Archive of CVAD News, Events - 2020

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April 2020

16th annual National Student Show and Conference, 2020

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

16th annual National Student Show and Conference, 2020
Colton White

Dallas Observer interviews Colton White, UNT alumnus, performance artist and ‘intimacy activist’

Alumnus Colton White, (2016, B.F.A., Studio Art: New Media), recently featured in the Dallas Observer, was asked about performance art and his intimacy activism: “Performance art is about trust, about intimacy, about storytelling in a way — it’s...
Liss LaFleur

Sightlines checks in on Liss LaFleur teaching, making art from home

While the coronavirus stay-at-home, work-safe-order is still firmly in place, Sightlines recently reached out to Liss LaFleur, assistant professor, Department of Studio Art, to check on our how some in our cultural community are...
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...
Christopher Green, Art History, CVAD

Christopher Green joins CVAD to teach art history

"Christopher Green will be joining us for the 2020-2021 academic year as a visiting assistant professor of art history. Christopher is a Ph.D. candidate (his defense is anticipated in the coming days) at City University of New York, N.Y., whose...
Spring 2020 Full Circle Exhibition, Senior BFA students

Canceled: B.F.A. Senior Exhibition: Full Circle

Full Circle provides UNT CVAD senior B.F.A. students from the Department of Studio Art the opportunity to reflect and present the culmination of their creative practice, research and innovation. The works in this group of exhibitions on view...
Pedram Baldari holding a woodwind instrument to his mouth

Pedram Baldari joins CVAD to teach sculpture

“I am very pleased that Pedram Baldari will be joining us this fall as an assistant professor in sculpture,” said Lauren Lake, chair, Department of Studio Art. “I want to thank the faculty search committee members: Alicia Eggert, chair, Brian...
Zak Loyd

Dallas Morning News features Zak Loyd's installation

Artwork by Zak Loyd and Melanie Clemmons recently was featured at Sweet Pass Sculpture Park, an artist-run exhibition space in Dallas. Through an imagined a virtual space (resembling a video game) viewers could visit a world reclaimed by nature...

Glasstire checks in with CVAD professor and artist Annette Lawrence about art and life in times of physical distancing

Annette Lawrence, a Denton-based artist and CVAD professor since 1996, chats with Christopher Blay, Glasstire news editor, about teaching, technology and art-making while following the global mandate to be physically distant from others.

Comm design students win bronze at District AAF competition

Congratulations to CVAD communication design seniors, Adeline Fortenberry, Madeline O'Mary and Ashley Roy, for winning individual bronze medals in the 2020 District 10 American Advertising Awards competition that ended April 8, 2020. The CVAD...

Canceled: PLATFORM Speaker Series: Beth Lo

Beth Lo’s ceramics and mixed media collage revolves primarily around issues of family and her Asian-American background. Cultural marginality and blending, tradition vs. Westernization, language and translation are key elements in her work. She draws

Ceramics Monthly selects Juan Barroso as a 2020 Emerging Artist

Juan Barroso, ('20, M.F.A. candidate, Studio Art: Ceramics) was named in the May 2020 issue of Ceramics Monthly as an emerging artist. With more than 300 submissions to the annual Emerging Artist competition from artists around the world...
Clay vessel created by Sunshine Cobb

Sunshine Cobb brightens up ceramics classes with a remote demonstration

Sunshine Cobb, a contemporary artist in sculpture and ceramics, recently demonstrated hand-building techniques via remote conferencing for Assistant Professor Brooks Oliver's advanced and graduate ceramics classes...
Detail of Bearing Service, ceramic art

CVAD students' work accepted in San Angelo National Ceramic Competition

Bearing Service, a ceramic piece by Morgan Grasham, CVAD M.F.A. candidate, and Eric Grasham was accepted into the 23rd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. The competition was curated...
Nguyen Khahn face mask

CVAD alumna makes medical masks amid shortages to fight COVID-19

Dallas Innovates, a collaboration of the Dallas Regional Chamber and D Magazine Partners, recently spoke with six locals in fashion who are all facing the coronavirus pandemic head-on by sewing, importing, sourcing, or donating medical masks...

Dallas Morning News features M.F.A. Candidate Heather Leigh Hoskins

Art, Uncontained, a section in the April 5, 2020, special edition of the Dallas Morning News featured art by Heather Leigh Hoskins, CVAD M.F.A. 2020 candidate, Studio Art: Sculpture, in what Christopher Wynn, editor, arts and entertainment, said...