundations Students' Exhibition: On a Beam of Light

Live-streaming reception and exhibition: May 14, 2020, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Location: YouTube online application In 1880, Alexander Graham Bell invented the photo­phone, a device that allowed him to transmit his voice on a beam of light. While other...
Matthew Bourbon, professor of studio art

Catching up with Matt Bourbon

Bourbon: Like all faculty, I have been quickly adjusting to teaching remotely during the COVID crisis. While there are some obvious challenges teaching art away from the traditional classroom, it has led to some interesting shared experiences with...
Detail of a zero-waste coat designed by Hae Jin Gam

Journals publish articles by CVAD Faculty Hae Jin Gam

Teaching sustainability in fashion design courses through a zero-waste design project and an analysis of apparel, textiles and merchandising scholarship practices are the topics of two articles...
Commencement Video Mask on Statue

Spring 2020 Commencement Video

While commencement ceremonies have been postponed for the 2020 graduates around the world, through this three-minute video, please accept congratulations on behalf of the CVAD faculty and staff as part of the college’s acknowledgment...

April 2020

Detail of the cover of a book by Kelly Donahue-Wallace "Commendable job, exemplary book" by Professor Donahue-Wallace

April 22, 2020 — Top curator and specialist in Latin American Art, Ilona Katzew, department head and curator for Latin American Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, commends Kelly Donahue-Wallace, professor of art history...
Amelia Otto wearing a cloth mask

CVAD sews up the call to provide face masks, shields for UNT essential staff

It takes the whole village for many of life's challenges — including answering the demand for more personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare professionals, first responders and essential staff. At UNT, staff members are using about...

Watch Party: Zoom into the Texas Fashion Collection with the UNT Alumni Association

April 30 Event: Ever wanted to take a sneak peek into UNT’s famous Texas Fashion Collection? Here’s your chance! The UNT Alumni Association is presenting UNT Alumni Live! with Annette Becker, (2015, M.A.) and curator of the TFC...
16th annual National Student Show and Conference, 2020

CVAD comm design students take 16 awards, 61 percent of prize money, UNT garners 'best school' in this national competition

Liz Trosper

Glasstire interviews CVAD Lecturer Liz Trosper, visits her home studio

Christopher Blay, news editor at Glasstire, talks with Liz Trosper, CVAD lecturer in studio art and foundation courses, about her work, her students and perspectives on what comes next. “The worst thing that I can hope for right now is that when...