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External Media Roundup & Announcements

Jan. 2, 2022: The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has named UNT CVAD alumna Mary Mbongo Nangah, Ph.D., 2015, Art Education, as a 2022 Carter Community Artist. Nangah is an instructor at Texas Christian University, School of Art, in the Department of Art Education. Originally from Cameroon, she earned an M.F.A. in 2009 from Parsons, the New School for Design in New York. Her pedagogy is grounded in postcolonial studies and critical multiculturalism to foster art education that is critically cognizant, inclusive and equitable. In her work at TCU, Nangah is a diversity, equity and inclusion faculty advocate for the College of Fine Arts, working to support students, faculty, and staff in facilitating DEI initiatives. View the NBC TV story about Nangah.

Dec. 29, 2021: "County Line Magazine" of Ben Wheeler, Texas, features an article, "The Black Dress: A Classic Backdrop for Tyler Museum's Golden Anniversary" that includes the Texas Fashion Collection artifacts in the museum's exhibition, "The Black Dress: Selections from the Texas Fashion Collection and Works by Nancy Lamb." Open through Jan. 30, the exhibition celebrates the impact of the iconic black dress on fashion and social gatherings since its popularization by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in the 1920s. The exhibit is a collaboration between the Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas, and the Texas Fashion Collection of the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design. Texas Fashion Collection Director Annette Becker and Tyler Museum of Art Curator Caleb Bell co-curated the exhibit.

Dec. 10, 2021: Professor David Stout, composition studies and coordinator for the Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts, has put forward two CVAD students in the spotlight. Work by graduate student Diana Rojas-Ponce, ('20, B.F.A., Studio Art: New Media Art), and Zuyva Sevilla, undergraduate, is highlighted in an article by graduate student J. Andrew Smith, College of Music. As intermedia artists who exemplify the collaborative and interdisciplinary spirit of iARTA, both Rojas and Sevilla, have pulled from many different disciplines to create innovative and sophisticated approaches to their practice as artists. Read the article on the iARTA news web page.

Nov. 9, 2021:, an online real estate and urban design part of "New York Magazine" features 2005 Studio Art Drawing and Painting alum in "Baseera Khan's Fever-Induced Works about Home" in the Performances Section. Khan's performance collapses the boundaries between the isolated domestic life of the early-pandemic era with the (sometimes) socially rich online one. The rehearsals and recordings of the show were live-streamed by the Chelsea art space the Kitchen, and Khan is currently fundraising to film a pilot. 

CVAD Community: External Events

Nov. 30, 2021: Allyson Packer, lecturer in CVAD Foundations, will be screening the video "Proscenium" at the Cucalorus International Film Festival, Wilmington, N.C., made in collaboration with Jesse Fisher, independent filmmaker and co-founder of Chimera Strategy. Part of the festival's experimental film program, "Proscenium" engages viewers in a speculative narrative about the collapse of real and virtual space. More information can be found on the Cucalorus website.

Nov. 25, 2021: Communication Design Faculty Highlight and Congratulations: David Wolske, assistant professor, graphic design! Wolske wrote the preface for "Get Impressed: The Revival of Letterpress and Handmade Type," recently published by Sandu Publishing Co., Ltd., Guangzhou, China. Additionally, Wolske's internationally renowned letterpress work is featured on pages 32–41. Wolke's interdisciplinary practice combines the traditions of letterpress and printmaking with digital tools and design thinking. Wolske’s work is exhibited and collected nationally and internationally. He is a 2020 LHM Educator Fellow at the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography at ArtCenter College of Design; the College Book Art Association 2018 Emerging Educator; 2016 Visiting Artist at Hatch Show Print; and a 2014 Utah Visual Arts Fellow. His work is represented by Artspace111 in Fort Worth. 

CVAD Community: External Exhibitions

Through February 2022: Professor Dornith Doherty, Studio Art: Photography, is one of seven contemporary artists featured in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History exhibition, "Unsettled Nature: Artists Reflect on the Age of Humans." As humans shape the world in ways big and small, intentional and unintentional, visible and invisible, the artists in this exhibition challenge viewers to think about the changes we make to our planet.

Nov. 13, 2021–Nov. 13, 2022: For her Nasher Public commission, Associate Professor Alicia Eggert, Studio Art: Sculpture, made "The Time for Becoming," a neon work lighting up downtown Dallas with messages "NOW IS ONLY FOR THE TIME BEING" and "NOW IS ALWAYS THE TIME FOR BECOMING." See the steel structure at 2001 Ross Ave., Dallas, a multi-use development lot that will include six ground-floor restaurants and 238-room JW Marriott Hotel.