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From noteworthy exhibitions, performances and programming to faculty, staff and guest exhibitions, CVAD is always in the news.

External Media Roundup

Oct. 23: The UNT University Counselor Advisor Network announced Jennifer Grund, CVAD academic advisor, as the winner of the 2020 UCAN Awards in the category for "Advisor — Primary Role." Grund's nomination will be submitted for the 2021 NACADA Region 7 Excellence in Advising Award. NACADA is the global community for academic advising based at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan. 

Oct. 2: Ro2 Art, a contemporary art gallery in Dallas was named the "Best Art Gallery" in the 2020 Dallas Observer Awards and was presented with the 25th Annual Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. The gallery is co-owned by UNT alumnus Jordan Roth. The Ro2 Art represents Brooks Oliver, assistant professor, Studio Art: Ceramics.

Oct. 2: Dallas Morning News Arts Entertainment and Visual Arts section: On a different level: Downtown Dallas parking garage hosts Aurora’s cool and trippy art showCalled Area 3, the drive-through experience features large-scale installations by local artists that immerse visitors in light, color and sound. In this exhibition is art by CVAD artists Alicia Eggert, interdisciplinary artist and associate professor of sculpture, Zak Loyd, visual arts technician, New Media Art, Zuyva Sevilla, sophomore, pre-major in studio art, and David Stout, professor, Studio Art: New Media Art.

CVAD Community in External Events

Oct. 26, noon: Yoav Horesh, associate professor of photography, New England College, Manchester Campus, Henniker, N.H., is the featured speaker in the UNT College of Information's Discovery Speaker Series; visit the CoI's event page for details and the Zoom meeting number.

Oct. 21, 2020, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Paula Lupkin, Ph.D., associate professor of art history, will convene a meeting of distinguished scholars, educators, editors, and preservationists as the inaugural event of HIG: The Historic Interior Affiliate Group. Lupkin recently co-founded the affiliate group with two colleagues, Anca Lasc, Pratt Institute, New York City, and Mark Hinchman, University of Nebraska—Lincoln. Supported by the Society of Architectural Historians, this is the first academic organization to make interiors history its focus. 

Oct. 1–Nov. 28: The Right to Herself exhibition co-curated by Lauren Cross, assistant professor and coordinator for the CVAD Interdisciplinary Arts and Design Studies program, explores the cultural nuances behind the 19th Amendment, Lincoln Center Gallery, Fort Collins, Colo. The exhibition also will appear through Dec. 12 at the Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University also in Fort Collins. The exhibition and related programs provide a lens to view works by women artists who self-identify as indigenous, women of color, and/or embody diverse racial, ethnic, and economic identities to share their various perspectives on the intersections of gender equity, and the influence of women of color on the suffrage and equal rights movement both in contemporary society and in history.

Oct. 19-29: Senior Studio Art students Lillian Flint and Ben Sartor will show functional and sculptural ceramic works in an exhibition called Foliage Diffusion in the University Union Art Gallery. 

Oct. 17 – Nov. 8: Brian Scott Campbell, CVAD assistant professor of drawing and painting, has an exhibition of his recent drawings and paintings in "Home & Garden," at Arts + Leisure, New York City. Seaside landscapes, country homes, and other bucolic scenes are simplified geometrically and rendered in a muted palette of predominantly blue and gray hues. On the occasion of the exhibition, the gallery has published a limited-editioned catalog, featuring full-color reproductions and essays and text from selected artists such as Christopher Hutchinson, Colin Edgington, Jeffrey Grunthaner and Samir Nedzamar.

Oct. 17: The 30 UNDER 30 online exhibition opens at the Greater Denton Arts Council with 17 of the 30 artists from CVAD's student and alumni members. The exhibition is a celebration of the artistic and creative work of young adults across North Texas. Artists were selected from a call for submissions by jurors who included Ann Howington from CVAD's Department of Studio Art.

Oct. 17: Last day of the solo exhibition by Brian K. Jones ('98, B.F.A., Studio Art: Drawing and Painting); Texas Monthly event listing;  Ro2 Art Gallery exhibition: ...and it burns, burns, burns begins Sept. 19

Oct. 16: The Iowa Artists 2020 exhibition, Oct. 16, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021, at the Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, features selections from "Mors Scena" series by Rachel Cox, ('06, B.F.A., Studio Art: Photography), assistant professor of photography, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

Oct. 15: Cassini Nazir, clinical associate professor, who teaches in the CVAD IxD Program, and is a former designer-in-residence at SMU, will show his work in his exhibition, Designing Curiosity, via Zoom.

Oct. 15: Deadline for nominations in the Texas State Artists nomination process. A call is issued to the citizens of Texas to submit nominations in any of the four categories, and self-nominations are encouraged. Texas citizens may nominate more than one artist for this honor. Nominees must be native Texans or five-year residents of the state; have received recognition for a high level of excellence and success in their discipline; have received critical reviews in state, regional or national publications. Nomination form; FAQ.